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How to Hide Apps and Photos on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge users want to hide their Apps and photos to keep them safe and private. The hidden Apps will not show in the Apps menu or receive software updates. Here is how you can hide Apps and photos on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Hide Apps and Photos on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Hide Apps

Go to your phone’s Settings and then go to Applications. Under the Applications tab, tap on Application Manager. Next, swipe to the Running or All screen. Finally, tap on the desired App and turn it off by clicking on turn off or disable button. This will hide the desired App on Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. This option is mostly available for the pre-installed Apps which can’t be deleted.

Samsung My Knox

First of all, tap on the Apps drawer on the bottom right of the screen. Then, tap on Samsung folder and then the Galaxy App folder. At the top right, search ‘Samsung My Knox’ and download it. To download Apps from Galaxy

Apps, you need a Samsung account. If you don’t already have an account, create a new one. After the App has downloaded, tap on get started at the bottom right of the screen and then click on allow. Now, tick the box next to agree on terms and conditions and tap on confirmed. Then, click on ‘Add Account’ and add your account by entering your email and click next. You will receive an email with the four-digit pin, enter that pin and click on OK. Now, you are all set to use the App.

A list of Apps will be shown to you, select the Apps you want to hide and click next. It will take about 30 seconds to create the secure workspace. After that choose the unlock method and change the Knox timeout to ‘when the screen turns off.’ Finally, click on set up and you are all done. My Knox App shortcut will be created on your home screen and it will hide the Apps and photos on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The Knox zone will be separated from your normal account. For example, if a photo is captured using the camera App in Knox zone, the photo will not be visible in the normal gallery. Moreover, the Apps available in the Knox App can be deleted from the normal account, but they will remain hidden in the Knox App.

 

Third-party Launcher

Another solution you can try to hide Apps and photos on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is to download a third-party launcher which lets you hide Apps and photos from the drawer. But the negative effect of this is that the App will still be available and active from the application settings. You can also install finger security and lock them down using fingerprint, but still, the Apps will be visible.

Fahad Saleem

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