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how to hide an app from the app list in the app manager

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by dicavo, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. dicavo

    dicavo Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hello every one.
    I have sony xperia z3 and i wonder if there is any way to hide an app from the list in the app manager. My mobile is not rooted. Thanks and waiting for answers :)

     


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    Post #6 by girolez, Jan 13, 2016 (3 points)

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  3. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
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    Welcome to our AndroidForums, @dicavo :).

    You can do this with a replacement launcher.

    I use (and really like) and do this with Nova Launcher to hide apps I never use.

    Cheers!
     
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  4. glc

    glc Android Enthusiast

    That depends on what you mean by "App Manager".
    The launcher cannot hide apps from the Settings->Manage Apps.
     
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  5. dicavo

    dicavo Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well i will explane more. The app that i want to hide is an antitheft app. I can easyly hide it from the apps . But you can still see it when you go to setting _app manager. And here i want to find a way to hide it. So the thief or what ever will never know that there is an app installed and he can remove it. I hope its more clear now
     
  6. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
    VIP Member

    If your device was rooted you could install it in the /system partition and then un-root.

    Then, no one would be able to remove it without re-rooting the device or re-flashing the operating system.

    The app will always be available to be seen even if installed that way--for example you can see Android system apps, but you cannot remove them (although you can sometimes disable them).
     
  7. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste

    Hi

    There are apps such as Applock by Domobile (playstore) that can password lock access to system settings as well as individual apps - that prevents it from being uninstalled.
     
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  8. Xavier Black

    Xavier Black Android Expert

    Yap that's exactly the right thing to do..password it!
     
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