Your phone gallery consists of all the photos that you click as well the ones you download from the internet and receive from others. There are times when you have to give your phone to others, but you don’t want them to see specific photos in your device. The images can be of private information, memes, or loved one. No matter what is there in your phone, it is possible to hide particular photos that you want on your Android phone. There are various ways to protect pictures on your phone, let’s discuss all of them.
Through third-party apps
If you don’t want to go in technical details, the simplest way to hide photos is through third-party apps. These are the best apps for you:
1. Keepsafe Vault
Keepsafe Vault allows you to keep your photos encrypted and password protector. Even, it lets you backup your pictures on the dedicated cloud storage of this app. This free app has a feature that enables you to hide the onscreen icon of this app. Once you hide the app’s icon, no one can know that you are hiding pictures even if someone checks your phone. The best feature of Keepsafe Vault is that you can share photos that will delete on own in 20 seconds with other users of this app.
Vaulty is another excellent app for hiding private content from your phone. It is being used and loved by a lot of users and have thousands of positive reviews on the Google Play Store. You can protect anything from the gallery through a password and back up your content on the phone as well. Vaulty is available for free on the play store in your Android device.
Hide unlimited numbers of photos and videos inside your tablet or phone through the LockMyPix app. It supports GIF files, encrypted backups, and more. Get this app for free but choose the premium version for using this app in the best way possible.
4. Hide Something
You get the option to hide pictures through passwords and PINs and also have a backup of device photos on Google Drive. This apps lets you save the desired file or even folder in its vault through the available share menu. It won’t show in the recent app list once you use this app as well. Hide Something can be found and downloaded from Android’s Google Play Store.
Through a file manager
It is possible to hide content with the use of a file manager as well. You can do it by either creating a new folder or “.nomedia” file. Firstly, you need to have an ideal file manager in your phone for using this method. If you don’t have a file manager, install one from the Google Play Store first. After installing the file manager, launch the app and create one new folder starting with a dot such as .PersonalPhotos or .FavoritePics or .anything desired. Then transfer all the photos that you wish to hide from the phone’s gallery to the newly created folder.
Press for a long time on the file that you want to move, and you will see the appropriate option. Though, it might or might not work in your device. If the chosen app successfully moves into the folder that you created, it will no longer appear in your phone’s gallery. It is because a phone’s folder with a dot does not get scanned by the software of your phone.
Through Native Samsung and LG tools
If you use an LG or Samsung phone, you get built-in hiding tools for hiding your pictures. Though, the Samsung phone needs to have the Android Nougat 7.0 version for using this feature. Go to Apps, then Settings, then Lock screen and security, and then Security folder to secure any folder in your phone for the very first time. You will have to choose the preferred lock method initially once you sign in. It will be readily available on the Home and Apps screen app after then. For hiding, tap on the Add Files option available in the Secure Folder.
You need to follow a different way to allow your phone for hiding pictures in your LG phone. Open the Settings app, then tap Fingerprints and Security, and then Content Lock. Choose either fingerprint scan, password or PIN for securing the feature.
Now, visit the gallery app on your phone and select the photos for hiding. Tap on the Menu, then More, and then Lock to hide the chosen photos. You can hide the entire folder also if you want.
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