Windows Phone – How to Reinstall the Already Purchased Apps

No one grasp to a phone for the lifetime. Rapid technological advancements convince everybody to adapt changes, in terms of their gadgets. There are times, when you sell out your phone to buy a new one, or exchange one with your friend. In a worst scenario, you lose your phone or somebody steals it from you. We cannot help you bring your phone back, but we can definitely assist you with recovering the applications that you have already purchased.

The foremost solution which is always encouraged is checking your PC primary healthiness and restoring any discrepancy that perhaps is bringing about the disturbance:

  • Step 1 : Download Systimizer – PC Cleaner Tool (Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7 & XP)
  • Step 2 : Click “Scan” to find Windows issues
  • Step 3 : Click “Fix” to eliminate all troubles

Before moving further with this topic, let us briefly explain you the actual mechanism of this revival process. Microsoft has a track record of its each user and his/her purchase history. It would never let you buy an application from its Store twice. But for this purpose, you must remember you Microsoft account and its password that you have been using to make online payments to the Store. If you do, move the steps beneath.

Reinstall From Phone

  • On Start screen, swipe left to view the App list
  • Tap on the Store tile to access the marketplace
    (You must be logged in with a valid Microsoft account. The one previously used for purchases)
  • Tap on the Search icon (the magnifying glass)
  • Type the name of your beforehand purchased app
    (You must remember the names of apps you purchased earlier to find them with ease)
  • Tap on the desired app in the search results
  • On the app description screen tap on the button saying Buy
    (Do not worry, as it will not require any more payments)
  • A message will be displayed on confirmation screen saying you’ve already purchased this app
  • Tap on the Install button to download and install it on your phone

This will go nice and easy without crediting figures from your credit card. Repeat the same steps for each application you need to get back.

Reinstall From Computer

  • Open the web browser and log on to
  • Point your cursor on the text stating Explore My Phone near the upper right corner of screen
  • A drop down flash menu will appear. In this menu click on Purchase history
  • It is display a list of apps you have purchased in the past from Windows Store
  • Locate any of these apps and click Reinstall
  • If prompted, enter the Microsoft account and password for the confirmation purpose

Please note that the reinstall from computer capacity is not open for all countries. Consult for more details on the countries eligible to this facility.

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