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How to Hide Photos and Videos on Android 11 Stock OS

Last Updated on March 30, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Do you want to hide photos from gallery without any app in your Android 11 stock OS? Here’s how to hide photos, videos, files or documents, apk, and other internal storage data (Exclude Apps) on your Android 11 using a safe folder in the Files app. Just move photos, videos, and other files to safe folder to hide pictures from the gallery in your stock Android 11 devices like Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel XL (Android 10), and Google Pixel running Android 10. If you don’t want to show a safe folder, you can hide safe folder also.

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How to Hide Pictures and Videos in My Gallery in Android 11

Open files app to use safe folder on Android 11

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom to open the app drawer and tap on the Files app.

Hide Pictures and Videos on Android 11 using Safe folder

Step 2: Tap on Safe folder.

Step 3: Set the PIN and tap on Next.

You can see different categories (Downloads, Images, Videos, Audio, Documents & other) and internal storage.

How to Hide Pictures and Videos in My Gallery in Android 11

Step 4: Select the photos or videos you want to hide from the phone gallery and tap on Three vertical dots (Menu) at the top right corner.

How to Hide Photos and Videos on Android 11 Stock OS

Step 5: Tap on Move to Safe folder.

Step 6: Confirm PIN to move photos or other data and tap on Next.

Step 7: You can see the file moves to the safe folder and remove those photos from your phone gallery.

How to Find Hidden Photos in Safe Folder on Android 11 Stock OS

Step 1: Open the App drawer and tap on File app.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Safe folder under the collection section.

Step 3: Enter the PIN and tap on Next.

Step 4: You can see the pictures or videos move.

How to Get Back Hidden Photos in Gallery Android 11

Step 1: Open the App drawer and tap on the File app.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on the Safe folder under the collection section.

Step 3: Enter the PIN and tap on Next.

Step 4: Select the hidden photos from the list and touch on Three vertical dots at the top right.

Step 5: Tap on Move out to safe folder.

Now, open your phone gallery and you can see the pictures you hide.

How to Hide Safe Folder on Android 11

Step 1: Open the App drawer and tap on the File app.

How to Find Hidden Photos in Safe Folder on Android 11

Step 2: Tap on Three vertical dots.

How to Hide Safe Folder on Android 11

Step 3: Tap the Hide safe folder.

Hide Safe Folder on stock Android 11 device

Step 4: You can see hide or remove a safe folder from the file app.

Step 5: To unhide a safe folder, tap on three vertical dots.

Enable or Show safe folder on Android 11

Step 6: Tap on Show safe folder.

You can see a safe folder on your device again.

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