How do delete a app in purchased list

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  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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    Is there anyway to delete a app in purchased list ?
     
  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    I dont think so. Why would you want to do this?
     
  3. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok thanks because I have so many apps I tried it is difficult to find the apps I want to redownload after redoing my iPhone. It wouldn't matter if there was a search feature though.
     
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  5. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks can this be done online or must I install iTunes ? :(
     
  6. charlyham macrumors regular

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    I have been told that calling apple support and asking them to delete the apps is the only way. I have not done this but I have hidden apps that I have purchased. I have downloaded and tried a lot of free apps and decided to not use them so I just hide them.
     
  7. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok thank you.

    Does apple have live chat support ?
     
  8. geta macrumors 6502a

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    How\where can i do this ? i would like to clean (or at least hide) my purchased list from all the 'trial and error' apps i've downloaded that i dont use anymore.
     
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  10. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    It does work on 9.2.1 - swipe from right to left.

    I don't see this capability going away, as Family Sharing needs to provide a way for family members to hide purchases they don't want other family members to access.
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Doesn't work for me on 9.2.1, can't swipe.

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    Works on my iPad, not iPhone. 9.2.1.
     
  12. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. Can't swipe.
     
  13. \-V-/ Suspended

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    It has to be done in your account settings via iTunes. That is currently the only way. If you have Family Sharing you can do it from the iPhone.

    I haven't checked in a while though so maybe things have changed.
     
  14. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    I have family sharing and can't swipe right or left on purchased apps on my iPhone App Store.
     
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    Then you need to do it via iTunes.
     
  16. geta macrumors 6502a

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    Only if you having family sharing you can hide apps ?

    I tried the above suggestions and i cant find how to hide the apps, i dont have 'swipe-to-hide option' on my phone, as well as i cant find it in my account settings via iTunes.
     
  17. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I can't find it either. :(
     
  18. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    I could find only this, in https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201322

    Presumably, if you are not part of a Family Share, you have to do it using iTunes.
     
  19. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    Weird. On my iPhone the swipe left to hide is all of sudden working. It works for my purchase but not my wife's or son's.
     
  20. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    You cannot hide purchases made with someone else's account - that's expected. They don't want one family member messing with the decisions of another family member.
     
  21. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    Understood. That's the way it should be. It was just weird that hiding my own purchases wasn't working earlier but now it is.
     
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  24. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I got it to work but after I hide the app it shows back up when refreshing purchases.
     
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