If you have some pics you don’t want to see in the Photos library, but you don’t want to delete either, it is possible to hide them. If you choose to hide images in iOS 10 Photos app, they will no longer show up in the Photos library, but there are still a few ways to access them.
Regardless if you’re doing this just to declutter your Photos library, or you have some personal pics you’d like to keep but also make sure they’re not in plain sight, the best solution is to hide images in the iOS 10 Photos app.
How to hide images in iOS 10 Photos app
An image that’s hidden in the Photos library will no longer be visible in the main photos view, including Collections, Years and Moments. Nevertheless, you will still be able to view the hidden photos in searches and Albums.
Luckily, it’s very easy to hide images in iOS 10 Photos app, so keep reading to find out the necessary steps.
Launch the Photos app and find the pics you want to hide. Tap on Select and check all of the images you wish to hide. Tap on the Share button to continue.
Select the “Hide” option from the bottom row of the Share sheet, then tap on the “Hide Photo” option.
From now on, you can view your hidden images in an album called Hidden.
How to unhide images in iOS 10 Photos app
Unhiding pics in the Photos app on your iPhone is just as straightforward as hiding them.
Open the Photos app and go to the Albums tab. Tap on the Hidden album then tap on the “Select” option.
Now you can choose the photos you want to unhide and once you completed your selection, tap on the Share button.
In the bottom row of the Share sheet, select the “Unhide” option.
Those images will be restored to your Photos library. That’s it!