If you’ve got an app for everything then you must struggle with keeping your iPhone’s home screen clean and organised. One of the ways to manage the aesthetic of your iPhone’s home screen is by hiding the apps you use the least. This will prevent the app from showing up on the home screen without deleting it from your phone. In this article, we show you how to hide and unhide apps on an iPhone.
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Here’s how you can hide an app on your iPhone
Step 1: Locate the app you want to hide and tap and hold it until the quick menu pops up on the screen.
Step 2: Select ‘Remove App’ from the menu.
Step 3: In the following box select ‘Remove from home screen’. The app will not be deleted from your phone, but will no longer be visible on the home screen.
Step 4: Alternatively, you can press and hold anywhere on the home screen and tap the minus icon on the app you want to hide. Select ‘Remove from home screen’ in order to hide it.
Any hidden apps can be accessed by searching for them in the App Library. Here’s how you can prevent the app from showing up in search results.
Step 5: Go to Settings and select ‘Siri & Search’.
Step 6: Select the app in you want to prevent from showing up in search results.
Step 7: Under the ‘On Home Screen’ section, turn the toggle bar off for ‘Show app in search results’.
Here’s how you can unhide an app on your iPhone
Step 1: Go to the home screen and scroll all the way to the right.
Step 2: Search for the app in the search bar. If you have prevented the app from showing up in search results, go ahead and change that setting.
Step 3: Once the app shows up in search results, long press it and drag it to the left. The app will be moved to the home screen.
Step 4: Adjust the app’s position on the home screen by pressing and dragging it. Tap ‘Done’ once you’re done.
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This is how you can hide and unhide an app on an iPhone. Apart from hiding apps on the home screen, your iPhone also allows you to hide the purchase on the App Store. To do this, go to the App Store and select your profile. Tap on the ‘Purchased’ section and swipe left on the app you want to hide. Select ‘hide’ to prevent the app from showing up in your App Store purchases.
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