Whether you wish to express love to yourself or to a special someone, taking nudes for pleasure has evolved from mere taboo to embraced tradition.
With the emergence of social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram, people redefined their love languages and added a sixth one: taking nudes as a means of self-expression. In fact, studies show that Americans took and sent 1.8 million nudes per day in 2019. That's a crazy number of people willing to show off their bare bodies to the world.
Behind this seemingly harmless act, the alarming reality is that our privacy is jeopardized. For example, a newly-discovered iOS update in 2017 was proven to compromise the privacy of iPhone users. On your camera roll, you can go to your search box and simply type the word “Brassiere”, and the results would likely be some of your NSFW photos (if you have some) that are meant to be for your eyes only. It may not be a slick 007-esque hacking technique, but it's still a tool that can categorize and expose your nude snaps based on a very simple word search.
Is it safe to continue storing your phones on your iPhone despite the risks involved? Yes, but only if you do it correctly. Expressing oneself through a couple nude photos is a right that any one should be able to enjoy, but make sure you do it correctly!
We gathered some tips to make sure your nude photos are kept safely:
Tip #1: Do Your Research
Yes, we´re actually telling you to spend proper time and effort on your nude research. Not nudes per se, but where and how to store nudes safely.
Most iPhone users simply link their photos through an automatic iCloud server without taking note of the risks associated with it. Simply put, the iCloud storage puts any person at risk since all a hacker has to do is type a password to access a treasure box of private data.
If you already have a library of NSFW photos saved on your iCloud, we recommend transferring them to an offline, hidden album on your iPhone so as to make sure your snaps do not go live on the web.
Tip #2: Enable Two Factor Authentication
Enabling the two-factor authentication feature is like realizing the sky is blue. It is a lifesaver if you still choose to keep your photos saved in your iCloud storage, since every time someone attempts to hack into your account you will get an automatic security notification. You have to grant permission first before anyone else can access your files, making it a second layer of protection against potential hackers.
For Keepsafe users, you can simply enable alerts. Learn more about break-in alerts here.
Tip #3: Hide Photos on your iPhone
Not so breaking news: Keeping your NSFW snaps scattered all around your main camera roll is a recipe for major disaster in the future.
To prevent this, we advise you to utilize the hide photos feature on your iPhone. As the name suggests, it offers basic functionality to hide your sexy photos by removing them out of your main photo album and transferring them to a discreet gallery.
This is a great first step to safely storing nude photos on your iPhone, but like every other solution, there's always a small catch. The drawback of the basic ability to hide photos is that they´re simply stored in a separate album, making it appear hidden from the naked eye without any password protection. If someone wants to find your secret photo stash on your iPhone, it really doesn’t get much easier than simply unlocking your phone and navigating to your (not so) hidden photo album.
Tip #4: Download the Keepsafe Photo Vault for Hiding Photos
Behold, the answer to all your worries: the Keepsafe Photo Vault.
Keepsafe enables users to remove photos from albums, while also providing multiple layers of security to ensure that the nudes are safe. On top of having your very own personal photo vault to hide photos, Keepsafe also gives you the ability to set separate pass codes for specific photo albums, providing an additional layer of security just in case someone happens to unlock your photo vault.