Hide and unhide music, films, TV programmes, audiobooks and books

If you don't want the items you've purchased to appear on any of your devices, you can hide them. To see your hidden items, unhide them.


What happens when you hide an item?

  • Hidden items won't appear in your Library on any devices that you use with your Apple ID, unless you've downloaded the item onto a device.
  • If you use Family Sharing, family members won't see the item you've hidden unless they downloaded the item before you hid it.
  • If you or a family member downloaded the item to another device before you hid it, you can delete the item from that device. Find out how to delete musicdelete films and TV programmes, or delete books and audiobooks.
  • The record of the purchase won't disappear. You can find the item in your purchase history.


How to hide music, films and TV programmes on your Mac

Find out how to hide music, films and TV programmes on your Mac.

Hide music

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. From the menu bar, choose Account > Purchased. If you use Family Sharing, you may see Family Purchases instead of Purchased.
  3. Move the pointer over the item you want to hide, then click the Hide Purchase button .
    The Hide Purchase button in the Apple Music app on a Mac
  4. Click Hide to confirm.

Hide films and TV programmes

  1. Open the Apple TV app.
  2. Go to Library and find the item you want to hide.
  3. Move the pointer over the item, then click the More button .
    The More button in the Apple TV app on a Mac
  4. Click Delete from Library, then follow the prompt to hide the item.


How to hide music, films and TV programmes on your PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Purchased. If you use Family Sharing, you may see Family Purchases instead of Purchased.
  3. Depending on what you want to hide, click Music, Movies or TV Shows at the top of the window, then click All. All of your purchased items will appear.
  4. Move the pointer over the item you want to hide, then click the Hide Purchase button .
    The Hide Purchase button in iTunes on a PC


How to hide books and audiobooks on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. On your iPhone, open the Books app, then tap Library. On your iPad, go to Library in the sidebar. Then tap Books or Audiobooks.
  2. Tap the More button  below the book or audiobook you want to hide. If the item is part of a series, tap the series, choose an individual book, then tap the More button 
  3. Tap Remove.
  4. Tap Hide Book or Hide Audiobook. If you can't see Hide Book or Hide Audiobook, look for Remove Download, which will remove the book from your device. Or tap Delete Everywhere, which will remove the book from iCloud and all of your devices.

You can also hide books and audiobooks in the Books app on your Mac.


How to unhide music, films and TV programmes on your Mac

  1. Open the Apple Music app or the Apple TV app.
  2. In the menu bar at the top of your computer, choose Account > Account Settings.
  3. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. On the page that appears, scroll to the Downloads and Purchases section. Next to Hidden Purchases, click Manage.
    Where to find Manage in the Downloads and Purchases section on a Mac
  5. Under the item, click Unhide.

How to unhide music, films and TV programmes on your PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > View My Account.
  3. On the page that appears, scroll to the Downloads and Purchases section. Next to Hidden Purchases, click Manage.
    Where to find Manage in the Downloads and Purchases section on a PC
  4. Depending on what you want to unhide, click Music, Movies or TV Shows at the top of the window.
  5. Under the item, click Unhide.

How to unhide books and audiobooks on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. On your iPhone, open the Books app, then tap Reading Now. On your iPad, tap Reading Now in the sidebar.
  2. Tap the Sign In button  or your photo, then tap Manage Hidden Purchases.
  3. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Next to the item, tap Unhide.

You can also unhide books and audiobooks in the Books app on your Mac.

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