How to Hide Apps in Android

Best Ways on How to Hide Apps in Android

We consider our mobile devices such as smartphone, tablets, phablets our personal belongings. And at times  we want some privacy on certain apps and games that we have installed on them. Along with the innovations of our hi-tech gadgets, modern features and platforms were also built on it such as Android that enables every user the convenience and satisfaction guaranteed manipulation. From communicating to downloading, from viewing to modifying and even up to deactivating or hiding is made possible. Now you can actually hide apps in Android by simply following these simple steps on how to hide apps in Android.

Some phones are not touch wiz supported such as SGS3, so it needs to be installed with a third party launcher to enable this task.

Go Launcher Ex

This is a popular app available in Google Play Store for free and this is called the “Go Launcher Ex”. To install this app in order to make it a default home screen launcher, you have to follow these easy steps before you can hide apps in your Android.

  1. You need to log in to Google Play Store
  2. Then you scan for the QR code to install Go Launcher Ex app

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3. You can still automatically search for Go Launcher Ex app in your Android phone through Google Play Store even if you don’t have a Barcode Scanner app

4. Now install the Go Launcher Ex app on your Android device

With the Go Launcher Ex app installed already on your Android, now you have the power to hide every app you desire by following the next several ways on how to hide apps in your Android.

  1. First, you have to apply the launcher in your Android device
  2. By opening the main menu, you can have access to view all the apps being installed
  3. You can explore other options of Go Launcher Ex app by tapping on the Options Menu button
  4. From there you tap on the “Hide App” option

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5. A list of apps will be shown on your Android phone screen

6. Then you select on the apps that you want to hide and tap on “OK”

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7. The selected apps which you choose to hide are now invisible in your Menu

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If there are easy ways on how to hide your apps in your Android, there are also quick steps on how to unhide the apps that had been hidden in your menu. Just de select the hidden apps in the Hide App menu and the apps will immediately be displayed again in your device screen.

Also, read the article for hiding apps on iphone. 


The most used app for hiding app on your android devices is none other than “AppLock”. Not to be surprised , this app is the most used or can say the number 1 app in around 50 countries across globe being used by across 100 million users.

AppLock  can hide Facebook, Whatsapp, Gallery, Messenger, SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Settings and any app you choose to be hidden. Not only this the app can also hide pictures & videos you choose and save it to a vault. the pictures & videos chosen will no longer be visible in gallery in anymore. Privacy is provided by given password, pattern and also by fingerprint in newer devices which support fingerprint lock.

More eye catching feature of app is its low power consuming capability and an option to run in power saving mode plus it consumes less memory on your android device.

So, why don’t you try such an awesome app and feel protected. Download & install from Google Play store.

Applock & Hide app

Let’s explore another app which we can use to lock or  hide  installed apps on our devices  from others.

Once we install the Applock & hide app, we need not worry if someone borrows our phone to make a call or to see any other application or game on our phone. We no further need to keep eye on people using our phone as we already have made the necessary precautions.

The Applock & hide app can be used to hide many apps on your android device like facebook, gmail, whatsapp , gallery etc.

  • The app once installed in your device will prompt you to create password- you can choose any pin and can also change it later from application’s settings — > change password.
  •  Next it will prompt you to lock the application. You can choose to turn ON or OFF to lock/unlock the installed apps (facebook, whatsapp, gallery etc)
  • Next the app would allow the user to disable  app’s icon from the device so that no one else comes to know about it. The app can be shown by dialing the password.

Install the app from Google Play store.

Hide Photos, Video-Hide it Pro

As the name suggests, this is an app specially designed to hide photos and videos specially.

Even if you lock your android devices with a pattern or pin, the one near you can easily guess your pin/pattern & unlock your device. Even kids will surprise you by unlocking your device as they keep eye on what pattern you are putting to lock your phone.  In order to save you from embarrassment , there is an app “Hide Photos, Video-Hide it Pro” which saves you even if your phone gets unlocked.

Most amazing thing about this app is it is absolutely free for unlimited period and it is not only available for Android users but can also be used by Apple users.

Not only you can hide photo gallery and videos in Photo vault & video locker safe protected by a password but you also hide messages, call logs & other applications too.

There is no need to hide the app’s icon from the device as it disguise itself as “audio manager” .But the one who has installed know that actually it is not audio manager but Hide Photos, Video-Hide it Pro app which can be accessed by long pressing the audio manager app .

To un hide the apps is also quick and easy, by just opening Audio Manager or Hide It Pro and tapping on “Audio Manager” for two seconds. Now you all have the power to be the master of your privacy.

Install the app from Google Play store.

Hide App-Hide Application Icon

This app is also amongst the top listed android app used to hide apps & then disable the hide app icon from your device.

But this app require Root permission for installation. This app is capable of hiding any app on your device and it is completely free. One can choose the apps to be hidden & go ahead without any tension of handing over your device to other people either for playing game or making a call or to view any particular app on android device.

If your device is not rooted then you can try other apps listed in this article to hide apps on android devices.

Install the app from Google Play store.

Gallery Vault – Hide Pictures

Most of us are concerned about the pictures & videos in our devices than any other app installed on it.  Gallery vault serves as the most useful app for hiding pictures, videos & any other file  in its gallery vault. All the flles chosen for hiding are most secure as they are encrypted and saved in the Vault. The hidden file, pictures and videos can also be moved to SD card to save device storage. What an awesome feature ! Moreover don’t ever worry that your pictures/videos are saved online, but they are on your device or SD card but only hidden. The installed app -Gallery vault icon gets hidden and no one knows of its existence except the owner of device.

Install the app from Google Play store.

 App Locker – Hide app

This is the most simplest app for locking the apps on your android device . All you have to do is to install the app from Google play store and either choose all or selected apps for getting locked. Any one accessing your phone will have to open the app using password or pattern entered to use locked apps. The app also comes with various themes and user can apply whichever theme they like.

Some android devices seek permission for installation. For such devices go to Settings — > Security — >Apps with usage access — > Turn on App Locker.
Install the app from Google play store.

Secure Gallery(Pic/Video Lock)

This app is one of the favorite app of user for hiding pictures &  videos. As we all know, android user of any age have pictures & videos which they do not want their parents to see on their phone or their children to view. Also , everyone seek privacy and we all have private pictures & videos on our devices which we never ever want to show to anyone asking for our phone.

Secure Gallery app serves the purpose and creates separate folder for pictures & videos where you can hide your pictures/videos from evil eyes and also un hide whenever you want . You are protected by the password or pattern of your choice.

Try it for absolutely no price ! Install from Google Play store.

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