Hide photos on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac

Learn how to hide photos and videos from your Moments, Years, and Collections view, then see them only in your Hidden Album.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open your Photos app.
  2. Select the photo or video that you want to hide.
  3. Tap  > Hide.
  4. Confirm that you want to hide the photo or video.

On your Mac

  1. Open Photos.
  2. Select the photo or video that you want to hide.
  3. Control-click the photo then click Hide Photo. You can also hide a photo from the menu bar when you go to Image > Hide Photo. Or you can press Command-L to hide a photo.  
  4. Confirm that you want to hide the photo or video.

If you use iCloud Photo Library, the photos that you hide on one device are hidden on your other devices too.

If you have iOS 10 or earlier or macOS Sierra or earlier, you can still see your hidden photos or videos in any albums you created.

Unhide your photos

You can unhide your photos and videos and see them again in your Moments, Years, and Collections when you follow these steps:

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

  1. Open the Photos app and go to the Albums tab.
  2. Tap the Hidden album.
  3. Select the photo or video that you want to unhide.
  4. Tap  > Unhide.

On your Mac:

  1. Open Photos and in the menu bar, click View > Show Hidden Photo Album.
  2. Open Albums view, then open the Hidden Photos Album.
  3. Select the photo or video that you want to unhide.
  4. Control-click the photo.
  5. Click Unhide Photo.
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