Are you searching for a way to hide your app purchases from the Mac App Store? If yes is your answer, then you are on the right page. In this tutorial I am going to guide you through some basic steps which will help you to hide your app purchases from the Mac App Store.
But keep in mind that, the apps update notifications will also be disabled if you hide an app purchase from the Mac App Store. Also the apps will remain hidden in your family sharing as well. If you are alright with that, follow the steps given below to hide or unhide your app purchases.
Steps To Hide App Purchases In Mac Store:
If you are using Mac OS X Mountain or later version follow the method given below.
Step 1: To get started, first open your Mac App Store.
Step 2: Visit the sign in page under the store option and enter your Apple ID and password.
Step 3: Once done, you will be redirected to your store. Now click on “Purchases”.
Step 4: This will now display your “App Purchases” page.
Step 5: Right click on the app that you wish to hide and select “Hide Purchase”.
That’s it. You have successfully hidden you app purchase from Mac store. Now that app will disappear from the menu and it will be automatically replaced by other purchased apps in your account.
If you are using Mac OS X Lion, follow the steps given below.
Step 1: If you are using OS X Lion, first visit your Mac App Store and Sign in using your Apple ID and password.
Step 2: In your “App Purchases” page, head on to the app purchase that you wish to hide and click on “X” button to the right of it.
Now that app will disappear from the list and it will be automatically replaced by other apps purchased by you in the Mac store.
Steps To Unhide Your App Purchase In Mac Store:
Step 1: Follow the previous steps and sign in to your Mac App Store.
Step 2: Go to Store -> View My Account.
Step 3: Now you will be taken to your Account page. Sometimes, it may prompt you to enter your login credentials again for security purpose. Enter your login details if prompted.
Step 4: In the accounts page, select “View Hidden Purchases”.
Step 5: Now locate the app that you wish to unhide and click on “Unhide” button.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let me know via comments.