How to Find Hidden Apps on iPhone
Due to Apple’s recent glitch on iOS 7.1 it is not too difficult to hide apps on your iPhone, whether it is because you may be a little embarrassed to let anyone see these or you simply don’t use those apps ever and have grown tired to see them taking up space in between screens. Whatever reason you may have, there is always a way to un-do this and find all these hidden apps on your device.
Anyone’s first guess would be to look up closely every folder and screen on the iPhone. You might think it is a little too obvious but it could actually be hidden somewhere you wouldn’t normally expect. Like, for example, looking for a game inside a folder called “Work”. If you have double-checked each and every corner of the iPhone and you still haven’t found it then you can move on to a second step.
If the app you’re looking for was purchased in the AppStore then all you need to do is scroll down to the bottom of the Featured, Categories or Top 25 pages on your AppStore and tap on your Apple ID. Now, you need to tap on View Apple ID. Tap on Hidden purchases and you will be able to see all those apps you previously hid or thought you had deleted (they aren’t really deleted, they’re just now in the hidden list).
Stock apps can be easily hidden by going to Settings > General > Restrictions. Then you’ll have to enter your passcode in order to define which of the stock apps will be showing on your app drawer or screens. If the little bar to the right of each app is green, that means you will be able to see it.
For non-stock apps (apps you’ve downloaded from the AppStore) you can go to Settings > General > Restrictions > Allowed Content > Apps. There you can decide which groups of apps can be seen or you can even hide them all by tapping Don’t Allow Apps. But if you tap on Allow All Apps you will be able to see everything that was hidden before, just go to your home screen and enjoy what you had hidden before.
Last but not least, there might be a chance that you tried to hide apps by taking advantage of the glitch that was mentioned at the start of this post. If this is your case and you’re worried you won’t be able to use them again, you really shouldn’t be. This glitch allows the apps to be hidden yet they are not deleted.
Therefore you can still type in the name of the app on the search bar and you will see it, tap on it and you’ll be able to use it. If this still doesn’t solve your needs then all you have to do is restarting your device and all these hidden apps will be back in place just as if nothing happened!