How to find hidden iPhone apps

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How to find hidden iPhone apps via restrictions

Have you followed my tutorial on how to hide iPhone apps and now, alas, can't retrace your steps and show previously blocked apps again? Don't worry, that's what I'm here for. In fact, below I will explain how to eliminate the restrictions applied through the function Usage time iOS 12 (or later), and then show you how to show hidden apps again using the function Restrictions of iOS 11 and earlier. Keep in mind that, in order for the "unlocking" of hidden apps to be successful, you must necessarily remember i codes set in the blocking phase.



Usage time (iOS 12 and later)

If it is your intention to re-show all or only some of the apps blocked via the feature Usage time di iOS 12, you must cancel the operation you performed at the time, carrying out the "reverse" procedure.

So first, go to the settings iPhone by pressing the button in the shape of gear located on the Home screen, touch the item Usage time and then choose whether to unlock entire categories of apps, or just some of them: in the first case, tap on the item App limitations, insertion il pin code set during blocking, tap on the category you want to unblock (eg. social Network) and then twice on the button Eliminate limitation, located at the bottom. Then repeat the operation for each of the categories you want to unlock.

If your goal is to show one or more previously blocked apps (and not an entire category), you have to press on the item instead Always allowed attached to the panel Usage time, identify the apps to unlock within the section Choose app and, to add them to the list of allowed apps, tap the green button capacitor positive (+) lead placed next to each of them.



Finally, if the block set concerned the apps integrated into the operating system (such as Mail, Safari and so on), you need to go to Settings> Screen Time> Content and Privacy, touch the item Allowed apps and operate on the levers corresponding to the previously hidden apps, to display them again.

Restrictions (iOS 11 and earlier)

How do you say? You have an iPhone stopped at iOS 11 or an older version of the Apple operating system and you don't have the Screen Time feature I showed you earlier? In this case, you can cancel the block and show hidden apps again by changing the settings related to "Restrictions".

To begin with, press the button Settings of iOS (the one in the shape of gear), touch the items Generali Restrictions and, when prompted, enter the PIN lock that you had previously set. At this point, you can decide to unlock the apps only by pressing on the items App Allow all apps, or completely eliminate the restrictions set previously (such as installing new apps, purchasing in-app content and more) by pressing the button Disable restrictions. In any case, you will be asked to re-enter your PIN to confirm the changes applied.

App per iPhone jailbroken

If you have an iPhone previously subjected to the jailbreak procedure and you had used the Cydia tweaks Springtomize HideMeX to hide apps, you can undo the change in an extremely simple way.

For Springtomize, all you need to do is launch the app by calling it from the iOS home screen, tap the item Icons placed on its home screen and remove the check mark from the apps you want to show again.



If, on the other hand, you have used the tweak HideMeX, you need to access the settings iOS, tap the icon HideMeX and then enter the section Icons > App Hide. To show applications "disguised" in this way again, remove the check mark from hidden apps by tapping them.

How to find hidden spy apps on iPhone

How do you say? Do you suspect that a spy app is active on your "iPhone" that reveals all or part of the information passing through the device and, therefore, you want to "bring it back to light" to get rid of it permanently? In this case, it is necessary to find the right combination to access its management panel.

The reason is easy to say: as I have already explained to you in my guide on how to eliminate a hacker from a mobile phone, the spy apps do not appear in the list of applications installed on the device, but, thanks to the high permissions obtained through jailbreaking, they can "Hide" and appear only by entering a specific key combination (or by visiting a specific web page).

Before you even panic, let me give you a very important piece of information: spy apps are available almost exclusively on iPhones previously subjected to the jailbreak procedure. So, if your "iPhone by" has not been unlocked in this way, you can sleep quite peacefully.


If, on the other hand, your operating system has been unlocked and you are at risk, you can try to reveal the spy apps by accessing the respective management panels, in two different ways: I always advise you to try them both, so as to find any threats that "sleep 鈥漊ndisturbed in the phone.

  • Tramite browser - start Safari and try typing the addresses localhost: 4444 or localhost: 8888. With a bit of luck (or bad luck, depending on your point of view!), You should be able to see the spy app configuration panel.
  • Via dialer - alternatively, you can try to reach the spy app management panel by starting the dialer phone (i.e. the screen that allows you to manually dial a number) and entering the code * 12345.

Once you reach the configuration panel of the hidden spy app, I suggest you use the button (or the lever) to show it in the list of installed apps, proceed with its instant deactivation and, finally, remove it from the system from Cydia or with the classic procedure provided by iOS.


If you have come this far, it means that you have mastered all the methods for find hidden iPhone apps and make them viewable again. Before leaving, however, let me give you some advice: as you have noticed yourself, the jailbreak procedure leaves the field open to extremely harmful apps for the integrity of your data and the entire phone; moreover, given the progressive abandonment of Cydia by the community, this procedure has become absolutely inconvenient over time.

In other words, what could have been the "benefits" associated with jailbroken devices almost no longer exist, while the risks have remained unchanged: for this reason, my personal advice is to eliminate the jailbreak as soon as possible, thus bringing iOS back to high levels. security designed by Apple. I explained how to do this in my specific tutorial on the subject.

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