The Best and Most Private Photo and Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

Millions of people trust Private Photo Vault® to keep their photos hidden.

Top 100 Photography App in USA, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, India, Italy, Finland, UK, South Africa, Egypt, Mexico, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, France, Ireland, Germany and many more countries.

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"Wow, I have been wanting a way to hide some of my photos for a while, this is a perfect solution."

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"Exactly what I'm looking for, can organize albums and even 'hide' others that I feel I need to."

• Password Protected App Entry
      • Pin Lock
      • Pattern/Dot Lock
• Password Protected Photo Albums
      (Keep people out of your private albums)
• Break-in Report: Photo + GPS
• Decoy Password

• Create Albums right in the App
• Import/Export from Photo App
• iTunes Syncing
• Wireless Photo Transfer
• Email Photos
• Text Message Photos

• Image Gallery
• Slideshow
• Intuitive Interface just like Photo App

• Import/Export from Photo App
• Watch Videos

• Browse the Internet Privately
• Download Photos directly to the app

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All your photos stored in Private Photo Vault are 100% private. Your photos are only stored on your device and are never uploaded to our servers. We have no ability to remotely access your photos.

What’s New

Version 10.1

Private Photo Vault v10.1
The latest update fixes several bugs:
   + Fixed crash after entering password on some devices
   + Fixed crash when device is running low on free space
   + Slow performance
   + Fixes bug importing large videos

In case you missed the last update, v10.0 added these features
+ Improved import process that imports in the background
   + Tap import bar to see progress
   + Videos import faster
+ Fixed translation problems in some languages
+ iTunes Album renamed to Main Album
+ UI fixes for iPhone XR, XS, XS Max
+ New Photo Editor
   + Updated, fixes bugs
+ Thumbnails load faster when scrolling
+ Faster GIF viewing with pause support
+ All files are now encrypted using AES-256 bit encryption
+ Multi-photo selection with pan to select now works faster
+ Bugfixes
   + Web browser fixes crashing problems on iOS 12
   + Web browser faster
   + Web browser supports pulling left and right side of the screen for navigation
   + iPad pro lock screen offset problem
   + Importing directly via the Import Extension from other apps bugfix
   + Minor bugfixes

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
309.6K Ratings
309.6K Ratings
CO Yeti ,

Best Pic Storage Safe!

I have been using this app for about a year now, and it is the best I’ve found. I have used two other apps previously, and they didn’t do as good a job of holding the volume I require and their password lock for all transitions to other apps wasn’t as efficient. This one is great! The image modifiers work almost better than the Photos app itself, and I use them all the time to crop, sharpen, and enhance lighting. I have over 3GB of pics in this app and it loads fast and has great folder modifying capabilities. The WiFi upload/download is pretty manual, but a nice option. The screen lock when leaving the phone is great for hiding what you were looking at. The ‘delete after upload’ feature is wonderful, too!

The only suggestion I have for improvement is bulk organization functions within folders (it takes forever to get new pictures from the bottom of the folder to the top by dragging if you have more than 300 images in a folder). If you want to organize images alphabetically, any new additions take a lot of effort to get in place within the folder.

Great tool! Highly recommend!

Nickname1122339 ,

Don't trust this app to make backups to iCloud.

I've been using the pro version of this app for about 4 years. Currently it's pretty well developed. The only issue I've ever had was losing 400+ pictures/videos due to the app not backing up to iCloud (2 years ago). I lost my phone while on a trip in Europe, after returning I tried a backup only to find that all data within the app was lost (literally as if I had never used the app before). I tried a fresh backup several times, each with the same results. Going into detail: I used photo vault for 2 years prior to the loss of the phone. I had pictures in my stock photo album that were dated same as some photos in the photo vault. The backup recovered 700+ pictures that were in my photo album (and other apps/app data) ... some dating up to just a couple weeks before I lost the phone. Basically I guess photo vault was never backed up, while just about everything else was? You'd think after paying for the pricey Pro Version and 2 years of constant use, there would be some element of assurance... I have had little use for this app since losing everything.

Developer Response ,

First of all, we apologize for this issue. We are currently working on a solution that will allow for backing up/syncing to new devices. This should be available within the next couple months.

In general, in the meantime, if you recover your phone from an iTunes or iCloud backup when you get a new one, the photos should transfer.

Randy at WCG ,

Great app

I've downloaded and tried several apps over the years for keeping photos and videos private, but Private Photo Vault is the first time one that was the "complete package." The wifi import (and export) function allowed me to easily transfer and upload/download photos, and I was impressed by well thought-out features like the option of deleting photos from your device's camera roll once you've imported them into the Photo Vault. One minor suggestion--mentioned by someone else--would be the ability to re-arrange photos within the album in a batch format, but given how I've never found an app like this as feature-rich and relatively bug-free as this, I'm more than satisfied. It worked perfectly for videos too.

One item to look out for: I was initially frustrated because Chrome would not accept the password so that I could connect the device and my desktop via wifi. But it worked fine in Safari, so be aware of this!


Legendary Software Labs LLC
68.8 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
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In-App Purchases
  1. Private Photo Vault Upgrade $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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