There is always that picture or folder you don’t want your friends, family members, sweetheart to see, and you don’t want to delete it from your android phone. Today’s article is focus on giving you the simple trick to hide your pictures from showing in your gallery without using any app.

Disadvantages of using App
The App is bound to fail
It will make your friends suspicious
Anybody with your password will have access to your hidden treasures

To hide your picture from showing in your gallery and file manager, follow the steps below.

Note: Make sure you have file manager in your phone, although most android devices comes with file manager. Download one if you don’t have it.

Step 1
Go to your Media/Gallery, remember the name of the folder you want to hide or you can rename it to a more suitable one. In this lecture, We will be hiding the Whatsapp video folder with 10 videos as shown below.

How to Hide Pictures on Android Phone

Step 2
Locate the folder in your file manager

How to Hide Pictures on Android Phone

Step 3
Rename the folder by pressing down the folder and select rename

How to Hide Pictures on Android Phone
Step 4
Add dot (.) to the beginning of the folder as shown below
How to Hide Pictures on Android Phone
Any folder that begins with dot(.) does not show in gallery.
 Check the image below you will  notice there is no longer Whatsapp video folder.
How to Hide Pictures on Android Phone

How to make the pictures/Folder visible

  • Go to file manager
  • Note that you will not see the folder until you allow the file manager to show hidden files
  • locate the folder
How to Hide Pictures on Android Phone
Click on the rename option and remove the dot (.) at the beginning.
How to Hide Pictures on Android Phone

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