How to Hide Apps on Android [May 2021]

How to Hide Apps on Android
No matter which smartphone one uses, there are only a few tricks that one can use to hide apps on Android. There are also multiple ways to hide sensitivity apps on your phone.

Whatever may be the reason for you to want to have secret apps, the methods mentioned below would work on any Android smartphone without needing to disable any apps.

How to Hide your apps

If you just want to hide, rather than secure, your apps, one of the easiest ways to do this is by installing a non-stock launcher. There are a whole lot to choose from that let you hide apps, but among the most popular on the Play Store is the ever-present Apex Launcher.

Apex Launcher is another popular option that includes the ability to hide apps, except that it doesn’t require a paid upgrade to access the feature. Just open Settings > Drawer Settings > Hidden apps to control which are visible in your app drawer.

App Hider

App Hider is another popular free choice that, as the name says, will help you hide your selected apps from view. As a bonus, it also hides as a calculator. Anyone having a casual browse through your phone will be far less likely to suspect that you’ve engaged in any sleight of hand.

Install and open App Hider, then tap the + icon to select an app you’d like to hide.

Uninstalling Applications

Many applications do give you the option to completely remove them from your device. These are easily recognizable as the option for “Uninstall” will appear when you perform any of the above-listed steps.

Tapping “Uninstall” will remove the app and you will have to go to the PlayStore to download it again if you need it.

How to hide apps on Samsung phones

Hiding apps on a Samsung phone is a breeze. Open the app drawer, tap the icon in the top-right corner (three vertical dots), and select the “Home Screen Settings” option. The next step is to find and tap the “Hide app” option, after which a list of apps will pop up on the screen. Select the apps you want to hide and tap “Apply” to finish the job.

Step-by-step instructions:

Open the app drawer.
Tap the icon in the top-right corner (three vertical dots).
Select the “Home Screen Settings” option.
Find and tap the “Hide app” option.
Select the apps you want to hide.
Tap the “Apply” option.

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