I have an application listed in my bought applications. I prefer to not see or hide some apps I have purchased in the list of purchased apps. Is there a way to do this? Can I reverse this and unhide these hidden apps at a later date?

For example: free uninstalled application


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Not on any version of the Mac App Store and iTunes App store for iTunes versions older than 10.5

It appears you can now hide iOS App Store purchases in the recently released version of iTunes.

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    Oct 13, 2011 at 13:39
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    – bmike
    Oct 13, 2011 at 22:49

No, Apple has not provided a way to do this on either the Mac or iOS app stores.

Please file a bug report with Apple at http://bugreport.apple.com/. You can copy and paste the bug report I filed regarding this issue from here: http://openradar.appspot.com/radar?id=1338401 and be sure to note that it is a duplicate of rdar://10115627.

Apple encourages duplicate bug reports as it helps them prioritize issues. This is one I'd love to see resolved.

Here's a copy of the bug report I filed:


Since the addition of the "purchased" tab in both the iOS and Mac App Stores it is trivial for anyone using your device to view a full history of every app ever purchased on your account. This does not seem in keeping with Apple's otherwise impeccable record with regard to protecting their customer's privacy.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Open App Store
  2. Click Purchased along the top of the window
  3. Scroll
  4. You will not find a delete feature to remove items from this list

Expected Results:

A delete button that will allow for the permanent removal of an application from purchase history.

Actual Results:

No way to delete items from the list.


It would be fine if deleting an application produced a warning indicating that if the purchase record is removed the user will have to pay the next time they want to acquire this application.


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