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

When using your iPhone 5, there will always come a time when you need to reset your phone or uninstall some applications. Some people face problems when they forgot to backup all of their files and are left with a clean iPhone 5, without the paid applications and iTunes content. Some are forced to repurchase the applications and iTunes content that they have already bought before. If you are faced with the same problem, we have just made your life a little easier.

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

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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, you may need to 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.
    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.
    2 Tap Updates.PNG
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  4. 4
    On the new menu, tap on Purchased.
    3 tap purchased.PNG
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  5. 5
    A list of previously installed application will show.
    Tap on the Download button to reinstall the desired application.
    4 Previously purchased apps are displayed Tap the Download icon to reinstall an app.PNG
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  6. 6
    The application will start downloading and reinstalling.
    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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  7. 7
    When the application is already installed, you can press the Home button to go back to your Home screen.
    6 The app is reinstalled. Press the Home button to return to the main Home screen..PNG
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  8. 8
    The newly reinstalled application will now show on the Home screen.
    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 it again, you may need to 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.
    7 To view or download previously purchased iTunes content from the Home screen tap iTunes..PNG
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  3. 3
    On the iTunes application, tap on More.
    8 tap more.PNG
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  4. 4
    On the new menu, tap on Purchased.
    9 tap purchased.PNG
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  5. 5
    Choose a type of content that you want to recover, in this case, Music.
    10 Tap the required option (e.g. Music).PNG
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  6. 6
    Choose a specific type of file that you want to recover, in this case, All Songs.
    11 Tap the required option (e.g. All Songs)..PNG
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  7. 7
    A list of previously installed iTunes content will show.
    Tap on the Download button to download the desired content.
    12 Previously purchased iTunes content is displayed. To download content tap the Download icon..PNG
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  8. 8
    You may be prompted for your Apple ID.
    Enter your Apple ID and password and tap on OK. Take note: The Apple ID that you will use should be the same ID used during the purchase.
    13 If prompted, login to your Apple ID and tap OK..PNG
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  9. 9
    You can view the status of the downloads by tapping on More.
    14 To view the status of the download, tap More..PNG
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  10. 10
    Tap Downloads to see the list of downloads.
    15 Tap Downloads..PNG
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  11. 11
    The selected content will commence downloading.
    Tap on Next to continue.
    16 The selected content will now download.Click Next to continue..PNG
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  12. 12
    Tap on Purchased to see the list of downloaded and purchased iTunes content.
    17 tap purchased.PNG
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  13. 13
    The downloaded iTunes content should show and will be ready for use when download is complete.
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Tips and Tricks

  • Downloading needs 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.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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