All the photos you click using your iPhone or iPad go to the Recent album in the Photos app by default. While this makes it easy to find all images, even ones you probably forgot about, it also leaves out your personal images that you don’t want anyone else to see, such as a friend or Viewable by family members. By mistake. To avoid such a situation, it is advised that users move their personal images to a hidden folder in the Photos app, which makes them inaccessible to everyone.
While the feature is available in almost all iOS versions, iOS 14 and newer iOS versions also let users control the visibility of the Hidden album, so that photos remain completely hidden.
So, here’s a handy guide using which you can hide (or unhide) your personal photos on your iPhone or iPad.
How to Hide Photos on Your iPhone or iPad
Step 1: Open Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2: Go to the Recent folder in the Albums tab.
Step 3: Now select the photo or video you want to hide.
Step 4: Now tap on More button and then tap on Hide option.
Step 5: Finally, confirm that you want to hide the photo or video.
How to Unhide Photos on Your iPhone or iPad
Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone or your iPad.
Step 2: Now tap on the Albums tab. On the iPad, you may first need to tap the sidebar icon in the upper-left corner to see your albums.
Step 3: Now scroll down to the Utilities section.
Step 4: Now under Utilities tap on the hidden option.
Step 5: Next, use Face ID or Touch ID to unlock hidden albums on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 6: Now tap on the photo or video you want to unhide.
Step 7: Lastly, tap on the More button and then tap on the Unhide button.
How to Hide Hidden Albums on Your iPhone or iPad
By moving your personal photos to hidden albums, you can be sure that no one accidentally stumbles upon your personal images that you don’t want them to see. However, they can still see if there are images in hidden folders in the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad, which in turn may pique their curiosity. To avoid such situation, Apple gives you a handy hack using which you can also control the visibility of hidden folders on your iPhone or iPad. “On an iPhone or iPad, the hidden album is on and visible by default. When you turn off Hidden Albums, any photos or videos you’ve hidden will no longer be visible in the Photos app,” the company says.
Here’s How You Can Turn Off Hidden Albums on Your iPhone or iPad
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2: Next, tap on the Photos app option.
Step 3: Now, scroll down and turn off Hidden Albums.
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