How do I recover deleted apps on my iPhone 12?

Answered by Michael Wilson

To recover deleted apps on your iPhone 12, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the App Store: On your iOS or iPadOS device, locate the App Store icon and tap on it to open the app.

2. Search for the app: Once you’re in the App Store, use the search bar at the top of the screen to type in the name of the app you want to recover. As you type, the App Store will suggest relevant apps, and you can tap on the correct one when it appears in the search results.

3. Restore the app: On the app’s page in the App Store, you should see a cloud icon with a down arrow next to it. This indicates that you had previously downloaded the app and it is no longer installed on your device. Tap on this cloud icon to restore the app.

4. Wait for the app to restore: After tapping the cloud icon, the App Store will begin downloading and reinstalling the app on your iPhone 12. The time it takes to restore the app will depend on its size and your internet connection speed. Be patient and ensure you have a stable internet connection.

5. Open the app: Once the app has finished restoring, you can find it on your Home screen. Look for the app’s icon and tap on it to open the app. It should now function as it did before it was deleted.

6. Apple Watch compatibility: If you have an Apple Watch paired with your iPhone 12, restoring an app to your iPhone will also restore it to your Apple Watch. You don’t need to take any additional steps to reinstall the app on your watch.

It’s worth noting that if you had any data or settings associated with the app before it was deleted, they may not be restored when you reinstall the app. Some apps have their own backup and restore functionality, so you may need to sign in or restore data within the app itself.

Additionally, if you don’t see the app in the App Store when searching for it, it’s possible that the app may no longer be available for download or is not compatible with your device’s iOS or iPadOS version.

By following the steps above, you can recover deleted apps on your iPhone 12. Remember to search for the app in the App Store, tap on the cloud icon to restore it, wait for the app to download, and then open it from your Home screen.