How Do I Re-Download the Apple App Store to My Mac?

Whether you inadvertently deleted your Apple app store on your Mac, or it has stopped working, you may need to re-download the software to use it again in the future. You can try to restore your Mac to an earlier setting to recover the lost app, or you can contact Apple customer support via online chat or a scheduled technician call to recover your Apple app store.

For whatever reason, you may have uninstalled the Apple app store on your Mac and now you wish to reinstall it. How do you re-download the Apple app store to your Mac? You can get information and assistance by contacting customer support here, and you can keep reading to find out how to reinstall the app store.

At this time, Apple does not have a direct link to re-download the Apple app store to your Mac, but there are options to recover it. You need the Apple app store to recover previously purchased apps or to make new app purchases to your Mac.

How to Recover Your Apple Store App

Reset Your Mac

One option you have is to reset your Mac to settings prior to deleting the Apple app store. To restore your Mac to an earlier date, follow these steps:

  1. Press the "Command" key and the letter "R" at the same time.
  2. Hold these buttons down until you see the Apple logo.
  3. When the recovery menu opens, choose the date you wish to reset your system from the Time Machine backup.
  4. Choose Time Machine and select the date you want to restore to.
  5. This will reset your Mac to a date prior to the deletion of the Apple app store.

Check your Mac to see if the Apple app store is now available again. If this does not work, you will need to reach out to Apple support to reinstall the Apple app store to your Mac.

Tech Support

Apple provides you with two options to getting tech support when you need to re-download the Apple app store to your Mac. You can chat with a tech online, or you can schedule a technician to call you.

Online Chat

To have a tech walk you through recovering or reinstalling your Apple app store online, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Apple website.
  2. Click Support.
  3. Choose Mac from the options in the middle of the page.
  4. Scroll down the page until you see Tell Us How We Can Help.
  5. Click on Get Support.
  6. Choose macOS in the options available.
  7. Select App Store, iTunes Store and Music.
  8. Pick the option that best fits your needs.
  9. Click on Chat to open a chat with a technical support person and let them walk you through the steps to re-download your Apple app store.

Schedule a Call

If you don't want to wait online to chat with tech support, you can schedule a call to you. Follow steps 1 through 8 listed above, and then select Schedule a Call. Here you can make an appointment for a technician to call you when it is most convenient for you.

Re-downloading your Apple app store does take time. However, you can get help with the process by contacting Apple support here. If you cannot recover your Apple app store by restoring your system to an earlier setting, customer support can walk you through the recovery process.

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