How to Hide Apps on iPhone and iPad in iOS 14

Despite the additional security, I’m always concerned about my personal data. And one of the tricks that I use to shield the apps is to keep them out of sight. With the introduction of a more comprehensive parental control in iOS 14, it’s easier to hide apps on iPhone and iPad. Let me show you how it works!

How to Hide Stock Apps on iPhone or iPad

Note: There are some stock apps like Settings, Photos, Health, which can’t be hidden. However, you get the option to keep other apps like Apple News, Camera, Mail, Safari out of sight.

Keep in mind, to get started; you need to first enable Screen Time on your device. To do so, head over to this complete guide.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Now, tap on Screen Time → Next, Tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions.

Tap on Settings then Screen Time then Content and Privacy in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Next up, turn on the switch next to Content & Privacy Restrictions.

Enable Content & Privacy Restrictions in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad

Step #3. Up next, tap on Allowed Apps and then turn off the switch next to each app you wish to keep under the wrap.

Hide Stock Apps in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad

That’s it!

You successfully have put the first-party apps undercover. Check out; they are not available on the screen. They won’t appear even in the search result.

Unhide Stock Apps

If you ever want to bring them back, follow the same steps mentioned above and then turn on the switch next to the apps you want to show again.

How to Hide Downloaded Apps on iPhone or iPad

Follow the first 2 steps as above.

Step #3. Next, tap on Content Restrictions → Next up, tap on Apps.

Tap on Content Restrictions then Tap on Apps in iOS 12 on iPhone

Step #4. Up next, if you want to conceal all of your downloaded apps, select Don’t Allow Apps.

Hide Apps in iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad

Depending on your need, you can choose to hide the apps on age-basis. For example, if you don’t want your little kid to have an interface with the apps that are for 17+ people, select this option under Don’t Allow Apps.

Unhide Downloaded Apps

At any time, you want to change your mind and make these apps appear on the screen again. Follow the same steps explained above and select Allow All Apps in the end.

That’s all!

Wrapping up

Now that you know how to keep your apps buried; make the most of the trick. I wish there were an option to conceal specific applications. What do you think?

Earlier, we had made a roundup of the best vault apps that let you hide photos and video. So, if you want to offer them a strong shield, give them a shot.

Another simple way of keeping some of the unwanted apps out of the way is to put them in a folder. Agreed, it’s not a perfect way, but if you want to keep the screen uncluttered, it can do a pretty good job.

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