HiddenApps Can Hide Any Stock Apple App, No Jailbreak Required [Update]


Want to hide any stock app on your iPhone or iPad without jailbreaking? You can do so by downloading the free app, HiddenApps, which launched in the App Store five days ago.

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Once installed, tap on ‘Hide Apps’. Then, select the stock app you wish to hide. Immediately, you’ll be asked to install “Poof”.

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Agree to install it, but it will declare “unable to download application” even after you click retry. Just hit ‘done’, then delete ‘Poof’ from your home screen. The stock app you wanted to hide is now gone. It won’t even show up in Spotlight, as you can see below after I hid Newsstand:

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To get back the stock app, just reboot or respring your iOS device.

HiddenApps is a free download, but it won’t be for long. Not sure how this one bypassed Apple’s review team. Let us know how HiddenApps works for you!

[via iDownloadBlog]

Update: …and that’s all folks. Apple has pulled the app. Were you able to download it?


  • K3

    There’s a fair amount of questionable ones getting through, probably will only increase also as the devices gain more power…. maybe an Apple created firewall will be around the corner after all.

  • alex

    no longer available… I download it and 5 minutes afther the apps was no longer available :0

  • PDS

    And Poof! It’s gone! Can’t find it in the app store at all

  • Alex

    If I succeeded to download it before it vanished, will it work on my future iphone 5 I’ll buy March 30, 2013?

  • It should stay there if you’ve downloaded it.

  • K3

    Sort of where I was going earlier; osx “gatekeeper” for iOS / little snitch hybrid on future iOS to maybe block apps that are making it through from installing…

    What was Gridlees shelf life a week?

  • Al

    Why did this app disappear?

  • It does things not usually allowed for an app within the App Store.

  • Chris

    I downloaded it, it worked, but as of this morning the “hide apps” function no longer works. 🙁