So, you want to keep some of your special purchases under the wraps—away from the eyes of your brother who has developed an endless passion for snooping into everything you own. Not a big deal! Just like iOS, macOS allows you to hide or unhide purchases in the Mac App Store.
Keep in mind; after you have hidden a purchased app on your Mac, you will no longer get update notifications for it. If you are using Family Sharing, it will be hidden from your family members as well. Anyway, you wish to keep some of your purchases concealed? Let me walk you through the quick steps!
How to Hide Purchased Apps on Mac
Step #1. Launch App Store on your Mac.
Now, ensure that you are signed in. If you aren’t already, select Store → Sign In from the menu bar at the top of your computer screen and enter your Apple ID and password.
Step #2. Next, click on Purchased tab at the top.
Note: You may be asked to authenticate using your Apple ID password.
Then, right-click or control-click on the app and select Hide Purchase.
Step #4. A confirmation message will appear, click Hide Purchase.
That’s it! You have successfully concealed the app. It will no longer show up in your purchased list.
If you ever change your mind, you can bring it back without any hassle.
How to Unhide Purchased Items on Mac
Step #1. Launch App Store on your Mac → click on Account.
Step #2. Login with your Apple ID.
Step #3. Click on Manage under Hidden Items.
That’s all folks!
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