It’s really easy to make purchases from your iPhone, to the point that you may forget about some of those purchases just a couple of days or weeks after you make them.
Luckily it’s possible to learn how to find purchase history on iPhone devices so that you can check all of those purchases to jog your memory or confirm that there aren’t any unauthorized purchases being made with your Apple ID.
How to View Past Purchases from the Apple App Store and In Apps on an iPhone
- Open Settings.
- Tap your name.
- Choose Media & Purchases.
- Select View Account.
- Tap Purchase History.
- View your purchases.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to find purchase history on iPhone 13, including pictures of these steps.
Related Topic: You can manage subscriptions from your iPhone as well. Read our guide on how to cancel an Apple Music subscription on an iPhone 13 to see where this option is located.
Your iPhone gives you the option to do a lot of things. You can make calls, send texts, take pictures, and much, much more.
You can also make purchases on your iPhone. This can include apps, items from the App Store or iTunes Store, and items inside of apps.
Once you start using your iPhone to make purchases, it can be difficult to keep track of everything, especially if you have multiple devices or multiple people sharing an Apple ID.
Therefore, being able to check your purchases for any irregularities or mistakes can be a useful thing to know how to do.
You can see purchases on your iPhone by going to Settings > selecting your name > Media & Purchases > View Account > Purchase History.
Once a purchase has been finalized, you can even select it and view an invoice for it.
Our tutorial continues below with more information on finding and viewing iPhone purchases.
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How to See Items Purchased Using Your Apple ID on an iPhone 13 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.4.1 operating system.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Touch your Apple ID card at the top of the screen.
It should show your name and picture.
Step 3: Choose the Media & Purchases option.
Step 4: Select the View Account option at the bottom of the screen.
You may be prompted to enter your password, or you might need to do Face ID or Touch ID authentication.
Step 5: Scroll down and tap the Purchase History button.
Step 6: Scroll through your list of purchases to see everything that has been purchased using your Apple ID.
Now that you know how to find purchase history on iPhone you will be able to return here and see any subscriptions, media, or in-app purchases that you have made with your account.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about viewing iPhone purchases.
More Information on How to See the Apps and Items You Have Purchases on Your iPhone 13
All of the purchases that you are going to see on this screen are the ones that you have made through the App Store and iTunes Store. If you bought something from Amazon or through an app that doesn’t use Apple’s in-app purchasing, then you won’t see it here.
Free apps that you download are considered purchases. That’s why you are probably going to see a handful of apps in your purchase history that have a price of 0.00.
If you use multiple Apple IDs on your iPhone, then you aren’t going to see purchases that you made using the other Apple ID. You must sign out of the current Apple ID and sign in with the other one to view those purchases.
At the top of the purchase history screen, there is a “Date Range” option where you can choose to view older purchases.
Once a purchase is finalized in your purchase history, you can tap on the “Total Billed” line and see an invoice for that purchase.
There is also a “Hidden Purchases” option on this screen where you can see any of the purchases made with your Apple ID that you chose to hide, such as if you bought something as a gift for someone.
Frequently Asked Questions About iPhone Purchases
What happens if I delete an app, song, or video that I purchased on my iPhone?
You can always redownload an item that you have purchased on your iPhone as long as you are still using the same Apple ID.
Simply go to the App Store if it was an app, or the iTunes Store if it was a song, video, or ringtone, then search for the item and tap the cloud icon next to it.
Why is my iPhone deleting apps on its own?
There is a setting on the iPhone where it will try to manage your storage space by deleting apps that you haven’t used in a while.
You can find and disable this setting by going to Settings > App Store > then turning off the Offload Unused Apps option.
Now the only way that an app will be removed from your iPhone is if you delete it yourself.
How do I delete an iPhone 13 app?
You can remove an app from your device by finding it on your Home screen, tapping and holding on to the app icon, then selecting the Remove App option.
You can then touch the Delete App option to complete the app removal process.
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