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App Store and iTunes purchases: You can’t delete history

We don’t typically run one-word answers to reader questions, but it’s worth it in this case, because we regularly receive a question similar to this one from Macworld reader JLR: I want to dump, forever, some music and iPhone apps from my iTunes account and not have to deal with them just “hiding.” Is this possible to do?

No.

OK, I can’t help myself, I need to give a complete answer here. Apple lets you  from appearing where they typically display in a list or are available via Family Sharing, but the purchase remains

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