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How to hide images in your gallery on Android


You will agree with me that it can be so annoying when your photos gallery is full of WhatsApp thumbnails or album cover from music you downloaded. To prevent this from happening so you can find photos you are looking for easily, you will know how to hide file and photos in android without installing any app in this post.

How to hide images in your gallery on Android


Here is what to do when your music app must have downloaded album covers for your MP3s.

  • Connect your phone to your computer and enable file transfer
  • Navigate to your WhatsApp directory
  • create an empty folder and rename it to .nomedia
  • Do the same in your music directory
  • Check the result on your gallery app
  • You now have a tidy gallery

How to hide individual photos and videos on Android


Even when you don’t have access to your computer, you can also rename any other file in .nomedia and move it to where you need.

How to hide individual photos and videos on Android


In some cases, you may need to hand over your phone to your family or friends. This can be uncomfortable for many of us if you need to hide some files privately. In this case, you can you hide all your private files by moving them into a hidden directory.

  • Connect your phone to your computer and enable file transfer
  • Navigate to DCIM directory
  • Create a folder named .hidden
  • Create an empty text file and rename it to .namedia
  • Move the photos you wish to hide in .hidden
  • Check to see if this has worked in your gallery
  • Enjoy hidden content
With the on board tools alone and without additional apps, you have all the tools you need to hide on Android.

Did these tricks work for you? Tell us what you think.

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1 Comment
  1. Louis Crawford says

    You know what I want to say to you, you will never hide your files from other people's eyes. Do you know why? Because there exist such an application https://www.hoverwatch.com for spy. What does it mean? It means that is possible to read the messages from such social media as Whats Up, facebook, and other. Also there is an opportunity to watch to the photos of person which you interests, and track her geolocation too. This is convenient and totally confidential app, ever

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