How to Hide Apps from the Home Screen on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

This post will teach you how to hide apps from the Home screen on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. Read on to view a step-by-step walkthrough.

Hiding apps is deemed among other security and privacy measures by people who prefer to keep things in their mobile devices safe and private. The same thing is done if any of apps on the device contain sensitive information such as financial details, confidential business and other relevant data that can be compromised from unauthorized users. 

Hiding apps on a Samsung device like the Galaxy Tab S6 can be done in many different ways. Among these methods are done through third-party apps and using secure folders.

Depicted in this context is the process of hiding apps on the Tab S6 by simply removing the app icon or shortcut from the Home screen using the built-in settings menu.


Easy Steps to Hide Apps from the Home Screen of your Galaxy Tab S6

Time Needed : 5 minutes

Actual screens and menu items may vary between service providers, device models and software versions. If necessary, you can refer to the given screenshots as visual representations. Start when everything is set.

  1. When ready, go to the Home screen and then swipe up from the bottom of the display.

    Doing so will launch the Apps viewer.
    On the Apps viewer, you will see different apps icons or shortcut controls.

    hide apps from tab s6 home screen - main

  2. To continue, locate and then tap the Settings icon.

    A new screen opens with the basic and advanced settings and features on your tablet.

    hide apps from tab s6 home screen - settings

  3. Tap Display to proceed.

    Display settings and relevant features will show up on the next window.

    hide apps from tab s6 home screen - display

  4. Scroll down and then tap Home screen.

    Doing so will let you access the tablet's Home screen layout and features to manage or customize.

    hide apps from tab s6 home screen - home

  5. While on the Home screen menu, go to the bottom section and then tap the option to Hide apps.

    A new window opens with different app icons grouped alphabetically.

    hide apps from tab s6 home screen - hide

  6. Locate the app that you'd like to hide or remove from the Home screen. 

    Just tap on the app icon to select the app to remove. You can scroll down to view more icons.
    Multiple apps can be selected to hide at the same time.

    All selected apps will also be shown on the upper section of the display lined up under the Hidden apps section.

    hide apps from tab s6 home screen - select

  7. Once you're done selecting the apps, tap Done.

    All selected apps will then be removed from the Home screen and thereby deemed as hidden.


    hide apps from tab s6 home screen - done

Tools
  • Android 10
Materials
  • Galaxy Tab S6

To hide other apps, just repeat the same steps to get back to the stock launcher or Home screen menu where you can access the Hide apps command.

To view or put hidden apps back on the Home screen, you will need to access the apps list from the tablet’s application manager.

In other Android devices, putting a hidden app icon back on the Home screen is done by heading towards the display settings and then select the Add Apps to Home screen command.

Alternatively, you can hide your apps by adding them to the secure folder of your device. 

The Secure Folder is enabled in the app drawer menu, by default. If it isn’t shown in the apps viewer, you can access and enable the Secure Folder from the biometrics and security settings of your device.

And that covers everything in this quick guide.

To view more comprehensive tutorials and troubleshooting videos on different mobile devices, feel free to visit The Droid Guy channel on YouTube anytime.

Hope this helps!

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