Here's how to hide those sexy pictures (video?) on your Android phone

Here's how to hide those sexy pictures (video?) on your Android phone
It's been statistically proven that PhoneArena readers (and writers!) are mostly cool and popular guys who enjoy lots and lots of attention from women. And while we don't really mind it, this irresistible charm of ours can sometimes put us in difficult situations, where we have to answer some questions that can be pretty tough to answer.

For example, you're out on a date, you put your shiny new smartphone on the table, and she says "Whoa, is this the new [pick a random high-end model], can I touch it? Can I check it out?" And of course, being the awesome guy you are, you say "Sure, go ahead! I've got nothing to hide from you... It's not like I have images of naked women in my phone, is it? What could possibly go wrong?!" She looks at you with a mixture of confusion and suspicion written on her face, and she starts swiping her way around the menus, "accidentally" opens the picture gallery and... that's usually when you get that unexpected slap and are left alone, swearing at your smartphone, which is now lying shamelessly on the table, still displaying that otherwise beautiful picture.

Or maybe you're not that much of an outdoor person? That's OK; let's say your grandmother has come for a visit. She kindly asks you to show her some pictures of your classmates (colleagues?), you know, just to get an idea of the kind of people that her beloved grandson spends his life with. And of course, being the favorite grandson secretly hoping to inherit the old family house, you start swiping through the images and all of a sudden, there's sweet little Ashley, lying half-naked on your bed... That's usually when you have to forget about the old family house and start making up a complicated story explaining who that woman is and what does she have to do with such a pure, innocent boy like you.

Read this carefully, guys: NOT - ANY - MORE!

The time when we have to try hard to keep our secrets secret is now officially over. So, here's what you can do: instead of having all those sexy photos and video viewable on your phone just like that, why don't you use a small, but efficient app to hide all that valuable, yet potentially troublesome content?

The app that we'd like to suggest to you for the purpose is called Hide It Pro. It's very cool, as it actually disguises itself as an Audio Manager app! And, not only does it actually work as a real audio manager, but it can hide your pictures, video, applications, messages and calls. Here's a quick guide explaining how to use it:

1. Download Hide It Pro from the Google Play Store.

2. It will install on your phone as "Audio Manager". Run it.

3. Stop messing with the audio settings and tap and hold the Audio Manager logo.

4. The app will let you choose a password or a numeric pin. Set it up!

You should be back to the Audio Manager app. Tap and hold the logo again to enter app.

6. After you've entered your password or pin, you'll be presented to your hidden vault. That's where all you hidden content will reside.

7. You can either choose to hide content from here, or directly from other apps such as the gallery, for example.

8. If you want to hide pictures, you can do so while viewing at your pictures, tapping the sharing button, and choosing the Audio Manager app.

9. And just like that, you can easily hide all of the delicate stuff you have on your phone from the prying eyes of women and everyone else.

What do you guys think about this app? Do you find it useful? Are you going to implement it in your lifestyle? Sound of in the fully visible comments below!



1. danny_a2005

Posts: 349; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Lol the reading was very catchy, though I already have an app with that function, its called gallery lock, highly recommended.. Nice article...

17. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That is EXACTLY what I have. I have had it for YEARS now. lol I recommend it too. +1

24. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

I use app defender I keep my gallery and any app I want hidden altogether, not just pictures or videos.

25. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah I got App Lock so probably it's the same thing.

33. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I've been using Photo Vault. I might have to try this if it works with videos... Dont judge me ....

40. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

You dont need an App to do this , just make an (.Newfolder) or (.nomedia) in your file manager and Dump what ever files you dont want to Expose to others in there....Then gallery or any other Media player wont b able to display those files ....

45. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I still wanna see them with some type of gallery app. This is a good suggestion tho.

2. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Not bad...

3. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

ive been waiting for this for looongg (im serious)

9. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

no I'm serious.

19. drum009

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Hahahahaha this had me laughing out loud at work.

23. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

hmmm have to give it to u !

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Wow. This is the first article from Ray that I actually enjoyed.

6. franzscorp

Posts: 5; Member since: May 07, 2012

This is cool!!

7. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

I doubt any of the phonearena users get any attention from women at all

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So by what you just said, you said you don't have any relations with women? Fact is, a lot of people here have gfs or are married.

43. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

oh man you sure got me!!

8. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

lol... funny and useful article indeed... I think Ray have written those "situations" based on his

10. anGel_pLayer

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Had this app for awhile.. It's good against "normal" users but to those familiar with it, they can access the vault directly.. Also vault password can easily be bypassed using nfc tags...

35. pats4thewin

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

I have the Photon Q and i dont know if its the same with other phones but if you press the recent apps key not only does it let you in without popping up the report error, it also displays a nice little snippet of what you were looking at last.

11. jaimeovarela

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Gallery Lock Pro way better app....

12. hritikbhimani

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

was looking fro smthing lyk dis....thnx alot ray :)

13. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Using this for a while.. Ray,gotta say man,a hilarious article after a long time in PA.

14. Ray.S

Posts: 452; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Thanks! I appreciate your completely genuine compliment! (The money's under the door mat.)

16. hariprasath.j unregistered

I have been using this app for a while and Ray, thanks for letting everyone know that the app in my mobile is not actually an audio manager. :(

15. tdubs329

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Or why not just put those pictures in a hiddin folder. You can hide any folder by just putting a period before the folder name.

18. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

And now this method of hiding is completely ruined. Thanks for sharing. *facepalm*

20. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Im not to worried about girls i know reading this. As much as i like phone arena i think the odds of a girl imin to being an avid reader are pretty slim. Haha

21. Savage unregistered

Hilarious article! Although I use this app since the birth of time but it was nicely written. Anything similar for iOS? Need to hide a few pics and videos there too.

26. rdeleonp

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 21, 2012

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