How to Hide Photos on iPhone and iPad

 

If you’re anything like me, you probably enjoy showing off the stunning photos that you’ve taken with your iPhone using the native Photos app. There may be times however that you wish to keep certain images secret and not readily in view of others. Hiding pictures on your iPhone or iPad within the Photos app is really simple but does not keep them truly private. I’ll cover how to hide photos with the built-in 'Hidden' photo album but also provide links to third-party apps that lock photos away behind a passcode.

Hiding photos on your iPhone and iPad is quick and easy. For devices running iOS 10 or earlier, hiding a photo on your iPhone means the photo is hidden from ‘Years’, ‘Collections’, and ‘Moments’. but will still be visible in ‘All Photos’. Fortunately, from iOS 11 onwards, hidden photos are removed from ‘All Photos’ too. Hidden photos are placed in an album named ‘Hidden’. You can view hidden photos by opening the ‘Hidden’ album, there is no additional security which means anyone with access to your Photos app can scroll to the ‘Hidden’ album and open it.

 
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  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone and select the photo(s) you wish to hide.

  2. Tap the share icon in the lower left corner of the app.

 
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3. Select Hide.

 
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4. Confirm Hide Photo.

 
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5. Your photo is can now be found in the ‘Hidden” album.

To view your hidden photos, scroll to the album named ‘Hidden’ listed under Other Albums and tap on it.

HIDING PHOTOS USING THIRD_PARTY APPS

The method described above is the easiest way to hide photos on your device, but it isn’t the most secure. There are a number of apps that can also hide your photos and videos with additional security measures, making them harder to access. Check out these three apps below.

‎Private Photo Vault - Pic Safe

‎The Best and Most Private Photo and Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Millions of people trust Private Photo Vault® to keep their photos hidden.

‎Secret Photo Vault - Keepsafe

‎Download Keepsafe to join the millions of people who have entrusted over a billion pictures to Keepsafe: the most popular photo locker and album vault app. Keepsafe secures personal photos and videos by locking them down with PIN protection, fingerprint touch ID, and military-grade encryption.

‎Best Secret Folder

Secretly Hide Your Most Private Videos and Photos From Other People! Protect safely and securely your most private videos/photos with Best Secret Folder.

 

The Future of Smartphone Photography

 

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that our smartphone cameras are truly amazing. The evolution of mobile photography has brought us to a point where levels of function, performance and quality rival those of longer-standing dedicated camera systems.

The “Smartphone vs DSLR vs Mirrorless” arguments will no doubt rumble on into the future. For the committed smartphone photographer however there is a more relevant debate. Manufacturer innovations in smartphone photography have progressed rapidly beyond megapixel count and physical form. The battleground to be crowned best smartphone camera is being fought with advanced performance and features from software running on the phone's chip that processes and combines multiple frames into one photo offering quality of focus, better perspective, and controlled depth of field. Computational photography, as it is known, is already here and will extend the capabilities of smartphone cameras to new levels of quality and possibility.

Sebastiaan de With, is at the cutting-edge of harnessing this new power of computational photography in the latest iPhone models. Designer of the award-winning camera app Halide, Sebastiaan has published a detailed explanation of computational photography on the iPhone XS and XS Max.

The article can be read in full by following the link below.

 
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iPhone XS: Why It’s A Whole New Camera

Sebastiaan de With

Freelance designer, photographer, motorcycle traveler. Designer of Halide.


 

Further Reading From The Web

This is the future of iPhone photography | Cult of Mac

The iPhone camera is hands-down amazing, thanks almost entirely to the fact that it is hooked up to a pocket-size supercomputer. Initially, the iPhone used its computer smarts to overcome the limitations of phone cameras - the tiny sensor, for example.

Brace yourself, because digital photography will change more in the next 10 years than in the last 10

Digital photography has changed a lot over the past two decades, with clunky DSLRs giving way to sleek smartphones. Over the next 10 years, expect a similar evolution as the science behind the art changes. Much of the technology in use today represents the breakthroughs of the first generation of digital cameras.

Future locked iPhones could open camera app automatically when held up to take a photo

Photographers who are irritated about missing the perfect shot because it took too long to access their iPhone's camera could benefit from one potential feature Apple has considered, where the iPhone automatically enters the camera application when raised for a shot, even if it is still locked.

 

Mobile Photography Awards Winners

 

The 8th annual Mobile Photography Awards attracted over 7,000 entries from smartphone photographers in more than 65 countries. Images entered into one of 20 different themed categories must have been entirely created on a smartphone or tablet. Editing or post-production on an entered image can only be undertaken using apps on a mobile device. The competition categories include landscapes, portraits, black and white, photojournalism, nature and wildlife.

The Mobile Photography Awards were founded in 2011 to recognise and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities. Alongside an annual competition there are themed exhibits with international open calls throughout the year.

This year's winning photos demonstrate just how far smartphone photography has evolved, with a stunning array of world class images. Cult of Mac report that approximately 75 percent of all entries were created on an iPhone with 10 first-place winners recorded their winning image on Apple devices.

The grand prize winner was Dominika Koszowska, a graphic designer and fine art photographer from Poland.

8th Annual MPA Grand Prize - Mobile Photography Awards

The Mobile Photography Awards is pleased to announce Dominika Koszowska as our Grand Prize Winner and the 8th annual MPA Photographer of the year, as chosen by the members of the MPA jury. .


Further Reading From Around The Web

Mobile Photo Awards

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