We will be teaching you how to hide pictures on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus in this article using Samsung’s own Secure Folder.
Pictures are nice. It helps us capture and cherish those memorable and important moments in our life. So we can look back at those pictures later on in the future and reminisce. Some pictures are also private and the owners of those pictures would like to keep it that way.
If you have kids at home or at work that often borrow your phone to maybe play games. Or you generally have some certain pictures that are meant for your eyes and your eyes only. Then you might want to hide those pictures on your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus.
You can also hide other files you have on your phone and you don’t need to install third-party for that. It can all be done using Samsung’s own Secure Folder.
What Is Secure Folder?
Secure folder like the names entails is a folder that keeps your files or any file you put in it securely. It keeps your files away from prying eyes. This folder can only be accessed by you with any security option you choose. You can use fingerprint, Face ID, Password, Pattern or PIN depending on the one you prefer.
How To Setup Secure Folder?
Settings up the Secure Folder on the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus is pretty easy. Simply follow the steps below.
- Open the Apps Drawer, Locate And Open the Settings App/Menu.
Scroll Down and Click On Lock Screen and Security.
Select Secure Folder.
You will need to Sign Into your Samsung Account to proceed. (If you do not have a Samsung Account then you can simply click on Create Account to create one for yourself. Follow the on Screen instructions to create a Samsung Account)
Now that you are Signed In, You then go ahead to Choose your preferred Lock Method. (Fingerprint, Face ID, PIN, Password or Pattern)
Congratulations, you’ve just successfully setup the Secure Folder. Let’s go ahead to use it and hide pictures on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus.
How To Hide Pictures On Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus
Now that the Secure Folder is up and running, it Should be available on your home screen or apps drawer.
- Locate and Open the Secure Folder.
Tap Add Files.
This will take you to your file manager where you will pick the files you want hidden. Pick the file or files you want hidden and add it to the Secure Folder.
That’s it. You’ve successfully hidden those files you just picked. Those files will now only be accessible through the Secure Folder and nowhere else. If you later want to the files visible again then just follow the same steps above and remove the files from the Secure Folder.
If you would like to remove the Secure Folder from your home screen then simply go to the Settings Menu >> Lock Screen and Security >> Secure Folder >> Hide Folder >> Ok. This will remove the Secure Folder from the home screen or apps drawer.
To UnHide The Secure Folder, Head right back to the Settings Menu >> Lock Screen and Security >> Secure Folder >> UnHide Folder >> Ok. This will bring back the Secure Folder to your home screen or apps drawer and you can now Access your hidden files using your lock method.
There are also other ways to hide Pictures on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus but this is the easiest and doesn’t require the use of a third-party app. Now you can hide any file that is or are meant for your eyes and your eyes only.