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Cralos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
On the Apps tab there's a 'Sync Apps' checkbox and a scroll area where all the purchased (or free) apps appear, even if they've been removed from the ipod and -manually- from my mac (~/Music/iTunes/Mobile Applications/). I'm interested in removing them from that scroll area.
I can see they exist also in the Account section by clicking in the 'Purchase History' button. I'm imagining that's why they still exist in the scroll area mentioned above.

Is there a way to remove all those free apps?. I do want to keep apps that I paid for but not the ones that are free.

IpodTouch iOS 4, iOS 4
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,970 points)
    Select Apps under Library at the left side of iTunes.
    Select the App, right click > Delete.
    and -manually- from my mac (~/Music/iTunes/Mobile Applications/).

    Why are you deleting them there?
    Let iTunes take care of it.
  • edge21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    how do i delete/clear the download history when i sign into my itunes account then select "purchased history"?

    Message was edited by: edge21
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,970 points)
    how do i delete/clear the download history when i sign into my itunes account then select "purchased history"?

    It's not a download history.
    It is a purchased history, like a receipt.
    You cannot delete it.
  • edge21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    if i contact apple or itunes, may they be able to clear it?
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,970 points)
    No.
    It is a list of your purcahses.
    Why do you want to clear it?
  • cloud 9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's NOT a list of purchases.

    • If I PURCHASE something in the iTunes store, they mail me a RECEIPT. one receipt is enough.

     

    WHY I want to clear it?

    well actually that's none of your business. Cralos asked 'how' not 'let me tell you my motives for how'.

    But I will answer why for my own:

    My computer is a very public thing, I make and show presentations with it. I show off my work, my music, my photo's etc. But I do NOT want to share my choices and preferences. If i want to hide documents, music, photo's or whatelse i CAN for whatever reason.

     

    but not my apps? Can't apps be as private as documents or photo's? don't apps show my preferences and choices? 

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,970 points)

    You need to read the posts/responses a bit more careffully.

    cloud 9 wrote:

     

    It's NOT a list of purchases.

    Yes it IS. It is a purchase history as it says.

    If I PURCHASE something in the iTunes store, they mail me a RECEIPT. one receipt is enough.

    Then you will need to contact Apple and convince them they do not need to maintain a history of your purchases. Perhaps they will rewrite their database software and all their contracts with the labels for you.

    WHY I want to clear it?

    well actually that's none of your business

    Since this is your first post, I will forgive you for being ignorant.

    My response (6 months ago) was to edge21, not you and it was about the iTunes purchase history which has nothing to do with teh origiinal post.

    Personally, I don't care why but it would help to figure out exactly what the user is trying to do because usually important info relative to the problem is not presented.

    Cralos asked 'how'

    and Cralos was told exactly how to do it. However, it seems he was deleting them from the hard drive (not from iTunes) and he wondered why they were still showing in iTunes. I asked, "Why are you deleting them there? (emphasis on "you" ) because iTunes already deletes them there.

    My response to Cralos had nothing to do with the iTunes purchase history. It had to do with deleting them from the computer/iTunes.

     

    And the "why" is sometimes needed because as an example would be if a user asked in the iTunes how to connect a microphone to their computer, it would be proper to ask why they want to use a microphone. They may think they need to play their CDs on a boombox and record them to get them into iTunes. Knowing why they want to do something we could tell them to use the CD drive on their computer. "Oh, is that what that little slot is for?" (you'd be amazed at some questions/responses).

    But I will answer why for my own:

    My computer is a very public thing, I make and show presentations with it.

    So what does this have to do with your iTunes purch se history?

    Do you give everyone your iTunesID and password? This is the only way to see your purchase history.

     

    Your computer is very public but you want to hide stuff?

    Why not simply create a new computer login with only the stuff you want everyone to see

  • cloud 9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    [quote]Since this is your first post, I will forgive you for being ignorant[\quote]

     

    thanks!

  • John L J Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    I think we should have the right to delete our purchase history from Apples data base or access to delete a particular app from history or data base.  There are no prompts that allow you to delete apps when you press purchased apps on your ipad, it shows all of them. We should be able to swipe and the DELETE button appears. I understand apple keeping a record so that I can restore and proof of what I bought so i'm not charged.  BUT, it also should be my choice to delete a particular app from my history.  Give me a set of prompts, proving my validity as an account holder then give me the option to delete with the prompt that if I want to get this app again i'll have to pay for it. 

  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)

    John L J,  why don't you post your suggestion here:  http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html

  • John L J Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    OK, Thanks Jim V.

  • jlha0576 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think it should be an option to delete any app from History or not.  There is an official receipt in your account of all the apps, music, etc... ever purchased.  So, there should be an option for who ever wants to delete a particular app on itunes in your desktop or iphone, etc... But with icloud you just need, if the option is given, to delete it in any one device. Well, lets see if Apple gives that option.  Good luck to y'all!

  • OpieM Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Chris,

     

    Yesterday, you stated "So what does this have to do with your iTunes purchase history? Do you give everyone your iTunesID and password? This is the only way to see your purchase history."

     

    That is incorrect.

     

    On my iPhone and iPad, if I go into the App Store, and tap on 'Updates', I now have a bar labeled "Purchased". When selected, I am given two options, 'All' and 'Not On This Phone'

     

    Selecting either one will give you a history of all of the apps you have downloaded, associated with your iTunes account (Not your device).

     

    At NO time am I required to enter my User ID or password.

     

    Seeing as my iPad is used by my entire family, I have a problem with this information being accessible to anyone who wants to look. My 7 year old daughter and 11 year old son don't need to see that I've previously downloaded adult oriented apps to my phone, even if (and perhaps ESPECIALLY if) these apps are no longer on any of my devices.

     

    Cloud 9 had a legitimate question that, if you do a quick Google search, it seems quite a few people are asking. He certainly didn't deserve your rude response...

     

    ... but that's okay. I'll forgive you for being ignorant.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,970 points)

    Yesterday, you stated "So what does this have to do with your iTunes purchase history? Do you give everyone your iTunesID and password? This is the only way to see your purchase history."

     

    That is incorrect.

    No, it is not incorrect.

    On my iPhone and iPad, if I go into the App Store, and tap on 'Updates', I now have a bar labeled "Purchased". When selected, I am given two options, 'All' and 'Not On This Phone'

     

    Selecting either one will give you a history of all of the apps you have downloaded, associated with your iTunes account (Not your device).

    That shows you your purchases. It is not an -> iTunes purchase history which contains the Order number, price and date purchased.

    At NO time am I required to enter my User ID or password

    You had to enter you iTunesID and password at some point to allow your iDevice to show these purchases. They don't magically appear on the device you are using.

    Seeing as my iPad is used by my entire family, I have a problem with this information being accessible to anyone who wants to look.

    Then you don't everyone use the device.

    Cloud 9 had a legitimate question

    Cloud 9 did not have a question and I did not respond rudely. I posted the facts.

    Besides, he responded to my response to edge21 & mixed it up with the original question from Cralos.

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