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How to Hide Apps In MIUI (Xiaomi, Redmi Devices)

How to Hide Apps In MIUI (Xiaomi, Redmi Devices)

If for some reason or two you wish to hide apps on your Xiaomi or Redmi even Pocophone running any version of MIUI, even the latest, this short guide is for you.

Here in the country, hiding apps is a norm, from keeping privacy invaders away from reaching the most intimate information on your device to simply not wanting anyone to know there’s an app installed on your phone.

The main thing? Only you can see and access those apps anytime you want, here’s how to get started on your Xiaomi Redmi phone, I will be demonstrating how to carry out this exact process with my Redmi Note 8 pro device.

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Let’s get started with these four simple steps:

1. Go to Settings on your phone

That gear ⚙️ icon on your phone and scroll down to Apps.

When you click on apps, you get multiple Apps setting options like System app settings, manage apps, dual apps and so on, the option you’re looking for to hide apps on your MIUI based devices is App Lock.

app settings in MIUI

Now I understand your skepticism, app locking, and hiding apps aren’t exactly the same thing. App lock makes it visible but inaccessible to the public, the hidden apps make it all go away somewhere only you know how to access.

So tap App lock first and set up a (security system) simple pattern you can remember later.

2. Setup pattern and backup security option

After setting up your pattern, you can either use face unlock (if your phone has the security option) or your fingerprint as a backup option to access your hidden apps in case you forget your pattern.

Set that up too and click on Hidden apps, there you’ll see the list of all the apps you have installed on your phones with the option to flick on the hide apps protocol.

how to hide apps in MIUI

Go ahead and flick your choices and you’re all set.

3. Access your hidden apps by pinching the screen

At this time, you’ll have noticed the apps you hid are long gone, you can only access them by placing two fingers on your screen and dragging them apart.

Sort of like pinching, then it will reveal the hidden apps but first, you must draw up your security pattern or provide the necessary credentials you submitted as security back up and that’s about it.

4. You’re all set

Now you can adjust or even hide more apps from the settings area anytime you wish, just repeat the steps above and you’re good to go.

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