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How Do I Delete Apps from my iTunes Account?

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Jamie Pearson. and work as an Freelance writer, a mother of two, and the publisher of two popular-ish websites: Best Kids Apps and Travel Savvy Mom. at BestKidsApps.

Ah, the iTunes store.  So many wonderful apps.  So much frustration.  Not sure how to delete all those unwanted apps from your iTunes account?

You’ve come to the right place.


Here’s what to do:

1.  Launch iTunes on your computer

2.  Choose “Applications” under the “Library” menu

3.  iTunes will now display the icons of all your downloaded applications

4.  Right click the icon of the app you want to delete, then click “delete” on that menu and follow the prompts

Once these apps are gone, they’re gone forever.  If you’re not ready to make that big of a commitment, you can just delete apps from your iPhone instead.

One last thing, if you haven’t deleted the app from your iPhone yet, you’ll get this message the next time you sync:


9 thoughts on “How Do I Delete Apps from my iTunes Account?

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you! Such a simple task and yet I would never have figured it out without your help!

  2. Tany says:

    I second Elizabeth’s comment! I was going crazy trying to figure it out! Thank you!

  3. Logan says:

    This helps but when I go to the app store on my phone there are apps that don’t show up on my iTunes account on my laptop. Any suggestions

  4. Rich says:

    this is not true.. I have done this NUMEROUS times but they still download in Itunes after I have deleted them.. How do I solve this ?

  5. Clark says:

    You’re an idiot. This definitely does *not* delete apps forever but simply disables them until then next time Itunes tries to download them.

  6. Uh, Clark. This post is a few years old and predates iCloud. Rein in the anger, my friend.

  7. alcohaul says:

    You are an idiot. Did you seriously flame a 2011 pre-cloud post?

  8. Con says:

    This saved me from going crazy trying to delete the apps. Thanks very much…

  9. Romec says:

    So HOW do we delete apps from iTunes library POST-cloud?

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