How to Hide Photos and Videos in iPhone

In today’s era, everyone is using the various type of applications in order to hide their photos and videos from their family and friends, which is not possible in iPhone before arrival of IOS version 8, because most of the applications are paid and you cannot directly hide those images and videos from your phone.

But after IOS 8 version, it becomes an easy process to hide your photos and videos from family, relatives, and friends in your iPhone. But after some time one problem is being faced by the iPhone users, as they are not able to select multiple photos to hide from the main folder in your gallery.

Hide Photos in iPhone

So, this problem is further solved in IOS version 9, as in this version, users will easily select multiple photos and videos at once to hide from the main folders so that normal person cannot see them. Because some private photos will make you feel awkward in front of others, so in order to hide your particular photos and videos which you want to store in private can be easily done with the help of these steps which is going to be discussed in today’s article.

How to Select Multiple Photos and Videos And Hide Them

This feature was absent in the previous version of iOS, that is version 8. These are the methods which you can try to hide your photos and videos from your gallery. Some of the methods which you can try for the same are: –

  1. By Using Hide Button
  2. By Using Edit Option
  3. By Using Notes App

1. Hide Photos/Videos By Using Hide Button

These are the steps which must try to hide your photo by using hide button.

Step 1: Simply opens your photos application by clicking on the photos app.

Step 2: Once you click on photos app, your photos will be seen on your screen, Now select the photos or videos which you want to hide.

Step 3: When select your photos and videos, simply click on this symbol   seen on the right bottom of your screen.

Step 4: When you click on that symbol some more options are seen on your screen, and then select the Hide option from the options seen on your screen.

Step 5: When you select the Hide button, your selected photos will be now hidden from that folder in which it is located.

How to Unhide those Images And Videos

These are the steps which must try to unhide all the hidden files from your I-phone and see them again in a couple of seconds.

Step 1: Simply opens your photos application by clicking on the photos app.

Step 2: Once you click on the photos app, simply go to the Albums tab in order to check your hidden photos.

Step 3: When you click on albums tab, all the albums are seen on screen and from them select the Hidden album.

Step 4: When you click on the hidden album tab, all your hidden photos and videos will be displayed on your iPhone screen, and then select all the photos and videos which you want to unhide.

Step 5: Once you select all photos and videos, simply click on the symbol  seen on the bottom left of your screen.

Step 6: When you click on that symbol, some options will be displayed and from those options, you have to select on Unhide.

Step 7: When you select the Unhide button, your selected photos will be now unhidden from the hidden folder and stored back in that folder in which it is located.

2. Hide Photos/Videos By Using Edit Button

These are the steps which must try to hide your selected photos and videos from your I-phone with the help of edit button and your photos will be hidden in a couple of seconds.

Step 1: Simply opens your photos application by clicking on the photos app.

Step 2: Once you click on photos app, your photos will be seen on your screen, Now select the photos or videos which you want to hide from your friends and relatives.

Step 3: Open the photo which you want to hide and click on the option which is seen in the screenshot attached below.

Step 4: Once you click on that option, some more option will be displayed on top and bottom of the screen. From those options, you have to click on the crop option seen on the bottom left of your screen.

Step 5: Simply crop that image to that part where you think it is not being noticed by anyone, or to that part where you think you can easily be stored in the gallery in front of all, but can’t be noticed by anyone else.

Step 6: Once you crop it, then just click on the done button seen on the right bottom of the screen.

Step 7: When you click on Done button, your image will now be saved in your gallery and now you can easily give your phone to anyone as no one will notice the image.

How to Unhide Images With the Help of Edit Button

These are the steps which must try to unhide all the hidden photos from your I-phone and see them again in original size in just a couple of seconds.

Step 1: Simply opens your photos application by clicking on the photos app.

Step 2: Once you click on photos app, your photos will be seen on your screen, Now select the photos or videos which you want to hide from your friends and relatives.

Step 3: Open the photo which you want to hide and click on the option which is seen in the screenshot attached below.

Step 4: Once you click on that option, some more option will be displayed on top and bottom of the screen. From those options, you have to click on the Revert option seen on the bottom left of your screen.

Step 5: When you click on Revert button, a new dialogue box appears on your screen, you just click on Revert to Original.

Once you clicked on that button your image will be reverted back to its original size and you can easily see your hidden image back in your photos.

3. Hide Photos/Videos By Using Notes App

These are the steps which must try to hide your photo by using Notes Application.

Step 1: Simply opens your photos application by clicking on the photos app.

Step 2: Once you click on photos app, your photos will be seen on your screen, Now select the photos or videos which you want to hide from your friends and relatives.

Step 3: When select your photos and videos, simply click on this symbol   seen on the right bottom of your screen.

Step 4: When you click on that symbol some more options are seen on your screen, and then select the Notes option from the options seen on your screen.

Step 5: Once you clicked on that option your selected images will be directly sent to the Notes application

Step 6: Make sure you have set a password on your Notes application so that no one can have the power to access it.

Step 7: And then, open the notes app with the photo, and tap the Share icon and then Lock the note.

Step 8: Once you save the photo in the Notes app, return to the photos app and delete that photo from te app and delete that photo from the recycle bin.

