Even though it’s exciting to discover and download new apps for your iPhone, it can become frustrating if it takes you several minutes to actually find the app you need. This happens when your iPhone’s home screen is overrun with applications, and it happens more often on iPhones with more storage space. Although it’s tempting to take advantage of that, doing so will result in a cluttered user interface. This is why knowing how to hide apps that are not used much is important.
I like to hide apps I don’t use much to keep my home screen looking neat. If you only show the most important apps on your home screen, you’ll be able to focus on getting work done. If that’s something you’re interested in doing, then by all means, let’s look into the many ways of going about it.
How to hide individual apps from the home screen?
To delete apps one by one is the most common and straightforward method. When you only want to remove a couple of apps, this is a helpful option.
- From the home screen, press and hold the desired application until a menu displays.
- Tap “Remove App” from the available selections, which should reveal the following options:
- Select “Remove from Home Screen” to remove the application from the home screen. Thus, you can independently hide any programs you choose.
How can I conceal applications from the iPhone Search option?
Using the techniques below, you can hide apps from the iPhone Search if you do not want them to appear.
- Open iPhone settings.
- Tap the Siri & Search option next.
- Scroll down until the list of installed applications appears.
- Tap on the app you desire to hide from search to see the following options:
- Turn off these three options:
- Profit from this App
- Display Suggestions from the App (from the lock screen as well)
- Display App in Search
Now, the app will be hidden and will no longer appear in searches. You will also not receive any app alerts.
How to conceal an entire page of apps?
If you have a large number of apps that you wish to conceal, it can be time-consuming to do it individually. In such a circumstance, you can conceal a full page from your home screen that contains all the required apps. Follow the procedures below to accomplish this.
- Tap and hold an empty region of the home screen until all of the applications begin to shake.
- Tap the dots that appear at the bottom of the screen.
- A collection of your web pages is displayed as thumbnails. Uncheck the page you wish to conceal and touch “Done.”
In the future, if you wish to unhide it, you can simply check the page again and it will reappear.
How can I conceal programs inside a folder?
This method is more of a hack than a complete solution, but it’s still beneficial if you don’t want to totally remove the app off your home screen. Here is what must be done:
- On your home screen, drag the app you desire to conceal on top of another app while holding it down. This generates a folder (or if you have an existing folder, then you can use that too).
- Open the folder and hold down the desired application until the following choice appears:
- Tap “Home Screen Edit”
- Slide the app to the right to move it to the next page of the folder. This prevents the app from being displayed on the home screen, as only the apps on the first page of the folder are shown.
Obviously, you could still view it after opening the folder and swiping to the next page.
Tips for organizing applications on the home screen
In addition to hiding apps on your iPhone’s home screen, there are a few other fun things you can do to make your home screen less cluttered.
Creating folders to organize applications of the same type
If you have difficulty discovering apps on your home screen, this tip will be of great assistance. You can identify applications that belong to the same category and place them in a folder.
Keep essential applications on the main page
I adore this iPhone function that allows you to rearrange apps on different pages without needing to occupy every spot. This allows you to move superfluous apps to the second page and keep the first page as organized as you desire. This is very effective for productivity because anytime you unlock your device, you land on the first page.
Place crucial applications on the dork
You can change apps on your device with something you utilize frequently. For instance, the default music app on the far right of my home screen is something I rarely use, therefore I am going to replace it with Spotify, which I use frequently. I am confident that this will prevent me from having to swipe to the last page of my home screen to access it. You may also place folders on the dork if you so choose.
Although it might not appear to make a difference at first, this method of hide apps and organizing your home screen can greatly facilitate your day-to-day tasks, which is especially important given the amount of time we spend on our smartphones. In theory, the adjustment should let you get more done in less time.