How to find Hidden Apps on Android: Mi, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo & Realme

Android’s latest feature is the facility to hide apps. Users if they want hide certain apps on their smartphones from the prying eyes. Here in this post, we going not only going to talk about How to hide apps on your Mi, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo & Realme phone but also How to Find Hidden Apps on Android.

What are Hidden Apps? and How to hide App yourself?

How to find Hidden Apps on Android

There are lots of Android apps available on the Google Play store that allows users to hide certain content available on their phone from prying eyes.

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Even nowadays most Smartphone companies provide their own apps that you can use to hide your photos, videos, messages, apps, and more.

These kinds of apps that hide apps, photos, videos, messages, and other things are called Vault apps.

Vault apps hide all of your private stuff of course, only if you want.

However, apart from the apps, there are a few other kinds of hidden apps-

  • System Apps: There are lots of background application that works on your phone. Of course, as a phone user, you don’t need to access them. If you interrupt them your phone maybe start malfunctioning. There is no way you can uninstall them unless you root your phone.
  • Malware & Viruses: These are dangerous ones, and you want to uninstall them from your phone as soon as possible.
  • Hidden by User: As I mentioned earlier, You can hide any app by yourself using Vault apps.

How to find hidden apps on Android

Assuming you want to see the app that hidden by the Hide App Setting on your phone, you can Unhide apps whenever you want.

This feature is available on most branded Android smartphones.

Here is how you can find the hidden apps on the Android phone which is using the core Android operating system-

  1. Head over to the setting option on your phone.
  2. Look for the option name Application, Apps, or App Management.
  3. Click on App list (Again the option may name differently in your phone).
  4. There you’ll see a list of all available applications on your phone.
  5. By tapping on the > icon next to each app name, you can see the app settings for that particular app.
  6. On the app list page, by taping on three dots on the top right you can show the system apps.

SO once you are on the app list page, you will be able to not only see the installed apps but can change their setting and uninstall them.

How to see hidden Apps in Mi

If you are a Mi Redmi or Xiaomi Android phone user then you can See the hidden by-

  1. Unlock your phone, open the setting option.
  2. Scroll down till you see the Apps Setting option.
  3. Tap on the App lock and switch to the Hidden Apps tab.

Now once you are on the Mi Hidden Apps setting page, you can unhide apps or hide the apps that you want.

How to Find Hidden Apps on Samsung

  1. Navigate to App Drawer on your Samsung phone.
  2. Click on the three dots that you’ll see in the top right corner.
  3. You’ll see the Home Screen Setting option there.
  4. Look for the hiding App option.
  5. Now you can hide the app that you want or remove the app from the hidden app list on your Samsung smartphone.

How to find hidden Apps in Vivo

  1. Open Settings and then navigate to the face and password section.
  2. Under that section choose Privacy and App encryption settings.
  3. Tap on the Hiding app option, if it’s not turned on you can turn it on there.
  4. Now you can Unhide the apps that you want or hide any available application of your choice on a Vivo smartphone.

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How to find hidden Apps in Oppo

  1. Open Settings > Security > App encryption.
  2. Switch to the hidden app tab.
  3. You will see a list of all available apps on your phone.
  4. Hide or unhide the apps of your choice.
  5. You’ll be asked for the passcode.
  6. Create or enter the passcode and you are ready to go.

How to find hidden Apps in RealMe

Here is the process for Realme smartphone users-

  1. In the setting choose privacy.
  2. Tap on App lock there.
  3. If you open the app lock for the first time, it’ll ask you to set a security passcode and security question.
  4. Set it and go to the app encryption setting.
  5. Enter the passcode.
  6. Now you can choose the application you want to hide.
  7. Whenever you want to unhide them, you can go to that page and unhide apps on RealMe phones.

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How to find hidden Apps in Oneplus phones

  1. Swipe up for the App Drawer.
  2. There move your finger from left to right to open the Hidden Space app drawer option.
  3. Tap on + Sign which you’ll see in the top-right corner.
  4. You’ll see a list of all installed applications on your one plus phone.
  5. Choose the app which you want to hide or unhide.

Sarvin Batra is the Main Author, Editor at CnbDaily. He is an Expert in Tech especially Related to mobile phones, Android applications and Their uses. You can Connect with him on His Twitter Profile @SarvinBatra

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