This post will walk you through removing apps from the Home screen or Apps tray of a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Here’s a quick guide to hide apps on Samsung Galaxy a53.
Samsung phones allow you to remove apps from the Apps tray or Apps viewer without having to uninstall them from the system. All you have to do is use the in-built command to hide apps. Read on for more detailed instructions.
Hiding apps on Samsung phones
Hiding apps is deemed among the privacy measures imposed by some smartphone owners who don’t want others to see which apps they’ve got on their phones.
Thus, leading smartphone manufacturers like Apple and Samsung integrate a dedicated feature that allows users to make apps hidden or disappear from the Home screen or Apps tray.
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This scheme best suits those who let others use their phone for whatever reasons, making them think that the app is not installed or available in the system.
In newer Samsung Galaxy phones, hiding apps from the Apps tray is done through the in-built Home screen settings command called Hide apps.
Getting to the Home screen settings menu can be done in two quick methods. And they are depicted step-by-step through this subsequent walkthrough.
Steps to Hide Apps on Samsung Galaxy a53 5g
The process of hiding apps may vary between device models and carriers. And here’s how it’s done on the Galaxy a53 device.
Feel free to start whenever you’re all set to give this a try on your Samsung phone.
Step 1: To get started, pinch the Home screen of your Samsung phone. Doing so will open an interface with more options and controls.
Step 2: Tap the Gear (settings) icon located at the bottom-right corner of the screen to launch the Home screen settings menu.
Step 3: On the following window, you will see a list of Home screen settings options and features. Scroll down and then tap Hide apps to continue.
Step 4: All the preloaded and downloaded apps will load up on the next screen. Select the app(s) that you’d like to hide or remove from the Apps tray. Simply tap to mark the desired app(s).
Step 5: All marked apps will be grouped separately under the Hidden apps section. Once you’re done selecting app(s) to hide, tap Done at the bottom.
You can also hide apps straight from the Samsung Apps viewer. And here’s how it’s done on the Galaxy a53 5g:
Step 1: First, launch the Apps drawer by swiping right or left on the Home screen.
Step 2: While in the Apps viewer, tap the triple-dot icon located on the top-right corner of the Quick Search bar. Doing so will open a side menu with more options.
Step 3: Tap Settings from the given options to proceed. You will be routed straight the Home screen settings menu.
Step 4: To continue, scroll down then tap Hide apps.
Step 5: On the following screen, tap to select/mark the apps that you’d like to hide from the Apps tray of your phone.
Step 6: To save and apply the recent changes, tap Done at the bottom of the screen.
The recent changes will then take effect and thus, all the selected apps will no longer appear in the Apps screen.
However, they will still show up in the search results as well as when browsing all of your apps through the Settings menu.
To unhide any of these hidden apps, just repeat the same steps to access the Home screen settings menu then tap Hide apps. On the next screen, tap to select the hidden app(s) that you’d like to remove from the Hidden apps menu and make it reappear on the Apps tray.
Other Ways to Hide Apps on Samsung Phones
Aside from the in-built Hide apps command, you can also use other One UI security features like Secure Folder to hide apps on your Samsung phone.
To use this tool, you will need to set it up on your phone beforehand.
In order to set up and use Secure Folder, you will need to set up a Samsung account first. After that, go to Settings-> Lock screen and Security-> Secure Folder menu and then sign in by entering your Samsung account credentials.
Follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to finish setting up your Secure Folder and it should be ready by then.
After successfully setting up your Secure folder, you can start moving files, videos, photos, data and certain apps that you want to keep hidden or private.
To augment security on all your contents inside the Secure Folder, you can add a biometric lock like Fingerprint, pattern, PIN or password.
Some third-party Launcher apps also offer relevant features that would allow you to hide apps from the Apps drawer of your phone.
The Nova Launcher app is one of the apps that serve such a purpose. Just pick your preferred application to use. Reading previous reviews about the app will help you gauge its efficacy and overall performance rating.
Hope this helps!
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