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How to Delete Hidden Apps on iPhone in 4 Ways

Updated by Cedric on Jan 09, 2024
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How to delete hidden apps on iPhone? How to delete hidden purchased app on iPhone? This tutorial shows you different ways to remove hidden apps on iPhone 13, iPhone SE, iPhone 12, iPhone 11, etc. Use EaseUS iOS data recovery software to restore deleted photos, messages, or videos on iPhone.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
How to Delete Hidden Apps on iPhone in 4 Ways Fix 1. Delete hidden apps from the Settings...Full steps
Fix 2. Remove apps from the App Library...Full steps
Fix 3. Delete hidden apps from Spotlight...Full steps
Fix 4. Remove purchased apps from App Store...Full steps
How to Recover App or Deleted Data on iPhone or iPad You can recover app data or deleted files on your iPhone with EaseUS iOS data recovery software in a few clicks. Connect iPhone to your PC and start EaseUS MobiSaver. Choose to restore from iOS, scan the iPhone...Full steps

What Are the Hidden Apps on iPhone

Do you want to delete that hidden app on your iPhone you've not used for so long, but can't find it anywhere? If yes, this article will help you find and delete hidden apps on your iPhone. 

On 29 April 2009, Apple released iOS 14 and introduced its new app folder feature. As the name says, the Apple folder is a safe place for all or only a few apps to store safely, so users can have an organized and clean home screen. Due to the small screen size of the iPhone, having too many apps on the same page can not only kill the beauty but also make it hard to search for a specific app. Therefore, users potentially liked this new feature, which helped them hide any app from plain sight.

Why Delete Hidden Apps on iPhone 

If you want to delete any hidden apps, the first step is to spot them inside the App library, where they're temporarily stored.

Deleting extra apps that are no longer in use is a great way to free up local space as well as avoid unnecessary updates. The ones that can disturb other mobile functions and create security concerns for you. Unlike Android, deleting hidden apps on iOS phones isn't as easy as it sounds. Since these apps aren't visible on the home screen, the chances are high that you'll have to find them in the app folder and delete them from there. 

Follow these steps to delete the hidden apps on iPhone 13/ SE/ 12/11 in 4 different ways, so you can try the next if one other doesn't work for you.

Fix 1. Delete Hidden Apps from iPhone from the Settings

Compared to Android, the iOS settings are a bit complicated and might take you a few minutes to understand how things work.

To delete the hidden apps from there, follow the steps mentioned below. 

Step 1. Go to "Settings" and click on "General". Next, search for "iPhone storage" and wait for a few minutes till it displays all your hidden apps. From there, choose the apps you want to delete and tap on them. 

This will take you to the next screen with all the relevant details of the app from storage, data, app size, etc.

go to settings general

Step 2. Next, search for "iPhone storage" and wait for a few minutes till it displays all your hidden apps. From there, choose the apps you want to delete and tap on them. 

iphone storage

This will take you to the next screen with all the relevant details of the app from storage, data, app size, etc.

app data

Step 3. Spot the "delete app" option and click on it. This will also delete all related data associated with the app and can't be undone.

delete app

Upon deletion, the app will automatically be removed from your app library, folder, or home screen.

Fix 2. Delete Hidden Apps on iPhone from the App Library

As mentioned before, the app library is the place where all the hidden iOS apps are secured as you hide them from the home screen.

If you don't find any of your apps on the home screen, it's probably lying in the app library, where you have to sort down the categories to find the app you're looking for.

To delete hidden apps from your app library, follow the steps listed below. 

Step 1. Open your home screen and swipe left until you see a blank home screen with no apps. There, you'll find a bar with the label "App Library".

go to app library

Step 2. Tap on that bar to search for the hidden app you want to delete. 

Step 3. Once you find the desired app, click on that to get the delete option. Or, you can also long-press the same option to find the delete option for the app. 

delete app on iphone

Step 4. Now, click "Delete" and confirm the same action to remove the app from your phone forever.


Fix 3. Delete Invisible Apps Using Spotlight

If you're an iPhone user, you have probably used or at least come across the Spotlight feature in your iOS phone. Not only does Spotlight help you manage your apps, files, and emails, but it also keeps your iPhone clean and free from unnecessary third-party apps.

However, deleting hidden apps using Spotlight is easier than other methods with the steps mentioned below.

Step 1. Open your home screen and swipe down. Now, you'll see a search bar at the top of the screen. 

swipe down your home screen

Step 2. Enter the name of the app you want to delete and click on the icon for Spotlight. Look for the delete option and tap on it to "delete app".

click on the app

Once you click on that, a new popup shows up on the screen with the option delete again. If you want to proceed, click on that, and you'll get rid of the app right away.

press on delete

Fix 4. Delete Purchased Apps on iPhone from App Store

This is the most traditional method to delete purchased apps on iPhone from the app store that you don't have the urge to use now.

However, this method only works for the purchased apps you want to delete should have a pending update or a recently updated pending history. Because the iPhone app store only saves the apps that have new updates available on the app store.

To delete hidden apps from the app store, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Go to the setting, open the app store and tap on your profile picture on the account, which will take you to the next screen with all the ready-to-update apps available.

click on setting and open the app store

Step 2. Besides each app, you'll see a clickable option of "update". When you swipe left on the screen, you'll see the option of Delete. Long press on that option and bash the option of Delete. 

click on update

Step 3. The system will again ask you to confirm your action, as deleting the app will also delete all the related data present on the phone.

click on delete

How to Recover Data on iPhone with iOS Data Recovery Software

As much as deleting data on an iPhone is a hassle, recovering the deleted data is likewise a problem, especially if the data isn't backed up on the phone. If you're struggling in the same boat and can't find a way out of this, EaseUS MobiSaver is there to help you out. 

With special features, EaseUS MobiSaver lets you professionally recover iPhone data directly from iOS devices, iTunes, and Cloud backup. Whether you've got the latest iOS device, it works great in recovering the deleted photos, videos, contacts, chat histories, messages, and more from nearly every iOS device.

No matter if it has been several months or a few years, EaseUS MobiSaver gets your back when it comes to recovering unlimited iOS data in 3 simple steps. 

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Your PC

Launch EaseUS MobiSaver. Click "Recover from iOS device" on the left and click "Start".

recover data from iPhone - 1

Step 2. Scan for Lost iPhone Data

EaseUS MobiSaver will automatically scan iPhone/iPad/iPod, and find present data and even some lost data for you. Just wait for the scan to complete.

recover data from iPhone - 2

Step 3. Click the "Recover" Button

You can choose the lost data such as your photos, videos, contacts, SMS, notes, voice mails, and other files you want to recover and save those data to another location. 

recover data from iPhone - 3


This was our guide on how you can easily delete the hidden apps in the app folder in 4 different ways without surfing the web for hours. Though the newly added app folder feature is great at organizing apps, it can make deleting the unnecessary apps a little complicated, but not with the solutions mentioned above.

In case you want to recover the deleted data, EaseUS MobiSaver is just a click away for you to find all the accidentally deleted, lost, attacked, damaged, or other deleted data in a matter of a few minutes. Check out how this iPhone data recovery software helps you recover all your important iOS data in just 3 simple steps without any fail.

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