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Wednesday, September 6th, 2023 11:06 PM

Hidden Apps

Can my parent see my parent see the apps I've downloaded and hidden? Also how do I delete hidden apps from my iPhone?

Ex: I download a VPN it asks to become a configuration in my settings, I delete the VPN, will my parent still be notified? 

ACE - Expert


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6 months ago

You shouldn't be downloading apps and hiding them  that you don't want your parents to see.

But to answer part of your question, AT&T doesn't keep track of what you've downloaded onto your phone, nor can they see what is on your phone. To delete a hidden app on your iPhone, unhide it and delete. If the app is hidden by default and nested somewhere in the System configs, you may have to contact Apple to see if they can help you.

If your phone is acting squirrely and you fear that it is a "hidden" app or a virus, you can always do a complete erase back to factory settings and start all over. However, if you've backedup up your phone to iCloud or an external device, like a laptop, and restore from that, you may just transfer back the problem.

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