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HS71 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I would like to delete items from my app store purchase history.  can this be done?


iPad 2, iOS 4.3.2
  • 1. Re: delete items from purchase history
    MadisonP Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)

    Greetings,

     

    Your purchase history is tied to your AppleID (the name or email address you use to make purchases through the App Store / iTunes Store).  It cannot be changed by you (the user).  You could stop using your current AppleID and use a different one, but then you would have to keep track of two different IDs when making purchases etc.

     

    You can contact the iTunes Store email team and ask them about removing items but as it's your official history of purchases I doubt there is a way to remove it from their end either: http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/

  • 2. Re: delete items from purchase history
    Stuart Stevens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I second this request, and will do my best to add my opinion to EVERY post about being able to permanently and totally delete objects from my purchase history.

     

    Crappy free apps that I will NEVER reinstall on any device.

    Time-bombed paid apps that I will NEVER reinstall on any device - like all older versions of MLB.com at Bat.

     

    How about it apple? Give me control of my devices and my purchases!

  • 3. Re: delete items from purchase history
    mpoyner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also would like to add my voice to this, calling for a way to delete items from purchase history. I have over SEVEN HUNDRED apps that I have downloaded since purchasing my first iphone. I don't want to have to wade through those every time I'm looking at my purchase history. I only use about 40 or less of the apps that I've downloaded over the years.

     

    The same goes with music.

     

    It's ridiculous not to have a way to delete unwanted items from purchase history, if for no other reason than privacy concerns.

     

    PLEASE, if you agree with us, please do add your comments here and elsewhere. Make Apple aware that this is an issue we expect to be addressed.

  • 4. Re: delete items from purchase history
    tulsa_skin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes there needs to be a way to permanantly delete your history if you dont want it on there this is ridiculous

  • 5. Re: delete items from purchase history
    HS71 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    if I use a different Apple ID, will my installed apps still get updates? or will I have to sign in to the old Apple ID to do this?

     

    like the others on this thread, it would be better if the customer was able to control what appears on their device(s)!

  • 6. Re: delete items from purchase history
    Cross_J Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also think there should be a way for USERS to control and handle THEIR OWN app purchase. In the end it is our freedom to delete any apps that we dont need from our phone, or device, then y not on the purchase list? Apple should add this "feature" or "function" what ever they want to call it

  • 7. Re: delete items from purchase history
    ROBER893 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    100% agree. Stupid free apps that i downloaded but are useless, shouldn't be left on my history to clog it up for eternity...I will never use that app again.

    I should be aloud to permanently remove apps/music/books from my account history that i will never want to download again.

     

    Come on Apple....this is a no brainer

  • 8. Re: delete items from purchase history
    Roosevelt Jones Level 2 Level 2 (380 points)

    Please consider submitting your request to http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html. While this forum is being hosted by Apple, I am pretty sure they are not monitoring it for product feedback and suggestions. This forum is used by Apple product end users to assist other end users posting technical issues they want help with. You will need to contact Apple Support to talk directly to Apple staff.

  • 9. Re: delete items from purchase history
    Peter5nine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have used multiple Apple id's on my iPhone. You will be notified to update them. You have to sign in to the Apple id it was purchased with.

  • 10. Re: delete items from purchase history
    Peter5nine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't really mind a full purchase history. You can't change history!

     

    I want to be able to mark items which should be hidden.

  • 11. Re: delete items from purchase history
    greenredbluepurple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I dont like it

     

    now everyone who uses my ipod can see my epic **** app downloads even after i deleted them to cover my tail.

     

    Great

  • 12. Re: delete items from purchase history
    Roosevelt Jones Level 2 Level 2 (380 points)

    You can always logout of the Stores through the Settings app when you want let others use your device. Log back in when you want to start purchasing items again. The purchase history should not be available unless you are logged in.

  • 13. Re: delete items from purchase history
    HS71 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok - feedback submitted per your suggestion.  Will let everyone know what answer I get...

  • 14. Re: delete items from purchase history
    kup1986 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Send feedback to more than just the iTunes link.  Send it for all iDevices as well.

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

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