iOS/MacOS: How to Hide/Unhide Purchased Apps on iPhone, iPad, Mac With and Without iTunes

Last Updated on Aug 21, 2020

How to unhide apps on iPhone and iPad? Here, you can learn Show all hidden apps downloaded to your Devices on iPhone, iPad. Once made the hidden apps and after that, you want to re-download the hide purchased apps on your iPhone then you can do it using iTunes. Best tip for Family sharing enabled user so now unhide apps on your iPhone home screen. You can unhide App store purchases on your iPhone/ iPad using beneath given ways.

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Way to make any hidden to Unhide Purchased apps on iPhone, iPad, MacBook Mac

watch this video to hide or unhide the app on your Apple iPhone and iPad or iPod touch without iTunes.

How to Unhide Hidden Purchased Apps on iPhone

Apple doesn’t provide any separate option to hide or unhide purchased apps on the iPhone. But, still, you can unhide hidden purchased apps on iPhone, let’s see how do I unhide purchased apps on the iPhone. You’ve to redownload the app like this,

  1. Launch the App Store on your iPhone. Make sure to tap on Today. On the upper side of the screen, tap on your Profile icon.

    Account on App Store on iPhone and iPad

    The account on App Store on the iPhone and iPad

  2. Tap on Apple ID Account > Enter the password if asked to Use Face ID for Authonticate.
  3. Scroll down to the end and select Hidden Purchases.

    Manage Hidden Purchased on iPhone app store

    Manage Hidden Purchased on iPhone app store

  4. Tap on download button to unhide purchased app on iOS.

    Unhide hidden purchase on iPhone app store

    Unhide hidden purchase on iPhone app store

  5. That’s it.

How Do I Hide/Unhide Apps in the App Store on iPhone, iPad?

It’s quite an easy procedure to unhide the application on your iPhone from App Store. Here’s how to do it from the App Store and re-download it.

  1. Navigate to the App Store on your iOS device. At the bottom, tap on the Today tab and then on the Profile icon.

    Account on App Store on iPhone and iPad

    The account on App Store on the iPhone and iPad

  2. Tap on Purchased > My Purchases Option and if asked then verify your identity by entering signing in again.

    Manage Purchased apps list on iPhone from app store

    Manage Purchased apps list on iPhone from the app store

  3. Scroll and open the All Purchased and Free app downloaded from this account, Swipe to Left on the app name to Find Hide option.

    Hide Purchased app from App Store

    Hide Purchased app from App Store

  4. Tap on Hide option, it will automatically appear on your home screen.
  5. That’s it.

Note: Under given steps are for, unhide purchased apps on iPhone using iTunes

How Do I Unhide Purchased Songs on iPhone?

You can get back your hidden purchased songs on iPhone from the Apple Music App or Apple TV or from iTunes, whichever you want.

  1. Launch Apple Music App, or iTunes, or Apple TV on your PC/Mac.
  2. Click on the Account located at the top menu bar on iTunes and in Apple Music.
  3. Then, click on View My Account.
  4. Next, click on Manage (under iTunes in the Cloud and Hidden Purchases).
  5. Lastly, from that screen, you can unhide purchased songs on the iPhone.

How to Hide Apps on Mac From Mac App Store?

Note: iTunes is no longer available on MacOS Catalina or later MacOS, So we can use iTunes for manage hidden purchased on MacBook Mac. That steps for iTunes given next to these tips.

To hide apps on your Mac, here are the steps.

  1. Launch the App Store on your Mac and Sign in with Apple ID if not done yet.
  2. On the sidebar, click on Apple ID Profile Name.

    Hide Purchase on Mac from App Store

    Hide Purchase on Mac from App Store

  3. Under particular apps, click on the three-horizontal dots/More Options.
  4. Click on Hide Purchase.

    Hide Purchase from Mac App Store

    Hide Purchase from Mac App Store

  5. Confirm, if you want to hide a purchase, click Hide Purchase again.

How to Unhide Apps on Mac From Mac App Store?

  1. Open the Mac App Store. Click on your Apple ID name, on the sidebar of the App Store on Mac.
  2. Select View Information. Sign in with Apple ID.

