Located Purchased Apps in iOS 11: VoiceOver Bug

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Screenshot of App Store on Today Tab and My Account Tab marked in red.

There are times that I have purchased an app and found that it was not what I needed or that I no longer use that app regularly. As an educator, I have lots of educational apps for various levels of students; and depending on my caseload, I may choose to delete unused apps in order to have more available memory on my device or simply to declutter my device. However, my caseload may shift and I want to access those purchased apps again.

In iOS 11, Purchased Apps is no longer a tab at the bottom of the screen. The tabs are currently: Today, Games, Apps, Updates, and Search.  

To locate your previously purchased apps

  • Open the App Store
  • Select the Today tab located at the bottom left side of the screen
  • Select the My Accounts tab (circle with a head silhouette) located in the top right corner
  • Select Purchased
  • You may now have the option of My Purchases or Family Purchases. Select the desired option.

NOTE:  There is currently a VoiceOver bug in iOS 11.01. During the last step (when selecting My Purchases) while running VoiceOver, the App Store crashes.