How to Hide A App in Android

How to Hide A App in Android

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Living in harmony with a company of friends can be really tough, if you are not that open about your private matters. Your Android device is the one in charge of your privacy and relations, as it holds every record of your dealings and choices.

There are a number of features of Android that let you enjoy sneaking free use. One of these features of Android devices is to hide your apps that you don’t feel appropriate showing to others. 

Yes, you can actually hide various apps that you wish to, from your apps drawer. Though they would not be fully hidden, as they will be visible to you and others in the app search. But still it might save your hidden secret from getting all over. 

Before moving on to the process of hiding apps in your respective devices, let’s get a quick insight into the topics that we are going to cover

Hiding apps on your Android devices

The process of hiding apps in Android devices varies from brand to brand, as the specification and features keep on changing. So what might be the way of operating in one brand of Android device, might not be the same for another brand of Android device?

Hiding apps in Samsung Mobiles

Samsung mobiles have different features and specifications. They are the most diverse brand among other Android brands, that provides mobile phones in a considerably wide range of prices and specifications. 

Hiding apps in Samsung mobiles(Galaxy S11 or above) 

You can easily hide your apps on Samsung mobiles by following the steps given below;

  • First of all, go to the app drawer of your respective model of Samsung phone(mostly S series of Android 11 or above) 
  • Tap on the see more icon, indicated by three small horizontal lines on the top right corner of your app drawer’s screen. 
  • Select the Settings option, from various other options available. 
  • Tap on the Hide apps option under the Settings. 
  • Select the apps that you want to hide from the app drawer of your Samsung phone. 
  • Tap on the Done option to confirm the selection of apps. 

Here you finish hiding various apps from the app drawer of your Samsung phones. 

Now these apps would not be visible to you or others in the app drawer. But remember these apps will still be visible to others when they search these apps. 

These were the steps for hiding various apps from the app drawer in most of the Samsung Galaxy Series phones with Android 11 or higher including, S 11,S 11 +.

If you use some other Samsung Galaxy model then follow the below process of hide apps in Samsung Galaxy mobiles.

Hiding apps in Samsung mobiles( most of the Galaxy models) 

The below given process of hiding apps is applicable to most of the Samsung Galaxy mobile phones. 

Follow the steps given below for hiding apps in Samsung mobiles;

  • First of all, go to the Settings app. 
  • Select the Display option from the Settings app. 
  • Tap on the Home screen option inside the Display settings. 
  • Select the Hide apps option from the Home screen settings, near the bottom of the Home screen settings page. 
  • Select the apps that you want to hide from others in the app drawer. 
  • Tap on the Done button, at the bottom of the page, to confirm the selection of hidden apps. 

Here, you finish hiding various apps from your app drawer in Samsung Galaxy mobiles. 

Through this process you easily hide apps in your Samsung Galaxy mobile phones and tablets that have Android 9 or more. 

Thereafter neither you nor anyone else can access these apps in your app drawer or on the home screen of your Galaxy device. 

Hiding apps in OnePlus mobile phones

OnePlus mobiles are yet another feature pack android devices that offer a great experience of Android phones to people across the globe. 

You can easily hide various apps in your OnePlus mobile phone by following the steps given below;

  • Go to the app drawer of your OnePlus mobile phone. You can do this by swiping up from the home screen. 
  • Swipe right on the app drawer, from the edge of the left screen. 

Thereafter a hidden space opens up on your OnePlus mobile phone, where you can store as many apps that you want to hide from your app drawer. 

  • Tap on the plus icon, at the top right corner, adjacent to the see more icon. 
  • Select the apps from the list that you want to hide. 

You can even protect this hidden space by setting a password for the Hidden space access. 

  • Click on the see more icon, indicated by three dots. And select the Enable Password on the top right corner of your screen. 
  • Enter the password inside the respective password column. And confirm the setting of the password. 

From now on, you will need to enter the password of the hidden space to open the hidden space. 

Though, it is not compulsory for you to set the password of your hidden space. 

  • After you have selected the apps that you want to hide or include in your hidden space. Tap on the Tick mark, on the top right corner of your screen to hide these apps. 

Here, you have successfully hidden these apps in your OnePlus mobile phone. 

Now these apps would not be visible in the app drawer or on the home screen.

Hiding apps in Huawei mobiles 

Huawei mobile phones offer you a private space feature that hides your apps and other data. 

