These days, iPhones have so many new functions that it might be difficult to keep track of them or even to recognize them. You’re heard. However, those features can be quite helpful.
This brings us to your iPhone’s “Hide Photo” feature. Indeed, you ought to utilize it rather than only having it available. We can think of a number of reasons (some more evident than others) why you might want to conceal pictures, and we’ll walk you through the process later on.
But First, Why Hide Photos?
Let’s start with the most obvious explanation: nakedness. Mine? Another person’s? That’s not at all problematic at all. Many of us accept them! However, are you really that comfortable with the thought that your private photos are just an unintentional iPhone misplacement away from being accessible to complete strangers?
I practically seldom leave home, and I think I misplace my iPhone twice a day. You want to make it as hard as possible for someone to locate those photos in the unlikely event that you misplace your phone.
It’s possible that you don’t care if somebody finds your phone or browse through your pictures. Perhaps your main fear isn’t accidentally scrolling past a picture of your butthole while showing your buddies some awesome new pictures you shot! Well, it does happen. However, if you make use of the “Hide Photo” feature, you won’t need to worry about that. You can relax as you scroll.
You might wish to conceal more than just your nude pictures. (Perhaps you choose not to take them at all; that’s okay too!) But think about the alternatives. You may have taken a picture of something you wish to give to someone else for a holiday, birthday, or other special occasion where gifts are exchanged.
Additionally, you don’t want that individual, with whom you’re hanging out, to unintentionally discover their secret present on your phone! A cunningly wise strategy to ensure that surprise presents remain actual surprises is to conceal images.
Or perhaps you have a collection of not-so-secret selfies that you wouldn’t want everyone to see. While we’re by no means anti-selfies, the “Hidden Album” can be an excellent place to store your photos if you enjoy taking them but don’t feel comfortable putting them in a highly visible location on your phone.
Ready to Start Using the “Hide Photos” Feature on iPhone?
Step 1: Locate the picture you wish to conceal by going to your photo gallery. To select a photo, tap it after selecting “Select” in the top right corner.
Step 2: Locate and tap the “Share” icon, which is a small box with an arrow pointing up from inside it, in the bottom left corner of your screen. Don’t worry—you won’t be sharing it in real life.
Step 3: Move past your sharing options by scrolling down and selecting the “Hide” option, which is denoted by an eyeball with a line through it.
Step 4: When prompted, tap “Hide Photo.”
Step 5: That picture is now in your “Hidden Album,” which you can access by visiting your photographs and navigating all the way down to the “Hidden” section under “Utilities.” “Hidden” is indicated by the same eyeball icon as previously. Select “Hidden” to view your hidden pictures.
Maybe That’s Not Quite Enough Security for You.
Here’s what you do in that situation:
1. Navigate to “Photos” by swiping down the settings on your iPhone. To access the “Hidden Album,” simply scroll down to the “Photos” settings. To the right of it, there will be a switch.
2. It indicates that the “Hidden Album” designation—rather than the actual photos—will show up under “Utilities” in your “Albums” tab when it is lighted up green and moved to the right. Your “Hidden Album” no longer shows up under “Utilities” when it is turned off, which means that nobody can view your hidden pictures. You can turn it off without worrying about your private images disappearing. Your hidden photo album will be back where it was when you turn it on again.
3. Please be aware that even with these measures, someone who is aware of everything we covered in this story may still be able to view your concealed images. You can’t always be sure that your photographs will stay hidden by using the “Hide Photo” feature.
To prevent access to concealed photos, Apple would need to put in place a passcode, fingerprint, or facial ID security system. We’re still not there, for some reason.
Despite this, it’s still a good idea to use the “Hide Photo” button because you never know when someone might be browsing through your phone and see this information.
For the time being, we’d say it’s well worth it because the “Hide Photo” option still makes you better off than you were before and costs you nothing.