The photos you take or download on your Android end up in its photo gallery. And if there are some private and confidential photos that you do not want anyone to see, you can hide them. Some manufacturer offers this feature on your devices as default. Some don’t. Here’s how to hide private photos on Android.
Hide Private Photos on Android
If you own a Samsung or an LG device, you are in luck. These two manufacturers offer out-of-the-box privacy tools that let you hide photos.
Samsung smartphones with Android Nougat and above have a feature called Secure Folder. This feature lets you hide and secure files, photos and even apps which you think should be for your eyes only. To use this feature, you need to set it up first. Follow the steps below;
Step 1: Slide down from the top of the screen.
Step 2: When on the quick tiles, slide from right to left.
Step 3: Tap on Secure Folder.
Step 4: Tap on Continue.
Step 5: Enter your Samsung account credentials and tap OK.
Step 6: Select the lock type.
Step 7: You will need to configure the pattern, PIN or password.
Step 8: Re-enter.
Follow the steps 1 to 3 to access Secure Folder again. You can now select apps and files to add to Secure Folder. You can also find Secure Folder inside Lock screen and security.
LG also offers an option to hide and secure files. Follow the steps below;
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down and find Fingerprints and Security. Tap on it.
Step 3: Select Content Lock.
Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to set up.
Step 5: After you have finished configuring, go to the phone’s default gallery.
Step 6: Select the photos you want to hide.
Step 7: Tap on Menu. Select More and then select Lock.
You can select folders too. All the photos you lock will not appear in the gallery. To view them, you have to select Show Locked Files from the menu.
IF you do not own device from either of the manufacturers, you can still use hide files. For Photos and videos, I recommend using QuickPic. You can configure the hide option fro the app’s settings and hide entire folders or individual pictures by long pressing and selecting the option. For apps, there are tons of app lockers.