Private space is like a hidden second space on your Huawei mobile phone that hides your apps and files. 

There you need to sign in to your account. And then you can download the apps that you want to. 

Here you cannot locate pre-installed apps. As it is a completely different space with features similar to those of an original space. 

You can easily activate a private space on your Huawei phones by following the steps given below;

  • First of  all, go to the Settings app on your Huawei phone. 
  • Select the Privacy protection option in the settings app. 
  • Tap on the Private Space option, to enable it in your Huawei phone. 
  • Tap on the Enable button inside the green lining box. 

Thereafter you need to set a password to your Private space. You can either employ a PIN, or password or biometric as a protection for your Private Space. 

After you have successfully enabled the Private Space, you need to login to your Account on the private space as well to download apps and other things. 

  • Download the respective apps inside your private space that you want to hide. 

Now, you can use all those apos inside your Huawei phone without anyone knowing about them. 

Hiding apps in LG mobile phones 

You can easily hide various apps from the app drawer in your LG mobile phones by following the steps given below;

  • First of all, Go to the Home screen on your LG mobile phone. 
  • Press and hold a blank area on the home screen for a few seconds, until the menu bar appears on the screen. 

Thereby various options will appear on your screen, such as Wallpapers and themes, Widgets, App trash, and Home screen settings. 

  • Tap on the Home Screen settings option. 

Hereby you will see various options for customizing your Home screen. 

  • Tap on the Hide apps option on the home screen settings. 
  • Select the apps that you want to hide in the home screen. 

When you have selected an app a tick mark will appear on the top of it. 

After you have selected all the apps that you want to hide. 

  • Tap on the Done button, to hide those apps. 

Here you finish hiding apps from the home screen on your LG mobile phones. 

If you have enabled the app drawer on your LG mobile phones, then you can directly hide apps from your app drawer. 

Follow the steps given below for hiding the steps in LG mobile phones;

  • Go to the app drawer on your LG mobile phone. 
  • Tap on the see more icon, indicated by three dots, on the top right corner of your screen. 
  • Select the Hide apps option. 
  • Select the apps that you want to hide from the app drawer. 
  • After you have selected the apps that you want to hide, tap on the Done option. 

Here you have successfully hidden apps in the app drawer and home screen of your LG mobile phone. 

Hiding apps in Xiaomi phones

Xiaomi phones are better known for offering a wonderful Android experience to the users on a minimalistic range. 

You can easily hide various apps in your Xiaomi mobile phone by following the steps given below;

  • First of all, go to the Settings app. 
  • Tap on the Apps, inside the settings. 
  • Select the App lock option from the App settings. 

Thereafter, you need to enable the App lock on your Xiaomi mobile phone. You need to apply a password to the App lock. 

After you have enabled the App lock and set a password for it on your phone. 

  • Tap on the Hidden apps on the top of the Settings screen, adjacent to the App lock column. 
  • Select the apps that you want to hide, from the Hidden apps list. Tap on the switch, in front of the app, to hide it. 

Here, you finish hiding various apps from the app drawer and home screen of your Xiaomi mobile phone. 

In order to find the hidden apps on your Xiaomi mobile phone, spread two fingers on your home screen, just as you use to zoom in to a photo.

FAQ

Q: Why would I want to hide an app in Android?
A: You may want to hide an app for privacy reasons, to prevent others from accessing it or seeing it on your home screen.

Q: Can I hide an app without uninstalling it?
A: Yes, you can hide an app without uninstalling it by disabling or using a third-party app.

Q: How do I disable an app in Android?
A: To disable an app in Android, follow these steps:

Go to “Settings” on your Android device.
Select “Apps & notifications.”
Find the app you want to disable and select it.
Click on “Disable.”
Q: Can I use a third-party app to hide an app in Android?
A: Yes, there are several third-party apps available on the Google Play Store that can help you hide apps in Android, such as Apex Launcher, Nova Launcher, or App Hider.

Q: How do I use a third-party app to hide an app in Android?
A: To use a third-party app to hide an app in Android, follow these steps:

Download and install the app from the Google Play Store.
Open the app and go to its settings.
Find the option to hide apps or create a hidden folder.
Select the app you want to hide and confirm.
The app will now be hidden from your home screen and app drawer.

Q: How do I unhide an app in Android?
A: To unhide an app in Android, you can either enable it in the settings or remove it from the hidden folder in the third-party app.