Hide your secret photos on iPhone THIS way now! Some celebs' photos were hacked earlier | How-to

Hide your secret photos on iPhone THIS way now! Some celebs' photos were hacked earlier

iOS 16 finally made it possible to lock your secret photos with your FaceID or TouchID. Know how to keep your private photos protected with this iOS 16 feature.

| Updated on: Jul 25 2022, 13:39 IST
iPhone users can now keep their hidden and deleted photos folder protected with passwords. Know how. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Apple iOS 16 has already started showing its magic on iPhones! Many iPhone users have already started using the latest iOS 16 public beta version to check out all the new features ahead of the official rollout of iOS 16 during the fall event. You too can download iOS 16 pubic beta on your iPhone. The latest iOS 16 has a lot of special features and these can prove very valuable in your day-to-day life. One of such features is the lock support for hidden and sensitive pictures in your Photos app! Yes indeed! Now, after many instances of top celebrities and others' secret photos being leaked or hacked, Apple has rolled out iPhone photos password.

There can be a chance when you hand over your iPhone to someone, and you may not want to let them see your photo gallery, or maybe you want to keep some personal photos hidden from some specific people. Whatever the reason, this new iPhone photos lock support can be a handy tool. Know how to use this privacy-driven smart tool on your iPhone to keep your photos protected.

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iOS 16 feature for iPhone photos: How to enable it

Step 1:

First and foremost, your iPhone should be running on the current iOS 16 beta versions. Whether it is iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone SE 3 or any other iPhone that falls on the list of supported iOS 16 versions. It should be running on the latest version. 

Step 2:

Once your iPhone has iOS 16, you will simply have to select a photo from your Photos apps that you want to keep protected. 

Step 3:

Then tap the three buttons in the top right corner of the iPhone, and choose the option of hiding. And it is locked! Now, whenever you need to access it, you will need to use FaceID or a password. That means no other person can open it. 

Step 4:

Not just the hidden folder in the Photos App but the deleted folder also got the protection of Touch ID and Face ID support. Just do the same steps for the deleted folder to protect it. 

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First Published Date: 25 Jul, 13:39 IST