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How to hide photos on iPhone with iOS 17

Whether you’re planning a special surprise for someone, want to hide embarrassing photos from public view, or just want to hide certain images, there are many reasons to hide photos in your iPhone’s camera roll. Luckily, iOS 17 supports a quick and easy way to separate specific photos into a locked Hidden folder. This process also works for iOS 16.

While you can simply delete these photos from your iPhone, having the ability to quickly hide photos on your phone can be invaluable, especially if your phone is often in the hands of children or friends. Here, we’ll show you how to hide your photos on iPhone and iPad. Later, we’ll also show you how to remove it from your Hidden folder.

But first, here’s how to hide pictures on your iPhone.

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How to hide your photos on iPhone

The quickest way to hide photos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch is to use the native Photos app. This removes the selected image from your main library and appears in the search results.

Hidden photos are moved to special photos Hidden album, which can be found at Album page and below Necessity part there. Additionally, your Hidden album can only be viewed after unlocking it with Face ID, Touch ID, or your device’s PIN code.

Step 1: Open Photo app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Step 2: Find the photo you need to hide.

Step 3: Tap Choose button located in the top right corner to open the multi-selection menu.

Step 4: Tap each photo you want to hide.

Step 5: Tap Overflow icon is displayed in the bottom right corner. It seems like (…).

Step 6: Choose Hiding choice.

Step 7: The selected photos will now be moved to Hidden albums are listed below Necessity in Album tab.

How to show or view hidden photos

Showing or viewing hidden photos is as easy as navigating to the Albums page and scrolling down. We’ll show you how.

Step 1: Tap to open Photo application.

Step 2: Tap Album tabs are listed at the bottom.

Step 3: Scroll down and tap Hidden folders listed below Necessity. You’ll get a Face ID or Touch ID prompt at this point to enable access.

Step 4: Tap Choose button displayed in the top right corner.

Step 5: Tap each photo you want to hide.

Step 6: Tap Overflow button located in the lower left corner. As before, the shape resembles an ellipsis surrounded by a circle.

Step 7: Tap Show option on the pop-up menu. The photos will then be moved back to their original location. Alternatively, you can tap Add to album to move it to a specific album.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you lock hidden photos on iPhone?

Here’s how to easily save and lock photos in a hidden folder on your iPhone that supports iOS 17:

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
  2. Find the photo you need to hide.
  3. Tap the Select button located at the top right corner to open the multi-selection menu.
  4. Tap each photo you want to hide.
  5. Tap the Overflow icon displayed in the bottom right corner. It seems like (…).
  6. Select the Hide option.
  7. The selected photos will now be moved to the Hidden album listed under Utilities on the Albums tab.

How do I create a hidden folder for photos on my iPhone?

Hidden photos are automatically moved to the hidden album folder. Hidden albums are only visible after you unlock them using Face ID, Touch ID, or your device’s PIN code.

How to hide photos on iPhone with iOS 16?

The process for hiding photos on an iPhone with iOS 16 is identical to the process for hiding photos on iOS 17. To start the process, tap the Overflow icon in the bottom right corner of the selected photo (looks like (…) ), and select the Hide option.

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