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How to Hide Pictures on Android

Athryn Mitchell

Mobile phone analyst, Editor-in-Chief of TransPhone. Find more on her Fackbook or Google+.

We've captured lots of photos with our Android phone in daily life. But what to do if we want some of them to be hidden and become invisible? You just need to find the pre-install file manager on your Android. Some named "My File", some named "File Manager". That's a little different in the way they are called, but anyway you can find it easily. If not, you can download some third-party file manager, like ES File Explorer. Now, I will show you two different ways to hide the photos/albums for your Android on ES File Explorer, for example.

Part 1: Create A Hidden Folder on Android
Part 2: Hide Photos in Folder on Android Phone

Part 1: Create A Hidden Folder on Android

Download, install and launch ES File Explorer on your Android and follow the steps below.
Step 1. Click "New" from the bottom toolbar and choose "Folder" in the pop up window. Then, you will be asked to name the new folder. Just type in "." and the folder name you want such as ".Hidden data", ".My Hidden Photos", and more. It's up to you.
Create New Folder
Note: No matter what you would like to name your Android, don't forget the "." at the front. The "." in front of the folder name means that this is a hidden folder.

Step 2. You are also allowed to hide this folder in the file manager. Just tap on the main menu and click "Settings".
New Folder Added

Then, choose "Display settings" as shown below and uncheck "Show hidden files" to hide them.
Show Hidden Files

Part 2: Hide Photos in Folder on Android Phone

At the very beginning, tap on "New" > "File" and name the new file as ".nomedia". Then, click "OK" to save the file.
Add New File Named Nomedia
Note: After creating a new file named ".nomeida", you can create a new folder and move the photos you want to hide in this folder. And then check the gallery and you will find the photos you just chose hidden. To unveil the photos, you just need to delete the ".nomedia" file.

That's it, if you have any other way to hide your Android photos, please feel free to let us know. And it will be very kind if you leave comments in the following blanks to show us your opinion, suggestion or anything.

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