If you have tried to view your detailed purchase history from your iOS device in the past, you have discovered that it has not been possible.
To do it, you would have needed to open iTunes on your Mac or PC and dig through the options there. You could technically see what you’ve previously purchased, apps and the like, through the iOS App Store, but this was designed to make it easier to download something again. It did not include the ability to see price breakdowns, for example.
But that is finally changing. Today, Apple released a support document that says iOS users can now look at detailed purchase history information right from their iOS device. To get there, you will need to open the Settings app –> Your Name –> iTunes & App Store. After that, you will need to tap your Apple ID and then select “View Apple ID.” You will probably have to authenticate your account, but once you do you will need to scroll down to Purchase History and tap that.
“Purchases are grouped by the date that they were charged to the payment method that you have on file. You might see a Pending section at the top of your history; these items haven’t yet charged to your account. By default, only the last 90 days show up in your purchase history. To change the range, tap Last 90 Days at the top of the screen, then select the range that you want to view.
Tap on the > to the right of the total billed charge to see details of an invoice, including the billing date and order ID. If the total charge was more than zero, you can tap Resend at the bottom of the invoice details screen to get a new email receipt.”
It is also worth noting that if you have Family Sharing activated, you will need to sign into the individual accounts to see what they have purchased:
“If you use Family Sharing, you’ll see in your purchase history what you bought using your Apple ID, but you won’t see what other family members bought. To see what other family members bought, sign in with their Apple ID.”
This particular addition has been an oft-requested one by iOS users for quite some time, so it is good to see Apple finally adding it to the mix. It makes seeing purchase history a lot easier, without having to rely on a computer.