How to Hide photos on iPhone ? Step by Step Guide

Despite iPhone’s claim to be the epitome of privacy, there was no effective tool before iPhone 14 when it came to hiding photos and videos. Because, Hide Photo Album doesn’t hide it completely, it can be easily accessed from the Album tab. So Apple has solved this problem in iOS 14.

Various types of personal photos are stored in our phones. So we worry a lot about this matter that no one should see those private pictures. For this reason, In this article we will discuss How to hide photos on iPhone.

How to Hide photos on iPhone

Today, We will tell you 3 methods to hide your photo or photo album on your iPhone to protect your privacy. Follow the steps below –

Hidden photo album

iPhones have a built-in photo album hiding function. You only need to transfer the photos you want to hide to the Hidden album.

When a photo is hidden from your iPhone photo library, it goes to the Hidden Photos album. They will never appear in your main photo library again, unless you unhide them.

You can follow these steps to hide a photo from your iPhone photo library:

  • Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  • Then tap on the photo that you want to hide.

  • Click the Three dot icon in the bottom right corner.

  • From the list click Hide.

  • Then the selected photos will now move to the Hidden album.
  • Hidden photos will not appear in the main photo gallery, but you can easily access them by viewing the Hidden Photos folder.
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Lock the memo

Apart from iPhone’s built-in photo album hiding function, photos can also be hidden using mobile phone memos.

  • Open your iPhone Photos Album and select the photos you want to hide.
  • After that click Share Icon that shows in the lower left corner, then slide the APP column and select Memo. Then click Save.
  • After that, open iPhone Notes and click on the memo folder where the photos are stored, click on the More icon that shows in the upper right corner;
  • Select Lock in the pop-up box and then set a password, so that you can encrypt the photos on your Apple phone and lock them in the memo.

Restrict access to APP

In addition, to hiding or locking some album photos, you can also add app limit on iPhone screen usage time, set Photo Album app usage time and limit access time to achieve app locking effect.

  • Open Settings apps on your iPhone.
  • On the settings page, Scroll Down and click Screen Time and Turn on Screen Time.
  • Click Set Password for Screen Time and create a password for Screen Time.
  • Next, Return to the Turn on Screen Time interface and click the yellow App Limit icon and click Add Limit.
  • After that, Directly search for the Photos App and check it then click Add in the upper right corner.

  • Click Next in the upper right corner, slide to set the limit time. You can set the minimum value 1 minute and you can also customize the daily time.

  • After the settings are completed, click Add option that shows in the upper right corner. If the time limit is exceeded, the Photos APP will be locked and you will need to enter the screen time password to re open it.

How to show hidden photos on iPhone ?

To see any hidden photos on your iPhone, open the Hidden Photos album on your iPhone. You can tap and unhide any photo you’ve hidden, and the photos will then return to your photo library.

To unhide and view hidden photos on your iPhone, you can follow these steps below – 

  • Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  • Then click on the Albums tab at the bottom of the screen.
  • Then scroll down until you see the Utilities section. Under this Utilities section, you will see the Hidden option. Clink on it
  • Then click on the photo that you want to view or unhide.
  • Next, Click the share icon that shows in the bottom left corner.
  • Then swipe up from the bottom.
  • After that you see Show or Unhide option. Click on it
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How to hide photo album on iPhone

Hiding photos in the normal way is still available from the Photos app as it was, so Apple ensures that the user can easily access their hidden photos. But new thing is that, there is a setting to hide already hidden albums.

To Hide photo album on your iPhone, follow the steps below – 

  • First, open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Swipe down and go to Photos

  • Turn off the hidden album toggle switch.

That’s it, now the hidden photo albums will be hidden in the Photos app and will not appear in the widgets section of the sidebar in the Photos app. 

So If you want a hidden album to appear in Photos again, go to Settings >> Photos and toggle the switch next to Hide Albums so that it’s in the green ON position.

Last Word

If you want to keep sensitive photos away from your nosy friends or you want to keep your photo library tidy, then hiding photos can help you to solve the problem.

In this article, We introduced 3 ways on How to hide photos on iPhone. All these methods are provided with step by step guide for you to follow. Hope this article can be helpful for you. If you have any questions about this article then please comment us.

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