In the seven years I’ve been using an iPhone, I’ve downloaded hundreds of apps. I’ve deleted the vast majority of them off my iPhone, but iOS has kept a record. There’s a way to see every app you’ve ever downloaded and re-download them. Here’s how.

Open the App Store and tap the Profile icon in the top right then select Purchased.

Now you’ll see a list of every app you’ve ever downloaded. You can filter it by All apps or just the ones Not on This iPhone.

To re-download any app, tap the Cloud icon next to it. If you want to remove any app from the list, swipe it to the left and tap Hide.

RELATED: How to Check Your iPhone or iPad for 32-Bit Apps That Won't Run on iOS 11

If you’ve updated to iOS 11, you won’t be able to download any old 32-bit apps. A lot of games from the early days of iOS are no longer supported.

Surprisingly, though, I was able to successfully download the app Vidyo that was pulled from the App Store by Apple. I was also able to download an older app that was removed by the developer. Your mileage may vary with apps like this, but it’s worth a shot if you’re trying to find something that’s been pulled from the store.

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