How to hide Photos and Videos in your iPhone

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We all have a personal life. Also, due to various reasons, we have photos and videos that we do not want to share with others. But if someone else asks for our phone or knows the passcode, it is not easy to hide it from them. But if you have an iPhone, it’s easy to do. Fortunately you can not only photos or videos but also you can lock them with a password on your iOS. By reading this article, you can know the best way to hide your photos and videos on your iPhone and iPad.

When you click a photo or record a video, it is stored along with other media in the Photos app on your iPhone. When all your photos are in one place, it is difficult for you to hide your private photos from others. Especially when you scroll to show something else to a friend. 

Thankfully, you have several different ways to hide and lock your private photos and videos on your iPhone. You can use the built-in passcode-protected hidden album in iOS 16 for that. Or you can easily do it by relying on the Notes app or third-party apps. Here we inform you about it. Read In.

The first method: Using the Photo App 

With iOS 14, Apple introduced the Hidden album in the Photo app. You can hide your desired photos video by using it. When you do it once, it will not appear in other albums or other apps or in the Photo widget on the home screen. 

1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad. 

2. Select all the media that you want to hide, i.e. photos, videos, live images. 

3. Select the three-dot menu in the bottom left corner. 

4. Select Hide there. Then click Hide Photos or Hide Videos or Hide Items and confirm.

that is all. You have now successfully hidden all the photos and videos you want from your library. All the items you have hidden like this have been moved to the “Hidden” album in the Photos App. 

How to lock Hidden Photos by Face ID 

If your iPhone is running iOS 16 or a newer version, you can lock your hidden Photos albums Videos. You can use Face ID or Touch ID for that. how to do it,

1. Open settings on your iPhone. 

2. Scroll down and select Photos. 

3. Scroll down there and enable the toggle for Face ID. 

How to unhide and view Hide photos 

1. Open the Photos App on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Go to the Albums tab there. 

3. Scroll down there and tap Hidden under Utilities. 

4. Authenticate using your Face ID. 

5. Now you can select the desired photos. Then tap the three-dot menu and tap Unhide there. Then those photos will move back to your gallery.

How to Hide Hidden Album from your Photos app 

If you have iOS 16 or a newer version, you can hide the Hidden Album from the Photos App. It increases your privacy. Here it is: 

1. Open settings on your iPhone. 

2. Scroll down there and select Photos. 

3. Turn off the toggle that says Show Hidden Album.

Now your Hidden Album cannot be seen in the Photos Album. To unhide it again follow the above steps and turn on the toggle. 

The second method: Hide photos using the Notes App 

Apple’s Notes app that comes on your iPhone can lock the Notes there. You can add photos and videos you want to notes and lock them separately. Separate passwords can be applied to them. Then you can delete these photos and videos from the main photo library. 

How to copy photos to a Note

1. Go to the Photos app on your iPhone. 

2. Select the photos you want to hide. Then tap the share button. 

3. Left left of the app list and hit More. 

4. On the next screen, scroll down and select Notes. 

5. Add a name and description you want and save. 

How to lock your Note with a password

1. Open the Notes app on your iPhone. 

2. Find the Note with photos hidden and open it.

3. Tap the three-dot menu in the top right corner. 

4. Click there lock and enter the lock password you want.

If you forget the password, go to settings > Notes > Password to reset or change it. 

Enable Touch ID or Face ID for Notes 

1. Open settings on your iPhone. 

2. Scroll down there and click Notes.

3. Tap the password there. 

4. Enable the toggle there and use Touch ID or Face ID. 

You can now go to the Photos app and delete those photos. You can hide photos videos as needed by this method. 

Restore Images and Videos back to Photos from Notes

1. Open the Note that you have locked and tap its image. 

2. Click the share menu in the bottom left. 

3. Save Image in its options. Now those images will appear in Photos App.

The third method: Third-Party Apps 

You can find many third-party apps in the app store to hide photos and videos on your iPhone. You can successfully hide photos with these. 

Do hidden photos go to iCloud 

A question that many people who have enabled iCloud photos ask is whether hidden photos go to iCloud. The simple answer is yes. Although they won’t be displayed in the main photo field, so you wouldn’t see anything Hidden without going to the hidden folder. 

Frequently asked questions 

What is the best way to hide pictures on iPhone?

1.You can hide photos in your iPhone’s Photos app by adding them to a hidden album.

2.With iOS 14, you can also hide that hidden album from the Photos app, so no one can see it.

3.You can also lock photos in the Notes app, or try to hide photos in your texts.

Can you lock hidden Photos on iPhone?

•The feature is on by default, but you can manually make the Recently Deleted and Hidden album locked by heading to the settings app on your Apple iPhone. Here, simply tap on Photos and toggle on the ‘Use Face ID’. If you wish Hidden album does not appear in the Albums tap under Utilities, you can turn it off here.

How do I make a secret album on my iPhone?

•Go to the Settings app on your iPhone. Scroll down to Photos, and select it. Scroll down to the Hidden Album option. Toggle the switch so the bar turns from green to gray.

Do hidden photos stay forever?

•Locked Folder items aren’t transferred in USB-USB device transfers and aren’t kept when you factory reset your device or clear app data. If you delete the Photos app, your Locked Folder and any items inside will also be permanently deleted.

Who can see hidden photos on iPhone?

Anyone with access to your device can still tap the Hidden folder listed under Utilities in the Albums tab and see what you’re hiding.

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