Are you using apps that hide photos, files or folders on your phone?

Are you using apps that hide photos, files or folders on your phone?
We have become so dependent on our smartphones, that almost everyone of us carries personal information on them, be it only their latest call and messaging log. There are also pictures we might not want someone to see if they share our phone, files that are for our eyes only, or apps that we've installed on the hush-hush that aren't for everybody to peruse.

Thankfully, there are plenty of apps and even launcher security options that can hide our files, folders, photos and other media, and even other apps. These hidden photos or folders with sensitive information would be mysteriously absent for anyone else but us, hiding in plain sight, being accessible only via a password, PIN, pattern, or, lately, a fingerprint reading. 

Given the proliferation of such restricted access methods, we wanted to ask you if you are using any hiding apps or options to prevent unauthorized access to content on your mobile device. Tell us in the poll below, and spill what you like to use in the comments.

Are you using apps that hide photos, files or folders on your phone?




1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

It's one of my basic needs when buying a new phone.. well we can't let unwanted people see our private stuff, can we? :D

13. Acer_Predator unregistered

Haha I do not need any app to install bcos I can lock my apps with eye ID scan :-)

21. Sealblaighter

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

What kind of phone do you use?

22. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014


2. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

No, I deleted photos like my nudes off my phone but leave it in my Google Drive cloud... No one goes there. (:

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I either delete them or hide them, depending on the shot lol!

4. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Stay clear from AppLock... this sh**y app erased all my Amsterdam pics!

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Using Andrognito myself

6. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Use quick pic.

7. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010


8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Yes, fingersecurity and touchwz's private mode

16. GrowlitheDog

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 04, 2015

Yep, the Private Mode is perfect for that. I can hide anything with my fingerprint and without installing any additional app.

23. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

That's why TouchWiz remains a great UX, despite the lag claims.

9. amtheguy

Posts: 11; Member since: May 20, 2013

vaulty on my moto x pure and private pictures on my iPad mini

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

No Cause I Don't Have Nudes Of Myself So Therefore I Don't Care If Someone Sees Them. But They Aren't Out In The Open Of Course They're In The Cloud And My Bluetooth Files Which No One Ever Bothers To Check, Plus I Have Like 1000+ Photos In The Cloud LOL Good Luck Finding What You're Looking For.

24. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Not sure what cloud you're referring to but you do remember what happened to Jennifer Lawrence, Megan Good & those others right? Not saying you're likely to get hacked but no one can remotely log into my phone & access the files on my SD card.

25. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Onedrive And I Don't Care If I Get Hacked There Aren't Any Photos Of Me To Steal LOL.

11. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Quickpic is a nice gallery replacement that has two ways of hiding pictures, one of which is password protected

12. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

I dont trust any of them. What if they looso popularity and disappear? I prefer my s6 to do the job with the private mode. Its only for files as far as i know but at least i know i dont have to worry

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

TW Private Mode and Samsung Knox FTW!!!!

15. waqas.mehmood2

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

No i want to lock my whatsapp but no app locker in apple store

17. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Because of all VR stuff :P I downloaded, I have to now.

18. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Yes, it's called the Google Photos app. It's so unorganised I cannot find any whatsapp or camera photo I made a year ago.

19. Unordinary unregistered

No, I use my Touch ID to lock access to specific images. Blurred out until unlocked.

20. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

my phone is my phone, IF you pick it up and see something you don't like, not my issue...

26. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Nice. Mine is: my phone is my phone, IF you pick it up, I'ma break your fingers.

27. LorvisLynn

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Yes, I have tried many app lock to protect my privacy but I fails. Now I'm using LEO Privacy. It's simply awesome, no one can operate my phone. Very secure.

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