How To Hide Apps Without Rooting On Android

Hide apps without rooting

Most of the third-party launcher apps come with an option for hiding apps from the app drawer. Budding Geek recommends to download either go-launcher or nova launcher prime for this purpose. Both of them are having options for hiding the apps. Here is how to hide apps without rooting using nova-launcher prime because of the tons of customization options it offers!

For nova launcher users:

  • after downloading nova launcher prime from the play store, tap the home navigation button on your phone. When asked to select a home app, select “nova launcher” followed by “always”
  • now long-press on the home-screen. A pop-up window will appear. Tap on the wrench icon and navigate to Drawer –> Hide Apps –> check all those you want to hide. That’s it – no unwanted apps in your app drawer now!

For go-launcher users:

  • set go-launcher as your default home app
  • open the app drawer and swipe left to access the hide apps feature. Tick all you want to hide.

There’s a drawback in using this method – your hidden apps will be visible as soon as you decide to switch back to your stock launcher! But unfortunately, this is the only method of hiding apps for non-rooted users. There’s no other way. You have to stick to the chosen third-party launcher if you don’t want those specific apps to be seen. So there it is, how to hide apps without rooting on android.

Another way is to lock your apps using a third party app locker. An app locker restricts access to individual apps.

Photon App Lock – Hide My Apps

Photon App Lock – Hide My Apps allows mobile users to lock any specific mobile app including Messages, Settings and Google Play store, and create multiple keys that allow different levels of access rights to the apps. It also includes security features such as preventing unauthorized uninstallation of the app as options.

Photon App Lock Features:

  • Customizable time length of unlock
  • Dual lock functionality – PIN lock and swipe lock
  • Customizable lock screen themes
  • Lock Install/Uninstall
  • Customizable time length of unlock
  • Invisible swipe lock
  • Randomized number pad

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