How to Hide Apps on Android & iPhone

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how to hide apps on android and iphone

With top social media platforms leaking our information online, we can never be too sure anymore.

Nowadays, giving your phone to a friend or even a family member makes us feel hesitant. However, you always have the option of hiding sensitive applications!

You do not need to worry about private images, information, and even the deepest hidden secrets coming out as this guide will help you hide any application be it for Android or iOS users.

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How to Hide Applications on Android

For Android users, there are a few tricks you can use to hide your applications.

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1. Disable Pre-Installed Applications

Pre-installed mobile applications can be a little annoying. They take up extra home screen space and are hardly ever used.

To disable these applications and make them disappear, follow the following steps:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Applications
  • Tap on Application Manager
  • Select the application you wish to disable i.e Google Play Movies & TV
  • Tap on the Disable option

2. App Hiding Applications

Android users have another option for hiding their apps. An easy way is to download applications from PlayStore and use them as hidden lockers to store your private images, videos, and apps.

Simply follow the following steps:

  • Open PlayStore
  • Search for Apex Launcher
  • Tap Install
  • Tap Accept
  • Open the application
  • Follow on-screen instructions
  • Save customized preferences

3. Secret Locker in Smartphone

Some smartphones come with a built-in safety locker which only the owner of the phone has access to. At times, the dial keypad acts as the secret pin code to activate and access the lock.

To find out if your phone also has this option, simply go to security/privacy settings on your phone.

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How to Hide Applications on iOS

For Apple users, you can also hide your precious data from nosy individuals. Although it is not the same as Android users, it is a good way to stay safe.

1. Hide Applications in Folders

When rumbling through another person’s phone, not everyone has the opportunity to open and scan each folder.

This gives iOS users a great chance to hide their applications in folders where no one can think to look, such as Tools, where you have the usual flashlight and calculator.

So, the key here is to add as many apps as you want. You can also add utilities to that folder if you do not have many apps installed on your phone.

Enjoy your privacy!

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