How to Hide Icons on Your SpringBoard on iPhone/iPad

Every so often we wish that some applications we download from the app store are hidden from the springboard so that nobody could see these applications exist. However, unlike Symbian which has readily available software to hide contents from your mobile device Apple does not quite allow this.

However, there is one way of hiding the icons on your springboard on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. The most requirements for this is to have a jailbroken device.

On a jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch, you must have SB Settings, you can learn how to get SB Settings from here(insert the link of the post I sent you about sb settings).

You are all set to hide applications from your springboard now, just follow these steps:

1) Open SB Settings.

2) Click on More.

3) Under System Options you will see Hide Icons. Tap that and let the items load.

4) A list with all the applications on your springboard would be generated.


5) The on toggle shows the applications that are visible, for example if I do not want people to see I have Bump on my iPhone, I will toggle the switch to OFF.


6) Return to SB Settings and press the home button, the application would have disappeared from the spring board.

However, there is point worth noting. The Application that you have selected to hide will still be listed in spotlight search on your iPhone so I suggest you turn Spotlight Search off for complete security.

How useful was this tip to you, and which application did you hide? Do let us know in the comments below.

4 Responses

  1. I have hissed all my apps on sbsettings including sbsettings itself and all my apps are gone please help me get them back please reply

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