There are many ways to hide photos on iPhone. Some methods work fine, while some do not. But in this article, we’d only be discussing three of those that work very well. You should also note that it doesn’t matter what version of iPhone you’re using, these methods should work for you.
And just to give further assurance, people using the following iPhones would find this article helpful: iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5.
How to Hide Photos on iPhone
Here are various ways to hide your photos on iPhones.
1. Using the iPhone Photos App
There are many people who make use of the iPhone Photos app. But only a very few understand how much this app is capable of doing.
One of the most interesting things this app is capable of doing is hiding photos and videos. And doing so is far from being a difficult thing.
- To hide a photo or video with the iPhone Photos app, your first have to select the picture you’d like to hide.
- When the picture or video has been selected, use the share icon to bring up the share sheet.
- Among items that would be displayed in the share sheet, is “Hide”.
- And if you click the “Hide” displayed in the share sheet, you’d be presented a “Hide Photo” button or a “Hide Video” button.
- You can then use the displayed button to finalize the process.
The moment you finalize the hiding of the picture or video, the picture or video would be removed from its location and placed in a new folder called “Hidden”. It is, however, worthwhile stating that the Hidden folder is a folder accessible from the Photos app, and it’s not password protected.
In other words, this method would only be ideal for people who just need to remove a picture from public view, but don’t mind if someone accidentally sees the picture or video.
However, as for people who’d completely love to hide a picture, then you should probably try out any of the other two methods we’d be discussing.
2. Using the iPhone Notes App
The iPhone Notes App is an app that can help hide photos and videos from the eyes of everyone. If you are the kind who uses the Notes app very often, you should have discovered that the Notes app allows you to lock notes. And this is what we’d be taking advantage of.
- So to hide a picture or video with the help of the Notes App, locate the picture under your Photos app.
- Once you locate the picture, share it with the Notes app.
After sharing the picture or video, delete the picture in the Photos app. Once you have completed the steps above, proceed to your Notes App, and locate the note where you shared the picture or video to.
When you locate the picture or video, swipe it to the left, to reveal its options. Among options listed, tap the lock icon.
Tapping the lock icon would cause the note to become password protected. In other words, when anyone tries to open the note, they’d be asked to enter the app’s password. And since you’d be the only one who knows the password, they wouldn’t get to see the contents of the note.
It is, however, worthwhile stating that: for people who have never set up the password protection of this app, the app would initiate the setup, during the process of hiding the photo or video.
3. Using a third-party app
The second approach we discussed would work for anyone using any of the iPhones listed above. But while the Notes app works well for it, it wasn’t necessarily designed for such a thing. In other words, we may have people who may not like this method. And if you’re one of such people, this third method should work for you.
This third method is as simple as downloading a photo hiding app from the Apple AppStore. There are a lot of great photo hiding apps, and the following are the names of some of them: Folder Lock [free], Keeply [free], Private Photo Vault [free or $3.99], Secure Gallery & Password Vault [free], and TouchyNotes [free].