How To Recover Deleted Apps On All Android Phones

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I’ll be showing you how to restore or recover deleted apps on your Android phone. This way you’re going to be able to see the history of apps you’ve uninstalled as a list and be able to reinstall them.

This can be helpful if you delete an app because you thought you didn’t need it but well… I don’t have to say the rest.

Please note that for this to work, you must have downloaded the app from the Google Play Store.

Apps downloaded outside the Play Store will not be shown in the list.

Alright let’s begin.

How to Restore Deleted or Uninstalled Android Apps

Video: How To Restore Deleted Apps on Android

Step 1: Open the Play Store app, by tapping the app icon. See image below.

1 open play store app

Step 2: Tap the Menu Icon you see on the top left. This will show you a bunch of options.

2 tap the menu icon

Step 3: Tap My Apps and Games. This is where a list of all the apps you’ve installed on your phone is kept.

3 playstore my apps and games

Step 4: Now tap Library.

4 playstore library option

Step 5: The Library tab shows you all the apps that you have installed on your phone, as well as those you’ve uninstalled.

Just scroll through the list until you find the app you’re interested in restoring.

Here’s a list of all the apps I recently uninstalled.

5 playstore library tab

Step 6: When you find the app you want to restore, tap the Install button. If you don’t want it in your list of apps anymore, just tap the X icon on the right.

6 tap install
7 tap x to delete

This will permanently remove the app from your list.


I’ve had those days when I thought I didn’t need certain apps anymore, so I delete them with the thought that I’d never need them again.

Sometimes that’s the case, but sometimes, there’s always something I need from the app, even if it’s just another “use it and get rid of it” again.

Anyways I don’t know why you may want to restore your app, but well, I just showed you how.

You can share your story if you want in the comments.

And yeah, you can watch the video if you’re not interested in reading (ironically, you’re reading this right now).

Let me know if you have any questions.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Anthea

    You are a star. I did not have enough memory to do reinstall the app…at the moment but in principle your idea should work. I checked out the steps. Would it also restore information I added to the app. It was a list app?

    1. Shaibu Ibrahim

      Lol, thanks for the kind words. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to restore information unless you have backed it up. There are different ways information gets backed up. If you needed an internet connection to use the app(s) you uninstalled, then you’re most likely going to be able to get back everything.
      Different apps have their information saved on different sections of your phone, so it may be hard to restore everything, but I’ll try to help the best way I can if you need it.

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