How to Hide Banking Apps on iPhone or Android

Hide banking apps from an iPhone or Android. (photo: TodoAndroid360)

Make it as difficult as possible for third parties to access the Applications banking in a mobile device can save many people headaches in case the smartphone lost or worse yet, stolen.

In addition to adopting other more traditional methods, such as password protection of the smartphone and the inclusion of identity verification to access the account, another idea that works is keep some apps hidden on the device (especially finance).

Both the devices that they execute Android Like the iPhone have options to hide apps. Infobae brings a guide below on how to take advantage of this function on the phone.

How to hide apps on iPhone

Unlike Android, iOS It does not have a built-in feature that allows you to hide apps. What can be done is remove them from the home screen, allowing access only through the app library (which appears when you swipe the home screen to the right). The process is quite simple:

1. must keep your finger pressed on one of the icons until all the apps start to float on the screen.

2. Now touch the icon of the horizontal hyphen that appears just above the app icon.

3. Confirm the request by touching the option ‘Remove from home screen’.

Hide apps on iPhone.  (photo: iPhone/Jose Arana)
Hide apps on iPhone. (photo: iPhone/Jose Arana) (joserana63/)

To make access even more difficult, iOS can be set to remove banking apps from search results going to Setting > Siri and search.

Scroll with your finger until the banking application is found. Touch it to open more options. On the next screen, disable the option ‘Show application in the search’ and all those that the reader deems convenient.

Hide apps on iPhone.  (photo: iPhone/Jose Arana)
Hide apps on iPhone. (photo: iPhone/Jose Arana)

How to hide apps on Android

One differentiator of Android is the various system interfaces, which often provide additional functionality to devices. One of the most popular is a user interface that comes on all devices with this operating system.

If you have a brand name phone, like Samsung, huawei, OPPO, nokia or even Motorola, user can hide apps even from their app library (Not all cell phones, of course; it will depend a lot on the model). In this way, a banking application can only be accessed by manually searching on the device. To test the functionality, follow these steps:

1. Open the Setting of the device by touching the gear icon and navigate to the option ‘Starting screen’.

2. Then touch ‘Hide apps’.

3. On the next screen, browse the list of applications and Touch the ones you want to hide. At the end, press ‘OKAY’ to confirm the request.

Don’t have a device that supports this feature? Devices from other brands have similar functionality.

However, it can also be search for apps dedicated to hide apps in the Google Play Store: AppLock It is recommended by a large number of users in the official Google store. Some even allow you to protect access to certain applications with a password.

App Block.  (photo: Google Play Store)
App Block. (photo: Google Play Store)

An application to manage money and save monthly expenses

Fintonic allows users to add personal financial information to see the details of each movement.

This app simply needs consumers to Add bank accounts, mortgages, and other things related to the economy to do your job.

In a nutshell, the platform provides advice to users to achieve their financial goals. Is available in app store Y google play.

Fintonic app.  (photo: iPhone News)
Fintonic app. (photo: iPhone News)

If the reader wants to know 6 other applications to save in an intelligent and organized way, you can click this link to read the full note made by Infobae a few months ago.


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