Clear iTunes / Radio / App Store / iBooks purchase history?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Matt-, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Matt- macrumors member

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    I've downloaded so many free apps, free books, etc. which I hate seeing on my account. In particular recently played radio stations (why can't I clear this? :mad:)

    So, I want to clear (not hide) my entire history from all the store services on my Apple ID. Has anyone done this before? I've had no luck finding a solution online.

    I have considered deleting the iCloud account entirely and starting over but I'm fond of my @me email :(
     
  2. AGX macrumors regular

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  3. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    It is not possible to delete "purchased" items. You can only hide them.

    I strongly recommend you not delete your AppleID. You will lose everything you've purchased, unless you have it backed up locally, and will not be able to recover it. Plus any DRM'd mEDIA will be unusable if you delete the AppleID.
     
  4. Matt- thread starter macrumors member

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    That's frustrating but thank you for your answer!
     
  5. AGX macrumors regular

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    But it's possible to delete an Apple ID or an iCloud mail address asking this to Apple?
     
  6. Matt- thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes it's possible but your associated @icloud.com email is also deleted and you need to call Apple to have it deleted (This is the information I've been given at least)
     
  7. AGX macrumors regular

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    But if unusued an appleid will be not deleted after some year?
     
  8. Matt- thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't think so, you need to request it be deleted
     
  9. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    I don't believe so, no.
     
  10. Tech198, Jul 19, 2016
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    Tech198 macrumors G4

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    let me jump in too..

    I doubt Apple ID's are ever deleted, even on request..

    Its the only reason of Apple saying "just sign up with a new AppleID, or change it"

    As far as i'm aware, u can remove Apple ID linked from computers, devices, but that is not the same as deleting it permanently from Apple's servers... As, as for marketing... well..its great for marketing purposes "Look how many users have now using AppleID's"

    Your best bet is just hiding app etc u don't wanna view.

    In this day and age we've gone from deleting stuff to "we'll just hide stuff just from the customer as an only option just in case they need it again. Even if they are sure, [we] don't think they are"

    Control. Its all about control
     
  11. hauntvictim macrumors regular

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    Oddly enough, I am in the reverse situation. So I know it IS possible. I delted my itunes library from itunes. Deleted my iTunes.itl and iTunes.xml. Further, I deleted the physical mp3 and .app residing in the perspective folders, turned off iCloud Music and signed out. I did this to recreate my library however my back up hard drive crashed and I have no puchase history, so make sure this is what you want.
     

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