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iTunes Store: Hiding and unhiding purchases

You can hide and unhide your iTunes Store, App Store and iBooks Store purchases. You'll need to use iTunes on a Mac or PC since this can't be done on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Use iTunes on a Mac or PC to hide or unhide your purchases.

Hide your purchases

  1. Open iTunes on your Mac or PC.
  2. From the Store menu, choose Store > Sign In, and then enter your Apple ID and password.
  3. Go to the iTunes Store.
  4. Click Purchased from the Quick Links section on the right side of the iTunes Store.
    Purchased page quick link
  5. Choose a content type by clicking Music, Movies, TV Shows, Apps, or Books from the top of the window.
  6. A list of your purchased items for the content type you are viewing will appear. Mouse over the item you want to hide until an X appears its top-left corner.
    Hide an App
  7. A confirmation dialog will appear once you click the X.
    Manage Hidden Purchases

Unhide your purchases

  1. Open iTunes on your Mac or PC.
  2. Click iTunes Store and sign in if prompted.
  3. Choose Store > View Account. You might be asked to enter your password again.
  4. On your Account Information summary, scroll down to the iTunes in the Cloud section and click Manage (to the right of Hidden Purchases).
  5. Choose a content type by clicking Music, Movies, TV shows, Apps, or Books from the top.
  6. Click the Unhide button below the item you would like to restore.
    Unhide an app
    Note: If the item you are unhiding is not already downloaded to your Mac or PC it will begin downloading automatically.

Learn more

Find more information about hiding and unhiding Mac App Store purchases.

Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
Last Modified: Aug 27, 2014
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