Phone Tips and Tricks

How to Hide Your Pictures on Android

Nov. 28, 2016

If you like to use photos to record your life, then you must have many photos on your Android phone. Some of the photos you may not want others to see. How can you do to hide pictures and make them invisible? Here’s the methods. You need to find the pre-install file manager on the Android device. There are “My File” and “File Manager”. It is a little difference in the called, but it is OK for you to find it easily. If not, you can also choose the third-party file manager, such as ES File Explorer. Here I will show you several useful methods for you to about how to hide pictures on Android.


Part 1: Create A Hidden Folder on Android
Part 2: Hide Photos in Folder on Android Phone
Part 3: Apps to Hide Pictures for protecting Photos

Part 1: Create A Hidden Folder on Android 

Have the ES File Explorer download, and launch it on your Android, then follow the steps below.

Step 1.  Find the “New” button on the bottom toolbar and click it.

Then a box pops up. Choose the “Folder” to tap. Now you are allow to named the new folder. You need to type “.” first, and the name follow by it. You can use the name like “.Hidden Files”, “.My Hidden Album” or more. It is all decided by you.
create-hidden-folder

Note: Please remember that whatever you would like to name your Android, use the "." at the front. The "." in front of the folder name means that this is a hidden folder.

Step 2. You can also hide this folder in the file manager, what you need to do is tap on the main menu and go to"Settings".
hide-the-folder

Then you will get the list as shown below, select "Display settings" and uncheck "Show hidden files" to hide them.


hide-pictures

Part 2: Hide Photos in Folder on Android Phone

Here’s another method for you to hide the files. Go to ES File Explorer, tap on “New” on the bottom toolbar, and then choose the “ File” in the pop-up window.. Now you are asked to named this new file. Type “.nomedia” as the name and click OK to save the data.
hide-photos-on-android
Note: When finishing the creating of a new file named ".nomeida", you can create a new folder and move the photos you want to hide in this folder. And then check the gallery and you will find the photos you just chose hidden. To unveil the photos, you just need to delete the ".nomedia" file.

Part 3: Apps to Hide Pictures for protecting Photos

If your images are so important,so that you want a way safer than the hide feature,you can turn to the password protection with picture hiding app. To achieve this,here recommend two  third-party tools. They are Vaulty and Gallery Lock Lite.There are a lot of options in this category, while they are the most popular apps among the phone users for hiding photos.

Vaulty
This simple and easy to use App can easily conceal your photos well.Just download and open it, then press and hold on each photo, you will get a menu pops up. Follow the steps to move on. Besides, you can also turn to the regular Gallery on Android phone, and tap the share button on photos to send into Vaulty's hiding spot. And setting password to protect.This App is for free download, be noted that the storage space is limited.

 Gallery Lock Lite
Well,this is also a free download App. And it is also a more comprehensive third-party tool. To conseal the files, you can creat a passcode to unlock access to your photos, which you areasked to do when first opening the app. Additionally, Gallery Lock Lite app can also be hidden from the app drawer. Want to open it? Just call3333 from the dialer. Also the number of photos you can hide is limited in the free version.


Using above tips, you can have your pictures hidden easily. If you want to recover deleted photos from Android, you can choose Android Data Recover software.

For now, have you get the solutions about how to hide photos on Android? Hope that you can get it. If you get any other good method to hide your Android photos, please feel free to contact us. You can also leave your comments below and let us know. Your ideas are very critical to us. We are looking forward to your feedbacks.
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