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How to hide App Store purchases on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Purchased an app or subscription but don’t want it to appear in your App Store history? I have been there too. After all, we often make private purchases we don’t want others to see, especially if we share our purchases with family members. So, in this article, I’ll show you how to hide apps from the Purchase history of your App Store on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Hide purchases from App Store on iPhone, iPad, or Mac

The steps to hide purchases on iPhone and Mac are quite straightforward. I have detailed them below:

On iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch App Store on your iPhone.
  2. Tap your profile icon.
  3. Access the Purchased option.
    Locate the app you seek to hide the purchase history for.
  4. Swipe the app to the left until the Hide option appears.
  5. Tap Hide to conclude the process.

    Tap your profile purchased hide in App store

On Mac

  1. Launch the App Store app on your Mac → Click on the profile icon at the bottom left.

    Click your profile in App Store
  1. Hover over the app of your choice and click the three-dot icon next to it.
  1. Select the Hide Purchase option.

    Click the three dot icon hide purchase in App Store
  1. Finally, click Hide Purchase when to complete the process.

    Click Hide Purchase in App Store

How to unhide App Store purchases on iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Now, in case you have changed your mind and want to find the hidden purchase on the App Store, do the following:

On iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the App Store → Tap the profile icon.
  2. Select your Apple ID.
  3. If prompted, enter the password of your account.

    Tap your profile Apple ID enter password sign in App Store
  4. Upon verification, scroll down to Hidden Purchases under DOWNLOADS AND PURCHASES.
    You’ll be to access every hidden purchase in one place.
  5. Simply hit Unhide next to the app, and you’re good to go.

    Tap hidden purchases Unhide in App Store

On Mac

  1. Navigate to the App StoreProfile iconAccount Settings.

    Click Account Settings in App Store
  2. Enter your Apple ID and Password.
  3. Click Sign In to proceed.

    Enter your Apple ID and Password Click SIgn In App Store
  4. Now click the Manage option in the Hidden Items section.

    Click Manage in Hidden Accounts in App Store
  5. Choose an application you desire to Unhide and hit Done.

    Click Unhide Done in App Store

Prevent and protect!

I hope you have now learnt how to hide dating apps, VPNs, or other purchases you have made on the App Store.

Do you have any further queries regarding the App Store? If yes, do share them in the comments below. I’ll respond ASAP!

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    Jibin Joseph is an editor at iGeeksBlog and has excellent attention to detail. He is a voracious reader, with interests ranging from philosophy and history to geopolitics and tech. When not reading or correcting grammar, you’d find him engaging in discussions about football. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @4ibin.

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