How to completely hide any app or folder on your iPhone or iPad

Do you have nosy friends or kids? Are they frequently touching your phone and poking around your device? If yes and you have a certain app you don’t want them to see, do not worry. There are some tricks in iOS 7.1 that you can use to hide them. How can you do that?

How to completely hide any app or folder on your iPhone or iPad

How to completely hide any app or folder on your iPhone or iPad

  • Firstly, start by creating a folder and save the apps you intend to hide in it. Whatever these apps are, as many as they may be. Save the apps in this folder. You can call this Folder 1.
  • Secondly, now, nest this folder in another folder that you can call Folder 2.
  • Thirdly, after nesting Folder 1 in Folder 2, remove the app you placed in Folder 2 and leave Folder 1 within Folder 2. In this case, it will look like a blank folder on your Home screen. To fill the space, drag any random app into the spot.
  • Fourthly, go to Folder 2 and Highlight Folder 1 to move it. Drag Folder 1 out of Folder 2 and down to the dock area. Once you do this, Folder 2 will disappear in one second. If it does, release Folder 1 immediately into the dock. Now, you have finally hidden the apps.


It is important to know that

You will not find this folder anywhere in your phone whether on the screen or any folder. However, you can access them through the iOS search feature. To do this, touch the middle of your home screen and pull down to see the search bar. Type the name of the app you want to find that you have hidden. You will find it and use it as you used to.


you can bring back all the hide app. There are 2 methods to do so. One is by restarting your device. The other is by going to the iOS setting menu. When you get there, click the ‘’Nike + iPod’’ app and activating. Deactivate it and all the hidden apps will reappear on your Home Screen.

Am sure you feel at ease now. The steps are very simple and easy to follow. You can go ahead to hide apps that you don’t need the children touching on your device. You can start enjoying this method now.

I hope you found this article resourceful. Leave your questions in the comment section below.

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