How to Hide Apps on iPhone
iPhone users often face situations where they need to hide certain apps from their homescreens either for privacy reasons or to keep their device organized. Fortunately Apple provides a built-in feature that allows users to hide apps on their iPhones. In this article we will guide you through the steps to hide apps on your iPhone.
Step 1: Locate the App You Want to Hide
Begin by finding the app you wish to hide. Unlock your iPhone navigate to the homescreen where the app is located.
Step 2: Enter ‘Jiggle’ Mode
To hide an app you need to enter the ‘jiggle’ mode. Press hold the app icon until the icons on your screen start to shake a small ‘X’ appears on the top left corner of the apps.
Step 3: Tap the ‘X’ on the App You Want to Hide
Tap the ‘X’ on the app you wish to hide. A prompt will appear asking if you want to delete the app. Note that deleting an app from your iPhone will not permanently remove it from your device; it will only remove it from the homescreen. Tap ‘Delete’ to proceed.
Step 4: Hide App Suggestions
If you want to ensure the app you hid doesn’t appear in your search results or the app switcher you can also disable app suggestions. To do this go to ‘Settings’ on your iPhone then tap ‘Siri & Search’ disable the ‘Suggestions in Search’ ‘Suggestions in Look Up’ options.
Step 5: Find Hidden Apps
If you want to access the hidden apps you can do so by swiping right on your homescreen to open the ‘Today View.’ Scroll down tap ‘Edit’ at the bottom. Here you will find a list of hidden apps under the ‘More Widgets’ section. Tap the green ‘+’ icon next to the app you want to unhide to add it back to your homescreen.
Hiding apps on your iPhone can help you maintain privacy declutter your homescreen or prevent certain apps from being easily accessible. By following these simple steps you can hide unhide apps as needed allowing you to customize your iPhone based on your preferences.