How to Delete Purchases From Your Amazon Order History

Amazon Delete Order

Amazon doesn’t offer a dedicated button or feature to completely delete purchases from your order history. However, you can hide an order from showing up in your order history by archiving it. This tutorial will show you how to delete Amazon purchases by archiving them on Android, iPhone, and desktop.

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How to Hide Amazon Orders on Desktop

To hide an Amazon order by archiving it on a computer, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Amazon website and log in to your Amazon account.
  2. Click on “Returns & Orders” at the top.
Amazon Pc Returns Orders
  1. You will be greeted by the list of your orders. Find the order that you want to hide. By default, Amazon shows orders from the past three months only. To view older orders, click on the drop-down box that says “Past 3 months” and select the year in which you purchased the item, or use the search bar at the top to find the desired order.
Amazon Pc Past 3 Months
  1. Click on the “Archive order” link in the left corner below the order.
Amazon Pc Archive Order
  1. A pop-up window will show up. Click on the “Archive order” button to confirm the archiving of the order.
Amazon Pc Archive Order Confirm
  1. If you don’t see the Archive order button, click on the “View order details” link present in the top-right corner of the order.
Amazon Pc View Order Details
  1. You will see the order details on the next screen. Click on the “Archive order” button.
Amazon Pc View Order Details Archive

Once you archive the order, it will vanish from your Amazon order history.

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How to Hide Amazon Purchase History on iPhone and Android

Unfortunately, the Amazon Android and iPhone apps do not offer the archive feature. You can, however, use your mobile browser to archive an order if you enable Amazon’s desktop site in it.

Let’s check the steps to archive an Amazon order on mobile.

  1. Launch the Safari browser (iPhone) or Chrome (Android).
  2. Open the Amazon website in the browser and log in to your Amazon account.
  3. In the Safari browser, tap on the “AA” icon in the address bar and select “Request Desktop Website.”
Amazon Mobile Request Desktop Site

On Chrome, tap on the three-dot icon at the top right and select “Desktop site.”

Amazon Mobile Android Desktop Site
  1. Once the desktop version of the Amazon website loads, use the pinch-out gesture to zoom the screen, then tap on “Returns & orders” at the top.
Amazon Mobile Returns Orders
  1. Find the order that you want to hide and tap on the “Archive order” link.
  2. A confirmation pop-up will show up. Tap on the “Archive order” button.
Amazon Mobile Archive Order 1
  1. If you don’t see the “Archive order” option, click on “View order details.”
  2. Click on the “Archive order” button on the next screen.
Amazon Mobile Archive Order Details

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when you archive an order?

Archiving is a subtle form of deleting the order. It doesn’t completely remove the order from your account. It will only hide the order from your order list. However, please note that the archived orders can still be found using “order search” or in the “Archived orders” section, so you can unhide them anytime.

How many orders can you archive on Amazon?

You can archive up to 500 orders. You will have to unarchive an order if you want to archive more orders.

Can I unarchive an order?

Yes! To unarchive an order, click on “Returns & Orders” in the top bar of the Amazon website, then select “Archived orders” from the date drop-down box. Click on “View order details” and hit the “Unarchive order” button.

Is there any other way to hide orders from family members?

If you share your Amazon account with your family members to share Amazon Prime benefits and want to hide orders from others, you should opt for an Amazon Household account. This feature lets you share Prime benefits without sharing purchase history or wish lists.

All images and screenshots by Mehvish Mushtaq.

Mehvish Mushtaq
Mehvish Mushtaq

Mehvish is a tech lover from Kashmir. With a degree in computer engineering, she's always been happy to help anyone who finds technology challenging. She's been writing about technology for over six years, and her favorite topics include how-to guides, explainers, tips and tricks for Android, iOS/iPadOS, Windows, social media, and web apps.

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