There are several apps that are sticking around on your iPhone home screen that are useless, and you want to get rid of them. The major problem is you don’t want to uninstall them, or they can’t be uninstalled because those apps are factory installed and can’t be modified. Or if in case you want to remove apps showing in your iPhone so that your friends or any other person can get access to them, to enhance security. We’ll show you how you can work around to hide apps in your iPhone.
Though this is possible because of a probable glitch or a bug in iOS (which might later get fixed) and the app you’re hiding will be available at its position while you restart your iPhone. Meanwhile, when the app is in the hidden mode, you can access the app via doing the spotlight search of the same app. Here are the steps you’ve to follow for hiding an app from the iPhone home screen.
Tap and hold on the app that you want to hide and make sure the first page of your home screen is fully occupied with the apps. Tap and hold the app that you want to hide and quickly drag it to the page number two of your iPhone home screen then release the app there. Now the app that you wanted to hide is on the second page.
Now, make sure the first page of the iPhone home screen is full. It should be totally occupied with the apps leaving no room for other apps to be placed on this page. This will now create a folder if you’re forcefully trying to put any app on page one.
Now, go to the page 2 where you’ve just placed your app that you want to be hidden. Tap and hold the app and again drag it quickly to the page one over any other app. This will now enable the creation of a folder where you can put this app as there is no room for any new app on this page. But you need to hold still on the app and wait for 506 seconds, then quickly drag the app to the dashboard below. This way the folder that was going to appear will disappear. Now release the app there and boom!! Your app is gone. You won’t be able to see it.
If you want to access the app then simply do a spotlight search of the app or restart your iPhone, this will re-enable the app icon on the iPhone home screen.