If you use a smartphone, then you might have heard about hidden apps on your android device. These apps are either installed and hidden by you intentionally, or it may be present on your mobile phone by default. Also, sometimes, the Android itself tends to install some hidden apps on your device to maintain their productivity and quality check. Therefore it is necessary to know how to look for hidden apps on your Android device.
Types of Hidden Files
Some default hidden apps installed on Android devices known as bloatware include some essential apps like weather, alarm, and calendar, which are pre-installed on your Android devices.
While, on the other hand, there are some other apps installed on your Android devices that are also designed to collect data about the operation and usage of your android device. So that the developers can analyze different data and work on it to improve the product as and when required.
How to find hidden apps on your device?
Most of the modern digital devices, including your mobile phones, have certain features that let you hide certain contents like folders, apps, and media files as well. To find them, you need to make use of either of the two options listed below. Have a look:
1) Using the App Drawer of your mobile phone
(i)The first method which I am going to share is one of the easiest methods out there to find the hidden apps on Android.
(ii) In this method, first of all, to find the hidden app, you need to look for it in the app drawer of your device.
(iii) But still, some apps are not displayed in the hidden apps drawer list. In such a case, you need to find the hidden installed apps on Android using the default Android settings.
(iv). However, no need to worry as there is another to find hidden apps on Android, which is explained below.
2) Find Hidden Apps Using Settings
(i)First of all, go to “Settings” on your device.
(ii) Next,select the “Applications” option.
(iii)Now, Switch to the “All” tab. If there are no tabs, open the menu in the top right corner of your screen and look for the section named “Hidden” or something similar to it.
(iv)Voila! You will no be able to see all apps installed on your device, including the hidden apps.
Pros and Cons of using Hiding apps on Android
Like all other tech-related software stuff, hidden apps to have their pros and cons. A list of a few pros and cons of using hidden apps is mentioned below. Have a look:
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