If you’re like most people, you have a ton of personal photos on your cell phone. Whether that's the not so glamorous photo shoot of yourself wearing a goofy wig, or those private before and after weight loss photos, we all have those pictures that we’d rather not show off to the world. For those of you that are looking to hide photos on your Android device, there are a couple options out there to keep those private photos for your eyes only.
Depending on which Android device you are using, they might have some built in options to keep certain photos hidden from your photo gallery. If you are using the latest Samsung or LG phones, you do have some basic tools available to help you lock those personal photos. For Samsung devices, they have the private mode option that can help the wrong people from seeing your hidden photos. To use this, Samsung users can find those personal photos and change their settings to “private.” When the phone is put in safe mode or private mode, all hidden photos will not be shown.
This can be an effective way to hide photos on your Android device, but it definitely comes with a few risks. It can be very easy to forget about putting your phone in private mode before entering public places, and can even come off as a little weird if everytime someone asks to use your phone you have to take the time to lock it down before giving it up. I think you catch my drift here, which is why if you’re serious about your personal security and hiding photos on your Android, you should look no further than the Photo Vault from Keepsafe.
Hide Photos on Android with Keepsafe Photo Vault
The Keepsafe photo Vault keeps your photos secure by enabling pin-code password protection, fingerprint and touch ID, and military grade encryption. These are just the standard features and technology that keep your photos secure, so let's dive into how the Keepsafe Photo Vault can help you hide photos on your Android.
- Download the Keepsafe Photo Vault app from the Google Play Store .
- After inputting your email and name, the next step is to create a unique pin that will lock the app. Creating your own personal Photo Vault.
- Once the pin is created, you now have another added layer of protection on top of that general unlock code available on your phone.
- Once inside the app, you can immediately sync photos taken from your camera and sync them into Keepsafe.
- From here, you can create separate folders for different photos. For example, ID cards or social security cards or those special photos of your significant other.
- Additionally, using the Safe Send / Vanish feature gives you the ability to send photos directly to other users that vanish after a specified period of time.
So, now that Keepsafe is encrypting those private photos, and providing you with a unique pin to open your photo vault you should be all set right? Yes and No.
For those of us that are looking to add extra layers of security to our Keepsafe Photo Vault, we have a couple additional tools to hide photos on Android.
Decoy Vault Creation
If you happen to have someone pick up your phone and try to access your photo vault, it can raise a ton of suspicion if you are unwilling to share that pin code. Red flag alert! If you need to provide a pin code because that nosy sibling or significant other discovered your Keepsafe Photo Vault, we have you covered with the Decoy Vault feature.
When using a Decoy Vault, you can setup a secondary pin code that directs you to a secondary photo vault that can be used as a decoy. This adds an extra level of security without you coming across as to private or deliberately hiding things from people that are accustomed to searching through your phone.
For more information about the Decoy Pin, click here.
So you’ve setup the fake pin, and have a backup plan for when that special someone demands access to your photo vault. If you’re still having second guesses about people trying to break into your private photo vault, we can help you identify who is not respecting your privacy. With Break in alerts, the Keepsafe app will snap a photo each time your password is entered incorrectly. With this feature, you will know exactly who is trying to uncover those personal photos and have the proof you need to demand some answers. After all, we’re all entitled to a little privacy right?
The Keepsafe photo vault also offers and additional option specifically for Android users, known as the Keepsafe Calculator Photo Vault. Learn more about this app here.
With the leading encryption technology and customizable features for hiding your iPhone photos, Keepsafe is helping over 75 million people protect their privacy and keep their personal lives as they’re intended to be… personal!
Ready to hide photos on your Android device? Head over to the app store and Google Play Store