How to Delete Hidden Purchases on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of seeing hidden purchases cluttering up your iPhone? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to delete those pesky hidden purchases and reclaim your device’s storage space. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the App Store

To begin, open the App Store on your iPhone. You can find the App Store icon on your home screen. It looks like a blue icon with a white “A” in the middle.

Step 2: Tap on your Profile Picture

In the top right corner of the App Store, you will see a profile picture or an avatar. Tap on it to access your Account settings.

Step 3: Sign in to your Apple ID

If you are not already signed in to your Apple ID, you will be prompted to do so. Enter your Apple ID and password and tap “Sign In”.

Step 4: Go to “Purchased”

Once signed in, scroll down until you see the “Purchased” section. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 5: View Hidden Purchases

In the Purchased section, tap on “My Purchases” at the top of the screen. This will display a list of all your purchased apps.


If you have Family Sharing enabled, you may need to choose whose purchases you want to view by tapping on their name first.

Step 6: Find Hidden Purchases

To locate hidden purchases, tap on “Not on This iPhone” tab located at the top of the screen. This will show all purchases that are not currently installed on your device.


If you have a large number of purchases, you can use the search bar at the top of the screen to find specific apps.

Step 7: Delete Hidden Purchases

Now that you have located your hidden purchases, swipe left on an app to reveal the “Delete” option. Tap on “Delete” to remove the app from your purchased history.

Step 8: Confirm Deletion

A confirmation message will appear asking if you want to delete the app. Tap on “Delete” once again to confirm and permanently remove it from your account.


Deleting a hidden purchase will not affect any apps or media you have already downloaded and installed on your device.

Step 9: Repeat if Necessary

Repeat steps 7 and 8 for any other hidden purchases you want to delete.


You have successfully deleted hidden purchases from your iPhone. Your App Store account is now free from unnecessary clutter, giving you more storage space for new and useful apps!


Please keep in mind that deleting hidden purchases will not refund any money spent on those apps. If you wish to reinstall a deleted app later, you will need to repurchase it.

  • Tips:
  • If you are unsure about deleting a particular app, consider using the search bar in the App Store to find and reinstall it without purchasing it again.
  • You can also hide previously purchased apps from appearing in your purchased history by swiping left on an app and selecting “Hide”. This can be useful if you want to clean up your purchase list without permanently deleting an app.

We hope this tutorial has helped you reclaim valuable storage space on your iPhone by deleting hidden purchases. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to us. Happy organizing!

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