How to Recover Deleted App and App Data on iPad/iPhone

Looking for ways to recover deleted apps and app data on iPad or iPhone after removing them from your device? If you’re not clear exactly how, don’t worry, keep reading on this guide to see how to make it without effort.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 10, 2021

Can you retrieve deleted Apps? If you delete an App and later want it back, can this be done somehow from the App store? Can it be done for Apps that came with my iPad Air such as iMovie or Garage band? I’d like to get rid of some that I don’t use but take up space… but I don’t want to do it and then find I later want it and can’t get it. Thanks.

– A user from Apple Community

Some iOS users will clean up uncommon used apps to relieve internal memory on their iPad or iPhone.  However, perhaps in the near future, they need to use the deleted apps again. Or the apps on iOS devices might be deleted unexpectedly after the update. For these reasons, you may want to know how do I find deleted apps or how do I restore a deleted app on my iPhone/iPad? Luckily, no matter you are using an iPad or an iPhone, you can refer to this guide and take 3 easy methods to get disappeared apps back to your iOS device.

Solution 1. Recover Deleted Apps on iPad via Purchased List

  1. On your iPad, go to App Store.
  2. Tap on “Updates” at the bottom of the pad screen.
  3. Tap on your account and hit the “Purchased” button.
  4. Select “Not on this iPad”. It lists all the Apps you once bought on your iPad, including the history of deleted apps on iPad/iPhone.
  5. Scroll to find the apps you want to retrieve and tap the Download icon to reinstall them on your iPad.

As you can see, it is easy to find recently deleted apps on iPad/iPhone on App Store. However, if you find App Store Missing from iPad/iPhone, or your iPhone/iPad fails to connect to App Store, you can also download apps in other ways.

Solution 2. Recover Deleted Apps on iPad by Name Search and Reinstall

Certainly, you can directly search the apps you want to retrieve and reinstall deleted apps in App Store. And here are how to do it.

  1. Launch the App Store on your iPad.
  2. Type the keyword of the full name of the App you wanted and search it.
  3. Select the one that you needed, download and install it by taping the Download icon.

Solution 3 Recover Deleted Apps on iPad in iTunes

Apple has removed the App icon since iTunes 12.7, so this method applies to users who didn’t update their iTunes to 12.7.

  1. Launch iTunes on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPad to the computer with a USB cable.
  3. Click your iPad icon.
  4. Select Apps.
  5. Find the App you want to restore and click “Install” next to it.

Bonus Tip. Recover App Data with iOS Data Recovery Tool

The above methods can help you recover deleted Apps on the iPad but not the App data. So, if you also want to recover the deleted App data, you can turn to PhoneRescue for iOS – PhoneRescue iOS data recovery to restore deleted app data on your iPad/iPhone. What it can do for you?

  • Enables you to recover app data from iPhone directly, or from iTunes or iCloud backup.
  • Supports recovering app data like app documents, app photos, app audios, and app videos.
  • You can choose selected app data to recover from iPad/iPhone that largely saves your time.
  • Besides app data, it also supports recovering notes, messages, contacts, call history, photos, etc.

Once you have downloaded PhoneRescue for iOS, follow the steps below to recover deleted app data on iPad/iPhone.

PhoneRescue – #1 iPad Data Recovery

Have a try on this amazing data recovery for iPhone iPad by downloading it on your computer. Now follow the steps below to learn how to get back app data on iPad.

Step 1. Run PhoneRescue for iOS on Computer

Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Connect your iPad with USB cable > Click “Recover from iOS Device”.

How to Recover Deleted App Data on iPad

How to Recover Deleted App Data on iPad

Step 2. Scan the App Data on the iPad.

By default, all categories will be selected. Uncheck the Select All option and then choose the app data you need. Click OK to start scanning.

Scan the App Data on Your iPad

Scan the App Data on Your iPad

Step 3. Preview and Recover App Data to the Computer.

Preview and select the app data you want to recover and click the Recover button at the right bottom corner.

Preview and Recover App Data

Preview and Recover App Data

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to recover deleted app and app data on iPad. After reading this guide, we believe that you most likely already know exactly how to do it. If you have any questions or other better solutions, welcome to let us know in the comment section.

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Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.

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