I'm looking for an easy way to see a list of all the apps that are currently installed on my iPhone (running iOS9). In earlier versions of iOS it was possible to just type a '.' into Spotlight and all the apps would come up in a list, but I haven't found a way to do this easily on iOS 9.

  • On Settings, scroll down and you should see at the end a last section which features all of your Third Party Apps installed on your current iDevice, found it?
    – FET
    Jun 30, 2016 at 22:29
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    @Leonardo is correct, there's no other simple way of listing all apps due to Apple's sandboxing of apps. Apps can't see other apps anymore.
    – fsb
    Jun 30, 2016 at 23:11
  • @fsb that's insane. It's got to know what's installed; otherwise, spyware might have been installed, and you'd never know.
    – RonJohn
    Jun 26, 2021 at 7:55
  • This asks about iOS 9 from six years ago. Has the situation improved for newer versions? Aug 19, 2022 at 12:38

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If you're using a Mac install "Apple Configurator" (free, from Apple) on the Mac App Store.

Apple Configurator for Mac Use Apple Configurator for Mac to deploy iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Apple TV devices in your school or business.

Choose your device while connected via USB (first sign in with your Apple ID) and go to "Actions -> Export -> Info" in the top menu bar.

Then you can choose which details like installed Apps, serial number, etc. you want to export as csv list (you can open in Numbers e.g.)


Since iOS14 in 2020 there is App Library. Select the search field at the top to show the apps installed on the device in alphabetical order.

Swipe left past all your Home Screen pages to see App Library. Doc Tap the search field at the top of the screen [and] scroll up and down to browse the alphabetical list. Doc

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There is a way.

Go to

Settings > General > Storage and iCloud Usage

You should see two buttons labelled ‘Manage Storage’. Click on the first.

This will give you a list of apps installed including if they are in the App Library, offloaded or fully installed and present on the Home Screen / baseboard.

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    Not all apps participate in iCloud, so many apps will be missed in this list.
    – S.Robins
    Jan 13, 2019 at 12:05

The only way to achieve this so far is by

  1. Opening Settings
  2. Scrolling down until the last section, there you'll find a list of all the Apps installed on your current iDevice

Hope this helped you out!

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    This will generally only show you apps that have a settings page configured. Not all apps will do this.
    – S.Robins
    Jan 13, 2019 at 12:05
  • @S.Robins Settings/ Siri & search lists apps that Settings/ fails to include. May 30, 2020 at 17:10

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