How to hide photos on iPhone

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Your iPhone and iPad have a convenient feature that allows you to hide photos on your camera roll – and here’s how you can do it.

If you’re like us, you’ve got a wealth of images you want to keep, but you do not have them clogging your camera roll. Maybe you have photos of identifying information that you do not want anyone to see while looking through your photos on your morning commute.

For years, it was common for people to turn to third-party apps or store sensitive information outside the device in the cloud. Unfortunately, both solutions were hardly ideal.

Fortunately, you can now naturally hide photos through your iPhone’s Photos app. Apple implemented the feature in iOS 14. By using the new Hide feature on your iPhone or iPad, you can easily save photos out of sight.

How to hide a photo on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Photos
  2. Touch the image you want to hide
  3. Alternatively, you can press choose in the upper right corner and select more images
  4. Press share button in the lower left corner
  5. Scroll down and press Hide
  6. Press Hide image

Hidden images do not appear in your camera roll, but you can easily access everything hidden by viewing your hidden folder.

How to find the hidden album on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Photos
  2. Press Albums fanen
  3. Scroll to the bottom
  4. Press Hidden

If you’re worried that someone might stumble across your hidden album, Apple will also let you hide your hidden album.

How to hide the Hidden Album feature on your iPhone

  1. Open Settings
  2. Scroll down and press Photos
  3. Scroll down and turn off Hidden album

Note: Hiding the hidden album does not prevent those familiar with the function from snatching. However, it ensures that no one accidentally falls over your private photos.

To show the hidden album again, follow the steps below.

To show the “Hidden Album” feature on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Settings
  2. Scroll down and press Photos
  3. Scroll down and strike Hidden album


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