How to Hide Purchased Apps On Your iPhone

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If you are an iPhone user, chances are you have a lot of apps on your device. From games to productivity tools, the App Store has it all, and it’s easy to forget exacly what apps you have installed. But what happens when you want to hide certain purchases? Luckily, Apple has made it simple to hide purchased apps on your iPhone.

In this blog post, we will explain how to hide purchased apps on your iPhone. By following these simple steps, you can keep your app purchases private.

First, go to the Settings menu on your iPhone. Here you will find a list of options including General and iPhone Storage. Select “iPhone Storage” and wait for a few minutes till it displays all your hidden apps.

Next, choose the apps that you want to hide from the list displayed and tap on them. You will be taen to a screen where you can see specific details about that particular app. At the top-right corner of this screen, select “Apps” . This will bring up a list of all of the purchased and downloaded apps on your device.

Look for the “X” icon at the top-left corner of an app’s icon and tap on it – this is where you can choose whether or not you want to hide that particular purchase from view. When asked if you want to hide that purchase, click “Hide” and voila –the desired app is now hidden from view!

To unhide a purchase at any time in future , just follow the same steps above and select “Unhide” instead when asked if you want to hide that purchase .

In conclusion , hiding purchased apps on your iPhone is fairly straightforward thanks to Apple’s intuitive design . With just a few clicks ,you can keep certain purchases private without having to delete them completely .

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Deleting Hidden Purchases from the iPhone App Store

To delete hidden purchases from the iPhone App Store, open the App Store app and tap on your profile icon in the top-right corner. From there, tap on ‘Purchased’ and then ‘My Purchases’. You will be able to see a list of apps you have purchased from the App Store. To delete a hidden purchase, simply swipe left on it and tap on ‘Hide’. You can also tap on the ‘Not on this iPhone’ tab to view hidden purchases. Swipe left on any item in this list to delete it permanently.

Making an App Look Like It Was Never Downloaded

To make an app look like you never downloaded it, you can hide it from your list of purchased and downloaded apps. To do this, go to the App Store on your device, select “Apps” at the top-right corner of the screen, then click the “X” that appears at the top-left corner of an app’s icon. You’ll be asked whether you want to hide that a purchased app. Click “Hide” to hide it. The app will no longer apear in your list of purchased and downloaded apps, and will look like you never downloaded it.

Understanding Hidden Purchases on an iPhone

Hidden Purchases is a feature on iPhone that allows you to hide apps from your Purchase History. This means that the app will no longer show up in your list of purchased items, and it won’t apper in the App Store for you to re-download. This can be useful if you have an app that you don’t use anymore and don’t want anyone else seeing, or if you want to make sure the app isn’t accidentally re-downloaded. Unhiding a purchase is easy—just go to Settings > Apple ID > Media & Purchases and select View Account. Scroll down and tap Hidden Purchases to view all of your hidden purchases, then tap the “Unhide” button next to any item you want to unhide.


In conclusion, the iPhone is a powerful and versatile device that offers users a variety of features and capabilities. It has a user-friendly interface and allows users to customize their experience throuh an array of settings. The iPhone also offers helpful tools such as Apple Music, iCloud storage, App Store, and the ability to hide purchased apps. With its intuitive design, robust feature set, and wide range of customization options, the iPhone is an excellent choice for those looking for a powerful and convenient smartphone experience.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.