How to Hide Photos or Videos from Gallery on iPhone

The iPhone Photos application allows us to view the photos that we take with the camera of the terminal, the images that we download from the Internet and the multimedia files that we receive through WhatsApp or any other messaging application. All this content, although saved in its respective albums, is also displayed in the ‘Recents’ folder, which may cause a private image to appear next to another that, for example, we want to show to a friend or a family member. Fortunately, there is a very easy way to hide these types of images on your iPhone.

Apple, in fact, has an option that allows you to hide any type of photo or video from your iPhone’s Photos app. Therefore, there is no need to use any third-party application. Moreover, when we hide an image, it not only disappears from the “Recents” folder, but also from any other album.

Now, how to hide photos on iPhone? First, you need to locate the image or video you want to hide from the gallery. Next, click on the share icon that appears at the bottom of the screen. Once in the sharing options menu, click on the option called ‘Hide’. Finally, confirm the action.

If you prefer, you can also hide multiple images simultaneously from the Photos app on your iPhone. To do this, go to the overview of the ‘Recent’ folder, click on the ‘Select’ button that appears at the top and choose the images you want to hide. Then click on the share button and press “Hide”.

How to Disable Hidden Photo Album on iPhone to Leave No Trace

Pictures you hide on your iPhone will appear in a folder called ‘Hidden’, which is located at the bottom of the ‘Albums’ tab. Specifically, in the utilities section. From there it will be possible to view the hidden photos and share them or delete them from this folder so that they reappear in the photo library. If you prefer hide this album to leave no trace in the appperform the following steps.

  • Access the app Settings from your iPhone or iPad.
  • Locate Pictures and access the app settings.
  • Disable the “Hidden Album” option. To be able to show hidden album pictures again in your iPhone’s Photos app, you need to perform the same steps and enable the previous option.

Finally, if you want recover a previously hidden imageyou just need to go to the ‘Hidden’ album of the iPhone, select the photo or video, click on the share button and select the option called ‘View’.