Searching extension that hide aother apps' icon on phone

I'm searching for an extension that can hide other apps' icons. Can anyone recommend me something?
Thanks for the answers in advance!

Hello Nagy

Why would you need to do this? Anti-Virus would probably class such an action as malicious.

I want to make an app that hide apps' icons until an arduino send data to the app. If i turn off antivirus, it will probably work, but i dont know any AI extension which can do that. Can someone send me one if its possible?
Thank you

Hi again

So you mean you want to hide the buttons within your own App?

I have never before heard of Anti-Virus interrupting data exchange between an App and an external device like an Arduino - do you have a message from your Anti-Virus? We need to see it.


Not exactly. I want to hide other applications' icons on my phone with my app.

Any developer can try.


PackageManager p = getPackageManager();
ComponentName componentName = new ComponentName(this, com.apps.MainActivity.class); // activity which is first time open in manifiest file which is declare as <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
p.setComponentEnabledSetting(componentName,PackageManager.COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED, PackageManager.DONT_KILL_APP);

PackageManager p = getPackageManager();
ComponentName componentName = new ComponentName(this, com.apps.MainActivity.class);
p.setComponentEnabledSetting(componentName, PackageManager.COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_ENABLED, PackageManager.DONT_KILL_APP);

Source is from stackoverflow.

please provide a link to the source then
thank you


Here is the link

Why? There is no need to hide them - your App would be on-screen. Are you trying to build a malicious App?

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Thank you for all the answers. Can I use the code for appinventor?

Not really. I want to make an app that disable social media applications until an arduino sends data to my app. Than the app enables all the previously disabled apps.

Why? There is no technical reason to do that.

Yes.But app hider applications exist.
For example:

... but what does that have to do with an Arduino connection Sunny?

But it is what @Nagy_Benjamin has asked.

I think he/she should have said hide/lock apps rather than icon.

I want to be able to hide other apps with my application until you do a task that the arduimo monitors. After the task completed, the arduino sends data to the app and it enables the apps again

Hi Nagy

if your App is on Screen, the other Apps are not, they do not interfere with your App's Comms. Wouldn't your Users be concerned to find that their social media Apps had disappeared for no apparent reason?