How to Hide Photos and Videos in Photos App on iPhone

I know how nosy people around us try and pry through our privacy. Don’t let them have an insight into some of your important photos and videos that you wish to keep private and personal on your iPhone. Scroll through this tutorial and learn how to hide and unhide photos and videos in Photos App on iPhone and iPad.

How to Hide Photos or Videos on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Photos App on Your iPhone.Open Photos App on iPhone in iOS 13
  2. Go to My Albums → Tap on Select option and choose Photos you wish to Hide.Tap on Select and Choose Images to Hide in iOS 13 Photos App
  3. Open the share sheet and tap on Hide from the list.Tap Share Sheet and Select Hide in iOS 13 Photos App
  4. Next, tap on Hide Photos.Tap and Confirm to Hide Images in iOS 13 Photos App

All the photos that you selected are now hidden and you can access them from the Hidden Photos Album.

How to Unhide Photos or Videos on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Photos App on Your iPhone.
  2. Go to the Albums tab and scroll through all the Albums and choose Hidden.
    Tap on Hidden in iOS 13 Photos App
  3. Select the Photos or Videos you wish to unhide by tapping on the ‘select‘.Tap on Select and Choose Images to Unhide in iOS 13 Photos App
  4. Open the share sheet and tap on unhide.Open Share sheet and Tap on Unhide in iOS 13 Photos App

Your selected photos and videos would now be visible in their respective folders.

How to Hide the Hidden Photos Album in iOS 14

In iOS 13 and earlier, all hidden photos were grouped in an album titled ‘Hidden.’ This was useful only to an extent. But in iOS 14, now you can sneak even this hidden album, which makes things much more covert. Here’s how!

  1. Select the photos you want to hide and tap on the Share icon (same as steps 1 to 3 above).
  2. From the Share Sheet, tap on ‘Hide‘ and confirm.
  3. Now, open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on Photos.
  4. Ensure that the toggle for Hidden Album is off.tap on photos and turn off toggle for hidden albums on iphone

Now, under ‘Utilities,’ you won’t see an album titled ‘Hidden.’

hidden photos album is hide in photos app on iphone

However, this album will still be visible if you are in image picker in other apps like WhatsApp, iMessage, etc. To prevent unwanted access, you can learn how to lock apps on iPhone.

To see the hidden album again in the Photos app: Launch the Settings app → Photos → Turn ON the toggle for Hidden Album.

Signing Off…

Having a third-party app to store your personal and confidential images and videos can be risky, thus it is better to store them and hide them in the hidden folder of your stock Photos App on iPhone. I want to know whether you guys hide your images and videos on the Photos App or prefer using a third-party app to do the same. Let me know that in the comments below.

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Suraj is a digital marketing expert on the iGB's team. He contributes to the social media section along with tips and tricks for iPhone, Apple Watch. Apart from blogging, he likes to work out as much as he can in his gym and love to listening to retro music.