Folks at AppAdvice have discovered another loophole in iOS 7 that allows you to hide stock apps.
Here’s how it works:
You’ll need to set up your home screen properly. Make sure that the first page of your home screen in completely full. Any apps that you’d like to hide should be moved to the dock. You’ll also need to have a folder available on the first page to execute this properly.
Next, you’ll need to tap and hold on an app on the dock and immediately double press the home button. Once the multitask switcher opens, tap on the home screen preview.
Now, you’ll notice that the app used on the dock is larger and slightly tinted when compared to the others. Open the folder on your home screen, then back out of it and press the home button. The app you’ve chosen to hide will now vanish from the home screen.
You can still access the hidden apps via Spotlight and like the other iOS 7 bugs, rebooting your device will restore the hidden apps.
It always amazes us how people find these loopholes, but it’s quite likely that Apple will fix the bug in future beta versions of iOS 7.