The App Icon Hider is a clever app that removes other apps from your phone menu without uninstalling them. It is a free app that doesn’t delete other apps; it just hides their icons from your phone and your phone menu. If another person has your phone, they will be unable to see your hidden apps. To find them yourself, you have to enter a pattern code on your screen to be able to see your hidden apps again.
A security and privacy measure
There are many reasons why you may want to hide apps on your phone. You may have a spouse and have dating apps on your phone, or you may be pregnant and have pregnancy apps on your phone. There are plenty of reasons why you may wish to hide certain apps from your phone, and this app allows you to do it. The App Icon Hider shows you a list of the apps installed on your phone, and you tick the box next to the ones you want to keep secret in order to hide them. If you wish to see them again, you can either enter the pattern code, or you may un-tick the box next to your hidden app and it will reappear on your phone and your phone menu. You may also lock apps without hiding them, which adds an extra layer of security onto your phone.
An app hider and not an app remover
Once again, the App Icon Hider doesn’t uninstall your apps, nor does it stop them from working in the background, it simply removes navigational icons from your phone so that other people cannot see your hidden apps. Other people cannot deactivate the app hider without using the correct pattern password. You do not need root permission, and the user interface is easy to understand.