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Hide Apps on the iPhone and iPad

Have you ever wanted to hide an app from appearing from your iOS home screen? Below are simple steps to do this.

Hide Apple Default Apps on the iPhone & iPad
You can use this to hide Safari, Camera (which also disables the camera completely), FaceTime, and iTunes apps:

– Open Settings and tap on “General”
– Go to “Restrictions” and tap “Enable Restrictions”, set a passcode for restrictions if you haven’t yet
– Under “Allow” toggle the apps you want to hide to OFF, i.e. flip the switch next to “Safari” to OFF if you want to hide Safari
– Exit out of Restrictions when satisfied

Hide All Downloaded Apps from the iOS Home Screen
This is a simple way to hide every single app that has been downloaded to iOS from the App Store, removing them from the home screen:

– Open Settings and tap on “General”
– Go to “Restrictions” and make sure they are enabled
– Scroll down under “Allowed Content” and look for “Apps”
– Tap “Don’t Allow Apps” to instantly hide all downloaded apps

Hide Apps in a Folder
This is the age-old traditional method that has been around as long as Folders, and it’s probably best for unused apps, though it’s more like hiding something from view rather than truly hiding it. Nonetheless, it’s a valid solution in many cases and is extremely simple:

– Tap and hold on any app icon until it starts to jiggle
– Drag that app icon onto another app you want to hide to create a folder, name it whatever you want like “Unused”
– Drag other apps to hide into that folder as necessary