You’ve probably downloaded a lot of apps from the Apple App Store and wondering what you’ve forgotten – there are millions to choose from.
Some of the apps are reasonably priced at $0.99, but there are a few that command significantly more than that. It’s easy to forget what you’ve purchased or downloaded from the App Store, especially if you’re a long-term Apple user.
Thankfully though, there’s an easy way to see all your past purchases on the Apple App Store – both free and paid. There isn’t a way (yet) to just see all the paid apps you’ve purchased or just the free apps you’ve purchased, you’ll see all your apps – everything – in chronological order since the beginning of time (when you first made an Apple account on the App Store).
Here are the ways you can view your past purchases on the Apple App Store.
[iPhone] View Your Past Purchase History On The Apple Store
There are a number of ways you can view your past purchase history on the Apple App Store. You’ll see how to view your past purchase history on your iPhone first, since that’s what most people visiting this guide have.
Find the settings app on your Home Screen. Look for the app icon or swipe down and type ‘settings’.
Tap on your name or profile photo at the top of the screen.
Tap “Media & Purchases”.
Tap “View Account” on the popup menu at the bottom of the screen.
Tap “Purchase History” at the bottom of the screen. If you don’t see it you might have to scroll down a bit.
On this page you’ll find your past purchase history for the Apple App Store.
Apple doesn’t give you much option to sort and filter your Apple App Store history other than different time ranges. It would be nice to filter by price, free/paid, updated and so on.
[Internet] How To View Your Apple App Store History Online
In addition to finding your Apple App Store history on your iPhone, you can find the same information out by visiting Apples website. Here’s how to do it.
Find Your Apple App Store History Online
Here’s how to find your your Apple App Store history using an internet browser.
Visit This Special Apple Website Link
Go to this website in any browser on your computer
Sign In To The Apple Website
Sign into the Apple website with the Apple ID you want to view past purchases with. Your login screen might look different than mine depending on which browser and computer you’re using.
It doesn’t matter – just make sure you login with the same account you’re wanting to view the past purchase history with.
View Your Apple App Store Past Purchase History
Here you’ll see your full purchase history from the Apple App Store. You do get a bit more option to sort the results by keyword, but in my opinion it is needing an update.
[Mac] How To View Your Purchase History On A Mac
Finally, this last way of finding your Apple App Store purchase history is just for Mac users.
I would have thought Apple would include more filter options for sorting your Apple App Store purchase history, but that’s not the case. You’ll just be able to filter by year. That’s it.
Open Up The Apple Music App
Find the Apple Music app icon on your App dock or press ⌘ + space and type “music”.
Tap Account Then Account Settings
Tap “Account” at the top menu then select “Account Settings”.
Scroll To “Purchase History”
Scroll down the account settings page to “Purchase History”.
Select “See All”
Here you’ll find your complete Apple App Store purchase history. You don’t even get a search bar, just a drop down with the years. WHY did Apple do such a bad job on this I don’t know.
So there you have it, three ways to check your Apple App Store purchase history.
As soon as Apple updates their App purchase history with a proper filter and sort option we will report back, but for now the best way to view your past Apple App Store purchase history I think is with their website here: http://reportaproblem.apple.com.
It’s the least fuss and you at least get a keyword search box.