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How to hide photos on Android? 

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Do you want to hide photos on Android? We often have personal or confidential photos that we don’t want others to see.

In this article, we’ll show you how to secure your photos on Android from prying eyes.

How to hide photos on Android?

There are many ways by which you can hide photos on Android. In this section, we’ll discuss a few of these ways:

Hide photos via the Safe Folder

A Safe Folder is a feature on Android where you can save your private photos, videos, and other files securely.

The advantage of this folder is that you will need a pin or a pattern to access it. Your data is safe here if you haven’t shared the passcode with anyone. Moreover, storing your files in this folder gets compressed and you can free up some space.

The disadvantage of this method is that you cannot access the files if you forget the pin or pattern.

Here’s how to hide photos in the Safe Folder on Android:

  • Long-press the photos and then tap on the three-dot button at the top left corner of the screen.
  • Next, tap on Move to Safe folder.

Just enter the PIN or pattern, and you are good to go.

Also read: How to hide messages on Android?

Hide photos via the Google Photos

Google Photos also gives you the option to hide the photos on Android. Here’s how to do that:

  • Open Google Photos and then select a photo. A list of options will appear at the bottom panel.
  • Swipe right on the list and then tap on Move to Locked Folder.

The only disadvantage you will face is that Google will not back up photos in the Locked Folder.

Hide photos on Android using third-party apps

There are various third-party apps like Vaulty, LockMyPix, Photo Vault PRIVARY, and Private Photo Vault, among others.

You can download any one of these apps to secure your photos. Remember that the app you choose should have a high rating and should have been downloaded many times. This is to assess the authenticity of the app.

There have been reports that Google’s Data Privacy labels on the Play Store are misleading. So, choose wisely.

In conclusion, hiding your photos on Android is easy and requires a few steps to complete the task. Follow the instructions given above and secure your photos easily.

Also read: How to turn off Android Auto?

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: