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10 Best Apps to Hide Pictures and Videos on Android and iPhone

The notion of privacy is ever-changing and it will mean something different to you and me, but, in the end, having a way to keep your data away from prying eyes will always be valued, so we wanted to look into the best apps to hide pictures and videos on Android and iPhone.

So, what are the best apps to hide pictures and videos on iPhones? Well, we checked out Apple’s store and searched through the list of apps available that provide such a feature and came up with quite a few names. We went the same way to find out which was the best app to hide pictures and videos on Android devices.

10 Best Apps to Hide Pictures and Videos on Android and iPhone

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The first thing we found was that there are a gazillion private photo vault apps, and many who touted they were the best secret folder app. Users, however, tell the final story on this.

While there are numerous guides out there on how to hide photos on iPhones without an app, such as one where in iOS 11 you can just try to “share” a picture and tap the “hide button,” an app can still help you do a little bit more. Similar guides on how to hide photos on Android without an app are also available, some featuring the “dot method” which involves going to the file manager and editing a folder’s name with a dot before the actual name, some featuring renaming a folder to “.nomedia” Either way, it’s rather complicated and it would be so much easier using a tool specifically designed for the task. If you want, there are also apps to hide text messages from phone bills, you can check out.

In order to rank the apps we found we checked out whether they were available for both iOS and Android. Those who were, received extra points. We also took into consideration the number of downloads each app had, as well as the number of people who bothered to leave a review. We offered points based on the percentage of 5-star reviews, but also took into consideration the percentage of 1-star reviews out of the total.

In the end, we tallied them all up and came up with the list of the 10 best apps to hide pictures and videos on Android and iPhone. We are starting off with last two apps which share the 9th place.

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