Hide Apps And Nest Folders In iOS 7 With These Tricks

Hide Apps And Nest Folders In iOS 7 With These Tricks

Sick of not being able to delete Apple’s default apps? If you don’t want them cluttering up your home screen, here are two different ways you can hide them away using little quirks in iOS 7.

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The first trick was pointed out over on TUAW. This creates nested folders so you can tuck your least favourite apps out of the way easily:

  1. Make two folders, one you want to hide and another you want to hide that folder inside.
  2. Tap and hold on the folder you want to hide.
  3. As soon as the icon turns grey, hit the home button twice to bring up the app switcher.
  4. From the app switcher, tap on the home screen. You should see the app you just held down greyed out slightly.
  5. Tap the destination folder.
  6. Drag the first folder into the destination folder.
  7. Hit the home button.

That’s it, now that folder is nested away inside another folder. The second trick is one we mentioned recently for hiding certain apps entirely. Since it uses the same glitch, we thought we’d show it off in the video.

  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.

So far, these are two of the little quirks that allow you to hide icons and folders. They’re especially handy if you’ve moved away from the default iOS apps, or you’re just sick of having a cluttered home screen. Some people have reported this causing iTunes to crash, but these are glitches rather than features, so if you’re experiencing problems, try undoing them to see if that helps.

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