Snap Up This Renegade App and Hide Your Stock iOS Icons While You Can

Illustration for article titled Snap Up This Renegade App and Hide Your Stock iOS Icons While You Can

Hate having that "Stock" icon hanging out on your iPhone? Even if you shunt it over to its own page with all the other misfits, it's still there and you can't get rid of it. Well, lucky for you, there's an app in the App Store right now that'll let you hide it, but act fast because it's bound to be gone soon.


In addition to just hiding unwanted icons, HiddenApps can enable other tweaks like displaying cellular strength in numbers instead of bars, or blocking all iAds. When you boot up HiddenApps and make a change, it will start downloading another app over the air, and then cancel it midway through. Then, deleting the canceled app on your phone will somehow complete the intended behavior

The whole thing is about as wonky as it sounds. Rebooting your phone, for instance, will undo everything. Still, if you aren't jailbroken, this is a rare chance to make these kind of tweaks. But if you are, there are far better options out there. HiddenApps is available for free on the App Store right now, but it's not the kind of thing that's likely to survive for long, so go grab it now if it sounds like something you'd be into. And happy tweaking. [9to5Mac]


So, downloaded it. Opened app. Just got black screen. Rebooted phone just to see if that helped. Opened app. Got popup asking me to notify them of bugs. Dismissed. Black screen for about 10 seconds. App crashed, back to home screen. Well worth all $0.00 indeed.