How can I hide videos

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

With the Photos app, you can control which photos and videos are visible and what is hidden.

When you hide photos and videos, they move to the Hidden album so they don't appear in your library, other albums, or in the photos widget on your home screen. With iOS 14, you can turn off the Hidden album so that the photos are completely hidden. Fading in photos and videos as well as activating the album "Hidden" is possible at any time.

How to hide photos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Select the photo or video that you want to hide.
  3. Tap the Share button and then on "Hide".
  4. Confirm that you want to hide the photo or video.

Show photos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

On an iPhone or iPod touch:

  1. Open the Photos app and tap the Albums tab.
  2. Scroll down and tap Hidden under Utilities.
  3. Tap the photo or video that you want to fade in.
  4. Tap the Share button and then on "Show".

On an iPad:

  1. Open the Photos app. If the sidebar is hidden, tap the sidebar icon in the top left.
  2. Scroll down until you see Hidden under Utilities.
  3. Tap the photo or video that you want to fade in.
  4. Tap the Share button and then on "Show".

Find the "Hidden" album

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, the Hidden album is turned on by default, but you can turn it off. If you turn off the hidden album, any hidden photos or videos won't appear in the Photos app. How to find the album "Hidden":

  1. Open the Photos app and tap the Albums tab.
  2. Scroll down and find the Hidden album under Utilities. If you're using an iPad, you may need to tap the sidebar icon in the upper-left corner, then scroll down until you see the hidden album under Utilities.

How to deactivate the "Hidden" album:

  1. Go to Settings, then tap Photos.
  2. Scroll down and turn off the Hidden album.

Hide photos on Mac

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Select the photo or video that you want to hide.
  3. Control-click the photo and choose Hide Photo. You can also hide a photo from the menu bar. To do this, choose "Image"> "Hide Photo". Alternatively, you can hide a photo with Command-L.
  4. Confirm that you want to hide the photo or video.

When you use iCloud Photos, photos that you hide on one device will also be hidden on your other devices.

Show photos on Mac

  1. Open the Photos app. In the menu bar select "View"> "Show photo album 'hidden'".
  2. Select "Hidden" in the sidebar.
  3. Select the photo or video that you want to fade in again.
  4. Control-click the photo and choose Show Photo. You can also choose Image> Show Photo from the menu bar or press Command-L.

Find the "Hidden" album

The hidden album is disabled by default on the Mac. However, you can turn it on at any time to make it easier for you to find hidden photos or videos. How to activate the "Hidden" album:

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Choose View> Show Hidden Photo Album.

If the hidden album is activated, it will be displayed in the sidebar under "Photos".

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