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How To Find Purchased Apps on iPhone

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You may have been buying apps from App Store and downloading them on your iPhone for years. But, perhaps, keeping track of where all of them are can be difficult. Luckily, there is an easy way to find all your purchased apps on your iPhone.

Quick Answer

You can find purchased apps on iPhone from the App Store by navigating to My Purchases from the Apple Store menu or using the Settings app and going to Media & Purchases > View Account > Purchase history.

Sometimes you might have to reinstall a purchased app on your iPhone, but you cannot recall the name or find it in the App Store. Consequently, you need a list of the apps you bought.

We have written a detailed guide to see a list of all your purchases in one place to ease your troubles of finding the one you need. 

What To Consider Before Finding the Purchased App List

Before looking for purchased apps on iPhone, you need to ensure that you are signed in with the correct Apple ID you used to buy the apps. You can sign in with your Apple ID on the iPhone by following these steps:

  1. Open the “App Store” app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap “Sign In.”
  3. Type in your Apple ID and password associated at the time of the purchase.
  4. Wait for a verification code that you’ll receive on the associated e-mail or phone number.
  5. Finally, verify the code to use the account.

Finding Purchased Apps on iPhone

The App Store is a one-stop shop for finding apps from productivity suites to games. When you purchase an app, it does not go into device storage. However, Apple keeps a record of what you bought and allows users to install purchased apps on multiple iOS devices.

So, if you ever find yourself needing to view the list of all purchased apps on your iPhone, here are the two methods that can help you do this quickly.

Method #1: Using App Store

All the apps that have been purchased are listed in the App Store application of your iPhone. Follow these steps to find them.

  1. Open the “App Store.”
  2. Now tap on your Apple ID picture on the top-right of the screen.
  3. Select Purchased> My Purchases.
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  4. Finally, you can see the list of all your purchased apps here.

To find apps that you own but are not installed on your iPhone, select the Not on This iPhone tab to view them.

Method #2: Using Settings App

You can use the “Settings” app to track down some apps you have purchased in the past but disappeared from your iPhone home screen. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Open the “Settings” app.
  2. Next, tap on your name or tap on your profile picture.
  3. Select Media & Purchases> View Account.
  4. Tap “Purchase History.”
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  5. Now, you can see the entire list of purchased apps.

How To Reinstall Purchased Apps on App Store

It is not a big deal when you have purchased apps but have deleted them by mistake or changed the iPhone. Yet, you can quickly get back these deleted apps in the following way:

  1. Open the “App Store.”
  2. Now tap on the profile picture on the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Next, select Purchased> My Purchases.
  4. Tap on “Not On This iPhone” to view the apps you wish to reinstall.
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  5. Finally, tap on the download button next to the app name to redownload it.

How To Download Apps From Family Shared Accounts?

Downloading apps from a family-linked Apple ID is the same as downloading apps from an individual account. Here are the steps to download your previously-used apps.

  1. Open the “App Store.”
  2. Now tap on the profile picture in the top-right corner.
  3. Next, select “Purchased.”
  4. Now tap on the relevant profile to see the list of all purchased apps.
  5. Finally, tap the “Download” button beside the app to install it.


In this guide about finding purchased apps on iPhones, we have discussed the critical point before you begin seeing your app history and explored two different ways to do it. Moreover, we also discussed how to download an already purchased app from your or any other family member’s account.

We hope that now you have the list of all the apps you purchased for your iPhone. Also, depending on the app, it may take some time to download to your iPhone. Please be patient!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you hide purchased apps from your iPhone?

Sometimes, we need to hide some of the apps from our purchase history as the app can be embarrassing or risky to let someone else know about it. However, here is a simple way to do it:

First, open the “App Store” and tap on your Apple ID profile picture on the top-right. Now select Purchases> My Purchases. You will have a list of apps; now, search for the app you want to hide and swipe to the app’s left. Finally, tap the red “Hide” button to hide it.

How do you view your hidden purchased apps and unhide them on your iPhone?

Apple gives you the unhide option, similar to the hide option. However, if you hid an app on your iPhone from the purchase history, you can easily unhide it in the following way.

Open the Settings app and tap on your Apple ID banner at the top. Select Media & Purchases> View Account. Now select “Hidden Purchases” under “Downloads and Purchases.” A list of all the hidden purchased apps will appear; tap the “Unhide” button beside the app you want to redisplay in the purchase history.

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