How to Hide Pictures on iPhone 15: A Step-by-Step Guide

Got some private photos on your iPhone 15 that you don’t want others to see? You came to the right place! I’ll walk you through some quick and simple steps to keep your pictures safe from prying eyes. By the time you’re done, you’ll be a pro at keeping your personal photos under wraps.

Step by Step Tutorial to Hide Pictures on iPhone 15

Before we dive into the steps, it’s important to know what we’re trying to achieve. We’re going to make sure that your private photos are hidden from the main photos album. This means they won’t show up when you’re scrolling through your camera roll or when someone else is looking at your pictures.

Step 1: Open the Photos app

Open the Photos app on your iPhone 15.

In this step, you’re going to start in the same place where you view all your pictures. Just tap on the Photos app to get started.

Step 2: Select the picture(s) you want to hide

Tap ‘Select’ in the top right corner, then choose the photo(s) you want to hide.

Remember, you can select multiple photos by tapping on them one after the other. Once you’ve selected all the photos you want to hide, you’re ready for the next step.

Step 3: Tap the ‘Share’ button

Tap on the ‘Share’ button (a square with an arrow pointing out) in the bottom left corner.

This button might look like it’s meant for sending pictures to your friends, but it’s also where you’ll find the option to hide your photos.

Step 4: Choose ‘Hide’ from the Share Sheet

Scroll down on the Share Sheet and tap ‘Hide.’

The Share Sheet is full of different options, but you’re looking for the one that says ‘Hide.’ It should be somewhere near the bottom.

Step 5: Confirm that you want to hide the photo(s)

Tap ‘Hide Photo’ to confirm.

After you tap ‘Hide,’ a confirmation message will pop up. This is to make sure you didn’t tap ‘Hide’ by accident. Just confirm, and you’re all set!

After you complete these steps, those photos will be tucked away in a hidden album. They won’t appear in your main photos or in any of your other albums. If you want to view them again, you’ll just need to go to the ‘Hidden’ album which is located under ‘Albums’ in your Photos app.

Tips for Hiding Pictures on iPhone 15

  • Make sure your iPhone 15 is updated to the latest version of iOS to avoid any hiccups.
  • If you have photo stream or shared albums, hiding a photo on your device won’t hide it from these places.
  • Remember, anyone who knows how to access the hidden album can still see the photos, so make sure to keep your device secure.
  • Consider using additional privacy features like Face ID or a passcode to add an extra layer of security to your device.
  • If you ever want to unhide a photo, simply go to the ‘Hidden’ album, select the photo, and choose ‘Unhide.’

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the hidden album?

To access the hidden album, go to ‘Albums’ in your Photos app and scroll down. You’ll find the ‘Hidden’ album there.

Can I hide multiple photos at once?

Yes, you can select and hide multiple photos at the same time.

Will hiding photos on my iPhone 15 also hide them on my other devices?

Hiding photos on your iPhone 15 does not automatically hide them on your other devices. You’ll need to hide them manually on each device.

Is there a way to password protect the hidden album?

Currently, there’s no way to password protect the hidden album, but securing your device with Face ID or a passcode can help keep it safe.

Can I hide videos in the same way as photos?

Absolutely! The steps to hide videos are the same as hiding photos.


  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Select the picture(s) you want to hide.
  3. Tap the ‘Share’ button.
  4. Choose ‘Hide’ from the Share Sheet.
  5. Confirm that you want to hide the photo(s).


Hiding pictures on your iPhone 15 is a breeze once you know the steps. Whether you’re trying to keep personal memories private or just want to declutter your camera roll, the ability to hide photos is a valuable tool in maintaining your digital privacy. Remember, even though your hidden photos are out of sight, they aren’t completely out of reach, so it’s crucial to keep your device secure with other measures, like Face ID or a passcode. And if you ever change your mind, it’s just as easy to unhide those photos and bring them back into the light. So go ahead, give it a try, and rest easy knowing your personal photos are tucked away safely on your iPhone 15.

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