How to Hide Apps in Realme

Data privacy has become the most important aspect of our life. In this technology world, most of the things has been digitalized.

And we use a lot of important apps in our smartphones to save our important data in them. We never want to share our smartphone to anybody but in some cases we have to share our smartphones with others like friends, family members, kids, girl friend or boy friend.

Some apps store our critical data and are very important to us so we don’t want those apps to be visible to others. Now we need to hide them from our smartphone before we handover the smartphone to closed one.

So in this post, we are going to discuss How to Hide apps in Realme smartphones.

If you have realme mobile with you then this article is very important for you. There are so many apps on our smartphone which we need to hide.

Hiding apps in ColorOS devices is very easy but here we will show you the best way to hide apps in realme smartphones.

It is similar to hide apps in every realme mobile weather it is realme 2, 3, 2 Pro, 3 Pro, XT, X, 5 Pro, C1 or U1.

In this article, we will also show you how to unhide apps with the fingerprint. There are two ways to unhide apps in realme devices. You can unhide apps with dialling your secret code on dial-pad.

How to hide application in realme

Hiding apps in realme smartphone is very easy and it can be done with very simple steps. There are two main ways to hide apps in realme smartphones.

We can hide apps in realme devices from system settings as well as by using third party apps. But we strongly recommend you to hide applications in realme by using system settings.

This simple trick is applicable for all Realme smartphones working on any version of ColorOS and Realme UI.

In ColorOS devices including Oppo and Realme, you can lock, lock and hide each app.

There is an option that either you can only lock any app or you can lock and hide app in realme devices. So here we are going to discuss this feature in details.

Go to System Settings >> Privacy >> Hide Apps >> Enter the privacy passcode >> choose the application >> enable Hide Home Screen Icons >> Set Access Number

Follow the simple steps to lock and hide apps in realme devices:

Open System settings

how to hide apps in realme

Click on Security option in settings

hide apps in realme

Click on App lock

click on app lock in settings
App Lock

Now enter your security password

Select apps which you want to hide

select the app you want to hide in realme mobile

Enable the option “Enable password verification

enable password varification
Enable Password Verification

Enable the option “Hide Homescreen Icon“. When you try to enable Hide Homescreen Icon option you will see a pop-up to enter the access number first time. Here set the access number you want to set.

Always remember this access number otherwise it will be very difficult for you to open the hidden apps. Because your hidden apps will not be visible anywhere on your mobile.

enter the access number for apps to  hide
Set Access Number

Open hidden apps with Access Number

In my case, I have set my password 1234 so you can open hidden apps by dialling your access number with adding “#” before and after the access number. Ex. – #1234#

how to hide app in realme 5 pro

As you dial your access number all hidden apps will open in a folder, here you can open the hidden apps. You hidden apps will not be shown in recent apps and search option if you have checked all options as shown in the image.

how to hide apps in realme 2 pro
Hide Homescreen Icon

Open hidden apps with fingerprint directly

You can open hidden apps by fingerprint directly in realme devices.

In this case, you need to add a dedicated fingerprint for your hidden apps. Means, you can unlock your phone with fingerprint normally and you have to add a different finger for hidden apps.

You need to follow the simple steps given below:

Open system settings and click on Fingerprint, Face & Passcode

open hidden apps with fingerprint in realme
Fingerprint, Face & Passcode

Click on Fingerprint option

click on fingerprint option to open hidden apps with fingerprint in realme
Open hidden apps with fingerprint

Here add two fingers by clicking on Add a fingerprint, one fingerprint will be used to unlock your device and unlock the apps and another fingerprint will be used to unhide the hidden apps.

select fingerprint to unhide the hidden apps in realme color os devices
Finger 2

In my case, I have selected Finger 2 to open the hidden apps. Hidden apps will open in a separate folder when you press your Finger 2 on the fingerprint scanner.

hidden apps folder
Hidden Apps Folder

Hidden apps feature limitation in ColorOS

You have hidden your desired app in your ColorOS device but Hidden app feature in Oppo realme devices is having limitation. The hidden app is visible in the search option.

hidden app visible in search
Hidden App visible in search

For example, I have hidden Family Link app in my device. If I search family link in apps, it is visible to all in the search option, anybody having my app lock password can easily open it.

Here is the trick, how to completely hide the app in oppo realme devices.

Hide the app from search in Oppo Realme

To hide the app completely from everywhere in your oppo realme devices follow the simple steps given below:

Go to System settings

Click on Additional Settings

how to hide apps in realme from everywhere
Additional Settings

Click on Search option

Modify search option for oppo realme coloros devices

Uncheck the Application option.

Disable Application Seach in all oppo realme color os devices
Disable Application Seach

You have all done. Your hidden apps will not be visible in the search option anymore.

Video tutorial

How to hide app in ColorOS


We hope that you like our post “How to hide apps in realme” and found it helpful. Here we have explained how you can open hidden apps with your fingerprint itself. Opening hidden apps with the fingerprint scanner is a more convenient and safer way.

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