Disable Mini Apps Tray on Samsung Galaxy Tablets

Applies to:
Product SureLock
Platform Samsung Android

Samsung‘s TouchWiz software for tablets such as Galaxy Tab 2 or Galaxy includes a Mini Apps Tray which docks at the bottom of the screen. The tray provides access to applications such as Calculator, Messaging, Music Player using a small arrow present in the center of Bottom Bar. Access to Mini Apps Tray might not be desirable when trying to achieve complete lockdown of devices for enterprise or business purposes. Samsung does not provide an option to hide or disable the Mini Apps Tray however it can be achieved using SureLock.

Disable Mini Apps with  Samsung KNOX and SAFE compliant SureLock (No Rooting Required)


Follow the steps below to disable Mini Apps:

1. Install and launch SureLock on your device (Get a copy here)

2. Login into SureLock‘s Admin Settings

3. Tap on SureLock Settings

4. Tap and check either the Disable Bottom Bar or Hide Bottom Bar option

6. Tap on Done to complete

NoteDisable Bottom Bar removes App icons from Mini Apps Tray and Hide Bottom Bar will hide Mini Apps Tray.


Once you return back to SureLock Home Screen, your Mini Apps Tray will either be disabled or hidden according to the saved settings.


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  1. Dan on June 12, 2013 at 12:16 pm


    I try to click on the “hide/remove the bottom bar”. It works, but I had to put a system code, so when the user launch an application he had to know it. So it’s not great.

    What is the possibility to hide/remove the bottom bar (status bar), without enable the system code? And without rooted the tablet?

    Best regards,

  2. Panshul on October 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Please use SureLock for Samsung devices to hide/disable the bottom bar on the Samsung Galaxy Tablets.


  3. Tan Mooi Mooi on October 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Hello Panshul,

    Nice app you have. Just curious if my device is not rooted, is it possible for me to hide/ remove the bottom bar?

    Would you mind to share how you hide the bottom bar?

    Thanks & Regards,

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