Android phone and tablet support

How to Hide Apps on Android?

Hide apps on Android

You may want to hide apps on Android phone or tablet.  Some pre-installed apps can be uninstalled or disabled. (How to disable Apps on Android)  But, it you cannot uninstall it or disable it, you can hide the app. Many times, these pre-installed apps cannot be uninstalled or deleted.  You should, first, attempt to uninstall the app, since that is the most desired result in order to get it off your Android device and free up the used storage space.  (Click here to read about how to uninstall or delete an app)

How to Hide apps on Android?

New Android devices are coming with a lot of memory and storage space.  If you have plenty of storage space, it is easier to hide an app on Android than to disable it.  Here is how to hide apps:

  • Open Settings
  • Scroll down and Touch on Home Screen

Hide Android Apps - Settings

  • Scroll down and Touch on Hide apps

Hide Android Apps - Home Screen

  • The top portion of this screen shows the Hidden apps and the bottom portion shows All apps.

Hide Android Apps - Hide Apps

  • To hide an app, touch on the app in the All apps section of the screen.
  • To unhide an app, touch on the app in the Hidden apps section of the screen.

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Sideload apps

How to sideload apps or data?

How to Sideload apps or data?
Before we discuss how to sideload apps or data to an Android tablet, first, let’s talk about what Sideloading is and why you might need to do this.

Sideloading is the process of installing an app or data bypassing the normal process. For instance, if you wanted to load an app onto your tablet that is not from Google Play, Android Market, or whatever app store your tablet uses, then this would be referred to as sideloading an app.

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