How to lock or hide apps in Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro?

BySophia Windsor 2019-12-20 12202

The Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro come with the built-in MIUI 10 operating system based on Android 9.0 Pie. Now, the MIUI 11 global rollout is also reaching the phone. Both the MIUI 11 and MIUI 10 offer the app lock option in the system settings, so users can lock or hide some sensitive apps on their Redmi Note 8 or Redmi Note 8 Pro. Here is a complete guide to show you how to do it.

Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro  

How to lock or hide apps in Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro with MIUI 10?

If your Redmi Note 8 or Redmi Note 8 Pro is still running the MIUI 10, you can follow these steps to lock or hide apps on your phones:


Step 1. Go to "Settings" - "App lock" - turn on the apps you want to lock.


Step 2. If you want to hide the apps, just continue to click on the "Settings" icon in the top right corner.


Step 3. Then find the "Hidden apps" and turn on the toggle.


Step 4. Choose the app you want to hide.


How to lock or hide apps in Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro with MIUI 10 


To find the hidden apps, you just need to spread two fingers on the screen, you'll see a message asking you to enter your App lock password. After you enter your password, the folder with hidden apps will appear.

Note: 


1. When you hide an app, it's moved to a hidden folder. Its home screen shortcut is hidden as well.


2.This feature isn't supported for system apps.

How to lock or hide apps in Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro with MIUI 11?

If your Redmi Note 8 or Redmi Note 8 Pro has been updated to the latest MIUI 11 operating system, you can do as the following steps:


Step 1. Go to "Settings" - "Apps" - "App lock" - enable the apps you want to lock.


Step 2. If you want to hide the apps, just click the "Hidden apps" option on the top line of settings.


Step 3. Then find the apps you want to hide and turn on the toggle to hide the apps from the home screen.


How to lock or hide apps in Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro with MIUI 10​ 


To find the hidden apps, you just need to spread two fingers on the screen, you'll see a message asking you to enter your App lock password. After you enter your password, the folder with hidden apps will appear.


For Gearbest customers: If you've purchased the Redmi Note 8 or Redmi Note 8 Pro from us and still have problems after reading the post, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Just fill in the ticket with your questions at our Support Center and send it to us. We will do our best to deal with your problem as soon as possible. We are always happy to help. 



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