iOS 17.1.2: How to Hide Social Media Apps from Parents on iPhone in 2023

🗓️ June 2, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

This article teaches how to Hide Snapchat on iPhone. Removing certain apps from sight is always been the first priority, some hide from their kids, while few hide from their parents, no offense, but this is true. Whatever the reason is, if you’re new to the Apple ecosystem, then keep note that there is no official setting provided by Apple to hide the applications on iPhone, and for those who are already on iPhone for years, already know this. We have rounded up the best ways to hide the Snapchat App on iPhone and iPad.

The same procedure is applicable for other iOS 13 and iOS 12 too, except the App Library. It’s easy to hide even the pre-installed applications of the iPhone right away using all these methods. Learn how to hide and unhide apps on iPhone updated with the latest iOS.

How to Hide Snapchat App on iPhone, iPad

Way to Hide Snapchat into App Library on iPhone

The App Library is a newly introduced concept in iOS that organizes all of the iPhone apps into categories using smart AI, by tracking your usage patterns, etc. It stores or say hides the applications at the end of the app pages, once you remove the app from the Home Screen, that app can still be accessed from the App Library, anytime.

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Using the same trick, hiding the Snapchat App on the iPhone is much easier with the App Library. It takes a few swipes and scrolls to find the app from App Library if the stalker is not familiar with the iOS or new to the iOS.

At first, Remove the Snapchat from the Home Screen, and jump to the next section.

  1. Find the Snapchat app from the iPhone Home Screen.
  2. Long-press the Snapchat app icon.
  3. Select the Remove app.
  4. And then, Remove from Home Screen.

Meanwhile, to restore back the Snapchat app to the Home Screen, find the Snapchat app (mostly located in the social apps category), touch and hold Snapchat and select Add to Home Screen.

You can Hide Snapchat App Using Screen Time Restrictions on iOS

Adding age restrictions to the apps is mandatory for all the developers in the App Description, the same goes for the Snapchat. The Snapchat App is Social Media App, which means, the age restrictions for Snapchat are 12+ years.

Using the Content & Privacy Restrictions, we can stop Snapchat to appear on the iPhone Home Screen. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Navigate to the Settings App.
  2. Tap on Screen Time.
  3. Go to Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  1. Select Allowed Apps.
  2. Enter the passcode.
  1. Tap Apps.
  2. From the available options, select 12+.

After changing the settings, you may not find the applications that are age-restricted 12+. Instagram, Facebook, Signal, etc. apps won’t appear after selecting 12+.

Way to Move Snapchat into App Folder to Hide it from Your Parents

Before iOS 14, we were used to creating App Folders to sort out the applications based on their categories like Productivity, Social Apps, Entertainment, etc. For many people, app folders were the first choice to hide the applications, deep down, as Apple doesn’t have any native application that hides the apps.

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I suggest you do the same with the Snapchat app too until the official support for sealing the app comes on the phone. Otherwise, the App Library is super cool to workout this.

Don’t miss the next section, after hiding the Snapchat App.

Quick easy to Disable Spotlight Search for the Snapchat

I assume you’ve chosen the best suitable option to hide Snapchat App on iOS from the above suggestions, but it ain’t complete until the Spotlight Search is disabled for the Snapchat App.

  1. Open the Settings App.
  2. Tap Siri & Search.
  3. Scroll to Snapchat.
  1. Toggle Off Learn from this App.
  2. Toggle Off Show in search.
  3. Toggle Off Show Siri Suggestions.

Thereafter, the Snapchat app cannot be accessed if anyone uses the Spotlight Search to find the Snapchat on iPhone.

Make Snapchat Unseen In-App Purchases from App Store

If you’re sharing Family Account, then it is likely that all the in-app purchases will appear in the App Store’s Purchase History section. Here’s how to hide the App Purchases on iPhone.

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. Tap on your Profile.
  1. Open Purchased
  2. Tap My Purchases.
  1. Find the Snapchat App and swipe left on it to the Hide app.

Note: if you can’t find an app on this list, you have downloaded specific apps using another Apple ID.

  1. Lastly, save changes by Done.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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