How to Unhide/Hide Purchased Apps On Mac, MacBook in App Store: macOS Monterey/Big Sur/Catalina & Earlier

Last Updated on Jun 25, 2021

This article manages your privacy about no one can see all the purchases or free app in the app store. So here I discussed how to hide the purchased app in the app store and then unhide to see in the purchase app tab on your Mac, MacBook running on Any Mac Version. Hide and unhide purchased or downloaded free and the pro app entirely different. Just follow the below steps for hiding the app in the app store.

Keep your Mac Up-to-date with the latest version of macOS [Apple logo > System Preferences > Software Update]. So you will get new settings and feature all the time.

Steps for Show or Hide Purchased the App in the App Store on Mac

macOS Monterey or Earlier [Check Video in Redesigned app store]

Mojave OS X users, Open App Store on Mac > Find Profile name (Bottom Right corner of the screen) > “Hover on App” > Click on “More option” > Click on “Hide this app

Hide Purchases on Mac from App Store
Hide Purchases on Mac from App Store

We can unhide and Get back to this list by unhide app manually from the account settings in Mac App Store. Follow the next method to unhide the purchased mac apps.

Show Hidden Purchases on Mac App Store [Unhide]

Follow the steps below to show your all free and purchases from your account. Unhide hidden purchases on the Mac app store running on the latest macOS.

  1. Open the Mac App Store.
  2. Now, Click on your Profile name.
  3. Next, Click on the View information link.
Show Account on Mac App Store
Show Account on Mac App Store
  • Scroll download in Account information page, Until Hidden items section and Click on “Manage” option,
  • Manage Hidden Purchase on Mac App Store
    Manage Hidden Purchase on Mac App Store
  • Now, Click on the Unhide app, So Your Hidden app will be visible under the Mac apps list.
  • Unhide Hidden Purchase on Mac App Store
    Unhide Hidden Purchase on Mac App Store
  • That’s it.
  • macOS High Sierra or Earlier

    First, I will share here, how to hide the purchased app in the app store from the list of free, and the pro app downloaded from the app store and running on your Mac.

    Note: For unhide, you don’t need to remove or uninstall apps on Mac, after hiding apps in the app store, although you can run and use an app on Mac with Yosemite, mavericks, EI Capitan, macOS Sierra, and macOS High Sierra.

    Steps for Hiding the Purchased App in the App Store: MacBook, Mac

    Step 1: Go to the App Store, Launch spotlight searches and find the app store.

    See all app in purchase app tab in app store

    Step 2: From the top tab menu option, Click on purchases, From there you can see the full list of installed apps.

    hide app by right click on it

    Step 3: For hide selected app, Right click on it and choose Hide Purchase.

    • Add app in to hidden app listStep 4: Now you can’t see that app under purchase. But you can all the hidden app under hidden apps list.

    Steps for Unhide Purchased app in App store: Find the hidden app list in Mac App store

    • Step 1: From the app store, Click on Featured
    • Step 2: Next, Go to Account Setting. Enter valid Apple ID and Password.
    • Step 3: Under the hidden items, Go to manage.Go for account setting in Mac App store
    • Step 4: From here, you can see all the hidden free and pro app list.See all hidden app list under manage section
    hide purchased app in app store from setting

    Step 5: unhide selected app, click on unhide button and Done.

    Now, that app automatically added to the list of unhiding app or purchases list.

    Also useful:

    Show/ hide purchased the app in the app store it’s so easy but some were difficult for the new user, mostly new for OS X.

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