Sometimes you may not want some photos taken with your iPhone and iPad to appear in your photo album. However, you may not want to delete these photos or transfer them to another device. As a workaround, Apple lets you hide certain photos from the main library in the photos app. So how to completely hide hidden photo albums on iPhone running iOS 14? Here we will answer this question in this article.
Prior to iOS 14, you could create a private photo album. However, the hidden photo albums that you create in the photos app are still listed and displayed in the main library under the name “Hidden”. This actually means you can’t create a “truly” secret photo album.
With this in mind, Apple allowed users to completely hide hidden photo albums in the home directory of the photos app in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 versions. Now you can actually hide the photos you want to hide. You can do this by following the steps below and hide your hidden photo album completely in the photos app.
How to Create a Hidden Photo Album on iPhone iOs 14
- Launch “Photos” on your “iPhone” or “iPad”.
- Tap “Select” in the top right corner of the screen.
- Tap the image you want to hide.
- Tap the “Share” button in the lower-left corner of the screen. (It looks like a square with an arrow on it.)
- Select “Hide” in the “Share Page” action menu.
- Tap on the command prompt that appears at the bottom of the screen to confirm.
The above steps will hide photos from public album view on iOS 14. However, it places the photos you hide in an album called “Hidden” in an extraordinary way. To completely hide this “Secret” album in the photos app and prevent it from being seen, you also need to follow the steps below.
How to Hide Hidden Photo Albums on iOs 14 in Apps
- Launch the Settings app.
- Scroll down and select “Photos”.
- Make sure the switch next to Secret Album is in the gray, “OFF” position.
If you want your hidden photo albums to appear again in the Photos app, go to Settings > Photos. Then toggle the switch next to “Secret Album” to the green “ON” position. Note that while we can hide albums completely within the app, these hidden photos can be seen in the visual selector in 3rd party apps.
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It’s that easy to completely hide a hidden photo album on an iPhone running iOS 14! Now when you create a hidden album, you will be able to hide it completely in the photos app. We will also be sharing a new guide article about the new features introduced with iOS 14 on caraqu.com. So stay here.
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