Hide or show apps: Google Nexus 4

Learn how to hide or show apps on the Google Nexus 4.





Hide apps


Although you may be unable to uninstall some preloaded apps, you may be able to hide and disable them. This causes them to hide from the Apps menu and not perform updates.


To hide or disable preloaded apps, follow these steps:


  1. From the Settings menu, touch Manage apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Apps.
  4. If necessary, swipe left or right to the appropriate screen:

    • Downloaded
    • Running
    • All

  5. Tap the desired application.
    Note: If desired, tap the Menu key and then tap Sort by size to change how the apps are listed.
  6. If available, tap Disable and then tap OK.



Show apps


To show or enable preloaded apps you have hidden, follow these steps:


  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. If necessary, swipe left or right to the Disabled screen.
  4. Tap the desired application.
  5. Tap Enable and then tap OK.