Infinix App Freezer – What It Is, What It Does, And To Use It To Freeze Apps On Infinix Smartphones In 2mins


Infinix App Freezer – What Is It?

The App Freezer is an extremely useful tool that comes pre-installed on Infinix smartphones running on Infinix proprietary XOS 2.1 Chameleon UI or higher.

And just as the name is pronounced “App Freezer”, it is one nifty tool that Infinix uses to free up some RAM space on your phone by “letting you freeze” apps that you don’t make use of all the time.

Infinix app freezer

When these apps are in their frozen state, they act like they weren’t even installed on the phone in the first place.

You won’t receive notifications from them, neither will they even show up in your phone’s app drawer, until unfrozen. This is more like another way of disabling unused apps on your phone.

By freezing apps on your phone, you’ll be able to free up some substantial amount of RAM on your phone since those apps aren’t running at all, not even secretly in the background, and maybe some battery juice as well, because the fewer apps that are installed and running on your phone, the lesser amount of power they’ll require.


So you see, you have nothing to lose here. It’s purely a win-win situation.

By freezing 28 apps on my old Infinix Zero 4 phone, I was able to free up to 800+MB of RAM space. Cool right?

Now having known what the app freezer feature is, what it does and how it works on our Infinix phones, how do we actually get to make use of it on our smartphones?

Well, that one is quite simple and straightforward as well, just follow the steps below.

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How to setup & make use of app freezer feature on your Infinix phones

Step One

First of all, if you’re making use of a third-party launcher on your Infinix phone, you’ll have to switch back to the default XOS launcher that came with your phone. This is the only launcher that gives you access to use the app freezer feature.


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Step Two

When you’ve switched back to Infinix’s default XOS launcher, now swipe through your phone’s home screens and you should see the “Freezer” icon on one of them.

Infinix app freezer
Notice the app freezer icon at the top of the phone’s screen?

Step Three

When you’ve found it, tap on the “+” icon that says “Add” to select and add whatever apps that you don’t use often to the freezer.

When you’re done selecting the apps, simply tap the button that says “Ok” on your phone’s screen to confirm the selection, and that is all. You have successfully added your most unused apps to your phone’s app freezer, thereby freeing up RAM space on the said smartphone, and maybe a little amount of battery life as well.

How to unfreeze apps and even make use of apps without unfreezing them

After freezing up those apps that you don’t make use of very often, you can as well unfreeze them to use again if the need arises, and you can even make use of apps without actually unfreezing them.


To use apps without unfreezing them, simply go back to the app freezer’s folder, and from the list of frozen apps shown to you, simply tap on anyone that you want to make use of, and the app will be opened and running, while still being frozen.

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But to actually unfreeze an app, you have to tap and hold that app’s icon from the app freezer folder, and a pop-up will be shown to you asking you if you want to unfreeze the said app, simply tap “Ok” and the app will be unfrozen immediately.

Infinix app freezer
How to unfreeze a single app from the app freezer.

Aside from unfreezing apps individually, you can also unfreeze multiple apps at once, and to do so, simply tap on the “vertical three-dot icon” located at the far right-hand side of your phone’s screen and a pop-up will be shown to you with the label “Unfreeze multiple apps“.

How to unfreeze multiple apps at once.

Simply tap on it and you’ll be given the option to select the apps you want to unfreeze at once. Select them, press the “Ok” button and that is it. All the apps you selected will be unfrozen and once again, will continue to work as they normally would.

And that wraps it up for today on the topic of the Infinix app freezer and what it does, as well as how to make use of it on your Infinix smartphones.


Let us know in the comments box below if this worked for you, and kindly give this article a thumbs up by sharing it if you found it helpful, and as always, I’ll see you all tomorrow, #Peace Out.

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  1. Hello Arun, i'm sorry about your icons getting missing, but on a normal ground, your icons can't just get missing, i will advice you to look carefully, it will be there, the freezer icon can only be seen on your home screen, it isn't included in your app drawer, so just look carefully and you will find it.

  2. Is there a way I can still use apps that have been frozen without unfreezing then, I use an hot 4pro. Do I need to download another freezer app.

