How to hide apps on a Samsung phone

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To hide an Android app on your Samsung Galaxy phone, open the home screen settings page and tap “Hide app”. Check here every app you want to hide from the home screen.

Are there any apps on your device that you want to keep private? If so, it’s easy to hide both stock and user-installed apps on your Samsung Galaxy phone. We will show you how to do this using a built-in feature.

Once an app is hidden, it disappears from the app drawer and home screen. However, it will still show up in your phone’s Settings app.

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Hide apps on your Samsung Android phone

To start hiding apps, go to your Galaxy phone’s home screen. There, tap and hold any empty space. In the menu that opens, tap “Settings”.

To select "Settings" in the lower right corner.

When the Settings page opens, scroll down and tap “Hide app”.

Choose "Hide app" in the menu.

You will see a “Select App” screen. Here, choose the apps you want to hide by tapping them. Once you’ve made your selections, tap “Done”.

Select the apps to hide and tap "done"

And this is all. The chosen apps are now hidden.

Later, you can show your apps by accessing the same “Hide apps” menu, selecting your hidden apps and choosing “Done”.

Select the apps to show and tap "done"

That’s all there is to it.

For even more privacy when sharing your phone with others, try blocking an app on your Android device.

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