Best of 16 apps to hide photos on mobile Android, iPhone

HideU, Photo Lock App, and Private Photo Vault are just a few of the top-rated apps that can help you keep your private photos safe and secure. Whether you're looking to hide photos from prying eyes or simply want to keep your personal photos organized and out of sight, these apps offer a variety of features to meet your needs.

App Logo Available On Reviews Downloads Features
1. HideU HideU Icon Android, iOS 4.4/5 139M+ Hide photos & videos, Secret media files, Privacy guard
2. Photo Lock App Photo Lock App Icon Android 4.6/5 91M+ Hide photos & videos, Safe browser, Hide files & notes
3. Private Photo Vault Private Photo Vault Icon Android, iOS 4.7/5 68M+ Military-grade encryption, PIN and fingerprint protection
4. Calculator Lock Calculator Lock Icon Android 4.7/5 45M+ Hide photos and videos, Calculator disguise, PIN protected
5. Calculator Calculator Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 36M+ Hide photos and videos, Calculator disguise, AES encryption
6. Hide Pictures & Videos Hide Pictures & Videos Icon Android, iOS 4.3/5 33M+ Calculator disguise, Fingerprint lock, Instant sharing hide
7. Clock Vault Clock Vault Icon Android, iOS 4.6/5 32M+ Hide photos, Hide videos, Album cover
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1. HideU

HideU Icon

Hide photos & videos, Secret media files, Privacy guard


Cost: HideU: Photo & Video Hider (Free), HideU Premium ($4.99)

HideU is a mobile app that allows users to hide photos and videos behind a calculator interface. It provides a secure and private way to store sensitive content, keeping it hidden from prying eyes. The app uses military-grade encryption to protect data, and it can be disguised as a regular calculator app to avoid detection. HideU also offers additional features such as a decoy password, break-in alerts, and a fake crash screen to further enhance security. With HideU, users can rest assured that their private photos and videos are safe and secure.

Download: Android, iOS

HideU - Hide photos & videos, Secret media files, Privacy guard
  • Tags:
  • Private Media Vault
  • Calculator Disguise
  • PIN Protection

Application information:

Downloads 138625609
Features HideU hides and locks your private photos, videos, contacts, SMS and apps behind the calculator screen with an inbuilt gallery to organize and manage your hidden items.
Pros Protect your privacy from snoopers and safeguard your sensitive information from unauthorized access.
Cons May not be effective against sophisticated hacking attempts or forensic analysis and doesn't support cloud backup.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Mark Gaspard: “This app is perfect. Anything you want hidden you can hide here. Photos, videos, filed, contacts, websites, etc...you can even access social media, Google, and anything else. The icon for your desktop is simply a calculator. You will have to x-out of an initial ad when you first open this app, but it's one and done. If you are looking for the number one go to vault this is it. Oh, and yes the calculator really works!” – 5/5 in Play Store

R Jay: “Frankly, this is by far the best app of this kind I've encountered, and I think it's flying under the radar. Of course there are areas to improve on, but I feel like this app combines the best of several worlds. The ads are in the way some. It has Google Drive backup; decent camera; internal browser (bookmark & tab), plus easy click-to-save & download direct to the internal hidden folder; outbound sharing of encrypted files; optional Apex-based launcher mode to hide apps -- all sleek & well done” – 5/5 in Play Store

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2. Photo Lock App

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Hide photos & videos, Safe browser, Hide files & notes


Cost: Photo Lock App (Free), Photo Lock App Pro ($4.99)

Photo Lock App is the ultimate privacy protection app for your Android device. With this app, you can easily hide your private photos and videos, ensuring that they remain confidential and away from prying eyes. The app uses military-grade encryption to protect your data, and it offers a variety of features to make it easy to manage your hidden files. You can create multiple albums, organize your photos and videos, and even set up a decoy password to fool intruders. Photo Lock App is the perfect way to keep your sensitive photos and videos safe and secure.

