3 Ways To Quickly Hide Apps/Files On Any Android Phone In 2024


If you’ve been looking for ways to hide your applications and files from preying eyes on your Android device, then make sure to read to the end.

In today’s article, I’ll be revealing to us, the three methods I’ve always used to completely hide my files and my applications in my Android phone, and they’ve always worked for me. So these are the three methods we are gonna be discussing today


  • XOS App Freezer ( Exclusive to Infinix Users)
  • Traditional/Native Fingerprint App Locker
  • ES File Explorer Recycle Bin

How To Hide Files And Apps On Any Android Phone – Step 1, Using Infinix App Freezer

This is a great tool that comes pre-installed with all Infinix smartphones that are running on any of the versions of XOS Chameleon, or any of the latest XOS 3.0, or 3.2 Hummingbird. But one bad news is that many of us ignorantly ignore this feature…

Infinix App Freezer Icon

The freezer helps you to disable selected apps and remove them from your device app drawer, thereby not allowing an intruder to know what apps are installed in your smartphone.

Infinix App Freezer Homepage

One thing I love about this feature is that, when an app is being frozen, it acts like the app wasn’t even installed on the device in the first place, i.e. it won’t take up RAM space and won’t eat up your battery.

Total Number Of Apps I've Frozen Using Infinix App Freezer And The Total Amount Of RAM Cleared.

You should Check Here (How to set up the iOS app freezer in 2 mins) now to see a complete detailed post on how to set it up.

How To Hide Files And Apps On Any Android Phone – Step 2, Using Fingerprint App Lock

Yes, we know there are a ton of custom apps out there that can help you achieve this feature, but I think you should use the one that came pre-installed with your smartphone, for as long as your smartphone has a Fingerprint reader. So the one am gonna be using is also from Infinix called X-Security.

Step 2 - How To Hide Apps And Files Using Fingerprint App Lock.

All I have to do is set a password for selected apps, and whenever I try to access them, I will be asked to either put my password or use my Fingerprint.

Verifying Fingerprint.

How To Hide Files And Apps On Any Android Phone – Step 3, Using ES File Explorer Recycle Bin.

Last but not least is the ES File Explorer Recycle Bin. In this case, I don’t just see it as a recycle bin, I see it as a place where I can conveniently hide my files and no one will catch me. Let me show you how to.

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All you have to do is download ES File Explorer from the Google Play Store and activate the Recycle Bin.

Download ES File Explorer From Google Play Store.
Step 3 - Using ES File Explorer Recycle Bin To Hide File And Apps On Android Phone

Now how does it work? after activating the recycle bin, and you have a file you wish to hide, let’s say music, photo, or video, just locate the file in ES File Explorer manager and delete it from there, making sure the file is being moved to the recycle bin.

Deleting And Moving Files To ES File Explorer Recycle Bin

No one can see your files, but they are still present in your phone because you can always go back to the recycle bin to restore deleted files.

What makes this feature peculiar is that the recycle bin does not appear as an icon in your device app drawer, you can only see it when you open the ES file Explorer app.

Recovering Deleted Files

So this is how I hide my files.

…… I move them to the recycle Bin
…… Then I Lock my Es File Explorer with my Fingerprint.

You should Go Here Now to see a complete, detailed, and step-by-step guide, on how to set up and make use of the ES File Explorer Recycle Bin feature.


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