How to Hide Apps on iPhone?

For some reason, everyone tries to hide some apps from prying eyes. Hiding apps isn’t a big task nowadays, but in iPhone’s, it isn’t as easy as Android.

We cannot completely hide the app as we do in Android, but we can make it more difficult to find. Either we need to remove the app permanently by uninstalling it or use the following tricks to get this job done.

Let’s see how you can hide apps on Apple iPhone including iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPad, and more.

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How to Hide Apps on iPhone

1. Third-Party Apps:

Install third-party apps from the App Store and hide the apps. These apps are hard to detect as they disguise themselves as a calculator icon or any other similar icons. Some of the apps include Turbo Vault, Private Vault, etc.


2. Hiding the apps by placing them in a folder:

Using this we can virtually hide the apps from snoopers. We need to place the app that is to be hidden in a folder where more apps are present so that the app that is to be hidden will appears on the second page.

NOTE: There should be sufficient apps in the folder so that it fills up the first page of the folder. As only the first page of the folder is shown on the home screen, the apps in the further pages are virtually hidden.

Or we can place the app directly to the second page with only one app on present the first page. After that, we need to disable notifications so that virtually there will be no sign of the app.

For this we to need go to “Settings”, then select “Notification”, and find the app and disable “Allow Notifications”.

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3. Uninstall:

Uninstall the app and hide download history in the App Store. This helps when you want to hide the app for some time.

Uninstall the app and then open App Store, select Today, then press User, and tap on Purchased. Go to the required app and swipe it to the left to hide the download history.

You can select the method which suits you best among the above-mentioned methods on how to hide apps on your iPhone.


4. Turning off the Siri’s suggestion:

Siri shows the app list that we use the most. To remove the suggestion of that particular app we need to go to Settings, select Siri and Search, and then find the app that is to be hidden, and disable Show App to remove that app suggestion in Siri Suggestion’s tab.

To keep our home screen organized we have to hide some apps which we don’t want to delete. Some apps we hide just to overcome its addiction and while some apps we hide because we feel embarrassed if someone comes to know that we use that application.

Follow the step-by-step guide given above to hide any apps on your Apple iPhone. This guide will surely help you hiding an app on your iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 5, iPhone 6, etc in iOS 10, 11, 12, 13, and the latest 14.

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