need application to hide/remove icons from iphone

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by jasminhas, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. jasminhas macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2009

    Is there any application for iphone3g 3.0 to remove/hide icons..?:confused:
  2. inf macrumors 6502


    Nov 22, 2006
    Helsinki, Finland
    Jailbreak the phone and use SBSettings
  3. MacToddB macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Other than jailbreaking, I think there are a couple of methods.

    1) If you fill up your pages with apps, but still have storage space for more, they should load on the iPhone but only be available using Spotlight to search for them. So fill up on 'visible' apps, then install the ones you want to hide.

    2) This was inadvertent. My mom even stumped an Apple Genius the other day, when they were looking for the Notes app.

    I had upgraded and gave my original iPhone to my mom ("Happy Mother's Day... here's something I don't want anymore"). Anyway, I deleted apps she wouldn't be interested in, and the result was several blank pages. The 'Notes' app, which the 'Genius' was looking for, was on the last page.

    So, they saw a few apps on the home page, scrolled to the right and saw a blank page, and gave up, assuming the Notes icon was AWOL.

    So, load up enough apps to have several pages, move the desired apps to the back, then delete the apps in between to create blank pages. I would have thought the blank pages would disappear (I think they do in the Simulator) but they didn't.
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    To further clarify, you don't have to keep your phone jailbroken after you've hidden the apps you don't want. My phone is back to "stock," minus the Contacts, Weather, and Stocks apps. That setup even carried over when I upgraded to the 3GS.
  5. jasminhas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2009
  6. ventro macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2006
    I need a way to hide icons but have them still show up in Spotlight. That way I can show only my primary apps on the homescreen and use Spotlight as an application launcher for not-used-very-often apps. Any ideas?
  7. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    if your jailbroken (i assume you are) download an app from cydia called spotbrite. Adds a recently opened section to the top of spotlight, and allows it to find hidden apps

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