This helpful article will show you how to quickly and easily hide apps on your iPhone using the Shortcuts app. Keep your apps private with just a few simple steps!
Hiding apps on an iPhone can be a helpful way to declutter your home screen and keep private information away from prying eyes. For those who don't want to spend too much time organizing their iPhone, the Shortcuts app can be used to quickly hide apps with just a few taps.
Creating a Shortcut
The first step to quickly hide apps on an iPhone is to create a shortcut. To do this, open the Shortcuts app from the Home screen and tap the “+” icon in the top right corner. On the next screen, select the “Add Action” button.
In the action menu, type “hide” into the search bar and select the “Hide Apps” option. This will open a menu where you can select the apps you want to hide. Tap the apps you wish to hide and then tap the “Done” button in the top right.
Adding the Shortcut to Your Home Screen
Once you have created the shortcut, you can add it to your Home screen. To do this, tap the “Share” icon in the top right corner of the Shortcuts app and then select “Add to Home Screen.” This will open a window where you can customize the icon for the shortcut. Select an icon, type in a name for the shortcut, and then tap the “Add” button in the top right.
Running the Shortcut
Now that the shortcut has been added to your Home screen, you can quickly hide apps with just a few taps. Simply tap the shortcut icon and the apps you selected will be hidden from view.
If you ever need to unhide the apps, you can do so from the App Library. To access the App Library, swipe left on the Home screen until you reach the last page. On the App Library page, tap the search bar and type in the name of the app you wish to unhide. Once you find the app, tap and hold it until you see the “Unhide” option. Tap the “Unhide” button to make the app visible again.
Hiding apps on an iPhone can be a helpful way to declutter your Home screen and keep private information away from prying eyes. With the Shortcuts app, you can quickly hide apps with just a few taps. To use this shortcut, create the shortcut, add it to your Home screen, and then tap the icon to hide the apps. If you ever need to unhide the apps, you can do so from the App Library.