How to hide apps on iPhone

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In the fast-growing digital world, our iPhones often house a multitude of applications, some of which we may prefer to keep less visible or organized discreetly. While the iPhone doesn’t have a native feature to hide apps completely, there are clever methods to organize and minimize their visibility. Here are some points on how to achieve this:

Use App Library (iOS 14 and later):

  1. Swipe left on the home screen to access the App Library (the last page of your home screen).
  2. Apps here are organized into categories automatically. Place the apps you want to “hide” into folders like “Utilities” or “Extras” by dragging and dropping them onto each other.
  3. Once in these folders in the App Library, they won’t appear on your home screen unless you specifically search for them or access them from the App Library.

Create a Folder and Place Apps Inside:

  1. Long-press on any app icon until it starts jiggling.
  2. Drag one app on top of another to create a folder.
  3. Rename the folder something inconspicuous, like “Extras” or “Utilities.”
  4. Place the apps you want to hide inside this iPhone folder.

Use Restrictions (Settings):

  1. Go to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  2. Enable Content & Privacy Restrictions if not already enabled.
  3. Tap on Apps.
  4. Choose Don’t Allow Apps and select the apps you want to restrict.
  5. The apps will disappear from the home screen and won’t be accessible unless the restriction is removed.
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Remember, these methods don’t truly hide apps but make them less visible or accessible. If you want to completely remove an app from your device, deleting it is the only way, but these methods can help organize and minimize their visibility.

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