How To Hide Apps On iPhone & iPad

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There are so many ways to keep and maintain our privacy. So when it comes to hiding Apps on our device, it’s essential for many. The thing is, we can tell our loved ones or marriage mate our Passcode to access our device to maintain the trust, however, at times, there is certain information we want to keep only to ourselves. If you are looking for a way to hide apps on your iPhone or iPad, then continue reading this post. Below, we will be showing you the best way to hide Apps on iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 and even the iPad.

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For a start, let’s look at…

How to hide Apps on iPhone X/iPhone 8/iPad/iOS 11

Below, we will be showing you how to hide Apps on iPhone by enabling Restrictions.
This way you can easily hide selective Apps on your iPhone. Follow the steps below to hide Apps on iPhone.

Step 1: On your iPhone, go to Settings
Step 2: Click on General and then choose Restrictions.
Step 3: Now tap on Enable Restrictions, enter your Restriction Passcode and then enter it again to confirm your password.
Step 4: There’s an option to hide stock apps such as Safari, camera, and iTunes Store on your iPhone X or 8. All you have to do here is to toggle off the switch next to the App/Apps you’d like to hide.

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To hide downloaded Apps on your iPhone, scroll down to choose Apps under the ALLOWED CONTENT section. You can hide all downloaded Apps on your iPhone by choosing Don’t Allow Apps or hide downloaded Apps on your iPhone selectively by choosing the age which ranges from 4+, 9+, 12+, 17+.

How to unhide a hidden App on iPhone X/8/7 iOS 11

You can easily unhide any App on your iPhone by following the steps below.

Step 1: Go to Settings App on your idevice.
Step 2: Now enter the Restriction Passcode you have set before.
Step 3: Toggle on the switch next to the App you want to unhide.

Or better still you can disable Restrictions to unhide all the hidden Apps.

Step 1: On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Restrictions.
Step 2: Enter the Restriction Passcode
Step 3: Finally, tap on Disable Restrictions and enter the passcode again.

How To Hide App On iPhone XS, XS Max, and iOS 12

The recently released iPhone last year which is the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR runs on iOS 12 which comes with great features. However, to hide Apps on iOS 12 here’s is how.

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Step 1: On your iPhone, go to Settings, scroll down until you see the Screen Time option. Open it and select the Content & Privacy Restrictions option.
Step 2: Now you should enter your password. You should create one if you haven’t done that already.
Step 3: To hide preloaded Apps, Select the Allowed Apps option and simply disable apps that you want to hide from the iPhone.

You can use this option to hide stock apps on your iPhone XS Max. However, to hide downloaded Apps, you will select the Content Restriction option. This will give you options to hide Apps you have downloaded on your iPhone or iPad.

That’s all to know. We hope you find this post helpful.

Miracle .O

Miracle .O is a Computer scientist by profession and a blogger by passion. He's an expect in writing about phones, gadgets and tutorials. He's the founder of this blog.


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