If you want to hide files on your iPhone, there are several ways to go about doing it. Some are obvious, but others are extremely secure—so much so that they’re the best way to keep your most personal and sensitive data hidden from prying eyes. Whether you’re worried about government spying or just trying to protect your personal photos, these 3 simple ways to hide files on your iPhone will give you peace of mind, knowing that your information is safe and sound.
1) Use the Notes App
Hidden files are not accessible on the Notes App. However, we can still hide files by saving them as a note with a password. To do this, go to Settings>Notes and create a new note. Give it a name that you want to appear in your list of notes and then add the file you want hidden under attachments. Add your password and you’re done!
You can also hide files by emailing them to yourself and then deleting them from your inbox.
2) Use Apple’s built-in photo hiding feature
Apple has a built-in photo hiding feature that can hide your photos from the gallery, albums, and camera roll. To do this, open up the Photos app and tap Edit in the upper right corner of your screen. Next, swipe left or right to find the photos you want to hide. Once you’ve found them, select them all by tapping one and then holding down until they’re highlighted in a blue box.
3) Use a third-party app
The easiest way to hide files on your iphone is by installing a third party app that allows you to create hidden folders. There are a number of apps in the App Store and Google Play store that allow this including: 1) LockIt, 2) Hidden Files Pro, 3) Hide It Pro. The most popular one (LockIt) has a 4.5 star rating with over 20,000 ratings and costs $2.99 for the full version of the app.