Your iPhone may have photos that you don’t want to delete right away, but for some (privacy) reason, you don’t want them to show up in your photo library either. You can hide any of these photos on your iPhone without any third-party apps. Apple natively gives you the option to hide photos on your iPhone. You can use this option to ensure that your photos not seen by loved ones viewing your photo library.

For a long time, Apple allowed users to hide photos from their photo library. But hidden photos part of the “Hidden” album and are still visible in the “Albums” section of the Photos app. This experience was updated with the release of iOS 14 last year.

The iOS 14 version allows you to completely hide photos from your iPhone without using third-party apps. Here’s how you can do it.

How to Hide Photos from iPhone Without Using Third-Party Apps

starting the steps on how to hide photos in iPhone without using third-party apps, make sure your iPhone is running at least iOS 14. It’s also important to point out that hidden albums on iOS enabled by default. But you can turn it off with the following steps. Also, you can follow the same steps to hide photos to hide your videos.

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.

  2. Select the photo or video you want to hide. You can also select multiple photos or videos by tapping the select button in the upper right corner of the screen.

  3. click share button, then select hide from the menu.

  4. Confirm that you want to hide the selected photo or video.

  5. now go set up and click photo.

  6. scroll down and close hide album options.

You can follow steps 5 and 6 to turn on the Hidden Albums option again to view the folder in the Photos app. Be aware that any photos or videos you hide may appear in third-party apps. On iPadOS you can also follow the given steps to hide or unhide photos on iPad.

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