Are there some pictures on your iPhone that you would prefer other people not see? This can be a problem if you often show pictures to other people on your device, or if someone frequently looks through your Photos app. iOS 9 has a feature that allows you to hide some of your pictures from the Moments, Collections, and Years locations in the Photos app.
The option to hide a picture is something that you can set for each individual picture on your iPhone, so follow our short guide below to find out where this setting is so that you can start hiding some of your pictures.
Hiding Pictures in iOS 9
This article was written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9. If you haven’t yet done so, you can update to iOS 9 directly from your compatible iPhone. The update brings a lot of interesting new features and settings, such as a low-power battery mode, and Wi-Fi Assist to help you stay online.
These steps will help you to hide your pictures from Moments, Collections, and Years, which are accessible from the Photos tab at the bottom of the Photos app screen. The picture will still be visible in your Albums tab.
- Open the Photos app.
- Browse to the picture that you want to hide, then tap the Share icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
- Tap the Hide button.
- Tap the Hide Photo button to confirm that you wish to hide the picture. As noted on this screen, the picture will only be hidden from Moments, Collections, and Years. It will still be visible in albums such as the Camera Roll.
If you wish to unhide the picture later, then you can browse to it in your Camera Roll, tap the Share icon, then select the Unhide option.
Are you looking for an easy way to save or backup your pictures that doesn’t involve connecting to a computer? Dropbox has an automatic upload feature that you can use to transfer pictures directly from your iPhone to your Dropbox account. It even works with free accounts.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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