Because leaving your phone unlocked is a big N-O.
According to 2019 data, there are over 190 million iPhone users in the United States alone, and a lot more people are perceived to make the change before the year ends. Despite this humongous stat, even the most loyal iPhone users aren't all that aware of the magic that's still hidden within some of its features. Tim Cook doesn't have all the time in the world to boast about each of them, and instead leaves it up to the users to discover the extent of what the iPhone can really become.
There is no doubt that a huge portion of iPhone users today also have their own set of private photos that they wish to keep exclusively for themselves or for their partners. When it comes to keeping these private photos, did Apple do it right?
Let's take a closer look.
@A Deep Look into the IPhone´s Security Features
If you're someone who's constantly surrounded by kids or have the tendency to leave your phone unattended, you need to maximise your phone’s security. This way, people don't accidentally leak your personal information or wipe out work-related emails.
In other words, you ought to make your phone (especially your photo album) hack proof for your own safety and peace of mind. Here are some ways you can do so:
Utilize the “Hidden” Album Feature
The most basic security measure you may do to segregate your NSFW photos from your photo album is by utilizing the “Hidden” album feature. Once you select a photo, click on the share button and choose the “Hide” option. This method creates an entire album set for your photos away from your main camera roll.
However, this function does not entirely protect your privacy from curious cats because it's accessible to anyone once your phone is unlocked. A lot of people are probably aware of this feature already, and as such, they can simply scroll through your album without a password. It may be an effective feature at first, but it's not the safest.
Set a Timer in Your Photo Album
To prevent people from lingering on your photo album, set a timer by following these steps: Click on “Settings”, choose “Screen Time” and set a different passcode for it, then choose the “Photo” app and set the screen time to 1 minute.
Right off the bat, we can assure you that this feature is more secure than the first option…. But yet again, it also has its own set of limitations. Even with just a minute, someone out there still has quick hands to scroll through your album and see your private photos. Next thing you know, they already Airdropped your confidential snaps to themselves without your knowledge!
Nothing really stands between slick blackmailers and your photos if you solely rely on the iPhone´s subtle security features.
The KeepSafe Photo Vault: Your Next Best Option!
Go through the App Store right now and you will see a surplus of apps claiming to safekeep your private photos. However, nothing seems too credible to trust with your entire life.
*And then there´s KeepSafe. * The KeepSafe Photo Vault allows users to keep their photos safe by enabling multiple security layers, including pin-code password protection and Touch ID encryption capabilities. Simply download the app from the App Store, and create a unique pin to lock and unlock your photo albums. From here on, you can already sync your private files and create separate photo albums for free!
For basic users, KeepSafe already provides a plethora of private storage services. Right off the bat, KeepSafe allows you to encrypt each photo album with a unique pin code, and likewise informs you of any attempts to break in to your vault. If you wish to share your photos safely, you may do so by sending them to other KeepSafe users exclusively.
For premium users, they have the additional privilege of being able to create fake pins to serve as a decoy photo vault. This gives access to not one, but two private photo vaults: one for your special someone, and one exclusively for your eyes only. The possibilities are simply endless.
With top-notch encryption technology and customizable features to hide photos on your iPhone, Keepsafe is helping over 75 million people protect their privacy and keep their personal lives as they’re intended to be. Ready to have a truly private photo album on your iPhone?
Head over to the app store