How to delete previously downloaded app for good?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by berryracer, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. berryracer macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2013
    Dubai, UAE
    I have tried a few apps on my iPhone that I no longer want or intend to reinstall.

    Is there a way to remove them permanantly from the list of apps "not on this phone" which I see in the App Store?

    It'd be crazy if you can't do that in case you like to try a lot of apps then not liking them you'd end up with a long list of junk

    please help
  2. Daveoc64, Jan 4, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2013

    Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    Apple lets you hide Apps from that list, but you can't remove them.

    Once hidden, you can view hidden purchases from the "Your Account" section of the iTunes Store or App Store (which you'd need the account password to access).

    They have a support article explaining how to do it:
  3. MyCsPiTTa macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2012
    The answer you want is in rpsibew110's comment on this page:

    What a joke to think you cannot delete apps you no longer want. But considering how hard it was to find this information, we should be laughing... (not). Thanks Apple for making it so **** hard to figure this out; and thanks rpsibew110 for being the only person on the entire internet with a sensible answer.

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