How to find hidden apps on iPhone

Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
September 25, 2023
7 minutes to read

Got too many apps on your iPhone? Want some privacy? Learn how to hide apps on your iPhone and how to find hidden stuff.

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  1. How to hide apps on iPhone
  2. How to find hidden apps on iPhone
  3. How to unhide apps on iPhone
  4. FAQs

Before we start

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How to hide apps on iPhone

There are several ways to hide an app on iPhone, and we’ll provide step-by-step guides for each method. However, note that these steps simply hide apps from view; they don’t uninstall them or protect their contents with a password. To protect app data, we recommend that you delve into the specific app’s security settings.

Hiding apps on iPhone using Settings:

  1. Unlock your iPhone and go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down to see your list of apps.
  3. Select the app you want to hide.
  4. Tap Siri & Search.
  5. Switch off the “Show on Home Screen” option.
hide app on homescreen

Hiding apps on iPhone right on the Home Screen

  1. Unlock your iPhone.
  2. Locate the app you want to hide.
  3. Long-tap on it until you see a pop-up with three options.
  4. Tap “Remove App.”
  5. On the window that appears, select Remove from Home Screen.
iPhone screens showing steps to hide apps

How to find hidden apps on iPhone

Once you’ve hidden an app, you may wonder how to find hidden stuff on your iPhone. Don’t worry, it’s easy with the search field. Here’s how.

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen to show Siri search.
  2. In the search bar, type the name of the hidden app.
  3. As you type, the results will appear below, and you’ll find the hidden app you’re looking for.
  4. Tap on the app in the search results to open it.
find hidden app on iPhone

How to unhide apps on iPhone

  1. First, use Siri search to find iPhone hidden apps as above.
  2. Tap and hold on the app’s icon until you see a pop-up with three options.
  3. Select Add to Home Screen.
Unhiding apps on iPhone


Hiding apps on your iPhone can be a useful way to declutter your home screen. Now that you’ve read this article, we hope it’s become clear how to hide apps, find hidden apps, and unhide hidden things on your screen. If you still have questions, feel free to write them in the comments section. We’ll be happy to help you.


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