Deleting unused apps

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  1. MemphisMark

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    I just got an iPad Air and I am getting ready to pass my iPad 2 down to my son. I am looking to share my iTunes account with him when I do so.

    There is a small problem. There are several apps that I do not want him seeing. I no longer use them, they have been superseded my better apps, etc.

    How do I remove them from the "purchased" part of the app store?

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  2. giradman

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    Hello - my first suggestion is that you need to wipe the old iPad - see instructions HERE - then setup the iPad for your son - also check into Family Sharing (assuming both will be on iOS 8) - hope that this helps to get you started. Dave :)
     
  3. MemphisMark

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    That won't do it. When I link our iTunes accounts, he will be able to see and download apps I have purchased, no matter if they are on the iPad or not. I don't want him seeing them. :)
     
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    Well, did you really read the links throughly and carefully? Your first need to WIPE your old iPad, then none of your apps will be present - then if you want your son on your same Apple account, you need to figure out how to control what he puts on the old iPad - Family Sharing is an option - please read and understand before responding too quickly - Dave :)
     
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    You can also set a restrictions password on the iPad and turn off Downloading Apps. This will prevent him from downloading any new apps, as long as you don't tell him the restrictions password. If he wants a particular app that you approve, you can turn on downloading apps, download the app and then turn off downloading apps again.
     
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    I seem to recall that there is a way of hiding the purchases within iTunes, but I regret that I can't remember where in the forum I saw it. Perhaps someone else can help ?


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    Go to App Store - Purchased, tap the app you intend to hide and slide it to the left. At the right "Hide" will appear. Tap it to hide the app.

    I suppose that will only work on the iPad where you perform this. Supposedly they will still be visible on the other iPad.
     
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    You can also hide apps in your purchased list in iTunes on your computer. If they're hidden this way they won't be visible to any of your iOS devices.
     
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  10. John903

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    You cannot delete them, you can only hide them - that will stop them showing in the Purchased links for redownloading.
     

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