Restore Recently Deleted Apps from iPhone and Android

With mobile phones, we communicate with our friends, share photos to social media platforms, watch movies, play games, do shopping, save agenda, and more. Actually, almost all these functions are implemented by mobile apps.

Sometimes, you remove some apps (especially some video games) from your phone to free up space or other reasons. But you may feel difficult if you just delete them by mistake and want to get back recently-deleted apps.

There is no native app recovery feature, regardless of iPhone or Android phone. Therefore, we will show you how to restore recently deleted apps, including the data.

Restore Recently Deleted Apps

Part 1. Recover recently-deleted apps in iOS through App Store or iTunes

How to restore the data of recently deleted apps on iPhone (including lost data)

After reinstall the recently deleted app, you may want to get back some important data about the app, like contacts, messages, photos, videos or other documents. At this time, you will need a professional data recovery tool for iPhone, like iPhone Data Recovery. And it could recover lost iPhone data to computers without corrupting current files on your iPhone. To help you learn about how-to, we use contacts recovery as the example.

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  • Recover recently-deleted apps directly from iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4/3GS, iPad Pro, etc. without backup.
  • Retrieve recently-deleted apps from iTunes and iCloud backup without iPhone.
  • Restore other data like contacts, text messages, message attachments, WhatsApp chat history, etc. from iPhone/iPad/iPod.
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Step 1. Install iPhone Data Recovery to computer

Download and install the latest version of data recovery tool to your computer and keep your iPhone connected to your computer during the process. Open iPhone Data Recovery and let it recognize your phone.

Run Data Recovery

Step 2. Scan deleted iPhone data

Press Start Scan button on home interface to begin scanning entire memory for data recovery, including recently deleted apps. When going into result window, you can browse all deleted contacts by selecting Contacts on left sidebar.

Step 3. Restore lost data to your computer

Select the contacts you want to restore and click on Recover button. On the pop-up dialog, drop a location and hit Recover button again to get lost data back.

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Apart from app data, this software also lets you recover iMessages, text messages, photos, contacts, etc. from iPhone.

Moreover, iPhone Data Recovery also has the ability recover variety of data from iTunes backup and iCloud backup. You can reinstall recently deleted apps to your iPhone from App Store or iTunes. The operations are simple.

How to restore deleted apps from App Store

Step 1. Open App Store from your home screen and go to Update ->Purchased.

Step 2. Tap on the Not on This iPhone tab on the top ribbon to open the next screen. Here you can scroll down and look at all apps that have installed on your iPhone, including the deleted ones.

Step 3. Input the name of the app you want to restore in the search bar, and then tap on the download button with a cloud button to reinstall it.

Create Recovery Code

Tip: The good news is that you do not need to purchase again, if you have paid for it.

How to restore deleted apps via iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and launch iTunes.

Step 2. After iTunes detected your iPhone, press the Device button on the top ribbon and then hit the Apps option on left sidebar.

Step 3. Browse the apps on the right panel and click on the Install button next to the app you want to retrieve to your iPhone. Click on Apply button to restore the recently deleted app to your iPhone. Connecting to internet, the app will back to your iPhone.

Tip: If you tick the checkbox of Automatically install new apps, all apps on the list will be synced to your iPhone every time it connects to iTunes client.

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Part 2. Restore recently-deleted apps in Android through Google Play Store

Of course, you can get back recently deleted apps to Android from Play Store, if you regret it.

Step 1. Connect you phone to a Wi-Fi network or cellular. Visit Play Store app on home screen and tap on the three horizontal lines button.

Step 2. On menu list, choose the My Apps & Games option to go to app list screen. Then tap on the All tab to display all apps that you have downloaded, including the recently deleted apps.

Step 3. Then you can tap on the any app to reinstall it to your Android phone.

Tip: If the app on the list is marked with Installed or Update, it means it has been on your phone. And the apps marked with Free or Purchased are recently deleted ones.

How to retrieve data of recently deleted apps to Android

It is simple to restore a recently deleted app from Play Store to Android; however, all data generated by the app has gone. Sometimes, you not only want to get back the deleted app, but also expect to retrieve the data. Android Data Recovery is a dedicated tool to deal with such tasks. It is able to retrieve contacts, SMS, MMS, photos, music, videos, call history and other documents. Moreover, Android Data Recovery is easy to use due to the onscreen instructions.

Android Data Recovery

  • Best data recovery software for Android phone/tablet/SD card to recover photos, contacts, videos, messages and more.
  • Retrieve recently-deleted apps from Android device with ease.
  • Support any popular Android phone like Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, HUAWEI, Google, Sharp, etc.
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Step 1. Prepare software and hardware

Hook up your Android phone to your computer and run Android Data Recovery. When the software recognizes your phone model, it will show you corresponding guides to turn on USB debugging mode on your phone.

Connect Android phone to PC

Tip: Android Data Recovery supports both Windows and Mac, so you have to install the right version according to your operating system.

Step 2. Search for lost data

After connection is successful, you can preview recoverable data by categories, including the data generated by recently deleted apps. If you want to retrieve WhatsApp conversations, for example, you can select WhatsApp and WhatsApp Attachments to display all erased chats on detail window.

Step 3. Let lost data back

Select the data you'd like to get back and then click on Recover button to retrieve selected data to local hard drive.

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Based on the introductions above, you might grasp how to restore recently deleted apps to iPhone and Android phones. It is not complicated to get back deleted apps from App Store or Play Store; however, only the apps back to your phone, but not contents. And compared to restore deleted apps, it is more difficult to retrieve lost data. Fortunately, iPhone Data Recovery is a powerful tool to restore a wide range of data types to iPhone effectively. On the other hand, Android Data Recovery is able to get back lost contacts, messages, call logs and media files to Android devices in one click.

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