How to Hide Apps on an Android Phone Without Rooting

How to Hide Apps on an Android Phone Without Rooting

Hey there! Want to know a cool trick? You can actually hide some apps on your Android phone without having to root it. I’ll show you how to do it right from within Android, and I’ll even give you a list of apps that can do the same thing.

Disable Apps from Within Android

Depending on the version of Android you’re using and whether you have a special interface from your phone’s manufacturer, you might have the ability to disable certain apps. Unfortunately, this option isn’t always available on the latest versions of Android, which only give you the option to Uninstall or Force Stop. But if Disable is an option, go for it!

  1. Open your Android Settings and find the Apps section.
  2. Select the app you want to hide.
  3. If the option to Disable is available, go ahead and disable the app.

If the option to Uninstall is there, you can always choose that if you’re positive you won’t be using the app. Force Stop, on the other hand, will simply stop the app if it’s running, but it won’t remove it from menus or the home screen.

How to Hide Apps on an Android Phone Without Rooting

How to Hide Android Apps Using a Launcher

So, you want to hide some of your apps on your Android phone. Well, the good news is that you don’t have to uninstall them. There’s a neat trick you can use with launchers that allows you to choose which apps appear on your home screen.

  1. First, go to Google Play and search for launchers.
  2. Find a launcher that you like and has good reviews. Make sure it can hide app icons.
  3. Download and install the launcher, then configure it to your liking.

I personally use Apex Launcher, but there are other launchers like Nova Launcher Prime or Evie Launcher that work similarly.

  1. Now, download and install Apex Launcher or another launcher of your choice.
  2. Go to Settings and then Drawer.
  3. Select Hidden apps.
  4. Check the box next to the apps you want to hide and save your changes.

Remember, you can also use other launchers like Nova Launcher Prime or Evie Launcher to hide apps without uninstalling them.

How to Hide Apps Using a Privacy App

If you want to take your app-hiding game to the next level, you can try using privacy apps specifically designed for this purpose. Two apps that I’ve tried and found to be effective are Hide Apps and App Hider.

  1. Find a privacy app that suits your needs and install it.
  2. During the setup process, look for the App Drawer option.
  3. Select which apps you want to show and which ones you want to hide.

Each app may have a slightly different process. For example, in App Hider, you need to import the app into the hider, and then it will disappear. To access the app, you’ll need to open App Hider and launch it from there. The app will work as usual, but you’ll need to take a few extra steps to get to it.

One important thing to keep in mind when using hider apps is to choose one that allows you to hide the hider itself. This is especially crucial if you’re trying to keep your apps a secret. After all, there’s no point in being clever if you leave App Hider on your home screen for everyone to see.

So, those are the methods I know for hiding apps on an Android phone without rooting. Do you know any other techniques? Feel free to share your favorite launchers or app hiders with us in the comments below!

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