How to hide photos on iPhone so no one sees your embarrassing selfies

WORRIED that your pals or family might spy an embarrassing selfie on your phone? Stop right there.

There's an easy way to hide photos on both iPhone and Android without deleting them.

That means they'll still be on your phone, but won't appear in your main camera roll.

There are plenty of reasons to want to keep photos private – not just sexy selfies.

Maybe you've got screenshots of possible birthday presents for your partner, and you don't want them to see.

Whatever the reason, Apple has a built-in system for hiding photos.

How to hide photos on iPhone

First, open up your Photos app on the iPhone, and find a photo you want to hide.

Open the photo up and click on the box-and-arrow icon in the bottom left corner.

On the bottom row of icons, scroll along until you see a 'Hide' icon – which looks like two images with a strikethrough line.

Tap it and the photos will disappear from your Photos feed.

You can also do the same thing with multiple photos: just select several pictures in an album, then follow the same steps above.

Don't panic – your photos haven't been deleted.

To find them, tap on the Albums tab at the bottom to open up all of your albums.

Scroll right to the bottom of the page and you'll see a 'Hidden' folder in 'Other Albums' – just above 'Recently Deleted'.

You'll be able to see all of your hidden photos in there.

It's also possible to restore the photos back into your main Photos feed.

To restore a photo, tap on it and then tap the bottom-left icon again.

Then scroll along the options on the bottom row until you see 'Unhide' – then tap it.

In other news, your iPhone has a hidden map of everywhere you go.

Find out how to download iOS 14 and get the latest iPhone features.

There's a new iPhone homescreen coming in iOS 14.

And your iPhone can now tell you if someone is listening through your microphone.

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