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How to Find Hidden Apps on iPhone with 5 Easy Methods

Is there any easy way to find hidden apps on iPhone? The answer is yes. We recommend you 5 easy methods on how to find hidden apps on iPhone in this article.

Updated Jan 18,2019 | by Lane

Are you looking for an app but can’t find it? Whether you used the app frequently or not, you may find it missing one day. In this article, we will show you 5 easy methods to find hidden apps on iPhone.

Method 1: Ask Siri to Open Hidden Apps

Siri is a useful assistant to do all kinds of things. If you can’t find any apps, just ask Siri to open it. It is the easiest and fastest way to find the hidden apps on iPhone.  


Step 1: Activate Siri by pressing and holding down the “Home” button on your iPhone or simply say “Hey, Siri”.

Step 2: Siri will be woken up after two quick beeps or vibrations. Then say to Siri “Open Photos App” or whatever app you’re looking for.

Step 3: The app will be opened in one second.

Method 2: Use Spotlight Search to Find Hidden Apps

It is also convenient to find hidden apps on iPhone with Spotlight Search.

Step 1:Swipe down the home screen and find Spotlight Search.

Step 2: Type in the app name you’re looking for.

Step 3: You can find the app below the Spotlight Search bar. Then tap it to open the app.

Step 4: If there is no app below the Spotlight Search bar, tap Search App Store to download it.


Method 3: Look in Folders to Find App

If there are many apps on your iPhone and you have organized them to different folders or the app may be removed to other folder by accident, you can check the folders to find the app. 

Method 4: Open App Store to Find Missing Apps

You can find the hidden app from App Store directly.

Step 1: Launch App Store and tap the name of the app you are looking for into the Search bar.

Step 2: If the app is on your iPhone, it shows Open. Tap Open to launch the app. If the app is not on your iPhone, it shows a cloud icon or Get button. Tap it to download and install it to your iPhone.

Method 5: Find Hidden App by Turning Via Screen Time

Apps can be hidden via Screen Time in iOS 12, so if you can’t find the app, you may turn on the Restrictions in Screen Time. Follow the steps to turn off the Restrictions on iPhone.

Step 1: Open Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap Screen Time, and then tap Content & Privacy Restrictions. 

Step 3: Switch off Content & Privacy Restrictions


One Related Article You May Need: How to Use Screen Time in iOS 12

Bonus Tips: How to Delete Unused Apps in Batch

Maybe there are too many apps on your iPhone and it’s hard to find your desired app. Some of them are unused for a long time. You need to delete the unuseful app to clean up your iPhone. Here we introduce one iPhone manager – IOTransfer to delete unused apps in batch on computer.

Step 1: Click Free Download button below to download and install it to your PC.  It works well in Windows 7/8/8.1/10 and fully compatible with iOS 11 or later.

Step 2: Launch IOTransfer and Click MANAGE > Apps, then select the apps you want to remove and click Delete.


Step 3: There will be a prompt for confirmation before deleting your apps. If you are sure to delete the selected apps, click Yes to complete the process.


The Bottom Line

That’s all the 5 methods about how to find hidden apps on iPhone. Hope this guide will help you. And you can use IOTransfer to delete unused app to get a clean and tidy screen. Besides, IOTransfer also can manage iPhone photos, videos, contacts and much more.

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