To help protect our privacy and hide sensitive files on iPhone iPad, many ‘vault’ or ‘lock’ apps on the App Store can be found and used. These security and privacy protection app allow users to set a password, PIN, lock pattern or touchID to lock the apps themselves; then import files from iPhone to the security app; after that anyone wants to see the locked files must firstly unlock your iPhone screen, then unlock the security app before they can access those sensitive files and docs on your phone. Photo Vault from Shareit is one of the well-known free file locker app for iPhone. For more details about this app, see this free photo & video lock app for iPhone. Today, we will show you how to use it to lock pictures and videos on iPhone and unlock your media files using this free security app for private photo and video protection.

Lock private photos and videos on iPhone

Go to download the free photo locker app from App Store according to the above linked article. Run the app, you will be prompted to set up a password to lock down the app itself and prevent unauthorized access. It will also prompt you to set the security question through which you can reset the passcode when you forgot it. After that log on the security app using the passcode you have just set. Touch the “+” sign to browse to your photo albums and camera roll, select and save any photos and videos to the vault app on iPhone. Finally Then go to delete these pictures from your photo albums and camera roll if you don’t want anybody to see them from the Photos app and save them under the protection of this photo vault app.

shareit vault app - free photo video locker for iphone

How to unlock photos or videos in the Vault app?

Open the photo vault app on iPhone, touch the edit icon at the top right corner of the app, then touch to select the photos, finally tap on the Undo button at the bottom left corner to move photos from Shareit vault app to Camera Roll on iPhone.

Locking files and data on iPhone – Alternatives

Except the above photo vault app, you can also find many similar apps on the App Store. Folder Lock is another example. See how you can lock photos and videos using Folder Lock here. Even certain file manager apps for iOS provide the functionality of “Vault” where you can protect your private photos and other sensitive files and documents on iPhone. See how File Master can help you lock files and folders on iPhone.

2 thoughts on “Lock private photos and videos on iPhone using Shareit Vault

  1. Vasanth chauhan

    I couldn’t open my shareit vault application after updating my iPhone 6 Plus to iOS 11. I’m unable to start the application and enter my vault code. I don’t know what is happening. Please help me recover those files

    • jason xi

      please update to the latest version 1.0.3 which is adapted to iOS 11.

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