Hide App Store purchases

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

When you hide an app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and you view it in the App Store, it won't look like you bought it. But hiding the app won't delete it from your device or other devices that are signed in with the same Apple ID. Learn how to delete apps downloaded to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. To completely remove an app from your home screen, you need to delete it.

When you hide an app on your Mac, you won't get update notifications for it, and you won't see it on the Account screen of the App Store on your Mac.

If you use Family Sharing and hide apps, the apps will also be hidden from your family members.

Learn how to hide and unhide music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and books.

iOS apps

You can hide apps in the App Store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can’t unhide iOS apps, but you can still redownload hidden purchases.

Hide iOS apps

  1. Open the App Store app, then tap Today at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap My account button or your photo in the upper-right hand corner, then tap Purchased. If you use Family Sharing, tap your name to see only your purchases.
  3. Find the app that you want to hide, then swipe left on it and tap Hide.
    The Purchased page showing an app after you swipe left on it.
  4. Tap Done.

If you're a member of Family Sharing and you hide an app that you subscribed to, the Family Organizer will still receive notification of charges each time the subscription renews. Hiding an app doesn't cancel a subscription. Learn how to view, change, or cancel your subscriptions.

Redownload hidden iOS apps

  1. Open the App Store app, then tap Today at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap My account button or your photo in the upper-right hand corner, then tap your Apple ID. You might be asked to sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. Scroll to the iTunes in the Cloud section and tap Hidden Purchases.
  4. Find the app that you want to redownload onto your device, then tap Download.
    The Purchased page showing apps with the download icon next to them.

Mac apps

You can hide and unhide apps for your Mac in the App Store on your Mac.

Hide Mac apps

  1. On your Mac, open the App Store. If you're not already signed in, click Sign In at the bottom of the left sidebar, then enter your Apple ID and password.
  2. Click your name at the bottom of the left sidebar. Your purchased apps appear. If you use Family Sharing, choose your name next to Purchased to see only your purchases.
  3. Hold your pointer over the app and look for the More options button. Click the More options button, then select Hide Purchase.
    The Account page of the App Store showing the More Info button that appears when you hold your pointer over an app.
  4. In the confirmation message that appears, click Hide Purchase.

Unhide Mac apps

  1. On your Mac, open the App Store.
  2. Click your name at the bottom of the left sidebar, then click View Information in the upper-right corner. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. Scroll to Hidden Items, then click Manage.
    A link in the Hidden Items section that says Manage.
  4. Find the app that you want to unhide.
  5. Click Unhide, then click Done.

After you click Done, click the main App Store window, then refresh it. The app reappears in your Purchased list.
 

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