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

Hide songs, albums, movies, TV shows, and apps from 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. If you download an app, song, album, movie, TV show, or book on another device, hiding the purchase won't delete it from that device.

iOS apps, music, movies, and TV shows

You can hide and unhide iOS apps, music, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks 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.
    If you're using a PC, you can also hide books. Learn how to hide books on a Mac.
  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 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.
    If you're using a PC, you can also unhide books. Learn how to unhide books on a Mac.
  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.

Books

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. You might need to click All to see all of your purchases. 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.
  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.

Family Sharing apps

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 with Family Sharing

  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.

macOS apps

You can hide and unhide apps purchased through the Mac App Store.

If you hide an item you purchased in the Mac App Store, you won't get update notifications for it, and you won't see it on your Purchased page. If you're using Family Sharing, hidden items will also be hidden from your family members.

Hide Mac apps

  1. On your Mac, open the App Store. If you’re not already signed in, from the menu bar at the top of your computer screen, choose Store > Sign In, then enter your Apple ID and password.
  2. Click Purchased from the top of the App Store window.
  3. Find the app that you want to hide, then right-click or control-click it and choose Hide Purchase.
  4. In the confirmation message that appears, click Hide Purchase.

After you click Hide Purchase, the app fades from the list. The app below it, if there is one, replaces it in your Purchased list.

Unhide Mac apps

  1. On your Mac, open the App Store. If you're not already signed in, from the menu bar at the top of your computer screen, choose Store > Sign In, then enter your Apple ID and password.
  2. From the menu at the top of your computer screen, choose Store > View My Account.
  3. If prompted, enter your Apple ID and password.
  4. On the Account Information page, scroll to Hidden Items. To the right of Hidden Purchases, click Manage.
  5. Find the app that you want to unhide.
  6. Click Unhide, then click Done.

After you click Done, you're taken back to the Purchased page. The unhidden app is again visible in your Purchased list.

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