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I want my app grid to be minimized to the app I want only. Some apps are built-in by my phone provider and cannot be uninstalled from the phone via System - Application menu.

I saw the old phone Samsung Galaxy S that helps us to hide it from app grid but with my new Android phone the Galaxy Nexus, I cannot find it.

How can I get that?

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It depends on the launcher you are using. The stock Samsung Galaxy S4 launcher (TouchWiz) supports it.

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If the stock launcher doesn't have it, you can use Nova Launcher. It allows you to hide apps so you don't see them on the app drawer.

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UPDATE #1: According to Izzy's comments below, the following launchers also have a similar feature:

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    Same applies for some other Launchers as well, so you have something to select from: e.g. Apex Launcher or Go Launcher Ex.
    – Izzy
    Commented Aug 18, 2013 at 16:03
  • @Izzy Thanks! That's good to know. Added it into the answer.
    – geffchang
    Commented Aug 18, 2013 at 22:39
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    You're welcome! I bet there are a lot more, but those 3 are the only ones I'm sure of :) // Edit: ADW Launcher and ADW Launcher Ex also seem to support this (according to their playstore descriptions: hide unwanted apps).
    – Izzy
    Commented Aug 18, 2013 at 23:53
  • A launcher means I have to use a new homescreen? I don't want it that way since the app drawer/app grid has nothing to do with my homescreen in hiding its items. I really don't want to get it via a launcher app. Is there a app just built to hide app in app grid solely?
    – Nam G VU
    Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 4:08
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    @NamG.VU Added a new paragraph in mu answer - 1st paragraph.
    – geffchang
    Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 4:51
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Use a custom launcher like ADW to freely arrange icons and add/remove them.

If you want to uninstall apps that your firmware will not let you, use adb.

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    Sorry if I accidentally downvoted this answer. I can't seem to upvote agqin unless the answer is edited.
    – geffchang
    Commented Aug 19, 2013 at 5:40
  • It is edited ^^ @geffchang
    – Nam G VU
    Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 3:57
  • @Lennart So nice to know that we can uninstall firmware-protecting apps! I'm excited to try that ^^
    – Nam G VU
    Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 3:59

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