How to hide apps on your phone iPhone ?

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Last updated: October 12, 2022

Sometimes you want to put certain applications out of sight on your iPhone. Maybe you don't want others to know you're using a particular app, or maybe you just want to declutter your home screen.

Whatever the reason, there are several easy ways to hide apps on your iPhone.

In this article, we give you techniques for hide information about your iPhone. We will not go into moral considerations, as to the reasons which push you to do this… Happy reading!

Remove an app from the Home screen

The first method is the most obvious: simply delete an app from your home screen. This operation does not remove the application from your iPhone, she simply places it in a storage space. You can still access all your apps by going to the App Library (explained later).

To remove an app from your Home screen:

  • Hold your finger on the app until a context menu appears
  • Then tap “Delete app”
  • After a confirmation phase, the application will disappear from your home screen.

If you want to put the app back on your home screen, you can do so by going to the App Library and tapping the app icon. This is a sort of removal of a shortcut, nothing more.

Use folders to organize and hide apps

Folders are a great way to declutter your computer and they work just as well on the Home screen.iPhone. You can use folders to group similar apps, or use them to hide apps completely.

Store apps in folders

To create a folder, touch and hold an app until the context menu appears. Then drag the app onto another app that you want to place in the same folder. A new folder will be created with both applications inside. You can then rename the folder as you wish.

To add more apps to a folder, touch and hold an app until the context menu appears. Then drag the app into an existing folder. The application will be added to this folder.

If you want to hide an entire folder of apps, simply move the folder to a location where there are no apps. For example, you can move the folder to the edge of the screen or to a page that doesn't exist. The folder and all its contents will be hidden.

The technique of the second page of the applications folder on iPhone

Another solution with folders: make your applications invisible in the folder. We explain to you:

  • First of all, it is necessary create your file.
  • Store the app you want to hide there.
  • Then, move this application to be hidden on the second page of the folder.
  • Thus, your application is hidden, since it becomes very complicated (and above all counter-intuitive to access it in the traditional way).

Use the App Library

The application library is a space that contains all the applications installed on your iPhone, even if they are not on the home screen. It's a great way to access apps without them cluttering your home screen.

To access the App Library, simply swipe right on your home screen until you reach the end of the app pages. Then keep swiping until you see the App Library. There you will see all your applications organized into different categories.

You can visit the site at any time by swiping right on your home screen, even if app pages fill the entire screen.

Apple Store: hide applications in the list of payments?

When you make a purchase in the App Store or update a paid app, you will be asked for your password. This is normal and is a security measure to prevent unauthorized purchases.

Once authenticated, you have access to your purchase history. Here's how to hide certain apps:

  • In your purchase history, locate the applications to hide
  • Swipe left on each unwanted app
  • A “hide” button will appear, just click on it and confirm. That's it !
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Ahmed is a computer systems administration engineer, author, and trainer. He has a deep passion for IT security and new technologies. Through his tutorials, he has helped a large number of people effectively master today's IT tools.