How to Make a Private Photo Album on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Creating a private photo album on your iPhone is a great way to keep your personal pictures secure and separate from the rest of your camera roll. Whether you want to hide sensitive photos or simply organize them in a more private manner, this tutorial will guide you through the process step by step.

Step 1: Open the Photos App
To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the Photos app. It is represented by a multicolored flower icon. Tap on it to open.

Step 2: Create a New Album
Once you’re in the Photos app, tap on the “Albums” tab located at the bottom of your screen. Then, tap on the “+” sign at the upper-left corner of the screen to create a new album.

Step 3: Name Your Album
A pop-up window will appear prompting you to name your new album. Choose a name that is relevant and easily recognizable for your private photos.

For example, you could name it “Private Memories”. Once you have entered the desired name, tap “Save”.

Step 4: Add Photos to Your Private Album
Now that you’ve created your private album, it’s time to add photos to it. Tap on the newly created album to open it. Next, tap on the “+” sign located at the upper-left corner of the screen.

  • Selecting Individual Photos: Scroll through your camera roll and select each photo that you want to add to your private album by tapping on them.
  • Selecting Multiple Photos: If you want to select multiple photos at once, tap and hold on one photo until it slightly enlarges. Then, without releasing your finger from that photo, slide it across other photos you want to include in your selection.

Once you have selected all desired photos, tap on “Done” at the upper-right corner of the screen.

Step 5: Hide Your Private Album
Now that you’ve created and populated your private album with photos, it’s time to hide it from your main camera roll. To do this, go back to the “Albums” tab and scroll down until you find your private album.

Note: By default, your newly created album will be placed in the “My Albums” section at the bottom of the screen.

Step 6: Hide Your Private Album
To hide your private album, tap on the “Edit” button located at the upper-right corner of the screen. Then, tap on the “-” sign that appears in a red circle next to your private album’s name.

Step 7: Confirm Hiding Your Private Album
A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm if you want to hide your album. Tap on “Hide” to complete the process.

Accessing Your Private Album

Now that you have hidden your private album, it will no longer be visible in your main camera roll or albums list. However, you can still access it by following these steps:

  • Open Hidden Folder: Open the Photos app and navigate to the “Albums” tab.
  • Scroll Down: Scroll down until you reach the section called “Hidden”.
  • Find Your Private Album: Within this section, you will find your hidden private album.
  • Show All Hidden Photos: If you want to view all photos within this hidden folder, simply tap on “Select” at the top-right corner of your screen. Then, tap on each photo individually or use multiple selection techniques mentioned earlier.

By following these steps, you can create and maintain a private photo album on your iPhone. Whether you want to safeguard personal memories or keep sensitive photos away from prying eyes, this method allows you to have control over your photo collection’s privacy.

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