Fortnite app listing on iPhone's App Store
Epic Games

Apple and Google might have removed Fortnite from the App Store and Play Store, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to download. If you’ve ever installed the game onto your iPhone or iPad before it was banned, you can reinstall the Fortnite app right now. Here’s how.

Update: Apple revoked Epic Games’ developer account from the App Store, which means you can no longer download Fortnite, whether you had previously installed it on one of your devices or not. You can still see the listing if you follow the steps below, but your iPhone or iPad will be unable to reinstall the game.

Before we begin, if you want to play the mobile version of Fortnite on Android, you can still download the app and manually install the game. It’s also available to Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet owners from the Galaxy Store.

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Start by opening the “App Store” on your iPhone or iPad. Use Apple’s built-in Spotlight search if you cannot find the app on your smartphone or tablet.

Open the Apple App Store app on your iPhone or iPad

Next, tap on your avatar in the top-right corner of the application.

Tap on your avatar in the top-right corner

From your Account page, select the “Purchased” option.

Select the "Purchased" option

Tap on the “My Purchases” listing.

Tap the "My Purchases" option

Finally, switch to the “Not on this iPhone” tab, search for “Fortnite,” and then select the Download button. Switch to the "Not on this iPhone" tab, search for "Fortnite," and then select the Download button

Obviously, if Fortnite isn’t listed, it means you’ve never downloaded the game before using your current Apple ID.

Once the app is reinstalled on your iPhone or iPad, you can sign in to your Epic Games account, download game assets, and start playing.

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Feel free to delete the Fortnite app from your Apple device at any time in the future without fear, as you can download it again, even if it’s still removed from the App Store.

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