  3. Hello Tade, first of all, i must say that i'm glad you stopped by. And as for your question..The answer is YES. You can practically use apps without unfreezing them. All you just have to do, is open the app freezer folder, it will show a list of all your currently freezed apps. From there just tap on any one you wish to open, and that is it. Your app is open and running, but still freezed.. Cool stuff right? Tell us if we were able to solve your problem

  4. Sorry but did you at any time upgrade your phone to the latest android 8.1 oreo version? if yes, then that is a general problem with everyone who have updated their phones to Android 8.1 Oreo update. But if no, check very well on the folders on your home screen, it is included there. The app freezer cannot be found in your phone's app drawer. It is only found in your home screen. And make sure that you are using the default XOS Launcher

  5. Hello Dear, first of all you should know that the app freezer folder cannot be deleted because i once tried doing that on my infinix Zero 4 and it couldn't be deleted. But all i can say to you right now is if you are really sure that you couldn't find your app freezer folder, try downloading the latest version of XOS Launcher from Google Play Store.. Thank You for stopping by and let us know if it worked for you.

  6. Hello please been trying to add apps to the freezer app, but it keeps asking that I pin icon to screen. I don't understand.

  7. Hello Ebony, i don't know what steps you are using to add your apps to the freezer, but the correct method is, first of all you open the app freezer folder, then scroll all the way down until you see a plus(+) icon, click on the icon, and you will be shown a list of all your apps that are installed in your phone. From there you can select the apps you want and click ok "OK". and that is it. I hope this helps.

  8. My freezer is not working properly .Whenever I tap the add app icon it always tells me pin icons to screen and does not add anything .what's wrong.

  9. My freezer is not working properly .Whenever I tap the add app icon it always tells me pin icons to screen and does not add anything .what's wrong.

  10. Sorry about that bro, but i need to know what version of XOS are you currently using and if you have at any time upgraded your phone's android version or have at any time installed and used a custom rom before. Please let me know of all those things before i can know where exactly your problem is coming from.

  11. I use infinix note 4 I do freeze app but recently I don't know what I pressed. When I try to freeze app or even move an app. It tells me 'pin icon to screen' I don't understand it

  12. Sorry about that bro, but i've heard like a couple of persons also complaining of this kind of problem. But i think the best thing to do here is to run a factory reset on your phone. But please make sure to backup your files first.

  13. Hello, I have been using the app freezer for some time on my infinix hot 5 and it's working fine then. But all of a sudden, I can't see it again. For more than 3 months now I can't see it. What could have happened to it? However, how do I know whether I am using default XOS Launcher or not? Thanks

  14. Hello, I have been using the app freezer for some time on my infinix hot 5 and it's working fine then. But all of a sudden, I can't see it again. For more than 3 months now I can't see it. What could have happened to it? However, how do I know whether I am using default XOS Launcher or not? Thanks

  15. Hello Sanmi, first of all i must apologise for the late reply.. And now to your issue, you must have probably missed your infinix app freezer simply because you are using a third party launcher on your infinix phone, because naturally, the Infinix App Freezer sits comfortably on your homescreen and there's no way it could be deleted, so in order to get back to it, i will advise you to switch back to the default XOS Launcher and you will find it.

    Now how do you switch back to default XOS Launcher, all you have to do is go to your app drawer, search for XOS Launcher icon, when you find it, click on it, and on the homescreen, you will see your app freezer smiling back at you.. thanks for stopping by Sanmi, and please let us know if we were able to solve your problem.. bye for now and have a very nice day ahead..

  16. Hi, I appreciate your swift response to my mail. However, I couldn't get through the second paragraph of your reply. I searched through all my phone but I can't locate the icon. In fact I don't know how the icon looks like? Kindly help me further. Thanks

  17. Alright Sanmi, so since you couldn't locate the XOS Launcher app icon on your phone's app drawer, you should know that there are many ways to kill rat, but the most important thing is for the rat to die.

    So in this case, all you have to now is go to Google Play Store, in the search bar at the very top of your screens just type XOS LAUNCHER, or Infinix XOS LAUNCHER, whatever way you want it and it should be the first result that will be shown to you. To know if it is the real one, check the makers of the app directly below the app name, it should be written "Shalltry Group", when you see it, just go ahead and download it to your phone and then everything should be back to normal..

    Please don't fail to let us know if it worked for you or not, as we are always here to help you out with any more issues you might have been experiencing.. Cheers..

  18. Dear Emmanuel, I'm so sorry for this late feedback. After much troubleshooting my phone even before yoir response came in, I finally got the app freezer back. I so much appreciate your support.


