When you want to hide apps on Android device, you can do it quickly by heading to the “Protected Apps” section in “Privacy” settings. No guide is needed to do that, but when we talk about the sophisticated iOS, a bit of help isn’t a problem. Many of the iOS users don’t know how to hide apps on iOS with password. This has proved to be a headache but not anymore. Today, we will look at the process to hide apps on iOS with password for both Non-Jailbroken iPhone and Jailbroken iDevice. You don’t need to install any Third-Party apps for this process. Hiding apps will remove the apps from the app list and no one would ever recognize that. Let’s see how it is done.

Lock apps on iOS with password

Check out our Guide to Jailbreak iPhone and the advantages of Jailbreaking.

Steps To Hide Apps On iOS For Non-Jailbroken iDevices

In order to hide apps on iOS with password on Non-Jailbroken iPhone/iPad , you need to follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Open Settings.

Step 2: Select ‘General’.

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Step 3: Click on ‘Restrictions’.

Step 4: Click on ‘Enable Restrictions’.

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Click On Enable Restrictions


Step 5: Your iPhone will now ask for a four-digit password. Enter that password and click on ‘Okay’.

Step 6: The iPhone will try to verify the password again. Hence, re-enter the password when asked for the final password.

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Set Passcode and Re-Enter to Confirm

Step 7: With the help of sliders and configurations option, choose the app where you want the password to be applied. You can also choose the type of contents that requires password for viewing.

Voila! You have now hidden apps on iOS. Aren’t you feeling protected already?

Also read: How To Install Mac OS X on Windows PC Using Virtual Machine

Steps To Hide Apps on iOS With Password on Jailbroken iPhone?

When you have a Jailbroken iPhone, most of the problems are sorted with the help of apps available in Cydia and this case is no different! Follow the steps mentioned below to easily lock apps on iOS with password on Jailbroken iPhone.

Step 1: Open Cydia.

Step 2: Click on ‘Selections’ and then tap on ‘System’.

Step 3: Select ‘Lockdown’.

Step 4: Now click on ‘Install’ and then select the ‘Confirm’ option.

Step 5: Wait for the installation process to be completed.

Step 6: Click on ‘Restart SpringBoard’.

Step 7: Launch the installed application by clicking on ‘Lockdown’.

Step 8: Set your password. The application will also ask you to choose a safety word. Once you are done choosing both the password and safe word, click on ‘Confirm’.

Step 9: Now manually select an application that you want to lock from the list of the application. After selecting the application, click on ‘Lock’.

Step 10: Follow the Step 9 again for locking another application. Keep repeating it till you have locked all the apps that you wanted to lock.

Wasn’t that easy? You can also try other applications like Folder Lock and Secret Folder to lock individual apps on your iPhone.

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Final Word

Sometimes you don’t want people to look at your app list. In cases like that, the above methods comes as a savior. In iPhone things aren’t as simple as that of Android but it’s worth it. If you have successfully managed to follow the methods mentioned above in order to hide apps on iOS, don’t forget to share the post. If you are facing any difficulties in following the steps, feel free to ask us in the comment section below!

This method doesn’t involve any third-party apps and doesn’t help you to lock the apps. If you want to lock the apps with a password instead of hiding them, you can simply download any “App Lock” application from the store. That works more like locking the apps on Android device.