How to Hide Apps Icons on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

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Any iOS users will feel it is very useful when their discovered how to hide apps icons on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It is not very hard to hide an app icon from home screen. With the help of some useful Cydia apps, you can even make an icon totally disappear from your iOS 7 device. Of course, there are also a few apps that you can download and hide icons without jailbreaking your iOS device. For those who need to know how to hide any icons include default icons on their iOS devices, you might want to spend just 5 minutes to check out these wonderful way to do so. Don’t worry, it won’t cost you a single penny to hide apps icons.

Cydia Apps to Hide Apps Icons

SBSettings SBSettings is one of the best cydia apps for 2014 and it will maintain its status until 2015. Other than giving its users unlimited features to manage their iPhone faster, SBSettings also enable any iPhone users to hide any icons they don’t want it to be appeared. For jailbreak users, you can open Cydia and access to Cydia App Store to download SBSettings. SBSettings is a free app and you can install it to any iOS device for free. It works flawlessly on iOS 7, iOS 6, iOS 5, and also iOS 4 (Is anyone still using iOS 4?). Once you have installed SBSettings, launch it and go to More and then Hide Icons. You will see a list of all installed apps with On/Off button beside. Obviously, On means show the icon and Off means hide the icon or make it invisible. SBSettings will not uninstall any app but just hide the app icon from your iOS device.

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Hide apps icons on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with SBSettings

Poof – If SBSettings is not working for you, try Poof. Poof is one of the best Cydia tweaks for iOS 7 and it comes with a function that facilitates its users to hide unwanted icons. You can hide any unnecessary icons from your springboard. With this app, you can manage and make your springboard looks clean and neat. Install Poof for free from Cydia App Store and then toggle to hide any icons you don’t want. Just like SBSettings, Poof also provide On and Off features.

How to Hide App Icons without Jailbreak

Now here is a good way to hide app icons without jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, mini iPad, and iPod Touch. It is recommended to upgrade your iOS firmware to the latest version such as iOS 7. However, this method works on iOS 6 too. Follow the step by step guide here and you are able to hide an app without jailbreak your device.

  1. Tap on Settings and then General.
  2. Tap on Restrictions and you will see a list of install apps appear.
  3. Select those app you want to hide and tap on the Hide to bury them.
  4. To unhide the app, repeat step 1 and step 2, and then tap to unhide them.

Alternatively, you can download an app called Shrink. Shrink is a free app that can shrink all the app icons on your home screen. The springboard will look tidy when all the app icons become smaller. Instead, you can also create a folder and move all unwanted app to it. This is the fastest and easiest way to make your iOS device look shipshape.