How to Hide Apps on an iPhone 13

When you have a large number of apps on your iPhone 13, you may elect to conceal apps that you don’t use frequently.

Navigating through dozens of app icons to find a certain one might be difficult, and chances are you have a number of apps that you don’t use very often.

Hide an app on your iPhone 13 by touching and holding on the app icon, selecting Remove App, and then selecting Remove from Home Screen.

For more information, see this video on how to hide apps on iPhone 13.

Hide an iPhone App Without Deleting It

  1. Tap and hold the app to conceal.
  2. Choose Remove App.
  3. Select Remove from Home Screen from the menu that appears.

Our explanation continues below with further information on how to hide apps on iPhone 13, including screenshots.

Your iPhone comes pre-installed with a few apps that you may find useful.

However, the App Store gives you access to a vast library of extra apps that can help you be more productive as well as amusing you.

After a few months of owning an iPhone, you may find it difficult to access the apps you require on your Home screen, leaving you looking for a solution to conceal some of your less frequently-used apps.

Fortunately, you have a few choices for hiding your iPhone apps, which we will go over in more detail in the post below.

Related: How to Change Screen Timeout on iPhone 13

Hiding iPhone 13 Apps Video

How to Hide iPhone Applications

The methods in this section were carried out on an iPhone 13 running iOS 16, but they will work on most other iPhone models running subsequent iOS versions.

Step 1: Locate the app you want to hide, then tap and hold on its icon.

Step 2: Click the Remove App button.

You may also select Edit Home Screen and move the app to a separate screen or drag it on top of another app to form a folder.

Step 3: Select Remove from Home Screen to hide but not delete the program.

If you wish to entirely remove the app, select the Delete App option instead.

how to hide apps on an iPhone 13

You’ll be able to utilize this strategy to tidy up your Home screen now that you know how to hide apps on iPhone 13.

How to Hide an Entire iPhone App Screen

If you truly want to reduce the number of apps on your Home screen, you should hide more than one app at a time.

The iPhone allows you to achieve this by hiding a full Home screen. You can accomplish this by following the steps below.

Step 1: Tap and hold the three dots at the bottom of your Home screen.

Step 2: Hold the dots until the applications begin to shake, then lift your finger from the dots and tap them again to display thumbnail icons for each of your Home screens.

It’s typical to have difficulties getting this to work, so if nothing happens, you may need to try it again.

Step 3: Tap the circle that appears beneath the Home screen that you want to conceal.

When there is no check mark under an app screen, it is hidden.

Step 4: When you’ve done hiding your Home screens, tap the Done button in the top-right corner of the screen.

Because concealing an app merely removes it from your Home screen rather than removing it, you may discover that you want to unhide it. You can accomplish this by following the procedures in the following section.

How to Reveal an iPhone App

While the preceding sections detailed how to conceal your apps, you may change your mind and want to re-add an app icon to your Home screen.

Step 1: On the previous screen, swipe left until you reach the App Library.

Step 2: Locate the app icon you want to reveal.

Step 3: Hold down the app icon and select the Add to Home Screen option.

You can now find the app by sliding through your Home screens.

How to Locate a Misplaced iPhone App

When you choose to remove an app from the Home screen but do not uninstall it, you will most likely wish to use it again in the future.

However, because the app isn’t on the Home screen, you’ll have to find another way to access it. There are two ways to achieve this.

Option 1: To access Spotlight Search, tap the Search button at the bottom of the Home screen or slide down on the Home screen. Then, in the search field, input the name of the app and pick it to open it.

Option 2: Swipe left on your Home screen until you reach the last screen with “App Library” written at the top. You can then enter the app’s relevant category folder and pick it, or you can search for it in the top-right search bar.

If you want to make it more difficult to find and use the app, you can remove it from search and make it a little more difficult. This will be covered in the following section.

How to Remove an iPhone 13 App from the Search Results

You have one more choice for altering the process of locating your iPhone apps: remove them from search.

Step 1: Launch the Settings application.

Step 2: Scroll down and select Siri & Search.

Step 3: Scroll down and choose the program you want to remove from search results.

Step 4: To remove the app from the iPhone’s search feature, tap the button to the right of Show App in Search.

If you don’t want to remove the app from the search but want to remove the app data from the search, you can utilize the Show Content in Search option on this screen instead.

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