The iOS App Store can be used to find an app that was previously installed on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Viewing a list of past app purchases makes it possible to quickly and easily reinstall an app. A collection of apps associated with one Apple ID can even be searched for a specific app owned by the account.
The list of purchased apps includes free apps which have been downloaded previously, as well as any paid apps. Browsing a collection of apps provides a reminder of the games, utilities, and other apps you've used in the past.
To get a list of previously downloaded apps on your device, follow these steps:
- Launch the App Store and tap your account avatar
- Touch Purchased or My Purchases
- Choose Not on this iPhone
- Past app purchases are sorted by date. You can search for a specific app using the Search bar. Tap any cloud icon to re-download an app