Is there easy and better way to hide apps on your iPhone? If you’re looking solution for this, then you’re on right page. Today, I’ll explain various tricks to hide iOS 13 apps quickly and easily…
These days, privacy became a biggest issue for everyone. Kids gaming, friends and relatives may be biggest reason to protect apps from them.
If you don’t want to dig into a long article reading the, the trick is ‘Hide apps in folder‘. This is the most easy and effective way to make them hide from first eye. It would be little difficult for kids, friends or relatives to know about the app. At the same time, it would be hard and time consuming to find out from your iPhone or iPad.
The second most effective way is ‘Restrict iPhone apps with Touch ID or Passcode’. I personally use iPhone XS and I do it for couple of games to stop my children to play games or overuse of YouTube.
Hiding apps on Android is quite easy comparing to iOS devices such as iPad and iPhone. I’ve seen on couple of Android devices that they can be locked or unlocked with the help of Face Unlock or Face ID. So, simple tap on your app to open and head up your face towards your phone and app will be unlocked, isn’t easy?
Can we Hide iOS apps using App Store Apps?
To be true currently, there are no apps on Apple App Store that allows users to hide any app on iPhone. Actually, there are some restrictions from Apple for apps to hide. However, you’d find bunch of applications that will hide photos, videos, messages and notes. So, if its videos, photos or messages are concern, you can hide them easily using various applications out there to try from App Store.
But yeah, if you can manage to jailbreak iPhone, you can easily hide apps using various Cydia tweak. But believe me, jailbreaking iPhone is quite difficult these days, so it would be luck if you could get Cydia on your iPhone.
How to Hide iPhone Apps [Short]
Below are very short steps to hide app on iPad or iPhone…
- Tap and hold any app that you wanna hide from springboard. Once you get ‘X’ shape on the icon, it means you can now move or delete that app from your iPhone. So, Tap, hold and move that app to the last page of your home screen. Ex. if you’ve 6 springboard pages, just move the app that you wanna hide from first page to 6th or seventh page. That’s a great idea to hide app from starting pages.
- The second option can be hiding an app in the folder. To do this, you want to tap and hold the app that you wanna move to folder. Once you get ‘X’ shape on the app icon, just move it to the folder. Then, move that folder to the last page of iPhone screen. Rename that folder to a completely different name so that no one can figure out the app in it.
- As a 3rd option, you can restrict any app with passcode or touch id. Just head to the settings app and check security features. You’ll see options for restrict apps, configure it.
- If you can manage to jailbreak iPhone and install Cydia, you can easily hide, lock or protect iPhone app with numerous applications available on Cydia store. You can download and install one of Cydia tweak for protect, lock or hide any app you want.
Cydia tweaks to Hide Apps in iPhone, iPad
If you don’t have jailbroken iPhone or iPad, please avoid this part of article. This method and part is only for advance users who have jailbroken iOS 13 and installed Cydia.
There are few best tweaks available for iPhone on Cydia store that allows users to hide apps, lock applications, photos and videos even notes and messages. If you’ve interest in those apps, please look below.
Poof is a Cydia tweak that is available on BigBoss repo source. One can easily install Poof tweak on their iPhone after searching on Cydia store. Once you installed this tweak, you can easily hide app icon from springboard. This is most effective and working way to hide iPhone apps, but the limitation is, it works only for jailbreak iOS.
HideMeX Cydia tweak has bunch of options. The best tweak available for jailbreak device to hide any app, labels and anything from springboard, lock screen and from settings page. The limitation is, HideMeX tweak is paid one that can be installed from BigBoss repo.
OutofReach is available exclusively on Packix repo source. OutofReach is also paid tweak available for jailbroken iPhone. After installation, you can hide any app available on iPhone.
I personally use Poof, HideMeX Cydia tweaks to hide app icons from my iPhone when I jailbreak iPhone. But, when I don’t have Cydia installed, I use folders to move apps from springboard.
You can move apps to folder from springboard that you don’t want that others notice that app easily.
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