How to Find Previous Apps on iPhone

Is there a way to find the previous apps on iPhone and get them back? Well, you can get the answer in this article. Follow this article and get an efficient method on how to find previous apps on iPhone.

By Alexis Hay | Posted on: Oct. 29, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 30, 2018
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Apps take a vital part in our daily iPhone usage. We would install and delete amounts of apps on iPhone. Sometimes, a disappointing update of an app can totally change our mind and force us to seek some alternatives. Like the unstable connection, chaotic layout, excessive commercials, these factors may all appear on your newly- updated apps.

On this occasion, wouldn’t it be a good thing for you if you can revert to the previous app version on your iPhone? Then how can we make it? This post is here to render you solutions on how to find previous apps on iPhone and revert to previous app version.

How to Find Previous Apps on iPhone via App Store

You can directly find the apps you’ve purchased or downloaded on iPhone by following the below steps:

Step 1Open App Store app on your iPhone > Tap Today.

Step 2Tap the account icon on the top right corner > Choose “Purchased”.

Step 3Tap “Not on this iPhone” > Find the app that you want to download, then tap the Download button.

Remember the apps downloaded to your iPhone are the latest versions on App Store. You can’t directly get the previous app versions back to your iPhone via App Store. However, you can still make a backup of your apps in advance, and easily restore them to your iPhone as downgrading apps. Try this method in the next section.

How to Find Previous Apps on iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS

As we all know, there is no specific way for us to get the old versions of apps on iPhone. App Store is the only access for us to download iOS apps, which doesn’t allow us to download the previous app versions to iPhone. And iTunes 12.7 has removed the app tab, which means there is no direct way for us to get the old apps in your backup to iPhone.

Though confronting this kind of situation, there is still an alternative you can give a try – AnyTrans for iOS. It is a professional iOS data manager that allows you easily back up your apps on iPhone and install these apps to iDevices from your backup with these features:

AnyTrans for iOS – iPhone App Downgrader

Want to find your previous apps and get them back to your iPhone? Now you can achieve it by restoring previous app version from your backup to your iPhone with the help of AnyTrans. Keep reading on this post to learn more.

Step 1Download and launch AnyTrans for iOS on your Mac/PC > Connect your iPhone with the computer > Choose Device Manager in the pull-down menu > Switch to Category Management > Apps.

How to Find Previous Apps on iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 1

How to Find Previous Apps on iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2Select apps you want to back up > Click on “Download to App Library” button to save your iPhone apps to app library.

How to Find Previous Apps on iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

How to Find Previous Apps on iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Or you can download the apps from App Store directly:

Step 3Click App Downloader in the pull-down menu > Then search for the app you want > Click the download icon to save it to your app library.

How to Find Previous Apps on iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

How to Find Previous Apps on iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

Step 4Then you can easily revert to previous app version by restoring the old apps in your app library to your iPhone 7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR.

Under App Downloader tab, click app library > Select apps you want to restore > Click on “Install to Device” button to get the previous apps back to your iPhone.

How to Find Previous Apps on iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 4

How to Find Previous Apps on iPhone via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 4

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to find previous apps and get them back on iPhone 7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR. As you can see, with the help of AnyTrans for iOS, you can easily back up your iPhone and downgrade apps quickly and simply. More than apps, AnyTrans is able to assist you to manage almost all your iOS data including photos, contacts, messages, music, calendar, video. Download it now and have a free try!

Alexis Hay

Member of iMobie team, a great lover of iDevices. Always enjoy helping to solve all kinds of iOS and Android problems.