Of recent, photos are rated to be our most valuable possessions as it portrays different memories. The photo might contain individual or sensitive contents.
Thanks to Apple for making different in-built security features that help you keep your Photos far from other people’s views.
In this article, you will learn how to password protect photos on your iPhone and iPad. Here are the the step-by-step guidelines to apply in order to use the iOS in-built features.
How To Password Protect Photos On iPhone & iPad
With the in-built features on iOS devices, you’ll be able to password protect your photos by setting up a passcode or Face ID authentication for accessing your photo library and other methods.
It is easy to password-protect your photos, just as it is easy for you to set a passcode for your device. Although, you need to know a few things first.
In the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad, there is a Hidden Photos folder that consists of the photos you hide.
The Hidden album appears under Utilities in your Photos Album page.
To password protect photos on your device, do the steps below so far you are running iOS 16.
Step 1: Open Photos app
On your iPhone or iPad menu, open the Photos app.
Step 2: Select any Photos or Videos
Select the photos or videos you want to hide and after selecting, below the screen, tap the circled three-dot icon at the bottom to display other options.
Step 3: Select Hide Option
On the follow-up menu, select the Hide option to move the photos to the Hidden album. Confirmed to hide the photos and video.
The photos or videos will automatically relocate to a Hidden album under Utilities. The Hidden album can’t be accessed without the correct Passcode or Face ID.
How To Password Protect Photos On iPhone & iPad Using Notes App
The Notes app is one of the popular apps on iOS devices and it is used for several purposes.
It is possible to use the Notes app to password-protect photos, as it is not password protected in the Hidden album.
To do this, follow the steps below
Step 1: Open the Photos app
Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2: Select Photos
Select the photos you want to hide on the Notes app and tap the Share icon. At the bottom left, tap the Share icon (box with an arrow up).
Step 3: Select Notes app
Then, from the share options, slide left, tap on More and select the Notes app
Step 4: Share to Notes
Share the photos to the Notes app and tap on the Save option when the app open.
Step 5: Go to Notes App
After you must have shared the photo to Notes, go to the Notes app. Scroll to the newly saved Note and open it.
Step 6: Tap the Three-dot icon
When the Note display, tap the three-dot icon at the top right to uncover other options.
Step 7: Tap Lock
Tap the Lock option to lock the Note if you already set a password for Notes. But, if you have not set up a password, it will prompt you to set a password for the Note. After that, tap Done.
When you have photos and videos you don’t want anyone to see in your iPhone, password protecting them is your best option. You can use the Hidden Album or use the Notes app to passcode the photos.