Poof – Hide and unhide your applications (Cydia)

by Piyansh on October 25, 2008 · 20 comments

Filed in: Apps,Reviews

Poof is a simple App available through Cydia which allows you to hide and unhide your applications. It allows you to hide all AppStore, Cydia as well as system integrated apps on the iPhone.

To hide the app simply log on to the app and click no on the app you want to hide. It is also available on iPhone version 1.x through Installer. Once you are done close the application. The application will respring for few seconds and then come up to the normal springboard with the unhidden apps.

Cydia is an Installer alternative, that Installs on Jailbroken iPhone 2.x… Info here

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Bala March 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Hi I have hiden the poof application also, how to get back that one. I tried of uninstalling the application using cydia manage component. But it does not work.

Jim August 25, 2009 at 3:04 am

ok I got poof, and hid my camera cuz I got the camera zoom app. then when I updated my iPhone software, poof disappeared, and so did my camera zoom app. my original camera app is still hidden. how do I get it back?

Stefan November 15, 2009 at 8:44 pm

My favorite is Poof on the iPhone. Its work beautiful on me iPhone!

Faraz January 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I have hidden all applications by mistake using poof need :cry: :cry: need help:cry: :cry:

Shahbaaz March 22, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Its great. thanks for the info.

Csnow May 6, 2010 at 5:06 am

Hey go to ur keyboard and write poof or cydia
and u will see the icon press the icon and wallaaaa!!!

frankencois May 23, 2010 at 8:46 am

omg thank you so much you helped me so much
i felt like an idiot i hid all of the apps including poof i felt like an idiot haha thank you so much

RICARDO July 1, 2010 at 8:13 pm

I didn´t understand csnow said:
Hey go to ur keyboard and write poof or cydia
and u will see the icon press the icon and wallaaaa!!!
and I ask what keybord? the search on iphone shows nothing poof and cydia igons is hided…
how to recover at least poof icon????? it was poofed himself! by me and no take back?no back door?

RICARDO July 1, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I have figure out how to do this, in SEARCH (home button type Poof -instead poof- and it apears!)

Cliff July 21, 2010 at 2:00 am


A few questions:
Will this work on iOS4?
Will it work on an iPad?


Ck July 27, 2010 at 6:23 am

Tried typing Poof on iPad, does not work……. HELP!!!!!

Alt August 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Install SBSettings, go into it (sliding finger across the top status bar) go to more, Dock applicatons and set Poof to on, now when you slide SBSettings open and click on Dock it will be there.

jakeg91 September 18, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Sbsettings does all of this, but in a much cleaner fashion. i highly reccommend getting SBsettings to undo whatever retard mistake any of you have made with poof.

sads September 20, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Is there any app that does this for a non jail broken iPad…want to ‘childproof’ mine so my son can’t turn on YouTube.

William Glass September 23, 2010 at 8:00 pm


Go into restrictions in settings to stop youtube.

james January 1, 2011 at 4:13 am

Poof was working this morning, but after I installed Iconoclasm (the one where you need to purchase- I didn’t purchase it but it said Install) all of my hidden files came out. Now, I can’t hide any files. I click “Off” on Poof, but after I respring it, it’s still on my screen. Help?

Brad January 23, 2011 at 3:44 am

i had the same problem as ricardo, but i tried what he did and i cant find it Poof-POOF poof none of those found it, help?

Brad January 23, 2011 at 3:57 am

re-installed the app and found it, geuss that will have to do for now

IPHONE February 1, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Thank You ALT Been trying to figure this out! yes if you hide poof by accident all you have to do is Install SBSETTINGS AND GO TO HIDE ICONS. you will find POOF. Thank you! Now I can finally hide it without it being permanant and still use the camera when needed

F March 25, 2011 at 9:25 am

Very helpful, thanks.