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How to hide apps on Xiaomi

You are looking for a guide who can show you in detail how to hide apps on Xiaomi? Great, you just found it! In this in-depth analysis we will give you all the tips to succeed in your intent, so that you will have clearer ideas later.

If you have a smartphone Xiaomi and you want to protect your privacy or avoid involuntary purchases from the Android store by other people who use your device, know that there is a solution for you. Indeed, more than one, as we are about to see.

Make yourself comfortable and take a few minutes of free time: after reading you will have all the information to succeed in your intent. Let's go!

How to hide apps on Xiaomi

It is possible to hide apps on Xiaomi without deleting them by using some built-in functions of the MIUI operating system. This way, you can prevent access to the apps you want to protect without removing them from your device. And you'll avoid any purchases made by mistake by you or anyone else using your device.

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Here are the two possible methods for hide apps on Xiaomi:

  • Block App
  • Second Space of MIUI

In the following paragraphs we will see both ways step by step, enjoy reading!

Block App

Most Xiaomi smartphones use the MIUI operating system, which includes a feature called App lock. It allows you to protect apps with an additional password, blocking access to specific applications. However, this feature is not present on the smartphones of the Mi A line, which use a version of Android without customizations.

If you are using a version of MIUI earlier than 11, you can hide applications from the Home screen using the App lock function. In later versions, such as MIUI 12, it is not possible to hide app icons but only lock them.

To activate the App lock function, go to the MIUI Settings, touch the gear symbol on the Home screen or in the phone drawer, select the App and App lock item and press the Activate button to start configuring the lock system.

Second Space

The MIUI operating system includes a feature called “Second Space” that allows you to create a account parallel to the main onecompletely separate from it. With this feature, you can use your smartphone as if it were another user. In the second space, which can be protected with a password, it is possible to configure the Play Store again and install apps other than those present in the main profile, which will be completely hidden in the latter.

The "Second Space" function of Xiaomi smartphones is particularly useful as it allows you to use the device with two separate profiles, each with its own apps and data. This allows you to transfer the apps you want to hide from the primary profile to the secondary, which is protected by a password.

To activate Second Space, open the MIUI Settings, touch the gear icon on the Home screen or in the phone drawer, select the Second Space item and press the "Activate Second Space" and "Continue" buttons. At this point, tap the icon labeled "Using a Link," then hit the Continue button again.

Set an unlock method to access the secondary space, such as a pattern, and press the Confirm button. If you want, you can also set up your fingerprint. After completing these steps, press Continue to be redirected to the Home screen of the secondary space. At this point, you can set up the Play Store again and install the apps you want to hide in this protected space.


Very well, now you should have a complete and exhaustive overview of how to hide apps on Xiaomi. It wasn't a particularly complex operation, was it? In a few simple steps, you have succeeded in your intent and has

We therefore just have to give you an appointment for the next time, in the hope that our guide has been useful to you in practice. Soon!


Edoardo D'Amato

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