How to Find Hidden Stuff on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Do you ever feel like there are hidden treasures lurking in your iPhone? Well, you’re not alone! In this article, we’ll explore some nifty tricks and tips to help you find those hidden gems on your beloved device.

1. Spotlight Search

If you’re looking for something specific on your iPhone, the Spotlight Search feature is your best friend.

To access it, simply swipe down on your home screen and a search bar will appear. Type in what you’re looking for – whether it’s an app, a contact, or even a specific email – and let the magic happen!

2. Hidden Apps

Did you know that you can hide apps on your iPhone? This can be handy if you want to keep certain apps private or declutter your home screen. To do this, tap and hold any app until all the apps start jiggling.

Then, look for the small “x” button on the top-left corner of the app icon and click it. The app will disappear from your home screen but don’t worry, it’s not gone forever! You can still access it by swiping down on the home screen and using Spotlight Search.

3. Hidden Photos

We all have photos that are best kept away from prying eyes.

Thankfully, iOS has a built-in feature called “Hidden Album” that allows you to hide specific photos from your main photo library. Simply open the Photos app, select the photo(s) you want to hide, tap the share button (the square with an arrow pointing upwards), and choose “Hide”. The photos will then be moved to a hidden album that can be accessed through the Albums tab.

4. Safari Reading List

If you come across an interesting article but don’t have time to read it, you can save it for later using Safari’s Reading List feature.

When you’re on a webpage, tap the share button and select “Add to Reading List”. The article will be saved and can be accessed later by opening Safari and tapping the bookmarks icon at the bottom. From there, select the glasses icon to access your Reading List.

5. Emoji Keyboard Shortcuts

Did you know that you can create shortcuts for your most-used emojis? This can save you time and effort when typing out messages or social media posts. To set up a shortcut, go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.

Tap the “+” button and in the “Phrase” field, type your desired emoji (you can copy and paste it from somewhere else). In the “Shortcut” field, type a short text or combination of characters that will trigger the emoji. For example, typing “:smile:” could automatically replace it with 😀.


Your iPhone is full of hidden wonders waiting to be discovered! From Spotlight Search to hidden apps and photos, these tricks will help you make the most out of your device. So go ahead, explore and uncover all those hidden treasures!

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