Poll results: are you using apps that hide photos, files or folders on your phone?
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 07, 2015, 4:39 AM
Given the proliferation of apps for restricting access to various content on our phone and tablets, we asked you last week if you are using any hiding apps or options to prevent unauthorized viewing of content on your mobile device. It may come as a surprise but almost 55% of our respondents say they are using methods to hide photos, files and apps from prying eyes on their mobile gear, while the rest are not too worried what someone may or may not see there.
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.
Are you using apps that hide photos, files or folders on your phone?
Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014
No, because I don't have any to hide.
posted on Dec 07, 2015, 4:41 AM 0
You could use a shirt though
posted on Dec 07, 2015, 4:55 AM 18
Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013
So, just because you dont have porn on yioru device, doesn't mean its the only think you may want private from prying eyes. Everytime someone talks about hiding files, the first thing you think about is porn. I'm an adult, if I have porn on my device...SO WHAT! Adults look at porn. Is that somehow a bad thing? How about if I let someone use my phone, I dont want them accessing pictures that are simply my collection of fun things I do with my family. Which may include getting naked and running around the hotel room with the wife. Why would I want prying eyes to see that? Is that porn? Someone taking off their clothes is always porn? How about its not anyones business what I have in my phone. In fact I do have some "porn" if that is what you want to call it on my phone. I could care less if someone sees that. How about other important things like business contacts that aren't public information? You must have porn on your device, since you're trying to hard to convince everyone you don't. Who cares either way? It's your phone...right?
posted on Dec 07, 2015, 10:30 AM 1
Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012
No, because you can't hide anything from Apple.
posted on Dec 07, 2015, 5:08 AM 2
Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014
I thought about hiding my whatsapp pictures. Im in a few groups where things get out of hand every now and again....
posted on Dec 07, 2015, 5:59 AM 0
Posts: 1466; Member since: Oct 27, 2011
I don't think you can hide in iOS can you? I hide my home porn on my Nexus 6p but I can't do the same on my iPhone 6s Plus.
posted on Dec 07, 2015, 7:33 AM 1
Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015
You can't even transfer data to any PC with an iOS device unless you go through iTunes. Heck, if you make the dumb mistake to copy stuff from your PC into your iDevice... then you suddenly run out of storage space whilst shooting a party video somewhere far from your home where your PC is, don't even dream of deleting the stuff you copied from the PC in order to free-up some storage space! You'll only have to go back home, plug-in your iDevice and use iTunes to delete that stuff in order to free space! This sounds absolutely crappy to me. It's this lack of freedom that keeps me away from iOS: I want to delete my stuff instantly whenever I urgently need more storage space!! WTF
posted on Dec 07, 2015, 8:00 AM 4
Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015
This is mainly why I migrated to Android after 6 years using iOS. The fact that you have to connect your iPhone to iTunes everytime you want transfer files is absurd. Yes you can jailbreak and do some tweaking, but it doesn't fully resolve the issue. With Android, not only do you have an SD card and/or USB tether, you can use ad-hoc wifi transfer from any browser on any computer.
posted on Dec 07, 2015, 8:53 AM 0
Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015
lol at these people "bragging" that they don't have nudes of someone on their phone. Losers lol. Get out and live life. I use to use one, but when I got my Note 5 I didn't transfer them over. Still have them on my pc though. Not of me, but of the wife. Yeah buddy.
posted on Dec 07, 2015, 8:56 AM 2
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