Remaining prying eyes from poking around in your even more valuable apps is consistently a problem, specifically for those of us with nosey friends or little ones.


Until now, keeping apps private meant concealing them in a folder somewhere, however would not it be perfect to be able to hide applications entirely? Many thanks to a cool technique in iOS 7.1, you can. Right here’s how:

Below’s our beginning screen. Make sure you have a full page of applications and a full dock.

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Now you have to produce a folder with the apps we want to conceal. We’ll call this folder “Folder 1” for simplicity. In this instance I’ll be concealing the Facebook and Starbucks apps, but you can do this with definitely any type of application on your phone that can be positioned in a folder, featuring those pesky stock applications that decline to be removed.

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Following you have to nest Folder 1 within another folder, which we’ll call “Folder 2.” If you’re not acquainted with ways to do this, visit our iOS 7.1 nested folder tutorial below.

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As soon as you have Folder 1 nested, you have to remove the apps you placed in Folder 2, leaving merely Folder 1 within Folder 2. You should now have just what appears to be an empty folder on your house screen. You must now have one clearance on your Residence monitor, but we should load that, so drag any arbitrary application you have into that spot.

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Now, enter into Folder 2 and highlight Folder 1 so you can relocate it. Drag Folder 1 out of Folder 2 and down into the dock area. This will trigger Folder 2 to vanish after a second, and when it does, release Folder 1 in the dock. Instead of locating a brand-new home on your display it will certainly disappear completely. We have actually now hidden the Facebook and Starbucks applications.

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You won’t locate them anywhere, on any sort of screen or within any sort of folder. Yet, you still have full accessibility to them via the iOS search attribute. Touch the center of your home screen and take down, disclosing the search bar. Key in the name of the covert application you desire to make use of and you’ll discover it’s still there and can be made use of merely like normal.

Regret the choice to hide an application? You can quickly rejuvenate all your hidden apps by either restarting the device or by entering the iOS settings menu, clicking the “Nike + iPod” application and activating, and afterwards deactivating it. As soon as you have actually doinged this, all hidden apps will put back onto the Residence display.

As I shared over, you could utilize this method to conceal any type of applications or folders you wish, and still have complete accessibility to the apps by means of the search bar. YouTuber Videosdebarraquito makes use of a comparable method to conceal stock applications using the Kiosk on the iPhone 4/4s, but our tutorial should work for any individual running iOS 7.1. Now enjoy your newfound energy of secrecy, and don’t get involved in any mischief.

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