Download: Android

Photo Lock App - Hide photos & videos, Safe browser, Hide files & notes
  • Tags:
  • Hide Photos & Videos
  • Hide Audio & Files
  • Create & Hide Notes

Application information:

Downloads 90,853,315
Features With Photo Lock App, you can protect your photos, videos, and files from unwanted access by encrypting them with a password.
Pros Easy to use, provides multiple layers of security, allows you to create multiple vaults with different passwords.
Cons May slow down your device if you have a large number of photos and videos stored in the app, requires a strong password to be effective.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Wendi Ann: “It's totally awesome!! I Love it! The "Radio" icon, in addition to others, are ingenious. The app takes a photo of anyone trying to break into (with wrong password) your Private Photo / Video "VAULTS", so you can see who's snooping around. Like the app developer(s) warn, tho, be sure to "unlock" & move or otherwise "SAVE" your media content from within the app before making any major or permanent changes, or you may lose access to it all, forever. Well done, App- maker(s). Thank You So Much.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Sebastian Jorge Burgos: “This is one of the best Gallery Lockers I have ever installed! 🤩 It works very smoothly, and has barely any ads! Also, the features it has are just 👌. Like, the feature to hide and change the name of the original app is genius! Also, the feature to delete the original photos without having to delete them manually is again, genius! This app is very good, it is great if you lose your phone or if someone takes it! It keeps your photos hidden! 10/10” – 5/5 in Play Store

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3. Private Photo Vault

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Military-grade encryption, PIN and fingerprint protection


Cost: Private Photo Vault (Free), Private Photo Vault Premium ($9.99)

Private Photo Vault is a mobile app that allows users to hide their private photos and videos in a password-protected vault. The app uses military-grade encryption to keep your photos safe and secure, and it offers a variety of features to help you manage your hidden photos, including the ability to create multiple vaults, organize your photos into albums, and share photos with other users. Private Photo Vault is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Download: Android, iOS

Private Photo Vault - Military-grade encryption, PIN and fingerprint protection
  • Tags:
  • Secure Photo Vault
  • Hide Private Photos
  • Fingerprint Lock

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

Drake Parker: “I really like this app a lot. They way it disappears after exiting out is really cool and appreciate the feature very much. Sometimes videos and photos get corrupted which is annoying however, I can export them and somewhat fix the issue. All in all it's about everything I would want. I even like how the ads are implemented as of 3/1/24” – 5/5 in Play Store

Bantuman01: “Having used this app for quite some time now, I believe in my humble opinion that it does exactly what it is supposed to do. No fuss, no fidgeting about, and with great efficiency and ease of use. My photos stay exactly where I want them, no accidental spillage and sharing them is pretty straight forward and with plenty of safeguards. Thanks guys, I can now say that my photos and docs are in safe hands, way up in da blue yonder! Absolutely safe and secure. Still as secure as ever.” – 5/5 in Play Store

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4. Calculator Lock

Calculator Lock Icon

Hide photos and videos, Calculator disguise, PIN protected


Cost: Calculator Lock (Free), Calculator Lock Pro ($3.99)

Calculator Lock is a privacy protection app that can hide photos and videos behind a fully functional calculator. The app disguises itself as a regular calculator, complete with a working interface. Once you enter your passcode, the secret gallery is revealed, allowing you to store and access your private photos and videos discreetly. It offers multiple layers of protection, including fingerprint and pattern lock options, ensuring the utmost security for your sensitive content.

Download: Android

Calculator Lock - Hide photos and videos, Calculator disguise, PIN protected
  • Tags:
  • Hide Photos & Videos
  • Calculator Disguise
  • Password Protection

Application information:

Downloads 45,379,403
Features Hide your photos, videos and secrets behind an ordinary looking calculator.
Pros Disguised as an ordinary calculator, keeping your private files safe and secure.
Cons May not be completely hidden from tech-savvy individuals, and some users have reported occasional crashes and bugs.

Comments and Reviews from users:

James Minter: “It is safe to use and works well. I've used it for almost 4 years at this point. Everyone who is saying it erases files is an idiot. The process is simple. You open the app after making a password and you click the plus icon on the bottom right. It then opens a window asking what type of files you want to open. Once you do that it then shows you your gallery and you choose what videos and photos to put in. Once you've selected your photos it also gives you the option to encrypt your photos.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Damekiel Grant: “It's a pretty decent app, It's disguised as a calculator that actually works. It's pretty easy to use although it doesn't let you hide apps like I expected it to, it also has too many ads like I get a add every time I save a picture, video etc but other then that it's great for hiding things you don't want other people to see and when you hide photos and stuff from your gallery it takes those out of your gallery and into the app 10/10 would recommend” – 4/5 in Play Store

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5. Calculator

Calculator Icon

Hide photos and videos, Calculator disguise, AES encryption


Cost: Calculator (Free), Calculator Pro ($1.99)

Calculator is a brilliant disguise app designed to safeguard your privacy by concealing your photos and videos within a fully functional calculator interface. With its intuitive design, you can seamlessly switch between calculator and gallery modes, ensuring that your sensitive content remains hidden from prying eyes. The app's robust encryption ensures that your files are protected from unauthorized access, providing you with peace of mind knowing that your private moments are secure. Whether you want to hide personal photos, confidential documents, or sensitive videos, Calculator offers a discreet and reliable solution that combines convenience with unparalleled security.

