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How To Hide Apps In iPhone Without Jailbreak?
When you give someone your phone to use, you are always sketched out about the things on your phone that you don’t want them to see. Now there are two solutions to this problem, one of them would be – If applicated, a guest mode for your choice. So that all of your private information could stay private and the person who gave your phone to, could use it without seeling all your private information. But, then again that’s something that Apple would probably do in the future and the only way to get that would be if you had a jailbreak for your device. Now the second solution would be to hide all of the applications that you don’t want the individual to see.
So, say your parents ask for your phone but you have some text messages and some stuff on snapchat that you don’t really want them to see, you can hide those applications. To hide any application on your iOS device, here’s the step by step guide. Now the process to hide your apps is really simple and credit for this section of this article goes to iDevice help. As they are the one who found this method. So, the way to do this is you want to empty out your dock completely. So, basically remove all of the applications such as your music, your mail, Safari and phone out of the dock completely. Now, once you have removed all of those applications, you want to make a folder of the applications that you are trying to hide.
So, for the sake of the video, we are going to be using the phone application, the messaging application, the notes application as well as the photos. So, pretty much all we do is we put all of those applications into one folder and then we move that folder over the dock now. Once you have the folder on dock, the next step you want to take is simply held on to the folder and double tap on your home button to get onto the app switcher. If you did this part correctly, you will notice that the folder is moving along with your fingers. So, if you did this part correctly, you should get the animation. Now, once you have control over your folder and you are moving it along the app switcher, you simply want to let go of the folder and go back to your home screen.
You will notice that folder is completely gone and the applications within that folder are also hidden. Now, at this point of the article, you will probably say “WOW, this trick works awesome.” Just now, you may also want to go to your spotlight search. For spotlight search, you can just find the application there and you’re not wrong. But, there’s a method to hide the application that you want to hide from. Your spotlight searches as well, so the way to do that is you simply want to head over to settings and scroll down until you see the tab of Siri and once you click on that tab if you scroll down, you will notice all the applications on your device.
And, so the way to hide the applications that you hid from your home screen is by simply finding the applications on that page and turning off the feature that allows you to find the application on the spotlight. So, as it’s done in this section of the article, we hid our photos application, our phone messages and our notes. So, simply scroll through that page and we turn off the ability to find those applications on our spotlight search. So, once you have done that, you can go back to your home screen, go to your spotlight search and you will notice that the apps you have hidden are no longer there.
And, the apps have completely disappeared. Now the way to get all of these applications back on your hone and visible to you is by simply rebooting the phone. Creating a new folder of applications or resetting your home screen layout. But obviously, if you give someone your phone and you have hidden all these applications, they are probably not going to know how to get these applications back. So, pretty much that wraps up this section for next. Now check how to hide the apps on your iPhone with the help of the glitch in iOS 12.
How To Hide Apps In iPhone With Glitch (in iOS 12)?
This is an awesome glitch that you can do on your iOS 12 device, that way, you can hide any kind of lock apps on your iPhone without the use of the screen time guided access or any third-party apps. Let’s get started. This is a really cool trick, it’s using the glitch in iOS 12 and we think, we have never actually mentioned this exact trick in any of the Apple-related articles on this website before. But, we have never really known how to exactly implement this glitch and make it useful.
So, we are going to be turning a glitch, that we believe was completely useless into a glitch that now is capable of locking your home screen to only one page of the applications of mobile. So you can have other people cannot access your apps. This can be seen as locking application or hiding them and the way you view them is by using a simple gesture that pretty much no one knows about. You can see that we are going to start trying to swipe on the phone screen ad we are not going to be able to get to the next page of apps now.
At the moment, we can but after the glitch, we cannot, so you can see that apps pretty much activate but they do not swipe over to the next page until we do this simple trick. We want you to pause for a second, think of any way that you can swipe to the next page on the home screen, we will give you two seconds, you probably don’t know and if you do know, you are probably a very advanced iOS user. But if you tap on the dots at the bottom, that actually lets you swipe on the next page of the apps so the only way to quit this is to go to the widget panel and then click the home button and then your phone is back to normal average iOS user.
It is not going to be able to know about that trick and we went around asking our friends and family members about this. They had no idea that pressing the buttons even worked. So, what you are going to do is take all your normal apps that you use every day and put it on the first page of your home screen and then you are going to want to take all the hidden apps that you don’t want people to see and put it on the next page on your home screen. Then go to Siri and search and you want to turn off all the applications you want to want to hide. For example, if you want to hide Safari, so people cannot access it unless they have your permission, go ahead and turn off all these. This will make ti some, you cannot search it using spotlight search.
Because of what’s the point of hiding and the home screen if you can search it through the spotlight search. So now whenever you search Safari, it doesn’t come up inside of spotlight search. So, what we are going to do now is just assume that this may be, snapchat or some photo app, which knows, but we are going to be exciting, whatever you have in this field and then go ahead and tap on the dictate button and the edit button at the same time until you get this weird animation. You want to make sure the status bar turns black for like a second and then BOOM, your home screen is blocked. Now, we actually had an article about this a while back, but we didn’t know they used for until now. So, it’s pretty cool. So you can see that we are swiping and we are not able to get anywhere. So just an average user who picks your iPhone will not be capable of opening up any other apps that you have on this device.
But, only you will be able to know that just by tapping on that next dot, you can get to the next page. So, we guess you consider this a gesture password or maybe just hiding apps. Who knows, but the average iOS user is not going to be able to access this. And, we are just going based off our testing that everyone we have asked these questions to, if they can swipe on the home screen without actually swiping to get to the next page, they all had no idea how to do it until we showed them.
