Hide Purchases from the App Store in iTunes, iOS, & Mac OS X
New to Mac OS X 10.7.2 and iOS 5 is the ability to hide purchases from appearing in the Mac App Store, iOS App Store, and the iTunes Store purchased items lists. This is great if you download tons of stuff but use only a fraction of apps, and you don’t want the other items clogging up your purchase history. It’s also really easy to unhide purchases from all the online stores, and we’ll cover that too.
Hide Purchases from the iOS, Mac, & iTunes Stores
Hide a Purchase in iOS:
- Swipe over any app to reveal the “Hide” button
Hide a Purchase in iTunes App Store or Mac App Store
- Click on the “Purchases” tab, hover over any purchased item and click on the (X)
Of course hiding the purchases is only useful if you can see them again if you need to. That’s just as easy, and regardless of iOS or Mac OS X it’s done through the account settings of iCloud:
View Hidden Purchases
Unhide purchases in iOS:
- From Account settings, tap on ‘Hidden Purchases’ under the “iTunes in the Cloud” subheader
Unhide purchases in iTunes or Mac OS X:
- From Account settings in the iTunes or Mac App Store, click ‘View Hidden Purchases’ under the “iTunes in the Cloud” subheader
Cheers to 9to5mac for the iPad screenshots and AJ for the Mac OS X screenshots.