Hide Apps on iOS 9 Devices: No Jailbreak, Original Method

If you own an iPhone or any other device with iOS 9 system, you may have access to a number of apps either pre-installed or downloaded. The app icons gather on your iPhone screen. There might be some apps that you want to hide. Or, you might even want to hide all the apps on your iPhone.

You might be wondering about a proper way that may help you to hide apps on iPhone without the help of any third-party tool or any dirty trick. In that case you have to follow the steps mentioned below that potentially will help you to hide apps with no jailbreak method.

Part 1: Hide Pre-installed or Stock Apps

Step 1 - You should open your iPhone menu and go to the Settings option. It will give you access to manage various settings on your iPhone. Now, tap on the General option.

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Step 2 - This should again open up a number of options to choose from. Select 'Restrictions' and turn on this option. Your iPhone will now ask you to enter a pass code to activate this option. You have to choose and customize your pass code according to your choice.

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Step 3 - It will ask your permission and will ask you to select the apps that you want to hide. Simply tap on the apps and toggle them off.

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You're done. This will successfully allow you to hide some pre-installed or stock apps that you don't want to display on your iPhone screen.

Part 2: Hide Downloaded Apps

In case of downloaded apps, you can customize your settings in such a way that only people from a specific age group will have access to your apps. Or, you can even use this method to simply hide all of your downloaded apps.

Step 1 - Open the home screen menu of your iPhone. Go to the Settings tab and now tap on the General option.

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Step 2 - It will open up a lot of options for you. Select the option titled Restrictions and then turn it on. Now, you have to enter a customized pass code to activate this menu (you don't have to do this in case you have already set up your pass code for this menu).

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Step 3 - It will give you a lot of options. Scroll down to Allowed Content. Under the Allowed Content tab, you will again have to choose from multiple options. Tap on the Apps option.

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Step 4 - Now, you can either choose to hide your apps depending on their particular age group permit. In this case, you just have to tap on the particular age group or age groups. If you want to hide all the downloaded apps, then simply tap on Don't Allow All Apps option.

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It will effectively help you to hide all the downloaded apps. You can go back to your home screen only to find that your selected apps have been successfully hidden.

Part 3: Alternative trick to hide apps on iOS 9

There is another solution that you can use to hide apps from your iOS 9 device without any jailbreak method. You just have to follow some simple steps.

Step 1 - First download a full White or Grey colored wallpaper from the internet. You need not to download it if you already have such a wallpaper in your device’s storage. You have to save the image to your Camera Roll. Now, go to the Camera Roll, select the image, tap on the option titled Share, and now tap on Use As Wallpaper.

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Step 2 - Now a pop-up menu will appear at the bottom of your device’s screen. Tap on the Still option. Now choose the Set option. Then, tap on the Set Home Screen in order to set the image as the wallpaper on your home screen with all the app icons.

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Step 3 - Now, go to the Settings menu, select the Accessibility option and then tap on Increase Contrast option. If you want to set a White wallpaper, then make sure that the Reduce Transparency option is turned off. But in case of a Gray wallpaper, you have to toggle on this option.

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Step 4 - Now, go to your home screen. Select, tap on and hold on a app. Your home screen will now start doing the wiggle dance. Drag that selected app on the top of another. A folder will be created by this process. Repeat this process to drag and include the apps into the folder. You have to open the folder and move the apps to the folder’s second page. Therefore, you should tap on each app icon, hold on, and then drag it to the right side of the inside part of the folder. Repeat this process for all apps. Now, your screen will not have any app icon. It will only have a gray or white wallpaper that hides the folder. You have to reboot your device in order to make the apps reappear again.

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So, there you have it, using the above easy methods, you can quickly and quite effectively hide your apps on your iOS 9 devices. Go ahead and try them now, and let us know which one of these methods do you like the most and why.

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