Download: Android, iOS

Calculator - Hide photos and videos, Calculator disguise, AES encryption
  • Tags:
  • Photo vault
  • Hide Photos & Videos
  • Private Browser

Application information:

Downloads 35,890,646
Features Hide pictures and videos to keep your privacy safe
Pros Easy to use, reliable and safe
Cons May not be compatible with all devices, may not be able to hide all types of files

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “"Unable to get file path." when I try to share photos from Google Photos to this app. I also cannot seem to find the same photos through the "add button" file browser within the app. At a loss here... It works if those photos were shot on my device, but if I download them from a shared album, it doesn't work. Please help. I am a lifetime subscriber. 🙏 The response below did not resolve my problem...” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “What an incredible app. I can't believe it functions as a real calculator too! And with a good amount of functions. Love this for school calculations and for other stuff. Very well hidden, secure, and it was so easy to encrypt the photos I moved to the app. They even dissapeared from my phone files. Would 100% recommend. Ads aren't even close to being a bother. Wonderful app, 10/10.” – 5/5 in Play Store

6. Hide Pictures & Videos

Hide Pictures & Videos Icon

Calculator disguise, Fingerprint lock, Instant sharing hide


Cost: Hide Pictures & Videos: Gallery Lock (Free), Hide Pictures & Videos PRO: Gallery Lock ($4.99)

Hide Pictures & Videos is a top-rated app for Android devices that allows users to keep their photos and videos private. It offers a variety of features to protect your sensitive media, including password protection, encryption, and a decoy mode that disguises the app as a calculator. With over 30 million downloads, Hide Pictures & Videos is a trusted and reliable solution for keeping your private photos and videos safe and secure.

Download: Android, iOS

Hide Pictures & Videos - Calculator disguise, Fingerprint lock, Instant sharing hide
  • Tags:
  • Privacy Calculator
  • Hidden Photo Vault
  • Video Hider

Application information:

Downloads 32840648
Features Hide Photos, Videos, Audio, Document, Contact, Note & Files to keep Gallery Safe
Pros Keep your private data safe and secure
Cons May not be able to recover hidden files if you forget the password

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Great app, does what it says EXCEPT for a major problem with the applock ( i. e. Don't download for this feature). Great list of features for free in settings that aren't even in description. The only problem is the applock. It shows a passcode to open the app, but if you click on a bouncing picture of a present in the top right of the screen (VERY obvious to click on) you can watch a ad and the app unlocks! I'm not even sure if this is a glitch or something on purpose, but I am not able to use this feature. I have another app now but I'd really like to have this one for that. I've also held off from their "remove ads” payment for this reason all the other features are great and the only reason I'm not giving it five stars is be ause of the applock problem” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “I read it had ads, but thought 'How bad could it be?' Well, they are so obtrusive, while you are trying to operate a Hide app, the ads start playing music,and there are Allot of them. Now, they do offer a paid version, and there are two features I love. 1) Fake password. 2) put the phone down, and app closes. I found an app that has more options, it's much easier to unhide, and no ads. I'm going with that one, though if you pay for this, and you want basic, this will work.” – 3/5 in Play Store

7. Clock Vault

Clock Vault Icon

Hide photos, Hide videos, Album cover


Cost: Clock Vault: Hide Photos & Videos (Free), Clock Vault Premium: Hide Photos & Videos ($4.99)

Clock Vault is a secret gallery app that lets you hide photos and videos on your mobile phone. It disguises itself as a fully functional clock, complete with an alarm, stopwatch, and timer. Behind this clever facade lies a secret vault where you can store your private photos and videos, protected by a password or fingerprint lock. With Clock Vault, you can rest assured that your private moments remain hidden and secure, even if your phone falls into the wrong hands.

