Hide and unhide iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store purchases

You can hide and unhide purchases on a Mac or PC in the iTunes Store or iBooks Store. If you're part of Family Sharing, you can also hide app purchases in the App Store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

To hide or unhide purchased music, movies, TV shows, and apps, use iTunes on a Mac or PC. To hide books, use iBooks on a Mac and iTunes for Windows on a PC.

When you hide an item on your computer, the item also hides from all of your other devices.

If you use Family Sharing, you can also hide apps in the App Store app on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can't unhide apps using an iOS device. You can only hide purchases you made with your own account, not items purchased by other members of your family group.

Hide your purchases

You can hide music, movies, TV shows and apps in iTunes on your Mac or PC. You can hide books in iBooks on a Mac or iTunes for Windows on a PC.

To hide purchases on an Apple TV, use the iTunes steps.

You can hide apps in the App Store on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if you use Family Sharing.

In iTunes

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. 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.

    If you’re using Windows and can’t see the menu bar, learn how to turn it on.
  4. Depending on what you want to hide, click Music, Movies, TV Shows, Apps, or Audiobooks at the top of the window, then click All. All of your purchased items appear. 
  5. Scroll to find the item that you want to hide. Hold your pointer over the item and look for the x icon  in the upper-left corner. Click the   icon.
  6. When prompted to confirm that you want to hide the item, click Hide. The item hides.

In iBooks

  1. Open iBooks, then click iBooks Store.
  2. Under Quick Links on the right side of the iBooks Store, click Purchased.
  3. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  4. Scroll to find the item that you want to hide. Hold your pointer over the item and look for the X icon  in the upper-left corner. Click the  icon.
  5. When prompted to confirm that you want to hide the item, click Hide. The item hides.

In the App Store app

If you use Family Sharing, you can hide apps in the App Store on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

  1. Open the App Store app.
  2. Tap Updates > Purchases > My Purchases.
  3. Find the app that you want to hide, then swipe left on it.
  4. Tap Hide.

Any items that you hide will also be hidden from the other users in your family group. To unhide apps, use iTunes on a Mac or PC.

Unhide your purchases

You can unhide music, movies, TV shows, or apps in iTunes. You can unhide books in iBooks on a Mac or iTunes for Windows on a PC.

In iTunes

Click to open iTunes and sign in to your Account Information page, or use these steps:

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > View My Account.

    If you’re using Windows and can’t see the menu bar, learn how to turn it on.
  4. Enter your password, then press the Return or Enter key on your keyboard, or click View Account.

On the Account Information page:

  1. Scroll to the iTunes in the Cloud section. To the right of Hidden Purchases, click Manage.
  2. Depending on what you want to unhide, click Music, Movies, TV Shows, Apps, or Audiobooks at the top of the window. 
  3. Find the item that you want to unhide, then click Unhide under it.

If the item isn't already on your Mac or PC, it unhides and downloads automatically.

In iBooks

  1. Open iBooks.
  2. From the menu at the top of your computer screen, choose Store > View My Apple ID (Apple ID).
  3. Enter your password.
  4. On the Account Information page, scroll to the iTunes in the Cloud section. To the right of Hidden Purchases, click Manage.
  5. Find the item that you want to unhide, then click Unhide under it.

If the item isn't already on your Mac, it unhides and downloads automatically.

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