How to hide or unhide your App Store, iBookstore and iTunes Store purchases

For various reasons, you may want to hide or unhide your iTunes, iBooks or App store purchases. First let me say that you cannot delete purchase history. In this short article, we are going to show how to hide and unhide your purchase history on your computer or your iOS device (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch).

Hide or restore your purchases on your computer

To hide your purchase history:

  • Launch iTunes
  • Navigate Store > Sign in and enter your Apple ID credentials
  • Select your purchase type that you want to hide (music, movies, apps, TV shows, Books etc.)
  • Click Purchased (img 1)
  • Click on the content that you want to hide
  • Move your cursor over the purchase you want to hide
  • Click the “X” to hide it (img 2)

To unhide your purchase history:

  • Launch iTunes and choose Store > Sign in and enter your Apple ID info to sign in
  • Navigate Store > View my Account
  • Click on View Hidden Purchases (img 3)
  • Click the Unhide button to restore hidden purchases (img 4)

Hide or unhide purchases on your iPad, iPhone or iPad touch

To Hide:

  • Launch App Store or iBooks or iTunes Store depending the purchase that you want to hide
  • Tap “Purchased”
  • Swipe left or right on the purchase you want to hide
  • Tap the hide button

To restore your purchase

  • Launch App Store or iBooks or iTunes
  • Scroll down and sign in (if not signed in already)
  • Tap your Apple ID and then View Apple ID
  • Tap Hidden Purchases
  • Find the item you want to unhide and tap the unhide button

Note: As of Now (January, 2013), you cannot hide purchases in iOS 6.

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iTunes Apple ID purchases

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hide purchases in itunes how to

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hidden iTunes purchase history

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unhide hidden iTunes

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