Download: Android, iOS

Clock Vault - Hide photos, Hide videos, Album cover
  • Tags:
  • Hide Photos & Videos
  • Private Gallery
  • Time Password Protection

Application information:

Downloads 31,873,547
Features Hide photos and videos, lock apps, create secret notes, and browse privately with the built-in browser.
Pros Easy to use, reliable, and offers a variety of features to protect your privacy.
Cons May not be as secure as some other vault apps, and some users have reported issues with the app crashing.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “The idea is really cool and I love the fact that it is super secure and covert. I wish the clock would act like any other one that you install or the other things it can be like a calculator. For example when you open the calculator it's at. When it's the clock you can't really set an alarm or whatever. It doesn't really work. If they could fix that I would give it a five. Well, except for all the countless ads that pop up every 5 seconds” – 2/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “This is the best app of its' kind. I have tried many yet the developer was very thoughtful in designing additional measures of protection and personal options. There are many reviews with one star and I can clearly see that these people didn't understand, what I see, as clear directions next to each option e.g. uninstall. The developer could have been a bit kinder in holding back on the sheer number of ads between process steps. Nonetheless, great app and will buy the Pro version to stop the ads” – 5/5 in Play Store

8. Private Photo Vault

Private Photo Vault Icon

Password protection for individual albums, Hide private photos and videos


Cost: Private Photo Vault: Free (Free), Private Photo Vault: Premium ($4.99)

Private Photo Vault is a reliable app that allows you to safeguard your sensitive photos and videos on your mobile device. With its robust encryption technology, you can rest assured that your private content remains protected from prying eyes. The app provides a user-friendly interface, making it easy to organize and manage your hidden media. Whether you need to conceal personal images or sensitive documents, Private Photo Vault offers a secure and convenient solution to keep your privacy intact.

Download: Android, iOS

Private Photo Vault - Password protection for individual albums, Hide private photos and videos
  • Tags:
  • Password protected
  • Hide Private Photos
  • Hide private videos

Application information:

Downloads 27,230,268
Features Keep your photos safe with Private Photo Vault, the secret vault to hide photos and lock your private vault for pics and videos.
Pros Hide private photos and videos, organize them into albums, and protect them with a PIN code or Touch ID.
Cons Free version has limited storage, premium version required for unlimited storage and additional features.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Back when I had an iPhone, this was the best Private photo app, and after switching to an Android, I was excited to see that it was also on the play store. However, this app is nothing like the iOS version. Some features like shake to go to the bottom or nonexistant, and the ads wouldn't be so bad if they didn't crash the app half of the time. I would love to give this app 5 stars, but I can't bring myself to do that with these obvious issues.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Bipedal Narwhal: “Stores your photos and videos fine, as well as deletes them automatically from gallery (Not even to the trash, which is great for privacy). An issue I have with this app however is that uploading multiple things at once will put them in reverse chronological order. This wouldnt be a problem if I was just uploading a whole album at once, but when you are frequently uploading several photos or videos at a time, it makes keeping things in order auite annoying. This is not an issue on iOS however.” – 3/5 in Play Store

9. LockMyPix Safe Photo Vault

LockMyPix Safe Photo Vault Icon

Military-grade encryption, Private photo and video vault


Cost: LockMyPix Safe Photo Vault (Free), LockMyPix Pro ($4.99)

LockMyPix Safe Photo Vault is an award-winning privacy protection app that allows you to hide and encrypt your personal photos, videos, and documents on your mobile device. With military-grade AES-256 encryption and a variety of security features, LockMyPix ensures that your sensitive files remain confidential and inaccessible to unauthorized users. You can create multiple secure vaults, organize your files into customizable albums, and even disguise the app's icon for added discretion. LockMyPix also offers a variety of convenient features such as automatic syncing, decoy PIN, and break-in alerts to keep your data safe and secure.

