Hide and unhide music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and books

Use iTunes or Apple Books to hide and unhide your purchased items on a Mac or PC.

Hiding your purchases hides them from all devices that are signed in with the same Apple ID and from the members of your Family Sharing group. If you download a song, album, movie, TV show, or book on another device, hiding the purchase won't delete it from that device. Learn how to delete music, movies, and TV shows from your device.

You can also hide and redownload apps on your iOS device or hide and unhide apps in the App Store on your Mac.

Music, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks

You can hide and unhide music, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks in iTunes on your Mac or PC. When you hide an item in iTunes, your purchase is automatically hidden in the Music app, TV app, Videos app, and iTunes on your other devices.

Hide items in iTunes

  1. Open iTunes. If you're not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Purchased.
    If you use Family Sharing, choose Account > Family Purchases.
    The Account menu in iTunes, with Purchased selected.
  3. Depending on what you want to hide, click Music, Movies, TV Shows, or Audiobooks at the top of the window, then click All. All of your purchased items appear.
  4. Scroll to find the item that you want to hide. Hold your pointer over the item and look for the x icon Close button in the upper-left corner. Click the  Close button icon, and your item hides.
    The Purchased page with an x icon next to a movie.

The first time you hide a purchase, you'll need to confirm that you want to hide it. You might not see this message the next time that you hide a purchase.

A message that says "Are you sure you want to hide this purchase?"

Unhide items in iTunes

To open iTunes and sign in to your Account Information page, click this link: View My Account. Or follow these steps:

  1. Open iTunes. If you're not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > View My Account.
    The Account menu in iTunes with View My Account selected.
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID, then click View Account.
  4. On the Account Information page, scroll to the iTunes in the Cloud section. To the right of Hidden Purchases, click Manage.
    The Account Information page in iTunes.
  5. Depending on what you want to unhide, click Music, Movies, TV Shows, or Audiobooks at the top of the window.
  6. Find the item that you want to unhide, then click Unhide under it.

Books

You can hide and unhide books in the Books app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. When you hide the item in the Books app, the item is automatically hidden in the Books app on your other devices. 

You can also hide books in the Books app on a Mac. Click Book Store, click Purchased in the Quick Links on the right, and click the X icon that appears when you hover your pointer over a book. To unhide books on Mac, click Store > View My Apple ID, scroll to Hidden Purchases, then click Manage.

iPhone showing the menu that appears when you choose an item in your Library in the Books app.

Hide books

  1. Open the Books app, then tap Library.
  2. Tap the more options button icon below the book that you want to hide. If the book is part of a series, tap the series, choose an individual book, then tap more options button
  3. Tap Remove. 
  4. Tap Hide Book. 

If you don't see Hide Book, you might be able to tap Remove Download to remove the download from your device or Delete Everywhere to remove the book from iCloud and all your devices.

iPhone showing the Account page with Manage Hidden Purchases selected.

Unhide books

  1. Open the Books app, then tap Reading Now.
  2. Tap My account button or your photo, then tap Manage Hidden Purchases. You might be asked to sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. Find the item that you want to unhide, then tap Unhide next to the item.

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