How to re download the purchased Apps from Android MarketPlace

android logoQuestion: Recently i had factory reset my Samsung Galaxy S and i found that the apps which i had purchased from the Android Market Place along with other free applications which i had downloaded all have been deleted. I’m simply clueless now about what to do now, i can’t purchase again and again, is there any way out so that i can re download purchased applications.

Answer: Hi, not to panic, i will surely guide you in re downloading the purchased applications and other free applications which you have downloaded from Android’s Market place. You need not pay again for the applications which you have purchased from Google’s Android Market place. It sometimes happens that you accidentally might lose applications due to many reasons like factory reset etc. etc. Let’s see now how you can again re download the applications from Android Market place.

Procedure to Re download applications from Android Market Place:

  • First Open the Market application from your Android device.
  • As soon as Market opens up, you will find that there are three categories at the top, namely, Apps, Games and Downloads. Now, gently tap on Downloads.
  • Now, after tapping on Downloads, you will find the list of all applications which you have downloaded from Android Market place in the past.
  • Now from this list, you will find a Purchased tag on the right hand side of the screen. All you need to do is to just tap on the applications you wish to download.
  • After tapping on the application which you wish to download, you will be asked to Install the application and proceed to download the application again. Not to worry this time you need not pay again for the application which you will be downloading. In similar way you can again re download the free applications which you have downloaded earlier. Please note that the data charges will be charged as per your plan.


  1. David

    May 9, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I’m confused. How does logging into the Market on my PC help me get those lost apps back onto my reset Galaxy SII? Do I connect my phone to my PC with a USB cable or something? These issues are the best advertisement for iPhone yet…

  2. gem

    April 23, 2012 at 4:02 am

    mt boyfriend has deleted his android market off of the samsung galaxy sII can any one help me find it plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ?

  3. Violet

    August 6, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Android Market Only has Apps,Games,and T-Mobile .
    Motorola defy!

  4. Glenn

    July 28, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    This solution doesn’t work for me either. I was using a ZTE Blade until recently but the digitizer stopped responding so I can’t access anything on it. I have replaced this with an HTC Desire and, whilst it’s not a problem to just search for the apps I have installed on the Blade, I can’t remember them all, so it would be extemely helpful if there’s s a way to access some sort of record. As much (as a former iPhone user) as I hate iTunes, at least that stores a record of everything you’ve downloaded in the event of deletion or a change of hardware and is easily recoveravble. Someone please help!

    • Glenn

      July 28, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      Just to update, I’ve figured out how to find the download apps. The Market does keep a record, even if it doesn’t display a list on a new/reset phone. Just log in to the Market in your browser on your PC and all should be peachy

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 31, 2011 at 1:15 am

      have you checked by entering the web version of market?

  5. Luis

    June 19, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I have purchased a game but cannot download it. I press install and after a few moments it says the app has only been purchased, not downloaded or installed.

    Could you please tell me

    P.S I have a HTC Wildfire S

  6. allen

    February 9, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    This didn’t work for me when I had to factory reset my Galaxy Tab. Afterwards, when going back into Marketplace- there was nothing listed under downloads. It was if I had just purchased the Galaxy Tab brand new, and never purchased or downloaded any apps. of course, now it’s showing the downloaded apps that I know have re-downloaded…but I’m betting that all disappears if I have to factory reset again!

  7. A. S. Bhasker Raj

    November 14, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I have HTC Wildfire Mobile.

    For downloading an application, after clicking install the app a message reads starting downloading and the downloading does not start.

    The message starting downloading continues and the app is not downloaded.

    What could be the problem?

    A. S. Bhasker Raj
    Mobile: +918978115545

    for the app downWhen I want to download an app

    • Speedy Neal

      November 14, 2010 at 3:28 pm

      try clearing the cache by going to settings>applications>manage applications>filter all and clear cache of all possible apps.

      i have Samsung Galaxy S and i too experienced a similar prob. but dn knw by itself prob. got rectified!!

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