Do you want to know how to clean up your App store account? While Apple always adds a lot of obvious features and changes when they update the iOS, there are plenty of less obvious ones too. And now they’ve included a way to clear purchases from your app store account.
When you make any iOS purchase, it goes on your AppStore account in the Purchased Menu. Now there is a way to remove purchased apps from the list. Why would you want to do this? Simply because it tidies things up. Your app list includes all sorts – apps you purchased, apps you downloaded and deleted, and all the apps that you actually need. Hiding apps make a list easier to read and keep it more organized.
How to Hide App Store Purchases:
This is really quite easy to do but it will only work on apps where Family Sharing has been enabled:
- Open the App Store on your iPhone or iPad
- Tap the Updates button
- Tap on the Purchased tab
- Go through the list of apps and swipe right on any that you want to remove
- Tap the Hide button, and the app will be gone from the list
One thing to note is that the apps haven’t gone forever; you can easily reactivate them whenever you want at no cost to yourself – you already purchased them, remember?
While this clears up the list, it will not work on any app downloaded via iTunes – you will need to use iTunes on your desktop to hide these.
It is simple enough to do, it will only take a minute or two to clear your list, and you’ll be glad you did it.
Don’t forget to tell us if you run into any problems doing it, although you shouldn’t; it’s straightforward enough.
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