Do you have private pictures, videos on iPhone that you do not want others to see? Sometimes you may want to allow others to use your phone but do not want them to find certain files and documents on the phone. For example, your kids may always want to look in your iPhone, play games with iPhone, etc. In this guide, we will show you different ways to password protect pictures on iPhone. You can set up a PIN or pattern to protect other files and documents on iPhone follow below instructions.
How to lock and hide private photos on iPhone using Folder Lock?
You can firstly go to download this iPhone folder lock app on the phone. It is free to download and use on App Store. Run this app, you will be prompted to set up a security lock recovery email and set up a security lock on iPhone. After that all files and documents added to this security app will be protected with password, PIN or pattern. It adds an extra layer of security to protect sensitive, important, private files on iPhone. In this article, we will show you the easy steps to lock and hide private pictures on iPhone, such as nudes, screenshots of banking information, etc.
Run the iPhone file lock app, you will see its main interface like this.
Tap on Photos from above screen on iPhone, you will open all existing photo albums that are locked and protected by this iPhone security app. You can also create a new photo album to save and protect any private pictures. Open a photo album which you like to save your private photos, then tap on the + Add icon to show the options you can import photos to this file locker app. You will be able to add photos from Camera Roll to this photo locker app, or take new pictures and save them to the photo locker app without saving a copy of them to Camera roll on iPhone, you can also use its built-in Wi-Fi File transfer function to wirelessly send photos and image files from PC or Mac to iPhone over Wi-Fi.
If you choose the first image import option from above screen, the file protection app will access your Camera Roll on iPhone, you can then browse to and select any photos and import them to this data protection app on iPhone. After that you can go to delete the original copy of the photos from Camera Roll to maintain security.
By following above steps you can hide or delete photos from Camera Roll and protect the photos with a password, PIN or pattern using this Folder Lock. Anyone will need to pass the security lock in order to access or view your protected photos.
More methods to lock photos and other files on iPhone
- You can lock and hide private photos and files on iPhone using File Explorer, a iPhone file manager, transfer and security app.
- iOS allows users to create private notes and lock them with password or fingerprint. If you want to hide certain private pictures, videos, you may add them to secret notes and lock them with password or fingerprint on iPhone. See how to create and lock private notes on iPhone.
How to lock files and folder on Android?
Now you know how to lock files and folder on iPhone. If you are using an Android phone or tablet, see how to lock files on Android phone using ES file manager. Should you still have further inquiries about data protection and security concern on the phone, feel free to leave a message in the comment section below.
Update Aug 2018: this article was originally posted in Feb 2016 and has since been updated. In this update, two new methods to password protect secret photos and videos using the FileExplorer and Notes on iPhone were added.