How to Hide Pictures on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Are you looking for a way to hide pictures on your Android device? Whether you want to keep certain photos private or simply organize your gallery, hiding pictures can be a useful feature.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to hide pictures on Android using different methods. Let’s get started!

Method 1: Using the Native Gallery App

If you’re using the default gallery app on your Android device, you’ll be glad to know that it comes with a built-in option to hide pictures. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Gallery App: Launch the gallery app on your Android device.
  2. Select Pictures: Tap and hold on the pictures you want to hide until they are selected. You can also tap multiple pictures to select them at once.
  3. Tap the Menu Icon: Look for the menu icon (usually represented by three dots) and tap on it.
  4. Choose “Hide” or “Move to Secure Folder”: Depending on your device and gallery app version, you may find either of these options. Selecting either of them will move the selected pictures to a hidden folder.

You have successfully hidden your pictures using the native gallery app! To access them again, simply follow these steps and choose “Unhide” or “Move out of Secure Folder.”

Method 2: Using Third-Party Apps

If your device doesn’t have a built-in option or if you prefer more advanced features, there are several third-party apps available for hiding pictures on Android. One such popular app is Gallery Lock. Here’s how you can use it:

  1. Install Gallery Lock: Go to the Google Play Store, search for “Gallery Lock,” and install the app on your device.
  2. Launch Gallery Lock: Open the app once it’s installed.
  3. Create a PIN or Password: Set up a secure PIN or password that will be used to access your hidden pictures.
  4. Select Pictures: Tap on the “+” icon or the “Add” button to choose the pictures you want to hide from your gallery.
  5. Tap “Hide”: Once you’ve selected the pictures, tap on the “Hide” button to hide them in Gallery Lock’s secure folder.

Congratulations! Your pictures are now safely hidden within Gallery Lock. Whenever you want to access them, open the app and enter your PIN or password.

Method 3: Using File Managers

If you prefer a more manual approach, you can use file managers such as ES File Explorer or Astro File Manager. Here’s how:

  1. Install a File Manager App: Download and install a file manager app from the Google Play Store. ES File Explorer and Astro File Manager are popular choices.
  2. Navigate to Your Pictures Folder: Open the file manager app and navigate to your device’s internal storage or SD card.

    Locate and open the folder where your pictures are stored.

  3. Create a New Folder: Tap on the “New Folder” button and give it a name (e.g., Hidden Pictures).
  4. Select and Move Pictures: Select the pictures you want to hide and tap on the “Move” or “Cut” button. Navigate to the newly created folder and paste the pictures inside.

You’ve successfully hidden your pictures using a file manager app! To view them again, open the file manager app, navigate to the hidden folder, select the pictures, and move them back to their original location.


By now, you should be familiar with different methods to hide pictures on Android. Whether you choose to use your device’s native gallery app, third-party apps like Gallery Lock, or file managers like ES File Explorer, make sure to choose a method that suits your needs and preferences.

Remember that hiding pictures doesn’t provide foolproof security. If you have sensitive or confidential photos, consider encrypting them or storing them in a more secure location. Stay cautious and protect your privacy!

That’s it for this tutorial! We hope you found it helpful in learning how to hide pictures on Android. Happy hiding!

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