Hide Apps In iOS 7 With This Trick

Like any operating system, iOS 7 comes with its share of stock apps that nobody wants to use. While most of us just hide those away in a folder on the second screen, YouTuber macmixing shows off a clever way to hide those apps so you can't see them.

The process here is actually really simple:

  1. Fill up your home screen with apps. Keep one folder on the home screen.
  2. Place all the apps you want to hide away in a folder in the dock.
  3. Tap and hold that folder while double-pressing the home button to open up the app switcher.
  4. Switch back the home screen.
  5. Tap the folder on the home screen (the one you don't want to hide).
  6. Back out to the home screen again.
  7. Press the home button.

That's it. Now all those apps are hidden away. You can still find them by searching Spotlight. You can also do this to hide specific apps instead of entire folders, which might be handy for all those games you're hiding away. Unfortunately, if you reboot your device, the apps will reappear.

How to Hide Stock Apps in iOS 7 [YouTube via Gizmodo]


    "Unfortunately, if you reboot your device, the apps will reappear."

    so it's not a fix at all.

      Where does it say fix?

        The article doesn't state that it is either A. Permanent or B. Not Permanent

        However, one would assume that because it is not stated as a temporary solution then it is a permanent fix

    The hiding of my apps has persisted through an iOS 7.0.1 OTA restore. Just saying.

    How about:
    1) drag all unwanted apps onto a new screen. Make sure this is the last one to the right.
    2) forever more ignore whatever the hell is on there, just like we used to ignore the spotlight search on the far left.

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