While surfing through the internet, I stumbled on the fact that people seem to have issues with how to unhide apps on their infinix Android phones. Precisely the Infinix HOT 4.

Hence, I’ve decided to write on how to hide and unhide apps on Infinix android phones. Hopefully this will help those with the issue.

Most recent infinix android phones comes packed with a feature called xHide. It’s actually an app. XHide is precisely a part of the XOS UI ecosystem.

By default, the infinix HOT 4 runs Android Marshmallow customized with XOS. By default, this comes with the xHide feature. At least, judging by a unit I still have within reach.

how to hide and unhide apps and files on infinix android phones

There is also currently an option to upgrade the OS to Android 7 nougat which thus, comes with the XHide feature as well. The infinix HOT 5 and other latest devices from the brand on the other hand, also comes with xHide.

Point is, the xHide is essentially useful if you want to hide files on your Android phone and only access them via code. It’s somewhat similar to Tecno’s freeze app feature but way better.

This works in a way that, only the user with the xHide code, can access those hidden files. This app, is something I have come to really appreciate on Infinix android phones.

After setting up the app for the first time, the app will no longer be seen amongst your apps on the app menu. The app can only be accessed via your already set code.

Not only can you hide contacts and messages, you also hide pictures, videos, recordings and apps.

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Table Of Contents

How To Hide Apps and files on Infinix Android Phones

  • Simply search through the app menu and locate the xHide (if setting up for the first time).
  • Follow the onscreen instruction
  • Insert your security password
  • Choose the files you’d like to hide and you are good to go.

By default, the app is set to hidden. Meaning, the app won’t be seen amongst your apps on your app menu. However, you can choose to display the app amongst the app menu.

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To do this, follow the steps below:

  • launch the app
  • Tap on Settings

Toggle the hidden mode off (grey). To return back to being hidden (which i highly recommend), toggle the hidden mode option ON (green).  Thereafter, you will be asked to key in a dial code to activate.

How To Unhide Apps and Files On Infinix Android Phones

To unhide apps or files on infinix android phones (example, Infinix HOT 4)

  • Simply dial the required code (##) and security pin.
  • For example ##1234 where 1234 is the security pin.
  • Dialing that code, the app should automatically start.
  • Select the category. This includes communications, pictures, videos, records, and app hide.

Select the files or apps you’d like to Unhide and follow the onscreen instructions. You should be good to go.

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What If You Lost Your XHide Password?

Simply dial ##0 and input the answer to the security question asked. The security question in this case, is the particular one you set during the course of setting up the xHide app for the first time.

There you have it. That’s how to hide and unhide apps and files on Infinix Android phones.

How To Hide / Unhide files on Other Android Phones?

If using any other Android phone from an Infinix phone, there’s another step to doing so.

  • Simply go to the file manager
  • Tap on the option ( in vertical order) button and select show hidden files.
  • Create a new folder with any name of your choice. Include a dot (.) before that name. For example, .techsngfilehidetuts
  • Move the files you’d like to hide to that folder.
  • When done, tap on the option ( in vertical order) button again and select hide hidden files.

At this point, the files under that folder will not be visible on the android device. To unhide, simply follow the same steps and this time, remove the files from the folder.

There you have it. Being able to unhide and unhide apps and files on an android phone is that simple. Questions? Feel free to ask using the comment session.


  1. If u want to hide apps on ur infinix
    In the home screen of your phone use to of ur fingers to swipe up you will see icon like plus {+} press on it to add apps

  2. I find out a way,to unhide your app,click on the add more option it will display all items hide marked then just unmark it

  3. i want to unhide my sms fromcommunication and bring back to messege box . because i am changing my phone . i need my sms . its very preciois for me plz help

  4. I hid an app on my xhide, I set my passcode then I went to my dialpad because I needed to unhide the app but its asking for my middle name once I put it they won’t unhide it…..I think this is the worst app ever .But I need help

  5. I can’t remember the security question i asked the day I hide it. how can i get over that because that is the problem am facing right now on that.

  6. Comment: Hello there, I hid some photos in xhide then the app disappeared. on retrieving the app, the files are nolonger there. please help

  7. After hiding my contacts on XHide I can’t put back the messages on my phone and if I send message to the person it will go but the person won’t receive it

  8. After hiding my apps say WhatsApp and Facebook, I realized that my pictures, audio are missing.. I had to unhide the apps but still can’t find them.. What should I do now?

  9. After updating my infinix note 4 to OS android Oreo 8.1, the new chide app came with only hiding of pictures, videos and sound records. Hiding of app is no longer there. 😥😥.
    Any solution for this, Samuel?

    • I haven’t exactly tried using an Infinix Phone with Android Oreo update hence, I am not sure what to advice. However, you may need to implore the service of a third-party app for this function. What do you think?

  10. Let me chip in this. For those of you using “True caller app” and you dial the code to bring back your Xhide… and sorry to tell you it won’t work. Use the native dialer your xhide will unhide. Thank you SAMUEL for the info.

    • Hi,

      Did you experience any error during the course of doing so? Another option would be locking the app using fingerprint ID. This post explains how to do so.

  11. I hid files, I then moved .xhidedata folder from root folder to another folder. I can’t view the files anymore, I moved .xhidedata back to the root folder and still can’t view the files, please help.

    • Hi Kelvin,

      You should squarely follow the tutorial. Therein, it states how you can retrieve your files and how to unhide the app.

  12. I can’t unhide my app on the xhide after I forgot my password, I tried ##0 ##00 yet I can’t find my app what’s going wrong with infinix


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