How to Hide Apps on Android Without App in Settings

How to Hide Apps on Android Without App in Settings

How to Hide Apps in Oppo Phones?

How to Hide Apps in Oppo Phones?

Hiding apps on Oppo smartphones is very simple. The company’s ColorOS gives you a direct option through which you can easily hide the apps without downloading any third-party applications. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings and open privacy > App lock.
  2. Now enter the password of your phone.
  3. After that, you’ll get the list of apps on your mobile, tap on the app that you want to hide.
  4. Here turn on the toggle next to App lock.
  5. Below that, you’ll get an option of “Hide from Home screen”, turn on its toggle too.
  6. After that, you will be asked to set up an Access Number. The number should start and end with ‘#’ and should have one to sixteen characters. (For example #1234# )
  7. Once you set an access number, tap on ‘Done. With this, the apps will be hidden from your smartphone.
  8. To view the hidden app on your oppo phone, open the dialer app on your phone.
  9. Now in the dialer type your access code(#1234#) & it’ll open up your hidden apps on your mobile phone.

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How to Hide Apps in Vivo Phones?

How to Hide Apps in Vivo Phones?

Vivo FunTouch OS also comes with a built-in feature through which you can easily hide the apps. They have an inbuilt app that eases your process. So, here’s how you can hide apps on Vivo smartphones:

  1. Firstly open the iManager app on your Vivo smartphone.
  2. In the iManager app, you’ll get the utility tools option, just tap on it.
  3. You’ll see the frequently used tools section at top of the app, here tap on the App encryption option.
  4. Next, enter your password.
  5. After entering the password you’ll get the Hide app option, tap to on it.
  6. After that turn on the toggle next to the “View hidden apps” option.
  7. Scroll down & you’ll get the list of all apps on your mobile.
  8. To hide any app, turn on the toggle next to the app name & after that confirm it.
  9. To view hidden apps in the Vivo phone, go to iManager>utility tools>app encryption>view hidden apps. From here you can view & use your hidden apps.

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How to Hide Apps in Realme Phones?

How to Hide Apps in Realme Phones?

As we know, previously Realme UI was ColorOS. The name got changed but some features are still the same. So the process of hiding applications in Realme smartphones is quite similar to the one present with Oppo Mobile. Here’s a step-by-step guide for it:

  1. Go to Settings and open privacy > App lock.
  2. Now enter the password of your phone.
  3. After that, you’ll get the list of apps on your mobile, tap on the app that you want to hide.
  4. Here turn on the toggle next to App lock.
  5. Below that, you’ll get an option of “Hide from Home screen”, turn on its toggle too.
  6. After that, you will be asked to set up an Access Number. The number should start and end with ‘#’ and should have one to sixteen characters. (For example #1234# )
  7. Once you set an access number, tap on ‘Done. With this, the apps will be hidden from your smartphone.
  8. To view the hidden app on your Realme phone, open the dialer app on your phone.
  9. Now in the dialer type your access code(#1234#) & it’ll open up your hidden apps on your mobile phone.
  10. There is another shortcut to open the hidden apps in the Realme phones, for that go to settings>passcode & biometrics>fingerprint, & type your password.
  11. Now if you have added more than 2 Finger in fingerprint then you’ll get an option on this page, “Fingerprint for hidden apps quick-start”.
  12. Now select which fingerprint you want to use to open the hidden apps. & after that when you use that finger to unlock your phone then it’ll automatically open the hidden apps in your Realme phone.

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How to Hide Apps in OnePlus Phones?

If you are using a OnePlus smartphone, then hiding apps is like a breeze. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. In your Oneplus phone, Pinch out with two fingers from Home Screen & it’ll open up the Hidden space.
  2. You will see a ‘+’ sign on the top-right corner. Click on the sign and you will see a list of apps installed on your phone.
  3. Select the apps you want to hide from the app drawer & tap on the Right tick you get at the top right corner.
  4. Now if tap on the 3 dots at the top right corner then you’ll get an option to “Enable password”, tap to enable it & enter your password.
  5. Now to open the hidden apps in your Oneplus device, Pinch out with two fingers from Home Screen & enter your password. After that, it’ll open up your all hidden apps in the  Hidden space.
  6. If you right swipe on the app drawer then it’ll also open up your Hidden space.

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How to Hide Apps in Xiaomi Phones?

In Xiaomi phones, you got an inbuilt option to hide apps in its MIUI operating system. The hidden app feature is available in all the Redmi, Xiaomi, and POCO smartphones. So here are the steps to hide apps in Xiaomi smartphones:

  1. In your Xiaomi phone, go to Settings and open Apps.
  2. Now in the App Settings, you will get the App Lock feature at the bottom. Tap on it. It will ask to set up the service first and you need to set a passcode for it as well.
  3. After that, you will get two sections: App Lock and Hidden Apps. Tap on the Hidden Apps and you will find a list of installed apps on your Mi phone.
  4. Now turn on the toggle next to the app name that you want to hide.
  5. To view the hidden apps in your Xiaomi device, Pinch out with two fingers from Home Screen & enter your password. After that, it’ll open up your all hidden apps.

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How to Hide Apps in Samsung Phones?

How to Hide Apps in Samsung Phones?

If you are a Samsung user then hiding apps is a piece of cake for you. Its OneUI comes with an option where you can hide any app from the home screen. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. In your Samsung phone, Long tap on the home screen & click on the settings option you got in the bottom right corner.
  2. Next, in the home screen settings scroll down, & tap on the Hide apps option.
  3. Here select the apps you want to hide from the list and simply tap on the Done button & the apps will be hidden from the main screen.
  4. To open the hidden app in your Samsung phone, just type the name in the search bar & you’ll be able to see the app you hidden.

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Wrap Up: Hide Apps on Android

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