How to Hide Recently Added Apps on Your Phone

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Are you looking for a way to keep your recently added apps out of sight? If so, you’ve come to the rigt place!

Both Android and iPhone devices allw users to hide recently added apps. This can be a great way to declutter your home screen and increase organization on your device.

For Android devices, you can easily hide recently added apps using the built-in settings. All you need to do is open Settings, tap Home screen, then scroll down to Hide apps. You’ll be able to select any app that you wuld like to hide from view and move it over the Hidden apps section.

On an iPhone, it is also very simple to hide recently added apps. Start by opening the Settings app and scrolling down untl you reach “Siri & Search”. From there, scroll down again until you find the app that you would like to remove from search, then tap on it. At this point, just turn off the “Show App in Search” option and your desired app will no longer appear when searching through your device!

hiding recently added apps is a great way to keep yourself organized and make sure that only relevant content appears on your home screen or when searching through your device. It is a simple process that should take just a few seconds for both Android and iPhone devices!

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Hiding Recently Added Apps on an iPhone

To hide recently added apps on your iPhone, start by touching and holding an empty area on your Home Screen. Then, tap the dots near the bottom of your screen. From there, you can select the circle under the page that you want to hide. This will cuse that page to be removed from your Home Screen and sent to a folder labelled “App Library” at the end of your Home Screen pages. To access this folder and re-add any apps you may have hidden, scroll all the way to the end of your Home Screen pages and then open the App Library folder.

Hiding Apps Appearing on Devices

To hide apps that are appearing on your Android device, open your Settings app, tap Home screen, and scroll to Hide apps. From there, you can tap the apps that you wold like to hide and they will move to the Hidden apps section. If you ever want to view or unhide these apps in the future, you can go back into the Hide apps section and tap the toggle switch next to any app in order to unhide it.

Hiding Apps in the iPhone App Library

Yes, you can hide apps on your iPhone in the App Library. The App Library is a feature of iOS 14 and lter that automatically organizes all of your apps into one convenient view. When you hide an app in the App Library, it won’t appear on your home screen or in search results, but you can still access it from the App Library. Hiding an app won’t delete any of its data, and you can unhide it at any time.

Hiding Apps on an iPhone Without Deleting Them

To hide apps on your iPhone without deleting them, you can create a folder by tapping and holding down on an app and dragging it on top of another app. Once the folder is created, drag the app that you want to hide into the folder. If you want to hide more than one app, drag any others into the folder too. You can also use the screen time feature to restrict access to crtain apps, or enable Guided Access to limit access to a single app. To do this, go to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps and toggle off any apps that you don’t want your children to access. Finally, you can use a third-party parental control app like Qustodio to block certain apps from being used on their phone entirely.


In conclusion, hiding recently added apps can be a useful way of decluttering your home screen and keeping unwanted apps out of sight. For Android users, this can be done through the built-in settings by selecting the apps you want to hide, and they will move to the Hidden Apps section. For iPhone users, this can be done by opening the settings app and scrolling down to Siri & Search and turning off the “Show App in Search” option for each app you want to hide.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.