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How to quickly hide private apps on Samsung phones

Monday, September 20, 2021 06:00 AM (GMT+7)

To limit the prying eyes of others, you can apply the following tips to quickly hide private applications from the phone screen.

Even though your phone is a private device, sometimes a friend or family member will need to borrow your phone for some reason. If you can’t refuse, you can quickly hide private applications (dating, banking, notes, messages, games …) to avoid being opened by curious people.

Most Android phones today have a built-in feature to hide apps from the home screen. In the framework of this article, the writer will guide the operation on Samsung phones, if you are using another device, users just need to do the same.

First, at the home screen, swipe up from the bottom to open the app drawer. Then, click the three-dot icon in the upper-right corner and select Settings, which will take you directly to the settings section of the home screen.

Next, users just need to scroll down and find the option Hide apps (hide apps). Note, the name and location of the options may vary depending on the device you are using.

Now the list of applications on the phone will appear in alphabetical order.

To hide any application, you just need to click on their icon. Applications that are hidden from the screen will be classified as Hidden apps (hidden apps).

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From now on, the icons of private apps will disappear from the home screen or app drawer, however, if you search, the app name will immediately appear in the results.

In case you want to unhide the application, users just need to do the same as above, then click on the red minus icon.

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