How to Hide Stock and Non-Stock Apps on iPhone and iPad

A smartphone is a personal device but you’ve got kids, cousins, nephews, friends, and relatives peeping into your iPhone. And in some cases, this can be a little uncomfortable if you’ve got apps that are personal or apps with personal data.

I’ve got this problem where kids play games on the iPhone. I am okay with that but it so happens that the chance of the kids opening and playing around with apps like Mail, WhatsApp, etc. are high. What if they open Skype and make a call?

Here are the steps how to hide apps (Stock and Non-Stock) on iOS devices :-

How to Hide Stock Apps on iPhone or iPad [iOS 8 and iOS 9]:-

1. Go to Settings → Tap on General.

2. Now, tap on Restrictions. You’ll have to enter the passcode for restrictions

3. Under ALLOW, toggle off the apps you don’t want to display on the iPhone.

That’s it. This was about hiding stock apps on your iDevice.

How to Hide Non-stock Apps on iPhone or iPad [iOS 8 and iOS 9] :-

1. Go to Settings → Tap on General.

2. Now, tap on Restrictions. You’ll have to enter the passcode for restrictions

3. Scroll down to Allowed Content and tap on Apps.

4.Now, you can either choose which type of apps to hide (tap on the particular age group) or just tap Don’t Allow Apps to hide all the apps.

Now go back to your home screen, and you should find all the downloaded apps hidden.


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