How to hide apps on iPhone

Author: The Phone Guy  Date Posted:17 November 2021 

Is it possible to hide apps on the iPhone? Absolutely! Here's how to make your iPhone apps hidden.

  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Tap Siri & Search.
  3. Select the app you wish to hide from the app area by scrolling down.
  4. Toggle off Show on Home Screen for the app you want to hide from Search. The toggle should be grey when you're finished.

To restore access to apps on your iPhone's Home screen, repeat the process, but instead of turning off Show on Home Screen, turn it back on.

How to hide apps from your iPhone’s home screen using iOS 14

If the number of apps on your iPhone's home screen irritates you, you'll appreciate an iOS 14 feature that allows you to conceal them.

  1. Press and hold the app you want until a menu opens. Depending on the app's features, the menu will provide a variety of alternatives.
  2.  However, you will always have the option (in red) to uninstall the program. That should be tapped.
  3. You can now choose to delete the app from your phone or remove it from your home screen. Choose the second option. The software is still available in the App Library.
  4. If the app isn't already in the App Library, you'll be given the option of either removing it or moving it to the App Library when you touch "Remove App.

How to hide your iPhone apps and home screens without deleting them

It's simple to hide a home screen page.

  1. To begin, make sure that any apps you want to conceal are stored on a home screen page that you're also happy to hide.
  2. Then press and hold your finger on the home screen until your app icons begin to move.
  3. You can also choose to download programs directly to your App Library instead of the home screen.
  4. You can also choose to download programs directly to your App Library instead of the home screen.
  5. Then, at the bottom of your screen, tap on the bubble with dots within that indicates the page you're on.
  6. This will take you to a home screen view where you can "untick" certain pages to hide them.
  7. Simply click Done in the top right-hand corner when you're done.


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