Download: Android, iOS

LockMyPix Safe Photo Vault - Military-grade encryption, Private photo and video vault

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Poor usability. The app always prompts for a password whenever you add a photo to it from the gallery. It also does not remember the last used folder or allow you to set a default folder. So, as you scroll through your gallery adding files you will have to put in your password and select the destination folder every. single. time. Add a longer timeout (say, 5 minutes) between needing password re-input and use the last-selected folder as the default one and this would be a 5 star instant buy.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Honestly, this is everything I was looking for in a photo vault. The two key features I like are the ability to reorganize images by dragging and dropping them and the ability to create sub folders/directories. It really does seem perfect. My only complaint issues it's difficult sorting files by their name. Update: I dropped it by 2 stars because I have been running into a new issue. While zoomed in on a and swiping to pan the image, you swipe to the next image in a folder instead.” – 3/5 in Play Store

10. Calculator

Calculator Icon

Hide photos and videos, Protect privacy, Access with PIN or fingerprint


Cost: Calculator Pro ($1.99), Calculator Free (Free)

Calculator is a secret photo vault app that hides your private photos and videos behind a fully functional calculator. With this app, you can keep your sensitive files safe and private, while still having quick and easy access to them. The app is disguised as a regular calculator, so no one will suspect that it's actually hiding your precious memories. You can use the calculator's functions as usual, and simply enter a password to access your hidden files. Calculator is the perfect way to keep your private photos and videos safe and secure.

Download: Android, iOS

Calculator - Hide photos and videos, Protect privacy, Access with PIN or fingerprint
  • Tags:
  • Hide Photos
  • Hide Videos
  • Privacy Protection

Application information:

Downloads 12054609
Features Hide pictures and videos in a secret vault disguised as a calculator; organize files into folders for easy management; protect privacy with a password or fingerprint lock.
Pros Excellent disguise as a calculator,强大的加密功能, easy-to-use interface.
Cons May not be able to recover lost password, limited cloud storage without a subscription, occasional bugs reported by users.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “This application so far has proven to be well built and secure. It does as was stated, it protects your pictures, videos, applications and more. The calcuator screen acts just like a real calculator, minus a few features like the percentage equations. The screen is customizable, and you're able to hide the header in the Calculator so other people will not realize there are settings or the bar to access your hidden content. You are also allowed to organize all your content how you want to. Ty♥” – 5/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Literally the best calculator and photo vault ever. Calculator works great, can't tell the difference with any other good phone calculator. Has a place for pictures, videos, files, etc., and even for notes, is well organized and has a bunch of super cool features, some involving how you access the hidden portions, etc. Overall just amazing, honestly.” – 5/5 in Play Store

11. Vaulty

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Hide private media, Protect with PIN/pattern, Share media securely


Cost: Vaulty Pro (4.99), Vaulty Free (0.00)

Vaulty is a mobile app that allows users to hide and protect their private photos and videos. It creates a secure vault on the user's device, protected by a PIN code, fingerprint, or facial recognition. Photos and videos stored in the vault are encrypted and hidden from the device's gallery and other apps. Vaulty also offers additional features such as decoy password, fake PIN, and stealth mode for enhanced security. With over 10 million downloads, Vaulty is a highly-rated and trusted app for safeguarding sensitive photos and videos on mobile devices.

Download: Android, iOS

Vaulty - Hide private media, Protect with PIN/pattern, Share media securely
  • Tags:
  • Hide Private Photos
  • Lock videos and albums
  • Protect privacy

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Works great! You can save pictures and videos but I keep waiting to lose all my pictures when they ask it start paying. I'd absolutely have no problems paying for an app like this except that they hold your pictures hostage. Pay or lose everything. Just once I'd like to see an app like this say move your pictures and video because your trial is about to end or buy the app for just $____. I still don't know of this is a pay for app.” – 5/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “it's not nearly as secure as it advertises. The name implies that your items are somehow secured and completely encrypted with a special key, or something. However, all this really does is hide the videos and pictures from being listed in the Gallery, but anybody who wants to can have access to your videos with no additional effort, and your photos with only a minor bit of effort. This is not secure at all, but useful to keep out casual intruders.” – 2/5 in Play Store

12. PRIVARY Secure Photo Vault

PRIVARY Secure Photo Vault Icon

Hide photos and videos, Protect with password, Military-grade encryption


Cost: PRIVARY Secure Photo Vault (Free), PRIVARY Secure Photo Vault Pro ($9.99)

PRIVARY Secure Photo Vault is the most downloaded photo vault app on Android, with over 3 million downloads. It allows you to hide your private photos and videos in a password-protected vault. The app uses military-grade encryption to keep your files safe and secure. You can also create multiple vaults with different passwords, so you can keep your different types of private files separate. PRIVARY is the perfect way to protect your privacy and keep your sensitive photos and videos out of the wrong hands.

