There may be several reasons you might want to hide apps on your Android phone. It can be your dating or banking app that you want to keep safe. Almost every Android device brand provides their own way to hide apps. But even if you are using stock Android, you can still use third-party apps to hide apps on your phone.
Major Android device brands like Samsung, Xiaomi (Mi/Redmi/POCO), OnePlus, Realme provide their own ways to hide apps. So, you can hide apps natively on these devices. However, if you are running stock Android, you have to use third-party apps like Lawnchair etc.
Remove Apps from Home Screen on Any Android Device in 2022
Most of the Android Launcher apps these days have ability to hide apps. So, you won’t need to root your Android phone to get this feature.
In this tutorial, we have explained how to hide apps on most of the major Android device brands like Samsung, OnePlus, Realme or Xiaomi devices. So, just follow these steps.
A) Hide Apps on Samsung Phone
Open Settings in your Samsung phone and select Home Screen from there.
In Home screen settings, scroll and tap on Hide apps. After that, select the apps to hide and finally tap on Done.
Now, you have successfully hidden selected apps on your Samsung phone.
B) Hide Apps on your Xiaomi Device (Mi, Redmi, Poco)
First of all, open Settings on your Xiaomi phone and go to Apps > App Lock.
On App Lock screen, swipe left to go to the Hidden Apps section. Now, select the Android apps that you want to hide on your Xiaomi device.
C) Hide Apps on OnePlus Phones
Open the launcher menu by swiping up. After that, swipe right to open Hidden Space on your OnePlus phone. Here, tap on ‘+‘ icon at the top-right corner.
Now, select the apps that you want to hide on your OnePlus Android device. After selecting the apps, tap on check mark [✓] at the top-right corner of the screen.
D) Hide Apps on Realme Android Devices
Go to Settings on your Realme phone and then, select Privacy > App Lock.
After that, set a privacy passcode if not done already.
Next, add apps to App Lock first. Then, tap on the app that you want to hide (we are taking example of Photos app) and Enable Password Verification.
After enabling password verification, you can turn on the toggle to Hide Homescreen Icon to hide selected apps from home screen.
E) Hide Apps on Any Android Phone (Stock Android, LG, Asus, Motorola, Pixel)
If your Android phone doesn’t support hiding apps natively, you can use third-party launcher app. So, in this tutorial, we are going to use Lawnchair 2 launcher to hide apps on any Android phone.
So, install Lawnchair 2 (Free) from Play Store on your Android device. Launch the app after installation.
After that, tap and hold on the home screen and select Home Settings from pop-up menu. In Home Settings, select Drawer.
Here, tap on Hidden App Shortcuts. Finally, select the apps that you want to hide and you are done. As soon as you select the apps, they will be hidden immediately.
Keep Your Apps Safe Against Unauthorized Access
In above tutorial, we have explained the method to hide apps on Android devices be it Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Realme or any other brand. Since, most of the major brands provide native feature for hiding apps, making it easy for users. You can also check this trick to hide files inside image.
However, if your phone doesn’t support hiding apps natively, you can use third-party launchers to hide apps. Well, hope you found this tutorial helpful. Do let us know your queries and suggestions in the comments down below.