How to Delete Unwanted Apps from iCloud?

James Davis

Dec 01, 2021 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

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Without any doubt, iCloud is considered one of Apple's major features these days, and users of iOS are willing to make their purchases on the iTunes store for music, data, apps, and much more. However, there is a time when you download something, and you realize that the app is of no use to you or you want to free some of the apps from your iCloud. Well, then it’s a piece of cake. Before moving on, let’s look at iCloud purchases. Whenever an app is purchased, iCloud does not store that purchase. Instead, it just keeps a history of apps purchased or downloaded in the past so that you can install them again into iTunes or any other device. For this purpose, iCloud displays which apps have been purchased and links with each of them to the App Store. This means that you can buy or download an unlimited number of apps, but they won’t use any of the space in your iCloud account, and Apple won’t permit you to delete these apps from iCloud.

However, if you wish to delete apps from iCloud, you can make them “hide”. To hide your unwanted apps, follow the steps below:

Hiding Unwanted Apps on iCloud

1. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, go over to App Store > Updates > Purchased. You will be able to see the list of apps that have been purchased. For this instance, the square space app is being hidden as shown below

2. Double click on iTunes and head over to the store on your Windows PC or Mac. Click on Purchased, which is on the right hand of the window. Now you will be taken to the purchase history

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3. Now open apps that are located on the upper portion of the screen. A list of all the downloaded and purchased apps will show up. Now take your mouse over the app you want to hide and a “X” will appear

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4. Clicking on “X” will hide the apps. Then the list of apps would be updated and you won’t be able to see the apps you hide

hide unwanted apps from iCloud

5. Same would be the case on your App Store in your iPhone.

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So, with the above steps, you can delete unwanted apps from iCloud.

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