Reinstall Deleted Purchased Apps and iTunes Contents on iPhone 5

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iPhone 5 is the fifth generation of Apple's very famous phone, the iPhone. The phone comes with a four-inch retina display and runs on an A6 processor chip. This is part of the VisiHow series on how to use the iPhone 5. The link to the mother VisiHow is here - Use iPhone 5

There will always come a time when using you're using your iPhone 5, and you need to reset your phone or uninstall some applications. Some people face problems because they forgot to backup all of their files and are left with a clean iPhone 5, without the applications and iTunes they paid for. Some are forced to repurchase the applications and iTunes, even though they've already paid for them. If you're faced with the same problem, we have just made your life a little easier.

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This VisiHow will discuss how to reinstall deleted purchased apps and iTunes on your iPhone 5. Follow the procedures below to recover the paid files you've lost.

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Reinstall Deleted Purchased Apps on iPhone 5

To reinstall previously purchased applications on your iPhone 5, without paying for it again, follow the procedures below:

  1. 1
    Go to your Home screen.
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  2. 2
    From the Home screen, look for the "App Store" icon and tap on it to open the application
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    1 To view or download previously purchased apps from the Home screen tap App Store Note Please ensure you have signed in to your Apple ID.PNG
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  3. 3
    On the App Store, tap on "Updates"
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    2 Tap Updates.PNG
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  4. 4
    On the new menu, tap on "Purchased"
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    3 tap purchased.PNG
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  5. 5
    A list of previously installed applications will be displayed
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    Tap on the "Download" button to reinstall the desired application/s
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    4 Previously purchased apps are displayed Tap the Download icon to reinstall an app.PNG
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    The application will start downloading and reinstalling
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    You can press the Home button to go back to your Home screen or wait for the download to finish.
    5 The app will start reinstalling Press the Home button to return to the Home screen.PNG
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    When the application has installed, you can press the Home button to go back to your Home screen
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    6 The app is reinstalled. Press the Home button to return to the main Home screen..PNG
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  9. 9
    The newly reinstalled application will now show on the Home screen
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    You can tap on it to open the application.
    18 The iTunes content is downloaded and ready for use..PNG
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Reinstall Deleted iTunes Content on iPhone 5

To reinstall previously purchased iTunes content on your iPhone 5 without paying for them again, follow the procedures below:

  1. 1
    Go to your Home screen.
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  2. 2
    From the Home screen, look for the "iTunes" icon and tap on it to open the application
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    7 To view or download previously purchased iTunes content from the Home screen tap iTunes..PNG
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    On the iTunes application, tap on "More"
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    8 tap more.PNG
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  4. 4
    On the new menu, tap on Purchased
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    9 tap purchased.PNG
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    Choose the type of files you want to recover, in this case, Music
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    10 Tap the required option (e.g. Music).PNG
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    Choose "All Songs" to complete the process in one click
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    11 Tap the required option (e.g. All Songs)..PNG
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    A list of previously purchased and installed iTunes will show
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    Tap on the "Download" button to download all your music files.
    12 Previously purchased iTunes content is displayed. To download content tap the Download icon..PNG
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    You'll be prompted for your Apple ID
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    Enter your Apple ID and password and tap on "OK". Take note: Use the same Apple ID that you used during to purchase the iTunes.
    13 If prompted, login to your Apple ID and tap OK..PNG
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    You can view the status of the download by tapping on "More"
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    14 To view the status of the download, tap More..PNG
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    Tap "Downloads" to see the list of downloads
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    15 Tap Downloads..PNG
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    Your iTunes will start downloading
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    Tap on "Next" to continue
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    16 The selected content will now download.Click Next to continue..PNG
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  13. 13
    Tap on "Purchased" to see the list of downloaded and purchased iTunes content
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    17 tap purchased.PNG
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    The downloaded iTunes files should show and will be ready for use when download is complete.
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Tips and Tricks

  • Downloading requires a working internet connection.
    • If you are using your network's data service, you may incur some charges.
    • If available, it is always wise to use a WiFi connection.
  • Use the same Apple account used during the purchase to download again.
  • If we missed out something or you have a question or something to add, please help us improve this article by leaving a comment in the comments section.

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