What happened to my iTunes wish list in iOS 11?

App Store on iPhone
App Store on iPhone

Whether you used it to save apps and other content for later or you used it so you could share things that your friends might enjoy, the iTunes wish list was a thing of convenience in iOS.

Well, once you update to iOS 11, you'll have to put an iTune wish list on your wish list because it's gone.

Apple hasn't really said why it's gone or whether or not it plans on bringing it back, so here we are. It could be because it wasn't be used much, but who knows. If you were hoping for a notification system for price cuts in the App Store, you can probably rest assured that we'll never see that.

If you really miss the wish list and miss it enough to forgo all of the new iOS 11 features, then you can downgrade to iOS 10.3.3, but that's really your only other option, aside from setting reminders or making yourself notes on which apps you want to keep track of.

Did you use the iTunes wish list much on your iPhone or iPad? Sound off in the comments below.

Mick is a staff writer who's as frugal as they come, so he always does extensive research (much to the exhaustion of his wife) before making a purchase. If it's not worth the price, Mick ain't buying.

7 Comments
  • i'm no longer seeing the app store wish list but i still see the one in iTunes store in iOS 11. it still shows the movies and albums i have in my wish list. super confused by this article. just me ?
  • Yeah, I think this article is wrong. The wishlist is found in the iTunes Store app.
  • The Lookmark app (free; price change notifications for bookmarked products require a subscription) is a more versatile replacement for Wish List. But I was quite happy with Wish List.
  • I use Lookmark for iTunes/App Store bookmarks. You can even get notified about price changes with their plus plan.
  • The Wishlist is gone from iOS 10.3.3 AppStore too.
    I never knew what it was for anyway. I had added several apps to it, but never found any way to see the Wishlist.
  • You also can't download and install app updates from iTunes. I wonder why they did that.
  • You can redownload apps through the iPhone, there wasn't any need for it really