Hide Photos and Videos in Photos App in iOS 11

This Tutorial addresses:
  • iOS
  • Devices
  • Video
  • iPhone
  • iPhone apps
  • iOS 11
At times you may want to hide some photos or videos in the Photos app in your iDevice. Rather than relying on any third-party app to hide the media files, iOS 11 has a built-in Hide feature to help you with that.
When you hide a photo or video, it is no longer visible in the Moments folder or its corresponding album, but is moved to the Hidden container instead. To view or unhide those photos, you must then go to the Hidden container and choose your action from there.
Here’s how you can hide and unhide photos or videos in the Photos app:
  1. Get to the Moments window
    Tap Photos from the Home screen, and tap Photos from the bottom-left corner if not already there. This opens the Moments window in the Photos app. If you’ve used the app earlier and have accessed a different folder such as Memories or Albums, the Photos app will be opened in that container itself. Because of this, you must tap Photos from the bottom-left corner to get to the Moments window.


  2. Open a photo to hide
    From the Moments window, tap the photo you want to hide. This opens the photo in full screen mode with various contextual options at the bottom.
  3. Hide the photo
    Tap the Share icon from the bottom, tap Hide from the lower horizontal menu, and tap Hide Photo in the box that pops up at the bottom. This hides the selected photo from the Moments and its original album, and moves it to the Hidden folder in the Albums window.



  4. Hide multiple photos
    Tap Select from the top-right corner of the Moments window, individually tap all the photos and videos you want to hide, tap the Share icon from the bottom, tap Hide from the lower horizontal menu, and then tap Hide # Photos in the box that pops up (# represents the number of photos you’ve selected). This hides all the selected photos and videos in a single go.




  5. View a hidden photo
    From inside the Photos app, tap Albums from the bottom-right corner, tap the Hidden container, and tap the photo you want to view. This opens the photo in full screen mode.


  6. Unhide a hidden photo
    Tap the Share icon from the bottom-left corner of the opened photo, and tap Unhide from the lower horizontal menu. This moves the photo back to its original album, thus making it unhidden.


  7. Unhide multiple photos

  • Tap Select from the top-right corner of the Hidden folder, individually tap all the photos or videos you want to unhide, tap the Share icon from the bottom-left corner, and tap Unhide from the lower horizontal menu that comes up. This moves all the selected photos and videos to their corresponding original albums, thus un-hiding them all.



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