Pic Vault – Hide & password protect your private pictures via App Store ($2.99)

by Piyansh on January 12, 2009 · 8 comments

Filed in: Apps,Appstore,Reviews

One of the features I miss on the iPhone has been the been that you cannot hide your private pictures or save in another application or folder. Photos app is the only way you can access your pics. So all your private pictures which you dont want to show to some of your relatives or family or anyone for that matter, cannot be hidden.

But picvault solves our problem. Pic vault is an AppStore app that allows you to hide and password protect all your private photographs in the app. The app allows you to create many folders inside it and then you can import multiple photos (more than 1 at a time) directly from the iPhone’s photo library or camera-roll to the folder. However, it doesn’t delete the photos from your iPhone’s photo library. It has to be done manually. The app also allows you zoom and view photos by scrolling them with your fingers like you do in your default photo app. But the features understandably as succulent as they are in the default app.

The app also lacks one outstanding feature which is that you cannot add any text or comment/note to the picture. Also, you cannot directly email these pictures. You will have to use the default iPhone photo app to do so. Also, one more defect is that the app is that the photos you add arent deleted in the photos app. You will have to delete it manually. But we hope that these defects would be cleared with the next update.

The App shuts down automatically if you enter the wrong password. Making the user relaunch it. PicVault also offers options to Export all content to library, Move all folders to all folder or Delete All Photos.


While importing photographs from the library, you click any particular picture to select it (the counter is seen at the bottom of the screen) and then press the import tab. When you click the photo in this process, there is no indication / mark on the photo to indicate that it has been marked (just the increment in the counter below).

But still this is the best app available to hide your private photos on your iPhone. Its only competitor is private pics which isnt as enjoyable as this app. However, i still feel that it is a bit high priced. But that understandable because of the features it offers.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

robertp_3 April 22, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I can’t get my pic vault to launch it just keeps crashing at the beginning it used to work fine but just recently started crashing
HELP!!!

Ankur April 22, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Try Reinstalling the App

david November 30, 2009 at 3:09 am

How do I set up a new folder?

ryan December 29, 2009 at 10:43 am

I have hidden a few pictures a while back in this app and have forgotten my password. What can I do?

regan December 31, 2009 at 12:50 pm

so i just got this app for my private videos…but when i went to move them onto the app they didnt even show..is it only for pictures? can we try to get it to work for videos too PPPPPlease?!?!

Manav August 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm

If u hve forgotten ur password for picvault download ifile from rock and go to /var/mobile/applications find picvault and go into documents there I will find singin.plist open it there u will find ur password

EnJoY!!!!!!!

Me December 28, 2010 at 3:34 am

There are plenty of similar apps like this in the app store. The reason I dislike this type of app is because there are too many steps to take in order to hide the pics. You got to create folders and move the pics from your camera roll to the created folder, then put password and all the inconvenience. Why can’t we have an app that directly hides the pictures & the thumbnails in the camera roll and other photo albums that are synced with just one or two clicks?

Aldo Aldana April 25, 2011 at 10:12 am

I just got a new ipot and i forgot the photo vault passcode
how can i get those pictures back