If you’ve ever removed an app from your phone by accident, or updated the OS and lost all your data, you’ll know that ‘panicky’ feeling which quickly begins to consume you.
But fear not, if you’ve paid for and downloaded an app, you can re-install it – so no need to panic. Ever.
Follow these quick and easy steps to re-download your lost applications for free.
1. Navigate to the Android Market application and launch the Market
2. Press the Menu button and select Downloads
3. Scroll through your list of downloaded applications until you find the one that you are looking for (any paid applications should show “Purchased” next to them)
4. Once you’ve found your lost application, just re-download it as you did the first time
That’s it! This also works for free applications as well, of course. Your download history is saved in the market to provide easy access to all your applications if needed.
Another handy use for this is freeing up device memory. If there’s an application that you use occasionally, but you don’t want it taking up your device’s on-board memory when you aren’t using it, simply remove it and re-download when you need it through this process.