How to Hide Your Photos on iPhone Without Using Third-Party App

Your iPhone may have photos that you don’t want to delete right away, but for some (privacy) reason, you don’t want them to show up in your Photo Library either. You can hide any of those photos on your iPhone without the need for third-party apps. Apple has natively provided the option to allow you to hide your photos on your iPhone. You can use that option to make sure your photos are not visible to loved ones looking at your Photo Library.

For some time, Apple allowed users to hide photos from their photo library. But the hidden photos were part of a ‘hidden’ album that was still visible in the Albums section of the Photo app. That experience was updated with the launch of iOS 14 last year.

The iOS 14 version allows you to hide photos on your iPhone without using a third-party application completely. Here is how you can do this.

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Follow this steps to hide photos on iPhone without using a third-party app

Before we start with the steps on how to hide photos on your iPhone without using a third-party app, make sure your iPhone is running on at least iOS 14. It is also important to note that the hidden album in ios is enabled by default. But you can turn it off by following the steps below. Also, you can follow the same steps to hide photos to hide your videos as well.

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  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Select the photo or video you want to hide. You can also choose multiple photos or videos by tapping the Select button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap on the Share and then select Hide from the menu.
  4. Confirm that you want to hide the selected photos or videos.
  5. Now go to Settings and touch Photos.
  6. Scroll down and turn off the Hidden album option.

You can follow steps 5 and 6 and re-enable the Hidden album option to view the folder in the Photos app. It should be noted that the photos or videos you hide may appear in third-party applications. The steps taken can also be followed in iPadOS to hide or show photos on an iPad.

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