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    Default Deleting unwanted 'Purchased' apps...forever.

    Is it possible?

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    As in from your purchases list or just off the idevice?

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    From the purchaser list ie: gone forever.

    The reason being is that there is a lot if shit that you download, realize it's shit and never want to see it again...ever.

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    I've wondered the same this, I download an app to try and find, I never want it again. would be great to delete from purchased list.

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    Easy, hold the icon on your iOs device til it wriggles, touch the X, then it's deleted from the iOs device. On your Mac in iTunes, in the Applications Playlist, right click the app and select delete, confirm to move to trash, da-dah, gone…
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirstaunch View Post
    Easy, hold the icon on your iOs device til it wriggles, touch the X, then it's deleted from the iOs device. On your Mac in iTunes, in the Applications Playlist, right click the app and select delete, confirm to move to trash, da-dah, gone…
    Yes but is it deleted from the Purchased section of the App Store app on the iOS device?

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    As far as I can tell, there's no way yet to do what you (and I, and I suspect many others) want to do.
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    No way yet, it is a shame because my list is so long and half of them I'll never want again. That's why they were deleted in the first place.

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    I agree as well, I've got over three years worth of apps clogging up my purchased list, many of which I'll never install again.

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    I was wondering the same thing in the Mac App Store just yesterday...

    If you can't delete them it would be good if you could tag some as "favorite" apps or something similar, that way they could help drive better recommendations for others as well as allowing you to filter down to only the apps you actually like
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    Why does it matter being on the App Store? You don't have to download them again unless of course you check for purchased apps which you can avoid I guess
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    I contacted Apple about this just after iTunes 10.3 came out. No, you can't delete purchased items. I have a lot of rubbish apps I don't want, I really don't want to think how long the list will be after 3 or 4 years.
    They will have to come up with some way of editing the list or it will become unworkable and therefor no longer a feature anyone will want.

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    I have to agree Granny. Although I also think that, occasionally, I will delete something and then for some reason reason at some point down the track want to find out what that particular app was that I can no longer remember due to my ever increasing senility!

    Being able to hide apps you don't want to see in your purchase history might be better than completely deleting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Monk View Post
    Deleting unwanted 'Purchased' apps...forever. Is it possible?
    Don't want the misses seeing you once downloaded that "Playboy" app ...err

    History can be a bitch ....Google has tracked every move you have made in search and it is possible to log in and view it.

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    Yeah, i'm not a fan of my history showing up on my MacBook from my iMac. Don't see the point of it really. I'm also not wanting people to go through my apps history and ask why i've downloaded xxx.


    Could be worse though, that iCloud app sync thing. You download an app on your iPhone and it is downloaded to your wife's or mate's iOS device because they are still signed in/ set to sync apps. How does one explain…

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    Quote Originally Posted by skritter View Post
    Don't want the misses seeing you once downloaded that "Playboy" app ...err
    Not really

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    I can just hear it now! ...all these incidences of claims that "my iTunes account has been hacked...how else would these apps show up in my account."

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Hawk View Post
    I was wondering the same thing in the Mac App Store just yesterday...

    If you can't delete them it would be good if you could tag some as "favorite" apps or something similar, that way they could help drive better recommendations for others as well as allowing you to filter down to only the apps you actually like
    Ditto. It's frustrating when i've got two copies of apps in my list; for example, I recently 'bought' Tunesify Lite from the Mac App Store to trial the software... before purchasing Tunesify. I only want Tunesify in the list... not the trial version! Hopefully such things will become history when in-app purchases arrive on Lion.
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    I wish this was possible. Far to much crap that I've downloaded!

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