How to retrieve purchased iOS Apps on iPod iPhone and iPad

How to retrieve purchased iOS Apps on iPod iPhone and iPad

For some reasons, your iOS devices like iPod touch, iPhone or iPad crashed, and you lost all the purchased apps on it. Or you accidently deleted a bough app from your iOS devices, but now you want to retrieve it back without buy it twice. Or you bought a app a long time ago and you never even install it. And here is a step by step guide will show you how to re-download and re-install purchased iOS apps. It’s easier to understand, even you are computer challenger can follow it. I took iPad as example in the guide, the operation steps are the same on iPhone and iPod touch.

  1. Open the “App Store” on your iPad.
  2. Tap on the “Purchased” tab at the bottom of the screen (For iPhone & iPod users, please tap “Updates” and then “Purchased”)
  3. Tap “Not On This iPad” to see the list of apps that are not installed on your iPad
  4. Find the app you wish to retrieve back to your iPad and tap the download icon. It looks like a cloud with an arrow on it.
  5. After the download was finished, you can re-install it on your iPad, that’s all.

What’s advantage of this method?

  1. You can uninstall the apps you are not use frequently to free your iPod, iPhone or iPad space, when you need the apps, you can retrieve it back.
  2. When you need to switch to another iOS devices, you can re-download and re-install the apps, as long as the iOS device is authorized with the same Apple ID.

If you want to retrieve songs from iPod/iPhone/iPad to computer, you can follow this step by step iPod songs transfer to computer guide.

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