How To Hide Your Photos On iPhone [On iOS 16]

Jeffrey Baiden
Jeffrey Baiden - iOS & Windows Writer
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How to hide photos on iOS 16

Are you an iPhone user who is concerned about their privacy? Ever consider hiding certain photos from prying eyes, or do you just want to hide sensitive photos on your iPhone safely?

In this article, you are going to learn how to hide your photos and videos on your iPhone on iOS 16. You’re also going to learn how to hide the Hidden Album on your iPhone.

How To Hide Your Photos On iPhone On iOS 16

If you want to hide your photos on your iPhone iOS 16, follow this guide:

Step 1: Select Photo you want to hide

In the Photos app, tap on the photo you would like to hide.

If you would like to hide more than one photo, tap on “Select” at the top right corner of the screen and select as many photos and videos as you want to hide.

Step 2: Tap three dots

Now, tap on the More options button. it is represented by the three dots icon at the bottom right.

Step 2: Hide photos

Tap on “Hide” and confirm the action. And that is that. You have hidden your photos successfully on your iPhone iOS 16.

Note that hiding your photos and videos relocates them to a special album or folder labeled as “Hidden”.

For iOS 16 and beyond, the hidden album is locked and can be opened with either face ID or touch ID.

How To Hide The Hidden Album in Photos

If you do not want the hidden album to show in your photos, you can hide it via settings on your device.

Step 1: Go to Settings

Open Settings and scroll to the Photos app. Tap on it to open. By default, the “Show hidden album” is turned on

Step 2: Hide Hidden Album

Tap on the toggle button to turn it off. This hides the album from Photos. Next time you open Photos, you will not see the hidden album.


For your privacy, you may want to hide some of your photos and videos from the rest of the world.

To do that on your iPhone, you need to be using iOS 16. You can relocate the photos and videos you would like to hide in your Hidden album. Select the photo you want to hide and tap “Hide”.

Tap on “Hide” once again to confirm the action. You can also hide the Hidden album by turning off “Show hidden album” in your device’s Settings.

FAQs on How To Hide Your Photos On iPhone

You can also hide the Hidden album by turning off “Show hidden album” in your device’s settings.

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By Jeffrey Baiden iOS & Windows Writer
Jeffrey Baiden is a content writer with over 2 years of experience writing content about the web. He's obsessed with tech and one-day dreams of becoming a renowned writer. Jeffrey has owned, used, and explored the depths of Android and iOS devices. Now, he's currently an Android and iOS writer at Techvocast, where he talks about all the guides and apps.
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