Download: Android, iOS

PRIVARY Secure Photo Vault - Hide photos and videos, Protect with password, Military-grade encryption
  • Tags:
  • Secure Photo Vault
  • Multi-Level Security
  • Hide Photos and Videos

Application information:

Downloads 3,483,479
Features Hide photos, videos & documents in your Private Locker, that is password-protected, Touch/Face ID enabled, disguised as a regular app, and protected with military-grade encryption
Pros Truly private, disguised as a regular app, easy to use
Cons Premium features require a subscription, can be glitchy at times

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “One of the better out there. The good: Simple interface. One of the very few that will encrypt (and decrypt) a file (text, photo, video) on your SD card and leave it there; no need to import to device memory. Can do device memory also. Can create folders of folders. The bad: Always a bit undependable (crashes during imports, freezes, imports some but not all files in a folder), gets progressively worse after about 20GB. in vault. At that point, import is not really useable. Will waste A LOT of your time by almost but never quite getting an import right. Pricey upgrade buys you no ads.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “It demands an email address so it can send you your password if you forget. That's terrifying. It implies that they're keeping your password in plain text and are willing to send it in the same way. I'm sure the app is fine, otherwise. But I can't use anything with so obvious a security flaw. Edit: After a comment from the dev and some investigation on my own, I'm happy to correct my previous comment. Reinstalled and verified that my fears were unfounded. Excellent communications.” – 5/5 in Play Store

13. Hide Photo Calculator

Hide Photo Calculator Icon

Hide photos and videos, Protect with PIN or pattern


Cost: Free, Premium ($2.99)

"Hide Photo Calculator" is a mobile app that allows users to hide their private photos and videos behind a fully functional calculator. The app is disguised as a regular calculator, but once you enter a secret code, it reveals a hidden gallery where you can store your sensitive media. The app uses military-grade encryption to protect your files, and it also offers features like break-in alerts and decoy passwords to enhance security. With "Hide Photo Calculator," you can keep your private moments safe and secure, all while having a fully functional calculator at your disposal.

Download: Android, iOS

Hide Photo Calculator - Hide photos and videos, Protect with PIN or pattern
  • Tags:
  • Secret Photo Album
  • Hide Photos & Videos
  • Lock Files Securely

Application information:

Downloads 1607921
Features Hide photos and videos in a secure, private app that looks like a calculator.
Pros Easy to use, secure, and private.
Cons May not be able to hide all types of files, and may not be able to access hidden files from other devices.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Kevin Kelly: “Awesome app. Only thing they need to improve on is backing up and restoring. I moved to a new phone and their process wouldn't work and customer service was not very helpful just referring me back to their procedures. Anyhow I copied everything one by one and moved it over meticulously but that's a drag. Other than that, app is aces for sure” – 5/5 in Play Store

Crimes_of_Jazz: “I can firmly say that this app works great. I tried a few ways of getting access to photos without the password, and nothing I tried works. You can't uninstall and reinstall it, cause if you set it up with a difference password, it won't even read the backups. You can't just rename the encrypted files to jpgs, cause that shows an error. I tried a few more ways, and none worked. My only gripe is that the pin shows up too quickly after holding down the menu button in calculator mode.” – 5/5 in Play Store

14. Sgallery

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Hide photos and videos, Encrypt files securely, Disguise app icon


Cost: Sgallery - Gallery lock Photo vault & Video vault (Free), Sgallery Pro ($1.99)

Sgallery is a mobile app that allows users to hide their private photos and videos behind a password-protected vault. It features military-grade encryption to keep your data safe and secure. You can also create multiple vaults with different passwords for different types of content. Sgallery also offers a variety of other features, such as a decoy password, break-in alerts, and the ability to hide the app itself from your phone's app drawer. With over 10 million downloads, Sgallery is one of the most popular and trusted photo vault apps on the market.

