Hiding apps on the iPhone is a great way to prevent clutter but can be helpful during a learning phase. However, it’s easy to accidentally hide an app you need. Here’s how to unhide apps on the iPhone so you can get back to work or backtracking in your day.
What is a hidden app?
A hidden app is an app that has been removed from the home screen of your iPhone and cannot be accessed without going into the settings. It’s a useful feature to prevent clutter or save space on your home screen, but it can also be accidentally deleted.
What happens if you delete a hidden app from your iPhone?
If you delete a hidden app, it will still exist on your iPhone and will continue to collect information about you. And since it doesn’t appear on your home screen, you may not even know that it’s still there.
How to Unhide Apps on the iPhone
To unhide apps on the iPhone, follow these steps:
- Go to the “Home” screen and tap on the “Lock Screen” button to unlock your phone.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap on “Unhide Apps.”
Find out if an app has been hidden
The first thing you need to do is find out if an app has been hidden. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to tell if an app has been hidden. If you’re looking for the quickest way to check, Apple boasts a feature called “iTunes in the Cloud” that lets you see if any apps are missing from your iPhone. The problem with this method is that it only tells you which apps are not available but doesn’t help with the process of getting them back.
The best way to find out if an app has been hidden is by going into your Settings and checking which apps are turned off. If a specific app is off, tap on it and then tap on “Check for Updates.” This will bring up a screen with information about when it was last updated and whether or not you need to update it.
Use your iOS device’s settings to unhide apps
When you’re almost done with whatever you were doing on your iPhone, it’s easy to accidentally hide an app you need. So, use your iOS device’s settings to unhide apps.
Open the Settings app and go to General. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and locate “Apps.” On the right side of this screen is a section that says “Show App List.” You’ll see a list of all the apps installed on your iPhone or iPad. Move your finger up or down on this list until you find the app you want to show again.
Remove an app altogether
First, you need to locate the app you’re trying to unhide. Head over to your home screen and swipe down from the top of the screen. Now, look for the app in question and then swipe left or right until you find it.
Now, tap on “edit” at the top right-hand corner of the screen. This should reveal a list of apps that are currently open on your device. Scroll through this list until you find the app you want to remove.
Set up reminders to unhide apps.
If you’re in an area where you’re not near your phone, like the bathroom or on a break, it can be easy to forget about apps that are hidden on your iPhone. One way to prevent this from happening is by using reminders.
Create a reminder for yourself that will remind you the next time you use your iPhone and ask if you want to unhide any of the apps that are currently hidden. You could also have this reminder remind you every day so you don’t forget about it.
Once the reminder is set up, use your iPhone’s “add location” feature to set it as a location for your reminders. This way, you’ll be reminded at that specific location when needed.