How to hide an app on iPhone? For various reasons it can be useful to hide an app from the Home Screen of the iPhone, an app that apparently is not present on the Home screen but which is always and in any case possible to recall in case of need.
The ability to hide an app is a feature available in iOS 14, which allows you to hide Home screen pages for quicker access to the App Library.
How do you hide an app on iPhone?
The system is simple: just press and hold the icon of the app we want to hide to bring up a menu from which you can select three options: “Change the Home screen”, “Share app” and “Remove app”. By choosing “Remove app”, a further menu appears from which you can select “Delete app”, “Remove from Home screen” and “Cancel”. As it is easy to imagine, the item of interest to us is “Remove from the Home screen”: by choosing this option, the app will not be deleted but the icon of the app in question will be removed from the Home screen.
How to bring up a hidden app on iPhone?
The hidden app will always be available in the app library (the last screen that appears by scrolling the display to the left and which shows the apps by category) or by typing the name in the app in the “Search” field that appears by scrolling the screen down after unlocking the phone.
Can multiple apps be hidden together?
There is no way to hide multiple apps at the same time but just hold down a long time on an empty area (without an icon) of the display and, when the icons with the “-” sign appear that “dance”, press the “-” sign for each app you want to hide and choose “Remove to Home Screen”.
Move apps from Liberia to the Home screen
It is of course possible to reposition the apps on the Home screen (just drag the icon to the Home screen page) and if we realize that we don’t even need to delete it from the App Library (just touch and hold the app icon, then touch Delete and Delete again to confirm).
Change the download location for newly downloaded apps
It is not known to all users but it is possible to change the download location of new apps on the iPhone: just open Settings > Home screen and choose the “Add to Home screen” option, “App library only” and choose whether to show or hide notifications that you see in the App Library.