[How to] Hide App Store Purchases

Amongst many new features that Apple has added in the App Store alongside iCloud and iOS 5,one new feature is the ability to re-download all of your purchases on any authenticated iOS device. This means that all of your purchased apps can be viewed and downloaded from the App Store at any time.

If having a list of your past app purchases is not what you really want then, you can  hide specific app store purchases by following simple steps mentioned below:

  • On the iPhone, navigate to the “Updates” section of the App Store app and tap on the “Purchased” menu. You will then see a list of previously purchased apps categorized into “All” and “Not On This iPhone.”

  • Swipe with your finger on each app to bring up the option to hide that purchase. Tap “Hide” and the desired app will be erased from your purchase history. The same option can be used in the “Purchased” section of the App Store on the iPad.
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