No matter how much you try, to keep the content on your phone to be private, they are always looking for ways to embarrass you. I was going through a friend’s phone some couple of days back, guess what I saw? A selfie of him in the shower, lol. He can actually prevent this from happening, simply by hiding it. But not to worry Teclius gat you covered. Here’s how to hide folders and images on Android.

Set up a private space on your smartphone

One of the most all-encompassing ways to hide files, photos and videos on your smartphone is to create a private space. What this will essentially do is create a second version of your OS that is protected by a different password or fingerprint than your main one. It is extremely useful for parents who want to let their kids use their phones without opening certain apps or seeing certain pictures or videos in your gallery. It’s also useful if you need to lend your phone to a particularly mischievous friend if you are worried about pranks. Each manufacturer has a slightly different way of setting this up, but we’ll show you an example on a Huawei P10 for reference.

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  • locate Settings and then Security & Privacy
  • locate Private Space options
  • Enable a new Private Space and set a password (different to your main one)
  • You can also add a fingerprint to the unlock the Private Space
  • This allows you to unlock either your Main Space or your Private Space with a different finger
  • You will see that your Private Space looks similar to the default setup, and hides all your private photos and videos from your Main Space

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Hide certain folders from the gallery app

    If you don’t want to go through the hassle of setting up a whole new Private Space, you can also hide certain folders containing private photos or videos from your Gallery app on Android. Doing is very simple, although the options might be in a slightly different place depending on what type of Android you are using. we’ve used Huawei’s EMUI over Android Oreo as an example.

    • locate Gallery and locate the folders that you want to hide
    • Tap the three dots and the bottom of the screen to open the Settings bubble
    • From here, you can tap Hide albums and toggle which ones you want to be shown in the Gallery or not
    • If you want to see them again, simply toggle them back.
      This is also applicable to Techno mobile and Infinix
      How to hide images in your gallery on with file transfer

      So your music app has downloaded album covers for all your MP3s, and there are hundreds of pictures that have automatically downloaded from WhatsApp. Here’s what to do next:

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      • Connect your smartphone to your computer to enable file transfer
      • Navigate to the WhatsApp directory
      • Create an empty text file and rename it to .nomedia
      • Do the same in the music directory
      • Check the result in your gallery app and in VLC
      • Look forward to a tidy gallery
      Even when you don’t have access to your computer, you can also rename any other file in. nomedia and move it to where you need. And as such wont be displayed .


      How to hide individual photos and videos in Android

      Every now and then, you may want to hand your phone over to family and friends. This can be a little unnerving if you need to keep some files private. In this case, you can move those into a hidden directory, adding them into ‘.nomedia’ file.
      • Connect your smartphone to the computer and enable file transfer open a file explorer app
      • Navigate to the DCIM directory
      • Create a folder named .hidden
      • Create an empty text file and rename it to .nomedia
      • Move the photos you wish to hide into .hidden
      • Check to see if this has worked in your gallery and in VLC
        Smile, simple right? That is it. If you find this post helpful, kindly drop a comment thanks. do you have any question feel free to ask.


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