Being able to see your apps on the Android home screen is where most people expect to find all of the apps downloaded to the phone. But for Android phone users, there is an additional feature that may help you conceal some private apps.
It is important to note that for each of these methods, it is assumed that you have access to the password and biometrics of the phone as well as other credentials put in place to aid in hiding applications.
Keep reading to learn about three different methods you can use to find hidden apps on Android.
Method 1: The Hidden Apps menu
Step 1: Setup
Turn on the Android device, unlock it, and access the home screen.
Step 2: Slide Menu
Once at the home screen access your phone’s search app menu feature it should look like one similar to the picture below.
Without tapping on any app icons, drag your finger to the right, and while doing so it should show an icon that says Hidden Space.
If this step does not work for you, look up the specific phone model that you have and follow the steps from there.
Step 3: Hidden Apps Folder
Let go of the drag, and you should be prompted to input your password again or a biometric scan. Once you do so, you can access the apps that you or another user has listed in the hidden space area.
Method 2: Find Hidden Apps via the Settings Menu
Step 1: Setup
Turn on the Android device, unlock it, and go to the home screen of the device.
Step 2: Go to Settings, then Apps & Notifications
Once you’re at the home screen, access the Settings app for your device.
Once you’re at the Settings app, scroll down until you see the Apps & notifications option. Click on it.
Step 3: Hidden Apps
In the Apps option in the Settings feature, click on See all apps.
From there, you will be able to see all the apps that are downloaded on your phone, even hidden ones.
Here is a step-by-step video that goes through the first two methods for further reference:
Method 3: Find Hidden Apps Inside Disguised Icon Applications
Step 1: Setup
Turn on the Android device and open it to the main menu.
Step 2: Locate an Application
Locate an application that you have previously changed the icon and name of and tap on it.
Step 3: Enter Your Password
Input the password if there is one, and now you have access to the app.
We’ve disused three different methods that you can use to find hidden apps on Android. If for one of the methods you weren’t able to complete all the steps, you might need to specifically look up your phone model and its specific steps to find the hidden apps on your Android phone.
We hope that you found this article helpful and that you are now able to find hidden applications for Android phones!
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