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How to Secretly Hide Your Photos on iPhone

"Discover the best way to secretly hide your photos and videos on an iPhone. Our step-by-step guide will show you the easiest methods to keep your photos safe."

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Published Feb 1, 2023

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: iPhone

  • Learn how to hide photos on your iPhone to keep them out of sight from other people.
  • Learning how to hide photos on an iPhone can give someone peace of mind and privacy.
  • "In this article you'll learn how to keep your photos private on your iPhone."

Hiding photos on your iPhone is a useful way to keep the contents of your Camera Roll private, while still enjoying your favorite snaps and memories. With Apple’s built-in features and third-party tools, it's easy to learn how to hide pictures on iPhone. Whether you want to shield sensitive images from prying eyes or simply clear out space on your device, this guide will walk you through the process of hiding photos and videos on iPhone. We'll start with the basics: understanding what Photos app albums are and which iOS privacy settings are available for safeguarding images. Then, we'll outline several methods for keeping pictures safe from view, including using the Albums feature in Photos app as well as specialized apps like Kaspersky Safe Gallery – Photo & Video Vault. Lastly, we'll discuss best practices for managing hidden content without permanently deleting it.

how to hide photos on iphone

To hide photos on an iPhone, open the Photos app and select the image you would like to hide. Select Share from the bottom left corner of the screen, then scroll through the options until you see "Hide". Select Hide and confirm that you want to hide it. The photo will now be visible only in your Hidden Album.

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Select the photos that you want to hide.
  3. Tap on the Share button.
  4. Scroll down and locate an option named “Hide”.
  5. Tap on the Hide button, located below your photo selection, to proceed.
Our takeaway

Congratulations on finishing this article! Now you know how to easily, quickly and secretly hide your photos on iPhone and store them away. Whether it is a silly photo with friends or something important that you'd rather keep private, you can now be confident that it will be kept safe and sound in a hidden folder of your liking. So don’t worry if someone else gets their hands on your phone – they won’t be able to see anything but the photos you want them to see! Now that's what we call freedom and peace of mind! As an added bonus, after reading this article, you can also enjoy the satisfaction of knowing another tech trick. Who knows - maybe if enough people get into the habit of hiding their photos, Apple should consider renaming iPhones to 'picture safes' instead!


What is the best method to ensure that my photos are hidden on my iPhone?

The best way to hide your photos on an iPhone is to enable the “Hide Photos” feature in the Photos app. Once enabled, your photos will appear as a hidden album in the Photos app and will not be visible in any other albums or folders. You can also use third-party photo hiding apps such as Private Photo Vault or Secret Photo Vault which offer additional layers of security.

Are there any apps I can use to help me hide photos on my iPhone?

Yes, there are several apps that you can use to help hide your photos on your iPhone. These include apps like Private Photos, KYMS, and Photo Vault. Each of these apps provides different levels of security and privacy for hiding images on your device.

Can I easily revert back and view the photos once they have been hidden?

Yes, you can easily revert back to view the photos once they are hidden. Once you enable a certain lock or hide feature on an app, it’s typically easy to revert back to access your photos again.

Will other people be able to access the photos if they are hidden on my iPhone?

No, if the photos are properly hidden, no one besides you should be able to access them. However, it is important to remember that it is still possible for someone else to gain access to your device, so it is important to protect your device and data with a strong password.

How often should I revisit my settings to make sure my pictures remain hidden?

It is recommended that you check your settings at least once a month to ensure that all the photos on your iPhone are still properly hidden.

This article was originally published on 1 Feb 2023 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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