How to hide apps on Android

How to hide apps on Android

Whether you're looking to hide a certain app from nosy friends or get rid of those pre-installed apps for which you have no use, Android has got you covered. This quick guide will teach you how to hide apps on your Android device.

What are the alternatives?

If you do not want to search for the native feature of your phone to hide apps, you can opt for this alternative:

  • Download and install the app named App Hider.
  • Once installed, open App Hider.
  • Select all the apps you want to hide and follow the hiding process.

How to hide apps on Xiaomi phones?

Before hiding apps on Xiaomi, you need to enable what is called the app-lock feature.

  • Open your Settings.
  • Search App lock and open it.

  • Configure the App lock pattern

  • Once configured, click on Hidden apps at the top of the menu (next to App lock)

  • Choose the apps you want to hide and finish the process that explains to you how to find them.

How to hide apps on LG phones?

  • Long-press the home screen to open up Home Screen Settings.
  • Open the Hide apps option.

  • Choose all the apps you want to hide.

  • Confirm and tap the Done button.

How to hide apps on Huawei phones?

Huawei features PrivateSpace which allows you to hide your apps as well as files and protect them using your fingerprint. However, you cannot move your apps from your home screen to PrivateSpace, so you will have to download them again in the PrivateSpace dedicated folder.

  • Set up PrivateSpace, go to Settings > Security & privacy > PrivateSpace.
  • Open PrivateSpace.

  • Download any apps you want to keep private.

How to hide apps on Samsung Phones?

  • Open the App drawer.
  • Tap the three dots at the top right of the screen.
  • Open Home Screen Settings (or just Settings on some device).
  • Select Hide apps.
  • Choose all the apps you want to hide.

  • Confirm.

How to hide apps on OnePlus phones?

OnePlus phones have the Hidden folder Space feature that lets you hide your apps and even set a password.

  • Open the app drawer and swipe right.

  • Tap the + to add apps and tap the checkmark to confirm.

  • Tap the three dots in the top right corner.

  • Choose Enable password and set a password.

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