Top 5 Apps That Allows You Hide Photos/Pictures on Android Phones

Do you have some photos in your phone that you want to keep private to yourself? Do you have secrete images, screenshots and snapshots you want to hide from others who operates your phone? Are you looking for an app to lock and hide your private photos/pictures? If your answer to these question is yes, then this post is for you.
Hide photos Android
In this post, I will show you how to hide or lock your private photos, pictures or images using some Android apps exclusively developed for this purpose. It is usually called "photo vault".

Although some new phones now comes with this photo vault features. My Gionee M6 has this feature as well but I understand a lot of other Android phones doesn't come with this ability but hey, don't worry, there are apps that can hide pictures for you.

For this reason, I am concentrating on top 5 applications that can hide and manage your hidden images. These apps are collectively known as file locker apps for Android. There are lots of free file locker apps available on the Play Store.

These apps will allow you to lock photos in the app so that they can't be accessed without a password. With the apps, you can preserve special memories, store family photos, protect copies of your driver’s license, ID cards, and credit cards as well as organizing important documents of yours in a safe folder.

Browse the market and read some reviews to find an app that works for you. Below are some popular apps for hiding pictures;

✔️ KeepSafe
✔️ Hide It Pro
✔️ Gallery Lock
✔️ PhotoVault
✔️ Vaulty

• Everything behind a lock - Your photos are secured via a PIN, pattern or your fingerprint.
• Sync photos or videos - Your encrypted Private Cloud securely syncs your photos, albums and videos across all your devices.
• Back up photos or videos for easy recovery - Fear not if your phone is lost, stolen or damaged!
• Face-down auto lock - In a tight situation? Have Keepsafe lock itself when your device faces downward.
• Safe Send photo sharing - Share private photos with confidence: control how long the recipient sees your photo -- photos disappear 20 seconds after they are received.
• Keepsafe also doesn’t show up in your recently used apps list!

Install Keepsafe basic to get free secure Private Cloud storage and also receive a free test drive of Keepsafe premium!

Keepsafe Premium’s Exclusive Features:
• Protect Privacy
• Album Lock: Assign individual PIN codes to access particular albums
• Break-In Alerts: Takes photos of intruders and tracks break-in attempts
• Secret Door: Disguises your Keepsafe as another app
• Fake Pin: Creates a decoy Keepsafe with a separate PIN code

Manage Photos
• Private Cloud: Stores up to 5,000 items in Keepsafe
• Space Saver: Compresses photos and saves originals to the Cloud
• Trash Recovery: Retrieves photos you’ve mistakenly deleted

Personalize Keepsafe
• Ad-Free: Keeps your photo-viewing experience distraction-free
• Custom Album Covers: Sets album thumbnails to a specific image
✔️ You can download Keepsafe photo locker
Hide it pro

1.) App disguised behind a fully functional Audio Manager (Other disguises like Calculator etc. are available)
2.) Categorize media into hidden folders of your choice
3.) Free Cloud backup of your files
4.) App Disappears from recent apps list, can't be tracked
5.) Gallery with integrated Slideshow and sharing to WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook etc.
6.) Integrated Video player with support for VLC player, MPlayerX etc.
7.) Multiple lock screen options - Pin, Password, Pattern
8.) Fingerprint unlock
9.) Escape pin/password for times when you get caught
10.) Built in encryption tool to secure your most important files
11.) Other Features like Secret Chatting, Private Messaging / Calls, Private Browsing, Locking Apps.
12.) Hide app icon from the app drawer of phone etc.

READ: Best Security Apps For Your Android Phone

There are a lot more features like custom slideshows, batch delete, share, unhide, move data between albums, sort files and folders to your liking etc.
You can download Hide It Pro
Gallery lock
• Hide Photos & Videos
• Stealth Mode supported : this feature hides a launch icon.
• Watchdog : After 3rd failed password attempt, built-in camera takes photo of attacker.
• Share pictures from Gallery Lock to any applications.
• Cloud Backup supported to Google Drive, Dropbox, Box
• Folders supported.
• Beautiful designs
• Rotate and zoom features
• Slide Show supported.
• Mp3 background music playing supported while slide show.
• A variety of viewing mode.
• Multi-select feature for fast hiding, un-hiding, sharing
• Easy-to-use PIN,Pattern access
You can download Gallery Lock
Photo vault

✔ Password Protected App Entry
✔ Pin Lock
✔ Password Protected Photo Albums
(Keep people out of your private albums)
✔ Break-in Report: Photo + GPS
Private Photo Vault's break-in report will secretly take a photo and record the device's current GPS location whenever a wrong password is entered for the app. This will allow you to see anyone who may be snooping on your personal pics.
✔ Decoy Password
Sometimes a nosy person will beg you to see what photos you have in Private Photo Vault. In this situation, you can give them your decoy password that opens up to an entirely different set of photos. This will then make them lose their curiosity about what is in the app while your private pics are still in there in your normal vault account.

