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

Hide songs, albums, movies, TV shows, and apps on all of your devices.

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.

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

To hide or unhide books, use iBooks on a Mac or iTunes for Windows on a PC.

iTunes

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

Hide items

  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.
  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, and your item hides.

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

Unhide items

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

iBooks

You can hide and unhide books in iBooks on a Mac. To hide books on a PC, use iTunes for Windows.

Hide books

  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.

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

Unhide books

  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.

App Store

If you use Family Sharing, you can hide apps in the App Store on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you don't use Family Sharing, you can hide apps in iTunes on a Mac or PC.

You can't unhide apps on an iOS device. To unhide apps, use iTunes.

If you're a member of Family Sharing and 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.

Hide apps

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

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