How to Hide Android App icon From Home Screen[Without Root]

Hide Android App Icon without Root

If you are in the the group of people who fell panic while handing their phone over to other person and wish to hide android app icon of a certain application from home screen or phone then this article is for you. Prior we have discussed about how to change your Android app icon to hide default icon.

But this tutorial is going explain how hide any Android app icon from phone entirely from your mobile home screen and menu. There are several apps available on Playstore including App hider calculator which let you hide the Android app icon completely from device.

Hide default App in Android using setting

Now-a-days Android comes with pre-installed apps which are sometimes annoying and you wish some how to uninstall and hide the app completely. If you are using stock Android or Xiaomi MIUI you can follow these steps to hide the app using settings.

This trick works for any Android device including, Samsung, Xiaomi etc.

Steps to hide Default app on Android

This step included the stock option to hide the default app from Android.

ide default App in Android using setting

  • Goto setting and navigate to apps.
  • Select any pre-installed app you wish to hide.

Hide default App in Android using setting

  • Click on  “Disable App” option to hide  Android app icon

Sadly this method is no longer available for latest Android phone but you can still use some 3rd party app to hide Android app icon without rooting you phone.

Hide apps on android without rooting

There are several app available on Play Store which allows you  to hide Android app without rooting. We have short listed some of them.

2 Hide Apps: Hide Android App Icon

2 Hide apps is one of the best app to hide Android apps, available to download for free on Playstore. This app allows you to completely hide Android apps from home screen or menu on your Android. Follow the steps to hide the app on your Android.

2 Hide Apps Hide Android App Icon

  • Download and Install 2 Hide apps from Playstore.
  • Open the app and  head to Hide-able apps tab.

Hide Android App Icon no root

  • Tap on any or all apps you wish to hide.

Hide Android App Icon Using an App Locker

This is my favorite and best app to hide Android apps without root. App Locker let you completely hide Android apps on your Android. This method may require a advanced level of Android knowledge. And I know my readers are quite smart.

This method includes an Android app called App locker. This app is completely free and available to download on PlayStore. AppLock can hide pictures and videos. Hidden pictures and videos are vanished from Gallery and only visible in the photo and video vault. Protect private memories easily. No pin, no way.

completely hide android apps using AppLocker

AppLock has random keyboard and invisible pattern lock. No more worry people may peep the pin or pattern. More safe!

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completely hide Android apps using AppLocker

  • Download and Install App locker from Playstore. You need to make few setting when using the app for first time.
  • Open the app and set the pattern you want to use.

completely hide android apps using AppLocker

  • Enter the Security Email which will be use, in case you forget your pattern.
  • You will find yourself on the Privacy tab, where you will see Advanced options and Switch Lock settings. If you scroll down a little further you can select General apps.


  • Here select the app you want to hide.


There are other several methods which includes using Launchers to hide Android icon which I don’t recommend. What is the method you use to hide your Android app??


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A. R. Krishna

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