There are times when we give our smartphones to people to show them something and they somehow end up in the gallery. However, we all have some private pictures on your phone that we do not want anyone else to see. Today we will tell you how to hide pictures on Android gallery and protect your privacy. This method works for videos too.

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We have a lot of pictures and videos on our mobile phones. Most of us do not even have a separate camera anymore. Wherever we go, we click pictures to make memories. However, some nosey people do not understand the concept of privacy. They like to check out your whole gallery without your consent. That’s why you should know how to hide pictures on Android gallery.

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Unfortunately, on both Android and iPhone, the native picture gallery applications cannot be secured. So, if your phone is unlocked or someone manages to unlock it, they can easily view all your pictures and videos. In fact, they can even share the pictures via the internet. So, you need a third party app to hide pictures on Android gallery.

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On Google Play, there are a lot of apps that can secure your pictures. Most of them are free, while some are not. We recommend Folder Lock. You can download the free version of the app without paying anything but there will be a charge to upgrade. However, the difference between the free and the paid app is not functional. The only difference is that if you do not pay, you will have to tolerate ads.

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After downloading the app from Google Play, open it. When the app is run for the first time, you are asked to set up a PIN. You must not forget the PIN, else you will be locked out of the secured apps and all the associated data. Go to Photos, select one of the existing folders, or make a new one.
On the bottom right, you will see a + sign. Click on it and enter the name of the folder where you have placed the pictures you want to secure. After that,  tap the top-right locker. From that point on, the pictures will only be retrieved via the Folder Lock application. They will be deleted from the gallery. However, if you change your mind later on and want to transfer the pictures to the gallery again, just go to the Folder Lock, select the pictures and tap the open lock to restore them to the gallery. 
Which app do you use to hide pictures on Android gallery? Share with us in the comments below!

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