How to Hide or Delete Purchased Music on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Whether they’re outdated or you no longer want to listen to them, you can easily remove unwanted purchased music tracks from your library. You can either hide or delete them accordingly from any Apple device using iTunes or the Apple Music app. If you’re interested, let me show you how to hide or delete purchased music on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Before you go ahead:

If you think it’s better to hide a song than delete it, you can do so using the steps mentioned below.

    • The song you hide won’t appear in your music library on all your devices running on the same Apple ID, except it is already downloaded on a device.
    • If you’re a part of a Family Sharing group, other members won’t see tracks that you hide, unless they’ve already downloaded them before you hide it.
    • Hiding your music doesn’t mean you’re hiding the record of the purchase. The hidden tracks can still be accessed from your purchased history.

How to Hide or Unhide Purchased Music on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app on your device.
  2. Go to the Music settings.
  3. Toggle off Show All Purchases to hide purchased music.Disable Show All Purchases to Hide Purchased Music on iPhone

All your purchased music that you have downloaded won’t appear in the Music app on your iOS device. If you wish to unhide them, just toggle on the Show All Purchases.

Hide or Unhide Purchased Music on Mac

If your Mac is running macOS Catalina or later, you can use the Music app. In macOS Mojave or earlier, you can use iTunes. Here, we have opted for the Apple Music app, which is similar to iTunes.

  1. Open the Apple Music app on your Mac.Open Music App on Mac
  2. Click on Account at the top Menu.
  3. Go to Purchased.Click on Account from Top Menubar and Then Click on Purchased in Music App on Mac
    Note: if you use Family Sharing, you may see Family Purchase instead of Purchased
  4. You’ll be redirected to the Purchased tab in the Music app.
  5. Move the pointer to the song that you want to hide.Click on x Icon on Song in Music App on Mac
  6. Click on the ‘x’ icon and then click on the Hide button to confirm the action.Hide Purchased Music on Mac

The song is hidden and won’t appear in your playlist. Later, if you wish to bring it back, you can do so by following the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Launch the Apple Music app.
  2. Go to the iTunes Store tab from the left menu.
  3. Click on the Account from the top menu.
  4. Click View My Account.Choose iTunes Store in Music App Select on Account from Top Menubar and Then Click on View My Account on Mac
  5. You’ll be redirected to the Account Information page.
  6. Now click on Manage beside the Hidden Purchases in the Downloads and Purchases tab.Click on Manage in Download and Purchases Tab in Account Information Page on Mac
  7. Click the Unhide button under the song to get it back to the library.Unhide Purchased Music on Mac

In case you want to remove a track that you don’t want to listen to anymore, you can delete it from your device.

How to Delete Your Purchased Music on iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the General settings.
  3. Go to iPhone Storage and select the Music section.Tap on General and iPhone Storage Then Tap on Music in iPhone Settings
  4. Choose the music track that you want to delete.
  5. Tap the Edit button.Select Music Track and Tap on Edit on iPhone
  6. Now, tap the -‘ button and hit Done.Tap on Red Minus Button and Then Tap on Delete to Remove Purchased Music on iPhone

The song is deleted from your Apple Music library. If you want, you can remove multiple unwanted tracks this way.

Delete Your Purchased Music from Music App or iTunes on Mac

If you are using macOS Catalina or later, you can use the Music app. In macOS Mojave or earlier, you need to delete tracks through iTunes.

  1. Open the Apple Music app on your Mac.
  2. Move the pointer to the song or album that you want to delete.
  3. Click on the three-dots menu.
  4. Click on Delete from Library and confirm it.Click on Three Dots and Select Delete from Library on Song in Music App on Mac
    Click on Delete Song to Remove Purchased Music from Music App on Mac

Signing Off

Isn’t it easy to remove unwanted purchased songs and albums on your iOS device and Mac? When tracks and albums run out of trend or you get exhausted listening to them, you’re good to hide and delete them accordingly. If you want to delete all songs from Apple Music, here is a handy guide.

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