How to Unhide Apps on an iPhone

This article describes How to Unhide Apps on an iPhone and find apps that have been hidden.

How Do I Unhide Hidden Apps?

If you know you have an app on your iPhone but can’t find it, it may be hidden in your App Library. If you use the app frequently, you may want to re-add it to your home screen. There is a simple way to accomplish this.

  • On your iPhone, Go to the App Store. You can enter the App Library by swiping from right to left in most circumstances. It could be a few screens up, so keep swiping until App Library appears.
  • Enter the name of the app you’re looking for into the search bar at the top of the screen.

Don’t remember the exact name of the app you’re looking for? It’s not a problem. You can start typing one or two letters of the word and then scroll through the results until you locate what you’re looking for.

  • When the search results display, tap and hold the app’s name. If it doesn’t go to your home screen immediately, swipe your finger to the left without releasing the app.

How Do You Find Hidden Apps on iPhone Home Screen?

If you’re looking for an app that you’re not even sure you have, there’s another method to go about it. You can find it by searching through the Hidden Purchases on your iPhone.

  • Open the App Store and tap the Account button at the top of the screen; your photo should be there.
  • Then, on the following screen, tap your name or Apple ID.
  • Scroll down and tap Hidden Purchases to search for the app you’re looking for. Once you’ve found it, touch the download button to add it to your iPhone.

Depending on your settings, you may need to use the instructions from above to identify the app and add it to your home screen once you add it to your phone.

FAQ

How do you unhide apps on Apple Watch?

On your associated iPhone, launch the Watch app. Navigate to My Watch > Installed on Apple Watch and enable the Show App on Apple Watch toggle for the app you want to unhide.

How do I unhide all apps on my iPhone?

There is no option to unhide all hidden apps at the same time. You must locate each app in Hidden Purchases and redownload it separately.

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