How to Find Hidden Photos on iPhone

Finding hidden photos on your iPhone is simple once you know where to look. Apple provides tools to keep certain photos private without removing them from your device. Whether you’ve hidden photos intentionally or stumbled upon the feature by accident, this guide will help you locate and manage them. We’ll cover where to find hidden photos, how to enable the hidden album, how to access hidden photos through iCloud, and how to unhide photos.

Where to Find Hidden Photos on iPhone

Finding hidden photos on your iPhone is a simple process once you know where to look. Hidden photos are stored in a special album within the Photos app, designed to keep certain pictures out of your main photo feed while still being accessible when needed.

To locate the Hidden album and see hidden photos on your iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Start by launching the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap on the Albums tab to view your photo albums.tap on the Albums tab
  3. Scroll through the list of albums until you reach the section labeled Utilities. There you will find the Hidden album. Tap on it to view hidden photos on your iPhone.find hidden album
  4. If you need to unhide photos, select the photos you want to unhide, then tap the Additional Options icon, which looks like a circle with three dots., then select Unhide. The photos will now appear in your main library and other albums.unhide photos

Once you have found the Hidden album, you can easily access hidden photos on your iPhone anytime you need them. This feature is particularly useful for keeping private photos out of your main photo feed while still having quick access when necessary.

In iOS 14, Apple added the option to hide the Hidden album itself, giving users an extra layer of privacy. If you do not see the Hidden album in the Photos app, it may be disabled in your settings. To enable the Hidden album

  1. Start by opening the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate through the settings menu until you find the Photos option. Tap on app settings
  3. In the Photos settings, look for the Show Hidden Album switch. If it is turned off, tap the switch to turn it on. This will enable the Hidden album in your Photos app.enable Hidden Album

After enabling the Hidden Album, you can easily find hidden pictures on your iPhone by accessing the Photos app and navigating to the Albums tab. The Hidden album will now be visible under the Utilities section. Whether you need to find, enable, or disable the Hidden album, Apple provides simple options to suit your needs.

How to Access Hidden Photos Through iCloud

If you prefer to access hidden photos through iCloud, you can do so using This allows you to view hidden photos from any device with internet access. Note that your iPhone needs to be synced to iCloud for this to work.

Here’s how to access hidden photos via

  1. Go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > Photos and make sure iCloud Photos syncing is turned on so that all your photos, including hidden ones, are synced to iCloud.sync icloud hotos
  2. Open a web browser and go to Log in with your Apple ID and password.icloud com
  3. Once logged in, click on the Photos tab to access your photo library.tap on photos
  4. In the Photos tab look for the Hidden album within the Albums section.hidden album in icloud

By using, you can easily access hidden photos on your iPhone from any device. This allows you to view or manage your hidden photos when you don’t have your iPhone with you.

What to Do If You Can’t Find Hidden Photos on iPhone

If you’re having trouble finding hidden photos on your iPhone, there are several troubleshooting steps you can take to resolve the issue. Follow these methods to ensure you can access your hidden photos without any problems.

Check iOS Version

Confirm that your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS, as updates can fix bugs and improve performance.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to General > Software Update.go to software update
  3. If an update is available, tap Update Software Update

Restart Your iPhone

Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve issues with photos not appearing correctly.

  1. Press and hold the volume button and the power button until the slider appears.hold buttons
  2. Slide to power off your iPhone.drag the slider
  3. Wait a few seconds, then press and hold the power button again until the Apple logo appears.

Reset Settings

If you still can’t find your hidden photos, resetting your iPhone settings might help. This will not delete your data but will reset system settings like Wi-Fi passwords and wallpaper.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to General > Transfer or Reset iPhone.Transfer or Reset iPhone
  3. Tap Reset All Settings and confirm your decision.Reset All Settings
If you continue to experience issues, you may want to reset your iPhone settings. Be sure to back up your data before performing any resets to avoid losing important information.

By following these troubleshooting steps, you should be able to find hidden photos on your iPhone. If the problem persists, consider contacting Apple Support or visiting an Apple Store for further assistance.


Managing hidden photos on your iPhone is simple with the tools Apple provides. Whether you need to find hidden photos on your iPhone, access them through iCloud, unhide them, or troubleshoot common issues, we’ve covered all the necessary steps. By understanding how to use these features, you can ensure your private photos remain accessible and secure.


Yes, you can hide videos in the Hidden album just like you hide photos. Simply select the video in the Photos app, tap the Share button, and then choose Hide. The video will move to the Hidden album, where it will stay out of the main photo library until you choose to unhide it.
Yes, hidden photos are included in your iCloud backups. They are stored securely in the Hidden album and synced across all devices that use the same Apple ID and have iCloud Photos enabled. This ensures your hidden photos are safe and accessible from any device where you are signed in.
Currently, Apple does not offer a way to password-protect the Hidden album. However, you can enable or disable the visibility of the Hidden album in the Photos settings. This adds a layer of privacy by hiding the album from the Photos app until you choose to make it visible again.
When you switch to a new iPhone, your hidden photos will transfer if you restore from an iCloud backup or use the iPhone Migration tool. Ensure that iCloud Photos is enabled so that your entire photo library, including hidden photos, syncs to the new device.
No, you cannot hide entire albums in the Photos app. You can only hide individual photos or videos by moving them to the Hidden album. To organize and manage your photos without displaying them in the main library, you can create custom albums and move the photos accordingly.
Yurii Kulynych is a skilled professional who continues to work in Quality Assurance (QA) for InsanelyMac while also starting to write articles. He has a strong eye for detail and extensive experience in ensuring content quality, especially in areas like data recovery, understanding macOS/iOS, and storage solutions for Apple devices. Yurii excels in writing easy-to-follow guides and putting together helpful toolkits.
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