Hide apps on Android without root

There are some instances at which you don’t want to reveal your apps near others, agree? And also, you can’t STOP them to use your smartphone & apps because they are none other, they are your relatives, friends & family members. So, what is the best way to stop this to happen?

There’s way.

Android comes with a lot of functionality and it also allows users to hide apps from their homescreen so that no could find that without their permission.

If you have actually searched how to hide apps on Android, you might have seen the available guides are preferring you to do root your phone, right? But, here’s something special…

I’m going to show you how you can hide apps on an Android without rooting it.

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3 Easy Ways to Hide Apps on Android Without Rooting

Hide apps on Android without root

I am going to talk about three actual ways to Hide apps on your Android device without rooting it. The first way by which I’m going to get started will only works for Internal apps, after that onwards both that two methods will work for all apps.

Video Guide :-

1. Hide Apps by Disabling it (For Inbuilt Apps Only)

The first and foremost way to hide apps on an Android without rooting is by disabling it. Once you disable an app, it will no longer available at your homescreen but yet surviving in your phone.

Once you want to use that again, you can do so by enabling it again from the settings. To disable apps on an Android these, you need to follow below steps.

1) Firstly, go into settings > Application Manager > All.

2) Scroll over to the apps & Tap on the app you want to hide.Hide apps on Androis without root disabling

3) Hit on Disable icon & confirm it tapping OK.

4) That’s it! App will no longer available on your homescreen.

If you want to reverse the order then just follow above steps again and hit on Enable icon in place of disable. Let’s move ahead to next way which works for all apps.

2. Using Nova Launcher [Hide Apps Without Root]

There are a bunch of launchers available for Android but Nova Launcher is one of the top apps from them. Nova Launcher allow users to customise interface, exactly according to their needs. This is the reason why it’s in the Top Charts of Google Play Store.

In Nova Launcher, you also get options to hide apps without rooting your Android device. To hide apps, you need to follow simple steps below (Before starting, be sure you have installed Nova Launcher from Google Play Store & set it as default).

1) Open Nova Settings > App & Widget Drawers > Drawer Groups > Hide Apps.

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2) Tap on the apps you want to hide from home screen.

3) That’s it! You no longer see that app on your homescreen.

4) If you have any shortcuts left, then just remove that.

Now, you’re wondering how to access those hidden apps, right? There are a couple of ways you can use, first one is reversing the above mentioned steps & another one is mentioned below.

1) Tap on the Google Now search bar.Hide apps on android without root by disabling

2) Write the name of the app which you have hidden.

3) It will show you the shortcut and now from there you can access the app easily.

3. Using Apex Launcher [Hide Apps Without Root]

As the like the Nova Launcher, Apex is the second best launcher available for Android. This launcher also allows users to customise interface as they want with little bit fewer features than Nova.

As like the Nova launcher, in Apex you also get option to hide apps from your screen. To hide apps, you need to follow below steps (Before starting the process, be sure you have installed Apex launcher from Google Play Store & set it as default).

1) Open Apex Settings > Drawer Settings > Hidden apps.

2) Select the app you want to hide by tapping on that.

3) That’s it! The app will be no longer on your homescreen.

Now, you have that app installed, but no one would have access to it, cool? Let me show how you can access that hidden app without reversing the settings. Follow below steps.

1) Tap on the Google Now search bar.

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2) Write the name of the app which you have hidden.

3) It will show you the shortcut and now from there you can access the app easily.

That’s all I do to Hide Apps on My Android device without rooting

Yes, friends these all the couple of ways which I use to hide apps on my Android smartphone. Would you know some more ways?

Do comments below, I’d like to appreciate those who reveal some more cool ways to do the same.

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