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How to Easily Hide Private Photos on Your iPhone?

Undoubtedly, one of the reason that iPhone is gathering greater and greater momentum in the mobile market lies in its ability to take beautiful photos with high resolution. Also, you can save the precious photos on your iPhone so as to enjoy them whenever you want. But in some cases, you may need to hide certain private photos on your iPhone but not delete them from your iPhone, so as to make sure others won't have easy access to these private photos. Surely, you have more than one way to hide iPhone photos.

1. Hide iPhone Photos within the Device Itself

2. Hide Photos on iPhone with Applications

Part 1. How to Hide Photos on iPhone within the Device

With the photo hiding feature, you can easily hide iPhone photos as needed and wanted. But in using this service, you need to know that it only enables you to hide one picture at one time. So if you want to hide a batch of photos, you need to repeat the same steps again and again. Moreover, this feature is available only to iOS 8 and newer. Now, let's see how to hide photos on iPhone. And if you are using an iPad or iPod, follow the similar steps.

Step 1. Open Photos tab and go to Camera Roll or Albums.

Step 2. Tap on the picture you wish to hide.

Step 3. Hold on the photo itself to bring up an action menu, choose "Hide" option.

Step 4. Confirm that you want to hide the picture by tapping "Hide Photo".

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Now, you can follow the same steps to hide photos in iPhone as desired. Then, you can go to Photos > Albums. You will then see a Hidden Album on the main interface. This is where your hidden photos are located.

Unhide Hidden Photos

- Once you reach the Hidden Photos tab, enter it.

- Choose the photos that you want to unhide and hold on the picture. Choose "Unhide" option to unhide photos as wanted.

Related: How to Hide Messages on iPhone

Part 2. Top-notch Apps to Hide iPhone Photos

1. Private Photo Vault

Price: Free

Size: 31.5 MB

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Main Features: With this Private Photo Vault, you are able to lock and manage the photos that you want to keep private or secret. So your private photos or videos won't be easily accessed unless right password is entered. This Private Photo Vault also allows you to create photo albums right in the App. If you are in a Wi-Fi environment, you are allowed to transfer files wirelessly. All your photos stored in Private Photo Vault are 100% private and safe!

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2. Hide My Photos

Price: $0.99

Size: 4.7 MB

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Main Features: As a safe place for hiding private photos and videos on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, this Hide My Photos application disguises itself as a normal iOS folder. The password-protected feature within this application is able to snap photos of anyone trying to pry inside, tag a location to the incident and keep it on file for when you return. This Hide My Photos app is sure to be your best privacy protector of your iPhone photos.

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3. My Secret Folder

Price: Free

Size: 19.8 MB

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Main Features: My Secret Folder enables you to keep your stuffs like photos private by allowing you to add a passcode. With this application, you are able to organize, browse, and share your precious photos and videos in one click. Also, you are guaranteed that all important photos are password protected with this application. You can even manage your photo and video collection with simplicity and keep track of who has tried to break in using advanced tracking.

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4. Keep Safe Private Photo Vault

Price: Free

Size: 33.2 MB

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Main Features: With KeepSafe, you can keep your personal photos and videos private and safe by locking them behind an easy-to-use PIN pad, giving you control over who has the ability to access your private photos and videos. KeepSafe lets you increase your privacy by setting passwords for individual albums.

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5. Spy Calc Free

Price: Free

Size: 25.9 MB

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Main Features: As a perfect privacy application, this Spy Calc Free allows you to hide any private photos and videos behind a working calculator as you wanted and needed. With this application, you can easily transfer pictures and videos to the app via Wi-Fi using a browser. You just need to turn on the embedded web server, open a browser to the address provided and drag and drop, pictures and iPhone formatted movies with ease.

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6. Dropbox

Price: Free

Size: 65.5 MB

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Main Features: With Dropbox, you can create and edit Microsoft Office files from your iPhone or iPad including photos, videos, documents and etc. And files kept in your Dropbox are 100% safe and private. Transferring a large amount of files from your iPhone/iPad/iPod to Dropbox is as easy as pie even if you don't have a Dropbox account.

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Extra Bonus:

If you want to truly protect your private files, you are suggested to use this Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Windows/Mac) to back up your important files in one click! And then you can choose to erase these private files from your iPhone/iPad/iPod to keep off those evils who want to hack your precious photos and videos!

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