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HS71 Calculating status...
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Jun 6, 2011 8:24 PM

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

iPad 2, iOS 4.3.2
  • MadisonP Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)
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    Jun 6, 2011 9:58 PM (in response to HS71)

    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/

  • Stuart Stevens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 7, 2011 9:41 AM (in response to HS71)

    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!

  • mpoyner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 7, 2011 11:08 AM (in response to HS71)

    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.

  • tulsa_skin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 7, 2011 1:54 PM (in response to HS71)

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

  • Cross_J Calculating status...
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    Jun 7, 2011 7:25 PM (in response to HS71)

    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

  • ROBER893 Calculating status...
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    Jun 7, 2011 10:06 PM (in response to HS71)

    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

  • Roosevelt Jones Level 2 Level 2 (380 points)
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    Jun 7, 2011 11:24 PM (in response to HS71)

    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.

  • Peter5nine Calculating status...
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    Jun 7, 2011 11:32 PM (in response to HS71)

    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.

  • Peter5nine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 7, 2011 11:37 PM (in response to HS71)

    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.

  • greenredbluepurple Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2011 8:12 AM (in response to HS71)

    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

  • Roosevelt Jones Level 2 Level 2 (380 points)
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    Jun 8, 2011 8:30 AM (in response to HS71)

    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.

  • kup1986 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 8, 2011 8:37 PM (in response to Roosevelt Jones)

    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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