One aspect that iPhone users value very much is the privacy that the devices offer, since having personal information well protected is always of the utmost importance.
The photos that anyone can have on their phone can mean very compromising information, either because they represent important personal moments, or because they involve sensitive information such as bank accounts, identification numbers, etc. In general, the private information that a person may have in their photos is sensitive , and that is why it is so important to always keep them well protected.
In order to keep the photos on the iPhone protected , Apple allows you to put a password to the albums of the images, and we will just show you today how you can put a password to a photo album on your iPhone.
- What steps should I take to protect a photo album with a password?
- Put a password to an album
- Create a footprint for photos
- Hide files
- What to do to hide an album on my iPhone device?
- What to do if I have forgotten the password that protects an album?
- Can I password other applications on iPhone?
What steps should I take to protect a photo album with a password?
To protect an album on your iPhone, you should know that you will mainly use the notes application, and although at first the thing sounds a bit strange, the process is not really complicated.
Put a password to an album
The photo album to which you want to put a password must be created in your notes application. To place the password, you just have to click on the icon with the 3 horizontal dots inside the note and select the “Block” option . When you do that, you will jump to a tab where you must place a password next to a hint that will later serve to remind you of the password in case you forget it.
Create a footprint for photos
When you are creating the password for the album in the notes you will get an option that says “Use Touch ID” . This function will automatically associate the fingerprints that you have saved on your Apple device as a way to unlock the album in the notes.
To hide the files you must first search for it on your iPhone. If what you want to hide is an image, you must go to your gallery, click on share and select the notes option. Then you will see all the folders that you have created in your notepad, there you must select the one that will work as a secret album so that your image is stored in that place. If what you want is to save any other file on your mobile, the process is basically the same as that we have just mentioned.
What to do to hide an album on my iPhone device?
On iPhone you cannot properly hide the albums that you have created in your gallery, because the only way to protect them for the moment is by doing the process that we have just mentioned with the notes application of the device.
When you want to add photos to that album hidden in notes, you must first remove the lock , and then go to your gallery, select all the images you want to hide and send them to the album in question in notes. After all that, you can now lock the album again and your information will be safe.
What to do if I have forgotten the password that protects an album?
When you do not remember the password that you have put to a note album you will have to go to the options of your iPhone and enter the notes section. Among all the options that you will see at that time, enter the “Password”, there you will see that at the bottom you get a button that says “Reset password” . Pressing there you can reset the key of your notes, however, to do that, you must first enter the password of your Apple ID , so you will have to remember it to be able to reset the password of the notes.
Can I password other applications on iPhone?
To put a password in other applications on your iPhone you must enter the option “Time of use”, then you must establish a limit of use to the application you want to block. When that limit has been reached, the application will be blocked automatically and to access them again you must enter the password that you have previously established.