How to hide apps on an Apple iPhone?

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How to hide apps on an Apple iPhone?

You may have apps on your iPhone that you don’t want anyone to see, or you want to keep your home screen clean. No matter what the reason, your phone is your personal space, and you deserve to personalise it accordingly. If you want to hide apps on your iPhone then keep on reading as we shall discuss the ways in which you can do this.


How to hide apps on your iPhone?

There are two different ways to hide your apps on an iPhone. You can either hide a single app, or you can hide a page full of apps in one go. You can launch these apps by going to the app library search.

How to hide a single app?

The first thing you do is find the app you want to hide and long-press it. A menu of options will appear, and you need to tap on the remove app option. Next, you tap on the remove from home screen option. The app will disappear from your home screen and to find it you need to go to the App Library. If you decide to put it on your home screen again then you need to find it on the App Library, long press it and click on the add to home screen option on your iPhone.

How to hide an entire page of apps?

To hide an entire page of apps, you need to hold down the three dots appearing at the bottom of your Home Screen. Keep holding it until your iPhone shows every page on your screen. Find the page of apps you want to hide and uncheck the check mark right below that page. Tap done in the top-right corner of your screen.

The page you just unchecked will not appear on your home screen anymore. All the apps you hide will appear in the App Library. If you want to make the page reappear then you have to follow the same steps above and select the check mark the page.

If you don’t want the apps to show up in the app library, then you must open settings and scroll down to ‘Siri and search’. It will open up a menu and you need to scroll down to find the app that you want to hide even in your search results. Tap on the ‘Show App in Search’. It will turn grey and toggle off. Now the app won’t show up on your search results anymore.

Hiding and un-hiding apps on your iPhone is easy. With these options, you can protect your privacy. However, you should note that all apps cannot be hidden in your iPhone. You cannot hide apps like Mail, Calendar, Calculator, Voice Memos and iTunes Store apps.

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