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How to Hide Apps or Games on Android Phone

Posted by on January 14, 2013

There might be certain apps or games installed on your Android phone that you do not want others to access it. If you want that no one can access some of the apps or games on your phone, but still want to be able to use it on your phone, then you can simply hide them from showing up in the app drawer.

If your phone does not support touchwiz like SGS3 then you should install a third-party launcher app to do this task. In this case, we recommend you to use Go Launcher Ex that is available for free on Google Play Store. After installing Go launcher EX, make it your default home screen launcher by pressing the home button.

hide apps on android via go launcher ex

Then go to app drawer (the button on the bottom right) and press the option button, you will find an option to Hide apps. Simply check all those apps that you want to hide from the app drawer and tap OK.


Now the apps which you selected will not be displayed in the apps drawer.


If you want to show the hidden apps or games, simply uncheck them from the hide app menu and they will be displayed again on your Android phone screen.

Please note that the hidden apps will be visible as soon as you decide to switch back to your stock launcher or uninstalling the app.


  1. great, now i can hide my special apps ….thanks