How to Reinstall Stock Apps on iPhone

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Removing Apple Stock apps from your iPhone is a new feature with iOS 10. While we’ve wanted to delete stock apps for ages, only now is it possible to remove those stock apps from your Home screen. If you delete the stock apps from your Home screen, you can easily reinstall the stock apps from the App Store should you need them in the future. Here’s how to reinstall stock apps on iPhone with iOS 10 or later.

Related: How to Delete Stock Apps on iPhone

How to Reinstall Stock Apps

You delete stock apps like any other apps. You reinstall stock apps like any other apps as well. To reinstall an apple stock app:

  • Open the App Store.

  • Search for the stock app you want to reinstall.

  • Once you’ve found it, tap the cloud icon to reinstall the app.

  • It should take but a second to download, because while it appears stock apps are deleted, they’re more out of sight and out of mind than removed.

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