  19. I can't find my freezer app at all and I have a lot of apps frozen, now I can't access any of frozen apps because the freezer has just simply disappeared from my phone.

  20. Hello Ayo, please you should take note that the Infinix Note 5 and the Note 5 Stylus smart phones, are different Infinix devices that are running on an entirely different kind of software.

    Now in this case, your Infinix Note 5 in question is a Google androidOne device, which means that it isn't running on Infinix's own proprietary self customized XOS UI.. So they are bound to lack are those smart features that you always get to see on other Infinix devices..

    And downloading the Infinix XOS launcher from Google Play Store won't solve the problem either, because it is just a launcher and it doesn't bring with it all those features you wanted. It is just like going to Google Play Store to download a Samsung Galaxy S9 launcher, yes quite alright, you have the launcher, but you don't have the Galaxy S9 features..So i'm very sorry bro..

    And in case you want to learn more about the differences, similarities, and the advantages and the disadvantages between Infinix XOS UI and Google's androidOne UI, please follow this link below.. cheers..

    Click Here To Learn More About Infinix XOS vs Google's androidOne

  21. Hello Unknown, please before we can get to seeing how to go about your problem… May i ask you what Infinix device you're using and what were some of the things that took place in your device before your freezer suddenly disappeared as mentioned by you..

  22. Hello Dear, all you have to do is..

    1. First of all, update your Infinix XOS Launcher from Google Play Store in case it is not up to date.

    2. After you've done that, the next thing you should do is to go to XOS Launcher settings page by long pressing on an empty space on your home screen, and select "Menu"

    3. Go to the option labeled as "Other Settings".

    4. Right in there, you should see the Freezer option with a toggle button right next to it, it should probably be turned off at this time.

    5. Tap on the toggle to turn it on. and that is all.. #Cheers.

  23. Hello, I trust that all is well with you.

    Please assist me, How can I Unstall app from Infinix HOT 8. My phone records all my calls (Outing and Incoming) I hate that and I want to delete this Yo Party Apps. Please tell me how to do it. Thanks

    • Hello Mary, good evening.

      I’m so sorry about the fact that your Infinix Hot 8 smartphone is recording your calls, both incoming and outgoing. But personally, i don’t think the “Yo Party” app which you wish to uninstall, is the culprit behind this malicious app.

      Although i can’t trace it down to any particular app, because i don’t know the apps which you downloaded and installed on your smartphone, but i think you might sometimes installed a kind of malicious app, whether from Google Play Store or elsewhere, that is silently taking records of Incoming and Outgoing calls on your phone, without your knowledge.

      And mind you, this app malicious activities might not just be limited to recording calls only, it might also be reading your text messages and have access to every other useful data on your phone.

      So here’s what you’re gonna do.

      1. Go to your phone’s main settings page.
      2. Locate the option that says “Apps and notifications” and click on it.
      3. When the next page opens, from all the options listed, you should see an option that says App permissions, click on that one too.
      4. When the next page opens, go to the permissions that says Call logs, Contacts, Microphone, Phone and SMS, go through them one after the other, and disable any app that you think shouldn’t have anything to do with those permissions
      5. For example, What does a game app such as “Candy Crush” have to do with Calls and messages permission? i hope you get the gist now. So just remove any app that doesn’t have anything to do with those permissions, and you should be go to go.

      Now if for any reason that method seems a little bit confusing or complicated to you, here’s another simpler method that you can try.

      • Follow the same process from Step 1 and 2 above to get to your apps and notifications page
      • Now click on the option that says “See all so so so number of apps
      • From the next page that opens, you should see a three dot menu at the top right hand corner of your phone’s screen, click on it.
      • When you do so, two options will be given to you, click on the one that says “Reset app preferences
      • And when you do so, the permission for all the apps on your phone should be reset back to their default states, and from there, you should be able to trace the app which was responsible for recording incoming and outgoing calls on your phone.

      I hope this helps.. And before i take my leave, I’m sorry to say that no matter how you try to it, the “Yo Party” app cannot be uninstalled from your phone, as it is a system app, system apps are apps that cannot be uninstalled from phones.

      And i guess that will be it for now. Do let me know if my method helped solve your problem, and as always, I’ll see you on the next one.. #Peace Out..

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