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How to Hide and Lock Videos on iPhone

The iOS operating system is the best operating system in terms of data protection and privacy. There are various features available to hide and lock important data on the iOS device, such as hiding applications, hiding important files, and hiding media. 

This guide will present the 3 valuable methods to hide and lock videos on the iPhone.

How to Hide and Lock Videos on iPhone

We can hide and lock the video on iPhone with the assistance of various methods, such as:

  1. Hiding and locking the videos on iPhone via the Photos app
  2. Hiding and locking the videos on iPhone via the third-party app

The details procedure of these methods is described below:

Method 1: Hiding and Locking the iPhone Videos Via the Photos App

The “Photos app” is the default app of the “iOS operating system” that stores all the media of the iPhone device, such as pictures and videos. In this method, we will hide and lock the video on the photos app by performing the below-stated steps:

  • Step 1: Open the Photos app on the iPhone device.
  • Step 2: Select the videos that we desired to hide and lock.
  • Step 3: Hit the “Elipse” icon and scroll down to choose the “Hide” option:
  • Step 4: To see the hidden videos, simply go to the photos app and tap on the “Album” option.
  • Step 5: Here, we can find the album name hidden and then select it. It will ask you to enter the pin code or scan your Face/fingerprints:

In case, if a hidden folder on the iPhone cannot be found then go to the “settings>photos” and enable the “Show Hidden Folder” option.

These steps will hide and lock the iPhone videos via the Photos app.

Method 2: Hiding and Locking the iPhone Videos Via the Third-party App

There are numerous applications that are available in the App Store to hide and lock videos. In this method, we will utilize the “Keep Safe” app which has a 4.9-star rating:

  • Step 1: Download the “Keep Safe” app through this link.
  • Step 2: Launch the Keep Safe and set up the pin code. Hit the “Add Photos” option:
  • Step 3: Select the desired video that we wanted to hide and lock.
  • Step 4: Choose the “Add Vault” option and then select the “Delete From Photos” option:

These steps will hide and lock the iPhone videos via the Keep Safe app.

How to Entirely Lock Photos App on iPhone Using Shortcuts

Shortcuts is an application on iOS devices that performs the specific task given by us. We can use shortcuts for multiple operations, such as “moving text from one app to another” and “changing the icon style of the installed apps”. Moreover, we can also use if and else statements to perform different tasks from the shortcuts app. To lock the Photos app on the iPhone using shortcuts, follow the below-listed steps:

  • Step 1: Launch the “Shortcuts” app and hit the “+” icon. Type the “Photos” name in the shortcut title:
  • Step 2: Type “Ask for input” in the search bar and then select it:
  • Step 3: Tap on the “Text” tab and select the “Number” option. Type “Pin” in the “Prompt” option:
  • Step 4: Type “IF” in the search bar and then choose it:
  • Step 5: Tap on the “condition” option and then set the pin code like we set up the pin code “1234”:
  • Step 6: Type the “Open app” in the search bar and then drag it below the “IF” statement:
  • Step 7: Hit the “App” option and select the “Photos” app:
  • Step 8: Tap on the “Edit” icon and select the “Add to Home Screen” option:
  • Step 9: Again, hit the “Edit” icon and choose the photos that we wanted to display on the home screen. It is recommended to install the photos app picture from the browser and then choose it for the shortcuts app as we did in the below image:
  • Step 10: Tap on the “Add” option and the shortcuts of the photos app will be displayed on the home screen:
  • Step 11: Remove the original Photos app from the home screen by long-pressing the app icon and selecting the “Remove” app option:
  • Step 12: Tap on the Photos app icon that is created on the shortcuts app. It will ask you to enter the pin code to open the application:
  • Step 13: Enter the code that we created above which is “1234” and then the photos app will open.

These steps will lock the Photos app on the iPhone.

Conclusion

We can hide and lock the videos from the iPhone device via the Photos app”, or by using “a third-party app”.In the photos app, first, we select the videos that we wanted to hide and then hit the ellipse icon. Select the hide option to send the video to the hidden folder. We have used the Keep Safe app to hide and lock videos on the second method. We can also lock the entire photos app with the help of the shortcuts app. This write-up has illustrated the 3 most efficient methods to hide and lock iPhone videos.

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