How to hide photos on iPhone without an app

Currently, in addition to hiding images on iPhone, we can also hide hidden albums on iOS 14 onwards, since then others cannot open hidden albums on iPhone anymore. So besides using applications to hide images on your phone, now you just need to immediately use the image hiding feature available on iPhone. We can hide multiple images at once into a hidden album or through the feature of setting a note password on iPhone to hide images. The following article will guide you to read all the ways to hide photos on iPhone.

1. How to Hide Hidden Albums on iPhone

From iOS 14 onwards you can hide hidden albums on iPhone to completely hide hidden images on the phone. Previously, when hiding images on iPhone, the photos will be included in the Hidden album but can still be opened for viewing as shown below. 1+5

Album is hidden
The image is hidden

Step 1:

You click on the image you want to hide on your iPhone and then click the share icon in the bottom corner of the screen. Next, click on Hide to hide the image as shown below.

Then you will be notified of hiding images on iPhone, click Hide Photos to hide the selected image.

Share photo
Hide photos
Agree to hide photos

Step 2:

Continue doing with other hidden images on iPhone. Then, the user accesses Settings on the phone and then clicks on Photos. Next in the interface to set options for the Photo section. Then you will see the Album hidden item as shown below. Please push the circle button to the left to turn off this album.

Album is hidden
Hide hidden albums

We will immediately see that the hidden album is no longer displayed in the Photos section. To show this Hidden item again, just go to Settings and turn the circle button to the right to show the hidden photo item again.

Hidden album disappears

2. Hide Photos on iPhone

This image hiding feature is available on iOS 10 and later, hides images in Moments, Collections, and Years but will still appear in Albums.

Step 1:

First, click on the Photos app on your device and navigate to the image you want to hide. After selecting the image, click on the arrow icon in the lower left corner of the screen as shown below. Then in the list of options below, click Hide.

We will be asked again if we want to hide the photo, click Hide image to confirm.

Select the image you want to hide
Tap Hide to hide the image
Confirm image hiding

Step 2:

To show hidden images again , you access the Album on the device again and go to the Hidden album . Click on the image then click on the arrow icon . Finally press time to retake the photo.

Photo album hidden on iPhone
Image options
Show pictures

3. How to lock photos on iPhone with Notes

The above feature is only temporary to hide images in some albums, but does not completely hide photos. So others can still access the Hidden album to see the images.

If so, we can also immediately use an application available on the device, to hide photos with a secure password and backup on iCloud by including in the Notes section. The password generation feature for Notes is applicable on iOS 9 and later versions.

Step 1:

We also click on the image we want to hide, then click the arrow icon . Next click on Add to note . The user will then click Save to create a new note for the image. You can add multiple images to the note.

Make notes for pictures
Save images to notes

Step 2:

Then we open the Notes application on the device. In the list of created notes, tap the note with the name Saved Photos . In the visual interface, click on the arrow icon as shown below.

Saved note photo
Edit notes

Step 3:

The options interface appears. Here, you will click on the item Lock Notes . Enter the Notes app security password that you created earlier for this note and then click OK to save it.

How to create a password for the first time for notes of the Notes application on iOS, we follow the article Instructions on how to set a password for Notes notes on iOS 9.3 .

Lock notes
Enter a password for the note

Step 4:

To lock the note, click on the open padlock icon above the interface. When the interface This Note is locked appears , it means you have successfully locked the image. You go back to the album on your device and delete the image, after you’ve saved it in Notes.

So no one will be able to see your images, when we have hidden them in the Notes application and deleted that image in the album.

Click the padlock icon
Notes are locked

Step 5:

To save the image to the Album , we need to unlock the Notes by entering the correct password previously set. Then, click on the arrow icon above, then click Save image . Thus, the image will be saved back to the Album on the device.

Enter the password to unlock the note
Save images to Album

Thus, above you have 2 ways to hide private and secret images, especially how to hide images in the Notes application and then set a security key. With this way you can delete that image in the gallery so that no one can see it. If you want to save it in the Album, it’s also very simple.

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