Hide App Store purchases

If you don't want to see an app in your list of purchases in the App Store, hide it.

What happens when you hide an app?

When you hide an app, it won't appear in your list of purchases in the App Store. If you use Family Sharing, the app also won't appear in family members' purchases and won't be available for family members to redownload. But the app will still appear in your purchase history.

Hiding an app won't remove it from your device, a family member's device or other devices that are signed in with your Apple ID. If you want to remove an app from the Home screen, delete the app.

Hide apps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Open the App Store app, then tap Today at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the account button  or your photo at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Purchased. If you use Family Sharing, tap My Purchases.
    iPhone showing the Purchased option in the Account menu.
  4. Find the app that you want, then swipe left on it and tap Hide.
    iPhone showing what happens when you swipe left on an app in your purchases and the Hide button appears.
  5. Tap Done.

About unhiding apps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

You can't unhide an app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, but you can redownload an app. You don't have to buy the app again.

  1. Open the App Store app, then tap Today at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the account button  or your photo at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap your Apple ID. You might be asked to sign in with your Apple ID.
    iPhone showing the Account menu with John Appleseed's Apple ID selected.
  4. Scroll down and tap Hidden Purchases.
    iPhone showing the Account Settings menu with Hidden Purchases selected.
  5. Find the app that you want, then tap the download button Download.

Hide apps on your Mac

  1. On your Mac, open the App Store. If you're not already signed in, click Sign In at the bottom of the sidebar, then enter your Apple ID and password.
  2. Click your name at the bottom of the sidebar. Your purchased apps appear.
  3. Hold your pointer over the app and look for the more options button the More options button. Click the more options button the More options button, then choose Hide Purchase.
    App Store on Mac showing the menu that appears after you select the More Options button. Hide Purchase is selected.
  4. You'll be asked if you're sure you want to hide the app. Click Hide Purchase.

Unhide apps on your Mac

  1. On your Mac, open the App Store.
  2. Click your name at the bottom of the sidebar, then click View Information at the top of the screen. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. Scroll to Hidden Items, then click Manage.
    App Store on Mac showing the Hidden Items section of the account information page. The Manage button is highlighted in the image.
  4. Find the app that you want to unhide.
  5. Click Unhide, then click Done.
  6. The app reappears in your Purchased list.

 

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