How To Hide Stock iOS Apps On iOS 9 Using This Limited Trick

Ali Salman
Posted Feb 4, 2016
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A smartphone is your personal device, which is not meant to be used by everyone, unless necessary. It can be a little uncomfortable if your friends, colleagues or relatives start peeping at your personal way of use. While Tim Cool has previously promised that the company will ”figure out a way” for iPhone and iPad users to¬†hide stock apps, the current scenario and personal dilemmas rests to exist. However, there is a neat limited trick discovered that can allow iOS 9 users to hide certain apps from the Home screen of your device.

Hide Stock Apps On iOS 9 With This Neat Little Trick

This is a limited trick that allows your stock applications to be temporarily hidden. Moreover, the best part about this trick is that it doesn’t require a jailbroken iOS device. The trick was discovered by a YouTube channel, videosdebarraquito. We have checked the tweak ourselves¬†and it works like a charm. Follow the step-by-step instructions shared below to temporarily hide your stock iOS apps.So let’s get to it.

Step 1

The first thing that you need to do is hold down the app icon you want to hide until it starts to wobble.

Step 2

Drag the app over any other app to create a folder. You can also drag it to any other existing folder as well.

Step 3

Once the app is in the folder, let it go. Do take not to press the home button just yet.

Step 4

Further grab the same app that you want to hide and move it to the second page of the folder. Again, let go of the app.

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Step 5

Grab the app again and drag it to the third page of the folder, but do not let it go. This is where the trick is catchy.

Step 6

Now drag the app to the edge of the folder and simultaneously press the Home button. You will see your app icon fly away to the top left hand side of the display, ultimately hiding it temporarily. We have also embedded a video tutorial by the same channel. Do check it out for further assistance.

This is it for the trick, you have successfully hid one of your stock iOS apps. You can repeat the procedure to hide any type of app you want and no matter how much you want. If you’re afraid that the apps hidden would never come back, you’re wrong. To revive all the hidden apps, just restart your device once and you’ll see all of your apps right on the Home screen.

As a disclaimer, this is an unofficial limited trick associated with iOS 9.0 to iOS 9.2. We do not guarantee of any unforeseen problems that might prevail your iOS device.

This is it for now, folks. Did you try this neat little trick? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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