4 Ways How to Hide Apps on Android Smartphone, Find Yours!

4 Ways How to Hide Apps on Android Smartphone, Find Yours!
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Tripboba.com - Everybody has their own reasons to keep a secret from others, including what kind of apps you use on your android phone. Sometimes, there are some apps that you really want to hide from your family or friends, either for protecting or keeping it for your own sake.

f you don't know and want to know how to hide apps on Android, just read this article provided by Tripboba until the last word and find the best way that suits your android phone.

How to Hide Apps on Android Phone

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There are some step-by-step guidelines about how to hide apps on Android. Find the best way that suits your smartphone brand.

Samsung or LG Phone

Step 1. Tap and hold on to any empty space on your home screen.

Step 2. Go to home screen settings by tapping the button in the bottom right corner once.

Step 3. Scroll down and tap "Hide apps."

Step 4. Select any apps you want to hide, then tap "Apply."

Xiaomi (MIUI Phones)

Step 1. Open the Security app.

Step 2. Tap the icon for App Lock.

Step 3. On a pop-up menu, Select any apps you want to hide.

Note: you can't hide the system apps.

OnePlus Phone

Step 1. Open your phone and tap the app drawer.

Step 2. Open the Hidden Space by swiping from left to right on the screen.

Step 3. Tap the "+" icon on the top right corner.

Step 4. Select the apps you want to hide.

Huawei Phone

Step 1. Go to the Settings app.

Step 2. Go to "Privacy & Security."

Step 3. Tap "PrivateSpace."

Step 4. Set up PrivateSpace by following the instructions on your phone screen.

Step 5. Download any apps you'd like to keep private.






How to Hide Apps on Android without Launcher

How to Hide Apps on Android without Launcher
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Below there are some step-by-step guidelines about how to hide apps on Android without using a launcher. Let's try it.

Use Privacy Hider

Step 1. Go to the Play Store and search "Privacy Hider" to be installed.

Step 2. Launch the hider app.

Step 3. On its main screen, tap the Plus "+" icon at the top right corner. Select the app that you want to hide. Click "Done."

Step 4. Go to your device launcher or the Settings menu.

Step 5. Select the app you want to hide and tap "Uninstall." The uninstallation will create a hidden space for those apps.

Use AppLock

Step 1. Go to the Play Store and search "Applock" to be installed.

Step 2. Launch Applock.

Step 3. Draw an unlock pattern or set up a numeric password, and fill or answer when it asks about your e-mail, followed by some security questions.

Step 4. On its main screen, there is a list of all the apps on your device.

Step 5. Select the apps you want to hide.

How to Hide Apps on Android without Disabling

How to Hide Apps on Android without Disabling
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Below there is a step-by-step guideline about how to hide apps on Android without disabling them. Let's try it.

Step 1. Go to the launcher settings by tapping and hold on to any empty space on your phone home screen. Tap on "Settings," then "More."

Step 2. Scroll down and enable the toggle next to Hide app icons. That is a one-time step.

Step 3. Swipe up on the home screen to open the app drawer of the POCO Launcher.  

Step 4. Swipe right twice from the edge on your left to see the hidden apps.

Step 5. Tap on "Set Password" to lock your hidden apps.

Step 6. Tap on "Add apps" and choose the apps that you want to hide. Tap on the check icon at the top to finish it.

How to Hide Apps on Android Lollipop

How to Hide Apps on Android Lollipop
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Below there is a step-by-step guideline about how to hide apps on Android Lollipop version. Let's try it.

Step 1. Go to the Settings.

Step 2. Scroll down and tap "Apps" on the device section.

Step 3. Tap 3 dots on the top right of your screen.

Step 4. Choose "Protected apps" on the pop-up menu.

Step 5. Draw your security pattern.

Step 6. Choose the apps that you want to hide.

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