How to Make Photos Hidden on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you concerned about the privacy of the photos on your iPhone? Do you want to keep certain photos hidden from prying eyes? In this tutorial, we will guide you step-by-step on how to make photos hidden on your iPhone using the built-in features of iOS.

Step 1: Open the Photos App

To get started, locate and open the Photos app on your iPhone. This app allows you to view and manage all the photos and videos stored on your device.

Step 2: Select the Photos You Want to Hide

In order to hide specific photos, you need to select them first. Tap on Albums at the bottom of the screen, then choose the album where the photos are located. Alternatively, you can select Photos at the bottom left corner to view all your photos.

Note: You can select multiple photos by tapping on each photo individually or by swiping across multiple photos. The selected photos will be highlighted with a blue checkmark.

Step 3: Tap “Hide” in the Share Menu

Once you have selected all the desired photos, tap on the Share icon located at the bottom-left corner of your screen. It looks like a square with an arrow pointing upwards.

A share menu will appear with various options. Scroll down until you find “Hide”. Tap on it to hide the selected photos from your main photo feed.

Step 4: Confirm Your Selection

A confirmation message will pop up asking if you want to hide these photos. Tap “Hide Photos” to proceed.

Step 5: Access Your Hidden Photos

Now that you have successfully hidden your photos, you might wonder how to access them again.

To view your hidden photos, go back to the Albums tab in the Photos app and scroll down until you find the “Hidden” album. Tap on it to open.

Step 6: Unhide Photos when Needed

If you want to unhide any photo, simply select it from the “Hidden” album and tap on the Share icon. In the share menu, scroll down and choose “Unhide”. The selected photo will be restored to its original location within your photo library.


  • If you want to hide multiple photos at once, you can use the Select button in the top-right corner of the screen while in an album or photo view. This allows you to quickly select multiple items without having to tap on each one individually.
  • If you have a large number of hidden photos and want a faster way to unhide them all at once, tap on “Select” in the top-right corner of the “Hidden” album. Then, tap on “Select All” and choose “Unhide” from the share menu.

Congratulations! You now know how to make photos hidden on your iPhone using iOS’s built-in features. By following these steps, you can protect your privacy and keep certain photos away from prying eyes.

Note: While this method is useful for hiding photos from casual browsing, it is not foolproof as someone with access to your device can still find the hidden photos. For stronger privacy, consider using third-party apps that offer more advanced and secure hiding options.

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