October 24, 2011
From the Purchased section in iTunes, the App Store, and iBookstore in iOS 5, and in iTunes 10.5 on your computers, you can hide past music, TV show, app, and book purchases in your purchase history, as well as download them again to your computers or devices. Think of it as the digital equivalent of packing away stuff you don't want to see when you're looking around but don't want to throw away either. On iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, swipe across items in the purchase history to produce touchable Hide buttons. On the computer screen, move the pointer over items to produce a clickable "X" to the right of the entry if you're viewing a list (for example, Songs in Music) or in the upper left of the image if you're viewing albums, TV shows, apps, or books. To find items you've previously hidden, go to your Account Information page and look in the iTunes in the Cloud section.
On iPhone and iPod touch, the Purchased tab appears on the lower right in iTunes and the iBookstore. In the App Store, tap Updates on the lower right and then Purchased at the top. On Pad the Purchased tab is on the lower right in all of the stores. The Apple ID button that will take you to your Account page is at the bottom of most of the main pages. On the computer, links for both Purchased and Account are in the Quick Links section on the upper right of the main iTunes Store page.