Hide and unhide purchases in iTunes or iBooks on your Mac or PC

On a computer, you can hide and unhide your iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store purchases.

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.

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.

If you use Family Sharing, any items that you hide will also be hidden from the other users in your family group.

In iTunes

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click Sign In, and then enter your Apple ID and password.
  3. Click your name and select Purchased from the menu. If you use Family Sharing, click Family Purchases.
  4. At the top-middle of the screen, click All. All of your purchased items appear. 
  5. Scroll to find the item that you want to hide. Hold the cursor over the item and an X appears in the upper-left corner. Click the X, and the item hides.

In iBooks

  1. Open iBooks.
  2. In the upper-left corner, click iBooks Store.
  3. Under Quick Links on the right side of the iBooks Store, click Purchased.
  4. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  5. Scroll to find the item that you want to hide. Hold the cursor over the item and an X appears in the upper-left corner. Click the X.
  6. When you click the X, a message appears asking you if you're sure that you want to hide the purchase.
  7. Click Hide.

Unhide your purchases

You can unhide music, movies, TV shows, or apps in iTunes and books in iBooks on your Mac or PC.

In iTunes

Click to open iTunes and sign in to your Account Information, or use the steps below:

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click Sign In, and then enter your Apple ID and password.
  3. Click your name and select Account Info from the menu.
  4. Enter your password again.

On the Account Information page:

  1. Scroll down to the iTunes in the Cloud section. To the right of Hidden Purchases, click Manage.
  2. From the upper-right hand corner of the Hidden Purchases window, click on a content type (Music, Movies, TV Shows, or Apps).
  3. Below the item you want to unhide, click Unhide.

After the item unhides, if isn't already downloaded to your Mac or PC, it downloads automatically.

In iBooks

  1. Open iBooks.
  2. Mac: From the menu at the top of your computer screen, choose Store > View My Apple ID.
    PC: From the iBooks menu bar, choose Store > View My Apple ID.
  3. Enter your password again.
  4. On the Account Information page, scroll down to the iTunes in the Cloud section. To the right of Hidden Purchases, click Manage.
  5. Below the item you want to unhide, click Unhide.

After the item unhides, if isn't already downloaded to your Mac or PC, it downloads automatically.

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