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.

How to hide photos 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 share icon > Hide.
  4. Confirm that you want to hide the photo or video.

How to hide photos on your Mac

  1. Open Photos.
  2. Select the photo or video that you want to hide.
  3. Control-click the photo, then choose Hide Photo. You can also hide a photo from the menu bar when you choose Image > Hide Photo from the menu bar. 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 Photos, 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.

How to 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. Scroll to the bottom and tap Hidden below Other Albums.
  3. Select the photo or video that you want to unhide.
  4. Tap share icon > Unhide.

On your Mac:

  1. Open Photos. In the menu bar, choose View > Show Hidden Photo Album.
  2. In the left sidebar, select Hidden.
  3. Select the photo or video that you want to unhide.
  4. Control-click the photo, then choose Unhide Photo. You can also choose Image > Unhide Photo from the menu bar, or press Command-L.
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