16 Best Launchers to Hide Apps for Free in 2020

There are a few ways to hide apps on your Android device. One of them is installing a launcher app. But, each launcher comes with different features. So, how do you know which one to go for? In this blog post, we are going to look at all the 16 best launchers to hide apps for free.

POCO Launcher

POCO Launcher Interface
POCO Launcher Interface

Security: Pattern
POCO Launcher by Xiaomi is one of the popular as it offers the pattern feature to secure your hidden apps. To hide apps:

  1. Hold on the home screen.
  2. Tap on Settings.
  3. Confirm that the “Hide app icons” feature is enabled.
  4. Before you hide apps, POCO requires to have a lock on the phone. So, if you don’t have any, set fingerprint or PIN for your phone now.
  5. Go to the app drawer and swipe right twice.
  6. The hide apps screen will come up.
  7. Tap on the button on the bottom to start hiding your apps.
  8. For the first time, it will ask to set the pattern.

Microsoft Launcher

Microsoft Launcher Interface
Microsoft Launcher Interface

Security: PIN
The second on the list is Microsoft Launcher. This is another one of the popular. It supports the PIN to secure your apps. Let’s see how to hide apps in Microsoft Launcher:

  1. Go to the app drawer.
  2. Tap on the ellipsis on the top right.
  3. Touch on the hidden apps button.
  4. On the next screen, you can hide apps.
  5. To set the PIN, tap on the Settings button and set the PIN.

Customised Pixel Launcher (CPL)

Customized Pixel Launcher Interface
Customized Pixel Launcher Interface

Security: None
CPL looks like the launcher on pixel phones. Among many other features, you can hide apps. It does not offer any security feature, so if you are looking for a launcher with PIN or fingerprint support, this won’t work. To hide apps in CPL, follow

  1. Hold on the home screen and touch on home settings
  2. Tap on apps button
  3. Scroll down until you find hide apps option
  4. On the next screen, you can hide apps.

Related: 24 Best Android Launchers in 2020 – Unique and Compared

Apolo Launcher

Apolo Launcher Interface
Apolo Launcher Interface

Security: Pattern
The fourth launcher to hide apps is Apolo Launcher. To hide apps:

  1. Tap and hold on the home screen.
  2. Tap on the settings button.
  3. Swipe down to find the hide apps feature.
  4. For the first time, you will have to set a pattern. After setting up the pattern, you can select apps to hide.

Apex Launcher

Apex Launcher Interface
Apex Launcher Interface

Security: Pattern
Apex Launcher offers to hide apps for free. It also offers to set the password. To hide apps:

  1. Go to Apex settings.
  2. Tap on Hidden Apps button.
  3. Tap on the button on the bottom to hide apps.
  4. To set the password, tap on the top right button and set the password.
  5. You can add a backup email just in case, but you can press back button to ignore that.

Hexa Launcher

Hexa Launcher Interface
Hexa Launcher Interface

Security: Fingerprint
Hexa Launcher offers to hide apps and set fingerprint lock as well. To hide apps:

  1. Either hold onto the app you want to hide and tap on edit and then enable the hide app option or
  2. hold on the home screen and tap on the launcher settings and then go to all apps.
  3. Scroll down until you find the Hide apps section.
  4. Tap on the hide apps button.
  5. The fingerprint lock option is on the top.

Related: POCO Launcher vs Microsoft Launcher – Which One is Better?

Evie Launcher

Evie Launcher Settings
Evie Launcher Settings

Security: None
The next on the list in Evie. Evie is one of the easy to use apps as the main goal of their is to make phone usage faster. To hide apps in Evie:

  1. Hold on the home screen or
  2. go to Evie settings and find the option Hide apps.
  3. You will see all the installed apps.
  4. Check the ones you want to hide. You can also disable apps appearing in the search results.

Other launchers to hide apps

Some other launchers which support to hide apps without a passcode are:

  1. Launcher iOS 13 (no passcode)
  2. U Launcher (no passcode)
  3. Total Launcher (no passcode)
  4. Niagara Launcher (no password)
  5. ap15 Launcher (no passcode)</span
  6. Lawnchair 2 (no passcode)
  7. Solo Launcher (no passcode)
  8. Flick Launcher (no passcode)


Here we end this blog post. I hope the information was useful. Please let me know your views in the comments down below so we can discuss more.

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