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There are always some personal photos in our life that we don’t want anyone to see. These photos may be of a party or family photos or a bank sheet. Whatever the reason is there, we want to keep them hide and safe on our iPhone. Natively, iPhone will let you hide photos but this feature will not remove photo from album. The hidden photo will only be hid from “moments” or “Collections” but if you go to the Album, a new folder by the name of hidden will be present where you can find the hidden photo.


Part 1. How to manually hide photos on iPhone?

  • 1. Go to photos and open a photo that you want to hide.
  • 2. Tap and hold on Photo until you see the “Copy/Hide” option.
  • 3. Now, tap on “hide photo”.
  • 4. That’s it! Now go to albums and here you will find the “Hidden Photos” album.

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There are many other applications which will let you hide photos in the best possible. Here’s the list of top 10 apps to hide photos on iPhone.


Part 2. Top 10 apps to hide photos on iPhone

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1. Private Photo Vault:

Private Photo Vault is one of the oldest and authenticated applications available for hiding photos on App Store. You can not only set password to hide photos but it also provides you pin recovery, so in case you forget the pin code, it could be sent via Email. The interface of this app is pretty simple and everything is pre-setup for you.

Simple open the App, set a new pin code and you will be taken to Albums. Simply open the album, Tap on “+”button to add photos. The best part about it is that it will also help you delete the photo from the “Photos” right from its application. Moreover, it also helps you to import photos from your PC via iTunes or “Wireless Sync” option.

Rating: 9/10

Price: Free or $3.99 only

Download link: Free >> Paid version >>

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2. HiCalculator Pro - photo & video protecter:

There are many applications available in the App store which look like a calculator but in actual are the photo hiding app. At start, enter a password and hit the %button (%button) act as a done button. So, it is not easy for everyone to determine whether it is a calculator or photo hiding app. However, mechanism of hiding photos in this application is pretty much similar to that of every photo hiding app.

Add new album, transfer photos from the Camera roll, Library or you can also import photos using wireless sync. For this process, both iPhone and PC should be on the same Wi-Fi network. Add the address given by the application and you’re good to go. Add as many photos as you want.

Rating: 7/10

Price: Free or $1.99 only

Download link: Free >> Paid version >>

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3. Keep Safe Private Photo Vault:

Keep Safe Private Photo Vault is one of the best applications to hide photos, ID cards, Videos and health and fitness track. In Actual, this application is a whole package, with the minimalistic user interface which is very interactive and easy to understand. This application will surely help you even if you are a common iOS user. Moreover, the best part about this application is that it will let you import photos from cloud services such Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, you can also save photos from Facebook or even Gmail.

After installing the app, simply add the passcode and sign-up using your Email. You will be navigated to the main screen, Tap on “+” button to add photos to add photos from albums on iPhone or different services.

After adding a photo, it will also prompt an option to delete it from main album in Photos app.

Rating: 9.5/10

Price: Free with In-App Purchases

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4. Private Vault:

Private Vault unlike many other photo hiding apps provide you to set up Android style Pattern lock which is not only stronger than native Pin Code but also isn’t easy to break. Another different feature about this app is that whenever someone tries to break in your application, it will automatically send you an E-mail.

Hiding photos in Private Vault is pretty much easy. After entering the Pin Code, it will navigate you to the main screen. Click on Photos to hide photos. Add a photo group, name it and add as many photos as you want in it. To Add “Pattern Lock”, Tap on settings, Passcode and Tap on “Dot Lock” to enable the dot lock on your iPhone.

Rating: 8/10

Price: Free with In-App Purchases

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5. Spy Calc – Hide picture and Videos

It is another calculator based photo hiding app but the great part about this application is that it is as easy to operate as it seems. You can easily hide photos, videos and documents on your iPhone. Another distinguished feature is that you don’t have to press % as done button, simply write the password and you are good to go.

After installation of app, open it and set a pin code for the app. In the main page of application, Tap on “+” button to add photos. It will directly take you to the albums on your iPhone. Select the photos and that’s it. After adding photo, on main screen Tap on “Photos” to see the hidden photos.

Rating: 7/10

Price: Free and $1.99 only

Download link: Free >> Paid version >>

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6. Photo + Video Vault Keep Safe:

The security in this application is no match as compared to any other photo hiding application, you can’t only set the Pin code, and you can add a tough password or even the dot lock from Android. Another amazing feature about this application is that it will let you add the whole album with a single tap, so, you won’t have to open the Album and select photos one by one. Simple select the album and boom, you are good to go.

On the main screen of application, you will find the “+” button, tap on it to add a new folder. After adding the folder, open it and tap on “+” button in the bottom right corner to add photos or complete album in it. Select the photos or album and tap on “Import” on upper right corner to hide the photos.

Rating: 7/10

Price: Free or In App Purchases

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7. Gallery Vault:

Gallery Vault like Keep safe is one of the few software which has a clean and beautiful interface. Other than many other photos hiding applications it also has a secret web browser for safe surfing of internet. Moreover, it will also let you delete the original photo after hiding it. The best part about Gallery Vault is that it is absolutely free without any In-App Purchases or other Pro application.

Open the application and Tap on “+” button on the main screen, select the source and select the photos that you want to import. That’s it! After import it will ask you to delete the original photos from the photos.

Rating: 8/10

Price: Free

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8. iSecrets Free: Media Vault

With amazing graphics, the application offers a lot of options to share photos to PC or to different iPhone. Moreover, it also has a private Web browser embedded in it from which you can download photos, videos or different types of files.

Hiding a photo is pretty much easy, from the main screen Tap on “+” button and name a new album/collection. Now Open it and tap on “Add Media” to add photos and videos.

Now, select the source and drag your finger to select as many photos as you want to copy. After finishing the copying process, it will ask you to delete the photos from the “Photos” app on iPhone.

Rating: 8/10

Price: Free or In-App Purchases

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9. Album Lock:

Album Lock is not simply a photo hiding application, it can also hide different personal documents and videos. It comes with a lot of settings such as self-destruct which means after some failed attempts, it will automatically delete all data from iPhone. Moreover, you can also import files from iTunes.

After installation, you can select the photos or documents, in photos menu, click on Add to add a new album, name it and add some new photos in it from the gallery or camera application. Select the photos that you want to hide and that’s it you are good to go.

Rating: 6/10

Price: Free or $1.99 only

Download link: Free >> Paid version >>

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10. Private Files and Photos

It is a simple application to hide photos, contacts, bookmarks, videos and notes on iPhone. It has a simple interface and is absolutely free of cost. The security type involves the simple pin code and Android type “dot lock”. Moreover, it also offers the low quality photos importing which can save a lot of space on your iPhone.

Once you have installed the Application, touch on the “+” to create a folder, on the next screen you can select for which files you want to create the folder. Tap on “+” button to add the photos to the folder.

Rating: 7/10

Price: Free

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