First things first, you can not delete your Apple App purchase history as iTunes creates a log of all the purchases you made under a particular Apple ID.
The only thing that can be done is to hide the purchases you’ve made via the App store. So, how do I delete my Apple app purchase history? Well you can follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1 – Open the App Store app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2 – Tap on your profile picture located in the top right corner and then select the “Purchased” option from the menu that appears.
Step 4 – Find the app you want to delete from your purchase history and swipe left on it. Now tap on the “Hide” option that appears.
Step 6 – Confirm that you want to hide the app from your purchase history by tapping on “Hide Purchase.”
Please note that hiding an app from your purchase history will not delete the app from your device or cancel any subscriptions you may have for the app.
How Do I Delete My Apple App Purchase History with iTunes?
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Unfortunately Apple does not let you delete your iTunes purchase history. But, you can hide individual apps from your purchase history similar to what I described in the previous answer.
This will prevent the app from appearing in your purchase history on your iPhone too.
To do this, open iTunes on your computer and sign in with your Apple ID. Now, click on your name in the top right corner and select “Account Info” from the drop-down menu. Go ahead and enter your password when prompted.
Scroll down to the “Purchase History” section and click on “See All.” Once in, find the app you want to delete from your purchase history and swipe left on it. Now, click on the “Hide Purchase” button from the drop-down menu.
Confirm that you want to hide the app from your purchase history by clicking on “Hide Purchase” again.
Can you Delete Hidden Purchases on Your iPhone?
No you can not delete hidden purchases from your iPhone and all you can do is simply hide your purchases so that they don’t appear on your App store or iTunes purchases section.
This is because Apple makes sure that there’s a record of all your purchases on their platform and you will be able to view your app purchases for as long as your Apple ID is active.
How Long Does Apple Keep its Purchase History?
Apple keeps your purchase history for as long as you have an Apple ID. You can view your purchase history for all of your Apple ID accounts at any time by logging into the App Store or iTunes Store with your Apple ID and going to your account information page.
In fact I still have purchases reflecting under my Apple ID from as early as November 2010.
How Do I Find My Apple Purchase History?
Finding out your Apple purchase history is rather simple and can be done in one of two ways. You can either choose to view your purchase history on the iTunes store or the App store on your iPhone or iPad.
Go to the App Store or iTunes Store on your iPhone or iPad and then tap on your profile picture located in the top right corner. Now select “Purchased” from the menu that appears and from here you can view your purchase history and download any previously purchased apps or content.
Alternatively, open the Settings App and tap on iTunes & App Store. Now tap your Apple ID and then tap view Apple ID. Scroll down and tap on purchase history to view a detailed breakup of the apps and other purchases you’ve made via the App store or iTunes.
How Do You Make it Look Like You Never Downloaded an App on iPhone?
The only thing you can do is to hide your complete purchase history manually via the iTunes store or the App store.
Go to the App Store or iTunes Store on your iPhone or iPad and then tap on your profile picture located in the top right corner. Now select “Purchased” from the menu that appears and from here you can view your purchase history. Now swipe left on the apps in your purchase history and tap Hide to hide them from your history.
Remember, doing this will not delete any app from your iPhone or iPad and it will only hide the transaction confirmation from your app purchase history so it looks like you haven’t paid to download that app.
In order to get rid of the app itself, proceed to the App store and locate the app you want to delete and then tap on the delete button to uninstall it from the device. Once deleted, there won’t be a trace of the cache or storage of the app and it will appear like that app was never downloaded in the first place.
Why Can’t I Delete My Purchase History on My iPhone?
Apple does not allow you to delete your entire purchase history on your iPhone because the purchase history is an important record of all the apps and content you have bought from the App Store or iTunes Store in the past.
However, you can hide individual apps or content from your purchase history by following the steps outlined in previous answers.
Hiding an app or content will remove it from your purchase history on that device, but it will still be visible in your purchase history on other devices unless you also hide it there.
The only way for you to get rid of your purchase history is by deleting your Apple ID and creating a new one. But by doing this you will lose your backups, contacts, purchases, videos, movies and access to accounts that you have logged in with your Apple ID.
Can Apple Family See My Purchase History?
If you are a member of an Apple Family Sharing group, the family organizer can see your purchase history in their own purchase history. This means that if you purchase an app or make an in-app purchase on your device, it will appear in the purchase history of the family organizer’s account.
However, Apple takes privacy seriously, and they have implemented some measures to protect your privacy in family sharing. For example, family members cannot view each other’s individual purchase history or the payment information used for those purchases. Only the family organizer can view the overall family purchase history.
It is important to note that family members can only share certain types of purchases, such as apps, music, and books. They cannot share subscriptions or in-app purchases that are billed to a specific user’s account.
Can Family Members See Your Hidden Purchases on iPhone?
No, family members cannot see your hidden purchases on iPhone. When you hide a purchase, it is removed from your purchase history, and it will not appear in your family organizer’s purchase history or in the shared family purchase history.
However, if you share an Apple ID with a family member, they will be able to see all the purchases made under that Apple ID, even if you have hidden them. This is because all purchases made with an Apple ID are tied to that account, and not to individual devices.
To ensure your privacy, it is recommended that each family member has their own individual Apple ID, and that they use Family Sharing to share purchases and content with each other. This allows each family member to have their own purchase history, and it ensures that hidden purchases remain private.
How Do You Hide Recently Added Apps on an iPhone?
You can hide recently added apps on iPhone by using the App Library feature introduced in iOS 14. The App Library automatically organizes your apps into categories and hides them from your Home Screen, allowing you to easily access them from a separate page.
To hide a recently added app in the App Library, swipe left on your Home Screen to access the App Library and then locate the app you want to hide. Press and hold the app icon until a menu appears and then select “Remove App” from the menu.
Choose “Remove from Home Screen” to remove the app from your Home Screen while keeping it in the App Library.