Earlier on our site we wrote about, How can I hide files and folders on Android . This task is solved quite easily. What if you need to hide the application? After all, this is not a separate file, to whose title you can add a point. But actually hide the application icon a little harder. How exactly can it be done - written in today's article.
Hiding unused programs
Modern versions of the Android operating system allow you to literally freeze any application if it has long You are not used. This will free some amount of RAM, and will also allow you to hide the application icon. Of course, the program will stop working in the background, therefore this method is not suitable for all users. If it does not scare it, then make the following actions:
Step 1. Go to " Settings".
Step 2. Press " application." Somewhere it can be called " Application Manager" or somehow otherwise. You may also need to go into the tab " General.
Step 3. Now select the program you want to hide (disable).
Step 4. Press the " button to turn off."
Step 5. Confirm your action by pressing the " OK button."
Step 6. It is possible that you will be asked to establish the original version of this application. If you do not agree with this, it will be impossible to disable. Therefore, you will have to click on the " OK button and wait for the end of the process.
Unfortunately, Android allows you to disable far from all programs - many of them you simply do not detect the corresponding button. Well, if you want to return the disabled application back, then there will be no problems with this. You just need to go to the above section " settings" and proceed to the " tab" tab. Here you can tap on your program you need, then click on the " button".
Note : on Android version 9 and higher Hide the application using this The method will not work.
Using a third-party launcher
Some users reflect on how to hide applications on android without disconnecting them. They want them to continue to work in the background, but the menu was not displayed. It is impossible to achieve this by branded shells or "naked" Android. But third-party programs Nova Launcher and can help. These are original launchers trying to change the interface of the operating system. In our example, the choice was made in favor of the second launcher, as it is slightly simpler in the development.
Step 1. Install and run Apex Launcher. Wait for the desktop transformation, then tap twice somewhere on an empty place on it.
Step 2. Press " Apex Settings.
Step 3. Here you should select " Settings of the application menu.
Step 4. Go to subsection " Hidden applications".
Step 5. Check those programs and games that you do not want to see in the menu.
Step 6. Press the " button to save".
That's all. In the future, you can again go to this section of the launcher settings to remove the checkboxes and return the display of the application icons in the menu. And do not forget that the removal Apex Launcher or the transition to another shell - any of these actions will be referred to the display of hidden programs.
Using Hide Pictures - Hide IT Pro
If you do not want to install a third-party launcher, taking a certain amount of RAM, then try download and install Hide Pictures - Hide IT Pro . Despite this name, the program can hide not only photos. The creators assigned the utility such name for the time that the outsider does not guesses what actions must be applied to see if there is no hidden files, folders and applications on the smartphone.
Attention! For the full operation of the program requires getting root rights!
It is noteworthy that the application helps not only to hide the icons, but also to put password to open programs and toys. And it does not matter to him which launcher you have installed. If you want to hide any icon, then follow our instructions:
Step 1. Install and run Hide Pictures - Hide it Pro. Note that under the program icon is a completely different name. An outsider will think that this is a utility that controls the volume.
Step 2. The first time you open it, you will be informed that you must hold your finger on the logo with the inscription Audio Manager. Follow the advice.
Step 3. Now you need to choose which type of security you want to use. In our case, this will be a numeric pin.
Step 4. Enter the password or pin code, then press the button " Save".
Step 5. Confirm your action by pressing the " OK" button.
Step 6. Enter your email address. In the future, this will help restore access to the program if you forget your password. Press the " OK" button. Theoretically, this step can be skipped by clicking the appropriate button, but this is not recommended.
Step 7. Press the “ OK ” button when you are notified to save the email address in the application settings.
Step 8. You will be taken back to the start window of the program. Hold your finger on the top logo.
Step 9. Enter the password.
Step 10. Click on “ Hide Apps ”. Or " Hide applications" if you have a Russian-language interface.
Step 11. Now you need to give the program superuser rights. To do this, in the pop-up window, click " OK" and, if necessary, confirm your actions. If in the future you do not want to see a pop-up window, then check the box next to the corresponding item.
Step 12. Go to the “ All Apps ” tab. Click on the program you wish to hide.
Step 13. Confirm that you want to hide the selected application. To do this, press " OK". It is possible that after this you will again have to grant the program superuser rights.
That's it. Hidden apps on Android will not be visible in the menu. But you can always find them in this utility, in the corresponding tab. Clicking on its icon will make the program visible again. In the same way, you can open a hidden application - in fact, it will be a kind of demo mode.
These are the three easiest ways to hide various programs from the menu. Don't forget that you can hide various media files with Hide Pictures - Hide it Pro. Although it is much easier to rename them for this, adding a dot to the beginning of the name - this does not require any root rights.