Download: Android, iOS

Sgallery - Hide photos and videos, Encrypt files securely, Disguise app icon
  • Tags:
  • Hide Photos and Videos
  • Encrypt files securely
  • Private notes

Application information:

Downloads 1,519,708
Features Secret photo vault, video vault, hide pictures and videos, lock photos and videos, protect privacy with password, pattern, fingerprint lock.
Pros Reliable privacy protection, easy to use, highly customizable.
Cons May have some bugs and glitches, free version has limited features, premium version is a bit pricey.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “This app is very useful, especially when you have nosey people around, an need to keep important or x-rated files, pics or vids tucked away safe. I Just absolutely hate and don't think it's necessary or right to make you upgrade to the premium to get all the setting like using your finger print scanner to unlock and other awesome settings that would be useful. So this is why I'm giving it a 3 Star, or it would be a 5.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “The practicality of this application is great, and all the functions work as intended. However, I would like to suggest a few changes, or upgrades, if I may, that you could make to the app. Firstly, for inexperienced users, it may be difficult for them to try decrypting files and bringing them back out. Since the majority of files saved by users are images in .png and .jpg format, it would be great to add a simple option in the three dot menu that saves the said image to the phones gallery” – 4/5 in Play Store

15.  Hide Photo Vault  &Videos 

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Password protection, Secure image storage, Supports video storage


Cost: Hide Photo Vault &Videos (Free), Hide Photo Vault &Videos Pro ($2.99)

Hide Photo Vault &Videos is a mobile app that allows users to hide and protect their private photos and videos with a password. It provides a secure vault where users can store their sensitive media files and keep them hidden from unauthorized access. The app offers features such as AES encryption, decoy mode, and break-in alerts to ensure the privacy and security of the hidden files. With Hide Photo Vault &Videos, users can safeguard their personal photos and videos from prying eyes, accidental deletion, or unauthorized sharing..  Hide Photo Vault  &Videos 

Download: Android, iOS

 Hide Photo Vault  &Videos  - Password protection, Secure image storage, Supports video storage
  • Tags:
  • Secure Photo Vault
  • Hide private videos
  • App Password Lock

Application information:

Downloads 1320242
Features Hide photos and videos, Protect privacy, Password protection, No ads
Pros Reliable and easy-to-use photo and video hider
Cons May not be effective against advanced hacking attempts, Limited features compared to some other similar apps

Comments and Reviews from users:

Sinakhokonke Kwanele Miya: “Great App. Has no bugs and stores files, videos and photos securely removing them from your file manager. Overall good app” – 5/5 in Play Store

Daniel Favour: “I love this app, buh the fact that I have to trim the video before importing it, is actually annoys me coz I'll end up trimming most interesting parts of the video.” – 3/5 in Play Store

16. LockMyPix Photo Vault PREMIUM

LockMyPix Photo Vault PREMIUM Icon

AES Encryption, Fingerprint Login, Unlimited Storage


Cost: LockMyPix Photo Vault PREMIUM (Free), LockMyPix Photo Vault PREMIUM ($1.50)

LockMyPix Photo Vault PREMIUM is a robust mobile app that provides a secure and private space for storing your sensitive photos and videos. It utilizes advanced AES CTR encryption to safeguard your data, ensuring that your private moments remain confidential. With LockMyPix, you can rest assured that your photos and videos are protected from unauthorized access, even if your phone falls into the wrong hands. The app's intuitive interface and customizable features make it easy to organize and manage your private collection, giving you peace of mind and control over your digital privacy.

Download: Android, iOS

LockMyPix Photo Vault PREMIUM - AES Encryption, Fingerprint Login, Unlimited Storage
  • Tags:
  • Military-Grade Encryption
  • Hide unlimited photos and videos
  • Protect documents and files

Application information:

Downloads 111858
Features LockMyPix Photo Vault secures and encrypts your most private and sensitive photos and videos in your phone, with a variety of advanced features to protect your information.
Pros Reliable encryption, Stealth Mode, Fake PIN, Decoy Account.
Cons Expensive, Not open-source, Limited customer support.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “I just downloaded the app and really like it so far. It would be 5 stars but there are just a few things I'm struggling with. When I am in a folder, I am unable to exit the folder without leaving the app entirely. I should be able to but something is glitching. Also, when I place photos in the app they come in rotated differently. All in all, though, the app is designed well and does exactly what I need it to do.” – 4/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Great app, simple and functional, I love it. Just to give a complete feedback though, here goes a couple of things I'd like: (My phone is a MOTO G5S Plus with Android 7.11) 1-Renaming a folder even if there are files within it (at least in my phone) 2-A "move to" menu with actual tree folder navigation and an extra "create folder" button within it 3-Better thumbnail rendering for MP4 videos. Most of mine won't show any. 4-Hide multiple folders at once, even for videos.” – 4/5 in Play Store