How to Unhide Images With the Help of Notes App

These are the steps which must try to unhide all the hidden photos from your I-phone and see them again in original place in just a couple of seconds.

Step 1: Firstly open the notes application by clicking on it.

Step 2: Once you open the notes app, simply click on the photo which you want to unhide.

Step 3: When you select the images, just unlock the photo by pressing on the unlock option seen on the top of the screen.

Step 4: Once you unlock the note, simply tap on the share icon and then click on the save button.

Step 5: When you click on the save button, go to the Photos app and check that your hidden image is now unhidden.

These are the desent ways of hiding your truly private photos. These methods are very effective at hiding photos from your iPhone but anyone who knows to look for the Hidden album can still view the hidden images. In that case, images are not been in private zone as it is supposed to be in. As the Apple’s approach to hiding pictures doesn’t work for anyone who keeps sensitive content, such as spicy photos of themselves or significant others, on their iOS device. In order to get away from the problem of hiding your private pictures and videos, you can go with these applications which are on top of the chart in terms of hiding.

5 best Hiding Apps for your iPhone

Hiding Apps for your iPhone

1. Private Photo Vault Pro – Ultimate Photo+Video Manager

One of the best app which is used for photos and videos to stored as a vault in your phone. With Private Photo Vault Pro, you can quickly hide your private photos and videos.  It comes with built-in web browser, which lets you browse the web privately and download videos and photos directly on the app, without saving them to your camera roll of your iOS devices.There is also an ease of working in this app, as the user will not face any hectic process while transferring its pictures from photos app to the private photo vault app.

This is almost perfect app to protect the privacy of pictures and videos on any iOS device. You can organize photos and videos within the app and view photos and watch videos without leaving the app because it has built-in photo viewer and media player. Sometimes we have to add some pictures instantly from the photos app, with the help of private photo vault app anyone can easily add photos in this app directly without switching to any app.

2.  Secret Photo+Video Vault – The Ultimate Private Photo & Video Manager 

This one is also a very useful photo/video vault app with an interesting and confusing calculator icon, which confuses other users to operate it as they don’t even think of checking it. This app is having some cool graphics also as it looks and works like a normal calculator app until you enter the passcode. In this app, you can save your secret photos and videos easily and it comes with a built-in photo viewer and media player that lets you see photos and watch videos without exporting them to your photo library of your iPhone.

This app will open when you enter your password and then apply % on it, if someone will enter the wrong passcode then the app will look like a calculator no messages will be seen on your screen. There is also no need to worry about remembering to delete private photos from your iPhone’s Photo app, as in this app once you saved an image in the app, it will automatically be deleted from the Photos app.

There is also no need to worry about remembering to delete private photos from your iPhone’s Photo app, as in this app once you entered the passcode, it will open up and then you can easily add photos and videos into the app without going to camera roll.

3.  iHider Pro – Unlimited Photo Hiding App

This is also of the best photo hiding app, as this app will establish a secure connection with the user. The only thing you have to remember while using this app is that this app is only photo app, you can only share the unlimited number of photos in this app. These images are secured and kept in private from others only those can see those private pictures who are having the passcode. There is also an ease of working in this app, as the user will not face any hectic process while transferring its pictures from photos app to the iHider app. This app will let you save your pictures in I-phone as well as Mac Book, you can also install this app in your Mac Book.

4.  Lock Photos: protect photos and videos hidden from other eyes 

This app is not a universal app, you can install it on your iPhone and iPod touch. This app is a perfect example if you are looking for a powerful and simple app to hide photos and video from other people’s eyes on your iPhone. It has clean and easy to use user interface and useful features.

If you are looking for a reliable app to hide your private photos and videos on your iPhone, then this is one of the best photo/video vault apps available for you. With this extremely powerful and ultra secure photo video hiding app, you can easily hide photos and back them up in the cloud or share over WiFi, if you wish.

There is also an ease of working in this app, as the user will not face any hectic process while transferring its pictures from photos app to the Lock Photos app.

5. Best Secret Folder

This is one of the best photo/video vault apps available for you. As this app is not a universal app, it is available only for IOS users. If you are looking for a reliable app to hide your private photos and videos on your iPhone, then this is one of the best photo/video vault apps available for you.

If you are looking for that type of app in which you can store the private photos as well as the icon of the app is also looking different, so that no one will ever guess that there is some private photos folder or app, then this is the best app which you must have to use to store all your private photos at one place so that no one except you will be able to recognise it and use it.

There are also some safety features in this app, which are having some advantages as well as some disadvantages. As in this app once you set a password, either you send the password to your registered mail id or send some hints related to the password to your mail id, because if you forget your password then there is no option to reset it, no link available of forget your password. In this, the advantage is that no one else you can’t open it, as there is no chance to get with some other methods. Whereas disadvantage is that if you also forget your password then you also will not be able to get those images back.

These are the different type of methods which you can use to hide your private photos from your relatives and friends in your I-phone. When once the process is complete, make sure to check in your photos app that the photos are hidden from gallery or not.

This wraps up the article I hope these methods help you a lot to hide your private photos from your relatives and friends in your I-phone. If you liked the article then please share it on social media. And if you want to ask any question or you want to suggest any update regarding Windows installation then you are welcome to comment below in the comment section. Your comments and feedback are always valuable for us.

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