by Dom Esposito
October 29, 2012
A new hack for iOS was recently released that allows you to hide stock iOS apps without jailbreaking your device. This method requires you to navigate to a website in Safari to take advantage of its features. Since then, the developer and I teamed up to work on a new trick for iOS 6 called PassHack. This will allow you to hide any stock iOS app right from Passbook. All you have to do is add PassHack to your Passbook and it will always remain in there unless you delete it. To add PassHack and start hiding apps, watch the video or follow the steps below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS-t_ahP-_0 Note: This must be done within Safari. Step 1: Visit www.cydiahacks.com in Safari and tap on “Get PassHack.” Now, tap on the “Add to Passbook” button. Step 2: Once the pass is loaded, tap on the “Add” button in the top right corner. Step 3: Press the home button on your device and launch Passbook. Next, make sure that PassHack is on the screen and tap on the “i” in the bottom right corner. The pass will flip over revealing some basic instructions and links to hide various stock iOS apps. Scroll through the apps listed on the pass and tap on a link for an app you'd like to hide. Step 4: When you see an alert box pop up, tap on “Install.” The installation will fail, but that’s completely normal. When you receive the “Unable to Download Application” failure message, tap on “Done.” The app you’ve selected to hide will now have a gray icon with a loading bar. Step 5: Next, tap and hold on the gray icon to put it in “wiggle mode,” then tap on the “X” in the top left corner of the app to remove it. After you’re done with that, you can continue this process to hide as many stock apps as you’d like. Note: If you attempt to hide the App Store, you will not be able to continue hiding additional apps. If you do plan on hiding the App Store, make sure you hide it last. This process is completely reversible. PassHack doesn’t require you to jailbreak your device and of the apps will reappear in their previous home screen positions when you reboot. If you’re unsure of the process, take a moment to watch our video overview.