How to Find iPhone’s Hidden Photos

Did you hide some photos on your iPhone but you are not sure where those photos are? It’s easy to see those hidden photos on an iPhone.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
March 2, 2022

Did you hide some photos on your iPhone but you are not sure where those photos are? It’s easy to see those hidden photos on an iPhone. Let’s explore how this is done.

Note: Respect other people’s privacy when using this knowledge, as they have their own reasons for hiding photos on their iPhones.

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View iPhone’s Hidden Photos

To view your hidden photos, first, launch the Photos app on your iPhone. At the bottom of the Photos app, tap Albums. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing photo Albums

Next, on the Albums page, scroll down to the bottom. There, in the Other Albums section, tap Hidden.

On certain iOS versions, the Hidden album is located in the Utilities section as shown below.

Note: If you do not see the Hidden album option, the album itself might be hidden. To enable it, follow the steps in the section below.

See the below image:

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Accessing the Hidden option

Now, the Hidden album screen shows all your hidden photos and videos. If none is displayed, you have no hidden photos or videos. See the following image:

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Selecting a hidden photo

Next, to unhide a photo or video, tap that item on the list. When the item opens in full-screen, in the bottom left-hand corner, tap the Share icon. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the Share icon

Now, in the Share menu, tap Unhide. See the below image:

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Unhide your photo

Next, your selected photo or video is now visible to everyone in Photos.

If you are not finding the photos you were looking for, consider trying to recover deleted photos on your iPhone or iPad.

Enable the Hidden Album

On iOS 14 and later, you can turn off the Hidden album in the Photos app. To re-enable that album, you will have to change an option in your iPhone’s Settings.

To do so, first, open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap Photos. See the following image:

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Accessing Photos

Next, toggle the Hidden Album option to ON. Refer to the below image:

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Enable Hidden Album option

Now, your album is now visible in the Photos app, and you can access your hidden photo(s).

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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