How to hide apps on iPhone

How to hide apps on iPhone

How to hide apps on iPhone


Apple does not provide a built-in feature on iPhones for hiding apps. However, there are some workarounds that you can use to make apps less visible on your iPhone:

Method 1: Create App Folders:

  1. Organize Apps into Folders:

    • Drag and drop apps on top of each other to create folders. To do this, tap and hold on an app until it starts to wiggle, then drag it onto another app.
  2. Hide Apps Inside Folders:

    • Place apps you want to hide in folders on the second or third page of the folder. This way, they are not immediately visible on your home screen.
  3. Hide Folders in App Library (iOS 14 and later):

    • If you have iOS 14 or later, you can hide entire app pages from your home screen. Long-press on your home screen, tap on the page indicator dots at the bottom, and uncheck the pages you want to hide.

Method 2: Use Restrictions (for iOS versions with Restrictions feature):

  1. Open Settings:

    • Open the "Settings" app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to Screen Time:

    • Tap on "Screen Time."
  3. Enable Content & Privacy Restrictions:

    • Turn on "Content & Privacy Restrictions."
  4. Enter Passcode:

    • Set up a passcode for Screen Time if you haven't already.
  5. Hide Apps:

    • Under "Content Restrictions," tap on "Apps" and choose "Don't Allow Apps." This will hide all apps on your device.
  6. Allow Specific Apps:

    • After enabling the restrictions, you can individually allow specific apps that you want to be visible.

Important Notes:

  • Be cautious with third-party apps claiming to hide or lock other apps. Always research and ensure the app is trustworthy, as granting access to such apps may compromise your privacy and security. Apple's iOS updates may introduce new features or changes. Always check the latest iOS version for any new functionalities related to hiding or organizing apps.

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