So, we are assuming that by tapping on the buttons, its not a very common feature that people know about. So, we kind of do have to rely on people being dumb in order or not dumb, but just uneducated in this for people not to access these apps. But, we will say it is pretty cool and no one’s really going to guess this. So, if you do have any apps you want to hide on your iOS device, make sure to do this trick.
Will these tricks work in iOS 13 (Beta Launched)?
This year, Apple is doing something little bit different from its softwares than its competitors. We have iOS which is coming to the iPhone and iPad touch, if you still have one, and the new one called iPadOS, which will be coming to the iPad. This is iOS 13 for the iPhone and it’s actually available now as a beta today that you can download on your device if you want to. But if you don’t want to risk your phone just yet, here’s everything new.
First off, dark mode. It’s here, it makes everything dark. Or rather, it makes Apple’s pre-installed apps and operating system looks dark because third-party apps have not been really updated yet. Apple’s taking a similar approach to Google here with Android Q. It’s introducing an API for developers to add to their apps so that they will work with dark mode. Also, there are many major changes in the iOS 13, that may change the UX and UI forever.
When you hit that toggle, they will all flip at the same time. But that’s just not here yet. Apple’s also being pretty smart about this, it’s not just a light switch, you will be able to schedule it up, you can time it to the sunrise and sunset so that it automatically goes on. It’s good, it’s dark, it will probably save you some battery life on an OLED iPhone. Next, Apple Maps. And, we know what you are thinking, who uses Apple Maps? Well, Apple’s hoping the answer is you, with these changes, its making in iOS 13. Specifically, Apple’s looking to fix the part of the map, they are ruling out a whole new map for Apple Maps that adds a lot more details.
More detailed roads, building parks, etc. The company’s also adding a new Google Street kind of feature, that will let you look around the actual street. And, lot of this is playing catch-up to Google, but its catch up that Apple really needs to make here. There are also some new features with favourites and collections. You can now set different locations or your home or office’s favourites which will show up right when you open the apps. You can just tap on them and get directions. You can make collections of your favourite places, like your favourite bars or your favourite restaurants. You can put all those on it.
Now, is all the enough to overcome Google Maps’, quite frankly, ridiculous lead? Especially because Apple’s rolling this out gradually. These new maps are only going to be available across the United States by the end of 2019. And, internationally won’t even be available until 2020. Next up is privacy, which Apple’s putting a big push on in iOS 13. Apple’s making it harder for apps to continously ping your location in the background with some new permissions that let you just grant permission for a single location ping or require that the app ask every time.
There’s also a huge new sign in with Apple feature that in theory, will let you sign up for services without giving them your personal information. It sounds pretty neat, but until apps update to support it, there’s not a way to know how well it will work, just yet. Apple is pushing this pretty hard, though. It’s going to require that developers offer this as an option, if they offer any third party login thing, like Facebook or Google, on their apps. So it has the potential to be a really big deal. Next up is reminders, which apps have really given a bid update to in iOS 13.
The old reminders app was really a bare-bones kind of thing. It was basically only useful for asking Siri to remind you about something and the only reason it was useful for that was that it was the default option. But, the apple’s overhauled into a real, full-fledged reminders app, and there’s some really nice stuff there. First of all, there is some new group filtering, everything that you have schedule up in the morning, or any reminders from across your list, that you have flagged as important.
There are also some new smart features when you are typing out a reminder, so you can type out to be reminded, about something every week and the app will know that you want to be reminded about something every week. There is also a smart toolbar that will pop up when you are typing things out, that will let you add things like due dates, locations, geo fences etc.
There is also a neat new feature where you can actually tag contacts on your reminders. So, say if you need to remind about you’re fourth of July plans with your brother, you can tag him to your reminder, and then the next time you message him in iMessage, that reminder will pop down on the screen, that you need to bother him about that. There’s a new health app, which Apple’s redesigned to try and be a little smarter. So instead of just showing all your metrics at you at once, Apple’s adding some new intelligent trend analysis, so it will show you trends in your health and fitness over time, which just seems more useful than hard numbers.
Apple’s also finally added a period tracker directly to the health app, which will let you track cycles and it will sync with the upcoming Apple watch this time, that it’s launched for this tool. It’s really great that Apple’s build it right into the Health app, instead of requiring that users have to turn to third-party solutions for it. The next update is kind of interesting because we think it means Apple’s trying to make its own tile tracker.
There’s a new app called Find My, which combines the old Find My Friends and Find My iPhone into the one. You can weirdly track your friends all in one place. But, its the technology behind the new app that’s interesting, because Apple’s using Bluetooth technology to find your missing devices. When you lose your phone now, instead of just pinging the phone for its location, it will ping all the nearby iPhones to help you pinpoint it and track it down. Which works because, and this is true.
There’s a lot of iPhones out there. And, it’s that same technology and all the effort that Apple put into here that kind of makes us think that they would use it for a tile tracker too. Plus, there’s a whole bunch of hardware issues that Apple is planning to work on next. If that actually happens, overall, iOS13 will become one of the best versions of the iPhone operating system to date.
For your photos, Apple is also planning to add some deep photo editor. Now, none of these matters if iOS 13 just doesn’t run well, which historically speaking, has been a bit of an issue for iOS updates. Last years’ iOS 12 mostly broke that trend, it ran really well, especially on older devices and Apple’s looking to keep that momentum forward with additional performance improvements.
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