✔ Create Secret Photo Albums right in the App
✔ Import/Export from normal gallery
✔ Email Photos
✔ Text Message Photos
✔ Custom Album Covers to keep safe the contents of your private album

✔ Private Image Gallery
Fully functioning image gallery with zooming, rotation, and panning
✔ Photo Slideshow

✔ Import/Export videos from normal gallery
✔ Watch Videos

✔ Private Photo Vault is hidden from your recently used apps list.
✔ Keeps photos safe and secure, away from prying eyes
✔ Creates a video vault that offers protection for your private videos
Download Photo Vault

▌Image & Video Hiding
Lock up any images and videos, then view them from inside the app's beautiful, fast and powerful gallery.

▌Password Protection
Stay protected. Use a PIN or text password to protect your Vaulty vaults.

▌Free, Automatic, Online Backup
Save your hidden media even if your phone is broken or lost.

▌Multiple Vaults
Keep different vaults to show different people.

Snap a pic of anyone who enters the wrong password.

READ: Best Antivirus Apps For Your Android Phone


Create new albums. Sort and filter by various attributes. Rename items. Vaulty offers everything a gallery should and then some to keep your pics and vids well sorted.

Rotate to fit screen. Random sort. Play GIFs & videos. Vaulty's slideshow allows the ultimate hands-free viewing experience.

▌Full Zoom
Zoom beyond pixel-to-pixel levels to fully enjoy the complete resolution of your pictures (& GIFs).

▌Video Format Support
Vaulty can play any video your device can handle and if there's a format your phone can't handle natively, Vaulty can securely display your video in third-party apps.


▌Hide Pictures & Videos Within Vaulty
1. Open Vaulty, then tap the lock icon at the top,
2. Tap an album,
3. Tap thumbnails to select files, then tap the lock at the top to hide them.

▌”Share” Pictures & Videos From Other Apps
1. While viewing a picture or a video, tap the share icon,
2. Select Vaulty from the list of apps,
3. Vaulty will remove the pictures and videos from your gallery and hide them safely in your vault.


✔ After installing your preferred app from the links above for the first time, you'll generally be prompted to create a PIN. This will be used to access your locked files.
You may be able to set a recovery email address in case you have forgotten your PIN.

✔️ Now that the app has been installed, you can start adding your images to it to hide them. Open the image you want to hide and tap the Share button. Select your app locker app from the list of available apps. This will add the image to the file locker.
Repeat until all of the images you want to hide have been added.
Depending on the app, you may be able to browse for files to hide from within the file locker app instead of having to use the Share button.

NOTE: You can also create hidden folders yourself, or create an encrypted zip archive if you're really worried about them falling into the wrong hands. That will be a topic to discuss in subsequent posts.

READ: How To Create a Non Deletable Folder

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  1. Nice compilation and well detailed. In my own case, i have been using an app called Audio Manager .

  2. I'm gonna drop more links upon getting back home from work tonight.

    Anyways, thanks for sharing this information with us here

  3. So finally i can hide or lock my photos that's good.

  4. Thanks for the information we are waiting for more.

  5. abeg u guys pls try dis one "vault"

    e beat all of dem die,

    u hide ur porn videos nd u will mark d vault app disappear

    1. I will also drop the link to its pro version cos that's what am using in one of my phones.

    2. As earlier on promised, Here is the download link for Vault premium

    3. Thank you for thanking me for the link

  6. You know, there are some certain things that should be kept confidential for future use, if not secured now it may find its way out of were it is. So when its needed you finds out that you no longer have it probably someone deleted, getting it back become so difficult.

  7. What am i saying? important information and documents should be well safe guard for reference and future purposes.

  8. So in all of this, much thanks for this update.. Security should be our priority all the the time, a secured nation is a peacefu and progressive nation.

  9. Its working..its real thanks fr the update sir

  10. The one that is the best is vault..I love the app.thanks bro

    1. Did you get the premium version that I posted the link?