Hide purchases from the App Store

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

What happens when you hide an app in your purchase list?

When you hide an app in your purchase list, it will no longer appear in the list of your purchases that's in the App Store. The app will still appear in your complete purchase history in Settings. And if you use Family Sharing, family members can't redownload the app from your list of shared purchases.

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, customise the Home Screen on your iPhone.

Hide apps on your iPhone or iPad

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

Unhide apps on your iPhone or iPad

If you deleted an app from your iPhone or iPad, the app doesn't automatically reappear on your Home Screen when you unhide it. Instead, redownload the app from the App Store. You don't have to buy the app again.

  1. Open the App Store app.
  2. Tap the account button , or your photo or initials, at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap your name or Apple ID. You may be asked to sign in with your Apple ID.
    Your name appears at the top of the account page.
  4. Scroll down and tap Hidden Purchases.
    iPhone showing the Hidden Purchases button in Account Settings.
  5. Find the app that you want, then tap Unhide.
  6. To return to the App Store, tap Account Settings, then tap Done.
  7. Search for the app, then tap the download button .

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 . Click the more options button , then choose Hide Purchase .
    When you choose the more options button, Hide Purchase is at the top of the menu that appears.
  4. When you're 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 Account Settings or View Information at the top of the screen. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. Scroll to Hidden Items or Hidden Purchases, then click Manage.
    Click the Manage button in the Hidden Items section.
  4. Find the app that you want to unhide.
  5. Click Unhide, then click Done. The app will reappear in your Purchased list. You can click the download button to redownload the app to your Mac.

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