Your iPhone may have photos that you don’t want to delete right away, but for some reason (for privacy) you also don’t want them to appear in your photo library. You can hide any of these photos on your iPhone without requiring third-party applications. Apple originally provided an option that allows you to hide your photos in your iPhone. You can use this option to make sure your photos aren’t visible to your loved ones looking at your photo library.
From a long time, Apple allow 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 Photo application. It was an experience updated with the release of iOS 14 last year.
The iOS 14 edition allows you to completely hide photos in your iPhonewithout using a third-party application. Here’s how you can do it.
How to hide photos on iPhone without using a third-party app
Before you start with the steps on how you can hide photos on your iPhone without using a third-party app, make sure your iPhone runs on at least iOS 14. It’s also important to point out that the hidden album on iOS is enabled by default. But you can turn it off by following these steps. Also, you can follow the same steps to hide photos to hide your videos.
Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
Select the photo or video you want to hide. You can also select multiple photos or videos by tapping the Select button in the upper right corner of the screen.
Tap Title and then select Hide from the menu.
Confirm that you want to hide the selected photos or videos.
Now go to Settings and tap Photos.
Scroll down and turn off Hidden album option.
You can follow steps 5 and 6 and turn the Hidden Album option back on to see the folder in the Photos app. It should be noted that any hidden photos or videos may appear in third-party applications. The given steps can also be followed iPadS to hide or show photos in iPad.