    View Account information on MacBook Mac App Store

    View Account information on MacBook Mac App Store

  3. Find Hidden Items and then Manage.

    Manage Hidden items on MacBook Mac App Store

    Manage Hidden items on MacBook Mac App Store

  4. Unhide the app and click Done.

    View all Hidden Purchases on Mac and Unhide from App Store

    View all Hidden Purchases on Mac and Unhide from App Store

  5. That’s it.

Steps to Hide and unhide App on your Apple iDevice Using iTunes

Step 1. Open iTunes on your Mac or computer
Step 2. Now, Click on iTunes Store and Sign in with Apple ID and password
Step 3. Select the Store then View ‘’Account’’. Here you might be asked to enter your password again.
Step 4.Go inside the ‘’Account information Summary’’ and then scroll down for the ‘’iTunes in the Cloud section.’’
(If you’re not iTunes Match subscriber then you can do it by using this tip How to subscribe iTunes Match using iPhone)
Step 5. Under, the iTunes in the Cloud section, click on Manage on the right side of Hidden Purchases

’iTunes in the Cloud section on Mac screen

Step 6. Choose items as content type, which you want to make unhide such as Movie, Music, TV Shows, Apps or Books from the Topside menu bar.
unhide purchased apps on iPhone how to

Step 7. Click on Unhide Button below the items would like to restore on your iPhone or iPad or you can also Unhide All items at press one on Unhide All Button.   

Tap on Unhide Button to view hidden items or apps on iPhone or iPadThat’s it. If unhide apps or items may not be available on your Mac or Computer, then it’ll be downloaded automatically.

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What Happens when you Hide the Apps?

Upon hiding the apps or any items on your iPhone, it will disappear from all the devices that are using the same Apple ID until you re-download it.

The hidden item can still appear on the list of purchased apps and in the purchase history.

If you are using the Family Sharing feature, then all of your family members won’t see the hidden apps, unless they already downloaded the applications prior to hiding.

If anyone with the family sharing account has downloaded the app on another device, it can still be removed from that device.

How to Hide Music, Movies and TV Shows?

Only Mac or PC can hide the Music, Movies and TV Shows, it cannot be done from your iOS device.

  1. Launch the Apple TV app or Apple Music or iTunes on your PC.
  2. From the menu bar, click on your Profile/Account icon.
  3. And select Purchased. It may show Family Purchases if you are using Family Sharing.
  4. Select Music, Movies or TV Shows, to hide.
  5. Move the cursor over the item that you want to hide and when (X) appears, click on it to hide.

 How to Unhide Music, Movies and TV Shows?

To bring back the Music, Movies and TV Shows in your library, follow the below steps.

  1. On your PC/Mac, go to the Apple Music/iTunes/Apple TV app.
  2. Click on your Profile and then select View My Account.
  3. Under iTunes in the Cloud category, and Hidden Purchases, click on Manage.
  4. Select the category, Music, Movies and TV Shows, and unhide the items.

How to Hide Books and Audiobooks?

You can hide books and audiobooks directly from the iOS device,

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  1. Launch the Books app on the iPhone.
  2. Tap Library.
  3. Find the Book or Audiobook that you want to hide and tap on three-horizontal dots for More Options, next to the specific book or audiobook and select Remove.
  4. If any audiobook or book is a part of series than open the series and hide the particular book.
  5. Lastly, choose Hide Book or Hide Audiobook.

Note: If Hide Book or Hide Audiobook doesn’t appear, then select Remove Download to delete the item from iPhone and if you go for Delete Everywhere, it will be removed from all the devices that are signed in with the same Apple ID.

How to Unhide Books or Audiobooks on iPhone?

  • Go to the Books app on your iPhone.
  • Select Reading Now.
  • Tap on your Profile icon.
  • And then, select Manage Hidden Purchases.
  • Lastly, Unhide the items.

How do I Remove Purchased apps from my Apple account?

You cannot remove the purchased apps from Apple ID, but surely they can be hidden if you try the below steps.

  1. Launch the App Store on your iOS device.
  2. Tap on your Profile icon.
  3. Go to Purchased. Or My Purchase if you are using Family Sharing.
  4. Swipe the app right-to-left and Hide it.
  5. Tap Done.

How do I Permanently Delete an App from my iPhone?

  1. Go to the Home screen of your iPhone.
  2. Touch and hold on the specific app to delete permanently on the iPhone.
  3. Tap Edit Home Screen if you are using iOS 13 or later.
  4. Tap (x) and Delete the app.
  5. Lastly, tap Done.

 Can you Permanently Delete Hidden Purchases on iTunes?

No, you can’t delete hidden purchases on iTunes. However, you can hide purchased apps from your iPhone.

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