Make apps visible on iOS devices

Just a few days ago, I was searching my iPhone for some work-related app and suddenly realized I couldn’t find those apps on my home screen. I was sure I installed it a while back, but now it’s not there. I checked the App Store but there I saw that apps are already on my devices so I panicked about where it was. I finally realized that I accidentally added my work-related apps to hidden iPhone apps. Let me tell you how I got those hidden apps back on my home screen with a few easy steps. There are many ways to unhide apps and it depends on where the apps are hidden or where to find them. It is very easy to follow. If you have accidentally or intentionally hidden the apps and want to unhide these apps, follow the steps below to do so.

Remark: For any applications that are hidden on your iPhone, keep in mind that you will not be able to receive updates or notifications from that app.

How to make apps visible on iOS devices with App Library:

You can’t really hide apps on your iPhone, but you can make them hard for others to discover, and only you know where they’re hidden. If you’ve forgotten where the app is hidden and you can’t find an app on your iPhone’s home screen, it may be in your app library. You can even find some hidden app purchases in the App Library.

  1. Swipe left on the home screen to open the app library.
  2. Here you will see a folder of apps you have installed in different categories.
  3. Type the name of the app you’re looking for in the search box at the top of the screen.
  4. Click and hold on the app in the results list
  5. Select the “Add to Home Screen” option.
  6. Return to your home screen and you will see the app icon you just added to your home screen.

If you want all newly downloaded apps to automatically appear on your home screen in the future: Go to the Settings app, locate the home screen and click the “Add to Home Screen” option.

To make apps visible on iOS devices with Spotlight Search:

Looking for an app not visible on your iPhone’s home screen? Spotlight Search can help you find all hidden applications on iPhone. The spotlight search feature can search through all installed applications on your iPhone, even the hidden ones.

  1. Swipe to the left of your screen or swipe down on your home screen, the spotlight search bar will appear at the top of the screen.
  2. Type the name of your app you are trying to find.
  3. Drag the app icon to the home screen by pressing and holding it.

How to make apps visible on iOS devices with AppStore:

If you’re looking for an app that you’re not even sure you have, there’s another method for doing it. You can find it by viewing the hidden purchases in the App Store on your iPhone.

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. Click on Account in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Click on your name / your Apple ID.
  4. Scroll down to the Downloads and Purchases section and click Hidden Purchases.
  5. Once you click on hidden purchases, you will find a list of applications that were hidden.
  6. Either you can unhide it by swiping the elevator on the app and clicking the unhide option (this won’t download the app; you can just reinstall it on your iPhone by clicking the install button.)

That’s it folks! These are the 3 methods you can follow to unhide applications hidden on your iPhone device. Let us know in the comment section which method you found most suitable for you.

Until next time, with a different topic. Until then, Toodles.

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