You may have already learned how to hide apps on Android, when you want some privacy or you simply don’t need the app at the moment. If you ever changed your mind about a certain app, or you got confused how to find hidden apps on Android, here is a detailed guide.
It is actually very easy to do that and depending on the way you hide the apps at first place, you can find hidden apps in two ways:
-Find hidden apps in Settings
-Find hidden apps in the App Drawer
How to find hidden apps in Settings
- Go to the Settings icon. (it looks like a gear)
- Then tap on Applications. (On some Android devices it will be written as Apps instead of Applications or Apps & Notifications).
- Tap to see All apps.
How to find hidden apps in the App Drawer
If you use the App Drawer there you can hidden apps. Tap on the six dots icon at the middle bottom.
You will see a list of all apps that are not hidden, sorted by alphabetical order.
Here’s what you need to do to find hidden apps:
*Have in mind that this option is not available on all Android phones.
- Open the App Drawer by clicking on the six dots icon.
- Tap on Hide apps. If you cannot see that option it means there are no hidden apps on your phone. In some phones it says Show hidden applications.
How to check if there are hidden apps on your phone
If you suspect that someone has installed an app on your phone and hide it, or you caught a virus app from somewhere, here’s what you can do.
You can check your phone memory usage and see if the number is the same as your current RAM memory usage. If there is a substantial difference between those two numbers, then there is a hidden app on your phone.
Another way to check if there are hidden apps on your phone is to install an antivirus app which will scan your phone and alert you about the hidden apps.
If you haven’t hidden an app by yourself, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a hidden app on your phone. Someone else may have installed an app on your phone or you have installed an app without knowing it. Internet can be a dangerous place and you may be a victim of the shady apps and websites.