how can i undo my purchased apps?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Appl3FTW, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

    Appl3FTW

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    if you purchase an app, you automatically see it with an icloud symbol on it, meaning it has been purchased/downloaded at the app store. How can i undo that? meaning, i don't want it to show as downloaded/purchased. sorta like reset it in a way so it doesn't look like i've downloaded it.
     
  2. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same question...is there a way to hide the purchase
     
  3. PNutts macrumors 601

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    #3
    Log out of the App Store.
     
  4. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    FALSE, that doesn't work.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can't.
    It's saved like that so you can redownload it again for free in the future.
    Can't hide it or remove it from being displayed there like that.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Don't purchase any fart, impotence or premature ejaculation apps in the first place then you'll have nothing to hide.
     
  7. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Why would you say that? When you log out of the App Store the cloud icon changes back into the price. If the app is on your phone it still shows OPEN. When you log back in, it changes back to the cloud icon.

    Instead of silly all caps responses if you tell me what didn't work for you then I or someone else can help.
     
  8. blarivee macrumors 6502

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    You can go to iTunes on your computer and hide purchases. Login to iTunes and on the purchases section there's a little X on the corner on each app (on mac it shows up when you hover over with the mouse). However, you can also undo the hide by resetting the purchases. It should also hide the app from the App store on your iDevice.
     
  9. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    won't let me delete or reset the purchased/downloaded app.
     
  10. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    You have to go to Settings - iTunes & App Store - Turn off Show All Music and Videos


    I think that's what you are asking? if the App is not on my iOS device I will see the Cloud. Which it's something you can't deselect unless you logged out, maybe, out of the App store? Which imo is silly to do. It might mess up your settings on your iPhone.
     
  11. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I didn't know about this. Worked as advertised. Thx.
     
  12. blarivee macrumors 6502

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    You cannot reset or delete a purchased app. I'm guessing you want to erase any trace of you ever purchasing the app. You can try asking Apple to refund you the purchase.
     
  13. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I'm confused as to what the OP is trying to do. With the excellent information you gave above on hiding an app from iTunes:

    • On my iPhone it disappears from the list of purchased items in the App Store
    • On my iPhone in the App Store it no longer shows as in the cloud and the purchase price is displayed
    • In iTunes it shows the purchase price instead of Downloaded or Update
    • In iTunes it disappears from the list of purchased apps

    The only place I can find it is in the area where you unhide hidden purchases. :confused:
     
  14. blarivee macrumors 6502

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    I think the op is trying to completely erase any trace of ever purchasing the app. Maybe he bought a porn or "cheat on spouse" app and don't want the spouse to find out *shrug*

    Oh i didn't know it shows the purchase price in the iTunes store. I learned something new, lol.
     
  15. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

    Appl3FTW

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    yes i want no trace of me downloading the app.. how can i delete it from showing as purchased? that's what i want to know.
     
  16. blarivee macrumors 6502

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    Like I said earlier it is not possible on the user end. You'll have to contact Apple.
     
  17. PNutts macrumors 601

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    You aren't listening.

    /thread
     
  18. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    well none of the suggested are working... i'm still seeing if anyone helpful will chime in.

    //thread in progress :rolleyes:
     
  19. Bear macrumors G3

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    Your only solution is deleting the app from every device and computer you have it on and hide the purchase. The only way it will be visible then is from the account page where you can manage hidden purchases. It won't even show under purchased once you've hidden it.

    Why do you need to remove all traces of the purchase?
     
  20. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    lets just say we don't want purchased app showing as purchased while "searching" for apps on the app store. haha..
     

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