Like Android phones, there is no straight way to hide apps on iPhone or iPad, though we’ve some pretty good ways to help you hide the apps on iOS. Everyone has their personal reason to obscure applications on the device, whether you don’t want to show a particular app to your friends or there might be some confidential matters that you can’t share with others. Or you would want to pull the app from the home screen and place it to another place as you don’t usually need it. From the beginning, Apple is a whole lot better at organizing files, applications, storage, data, and more.
With iOS 14, Apple has redesigned the entire home screen by introducing the App Library, however, not all the people are fans of App Library yet, but give it time, you’ll too used to it. Let’s take a tour and see what are the few ways to hide Instagram on iPhone.
How to Hide Instagram App iPhone, iPad
Hide Instagram from the Home screen, and put it into App Library
If you’re an iOS 14 or later user, then hiding Instagram from the home screen is pretty simple. The main goal of the App Library is to reduce clutter from the home screen, and lets you choose the applications that you use frequently to keep it on the home screen and move the rest of them to the App Library.
Fortunately, after updating the iPhone to iOS 14, we don’t need to do anything; the App Library will automatically appear at the end of the app pages. Here’s how to hide Instagram from the iPhone home screen.
1→ Touch and hold the Instagram app icon.
2→ Tap Remove app.
3→ Confirm by selecting, Remove from Home Screen.
Later, if you change your mind and want to bring back the Instagram app again to the home screen, then navigate to the App Library, find the Instagram App, long-press the Instagram app, and choose to Add to Home Screen.
Hide Instagram (All Social Media Apps) on iPhone
On our iPhones, we can hide all social media applications like Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Signal, Snapchat, etc. Since you’re looking to hide the Instagram app on your iPhone, this trick might be of use to you. The only downside of this feature is it hides all the applications that fall under the social media category.
On top of that, it’s a restriction feature available in the screen time, so ultimately, we are restricting the applications with the age restrictions 12+ and all the social media applications are age restricted to 12+.
- Navigate to the Settings App.
- Tap Screen Time.
- Open Content and Privacy Restrictions.
- Then, go to Content Restrictions.
- Enter the Screen Time Passcode to access the next screen.
- Tap Apps.
- Choose 12+ from the list. Keep note that when you select 12+, all the applications with age restriction 12+ will vanish from the iPhone.
Store Instagram App in App Folders
This is not a safe method to hide the application, but if you think, it’s okay if someone gets access to the Instagram app, then create an App Folder or move the Instagram app into the existing app folder. Here’s how it can be done.
- Long press the Instagram app and choose Edit Home Screen.
- Drag the Instagram app onto another app, this will create an App Folder for two of these apps.
- Rename the App Folder.
- In the same way, drag and drop the applications to remove from the App Folder.
Your Instagram App is not yet completely hidden, follow the next section to remove Instagram from Search.
Hide Instagram App from Search
By moving the Instagram app into the App Folder will surely keep the app out of the sight, but still, anyone can use the Spotlight search to open the Instagram directly.
For quick access, we always prefer the Spotlight search on the iPhone, so do others. Therefore, remove the Instagram app from the search too.
- Go to the Settings App.
- Scroll down to the Siri & Search.
- Tap on Instagram.
- Disable Learn from this App.
- Disable Show in search.
- Disable Show Siri Suggestions.
How to Hide Apps from App Store Purchase Library
Removing apps from the App Store Purchase is recommended if you’re sharing the app store purchases with the Family Sharing account. The applications that are purchased by you, is visible and downloadable on the other iPhone if you’re sharing a family account. Here’s how to hide apps from App Store Purchase. The Instagram App might not show up in the App Store Purchase Library if you’ve made any in-app purchases,
- Navigate to the App Store.
- Tap on your profile on the upper-right corner.
- Select Purchased.
- Open My Purchases.
- Swipe left the Instagram app and tap Hide.
- Hit Done on the top-right corner to save changes.