Android phone is a very smart phone , it can scan your Media Files (Images and Videos) from anywhere on your phone and put them in the default gallery (for everyone to see). What if i want some of my pictures / Videos to be private i.e. can be seen only by me ? Maybe there is an app in the market that can put all my private files in a safe locker which can only be viewed by me…
Well there is such an app –> Hide it Pro and best part is its FREE and runs on Android 1.6 and above
Below is a tutorial on to how to use this app
The moment you launch the app you’ll be presented with a screen similar to the one below. Wtf ?? i did not want an Audio Manager app. What the heck is this. Well this is just a disguise to hide the app itself.
To go to the Actual hide it pro. Long Press on the Audio Manager Icon to access the actual Hide It Pro. btw this Audio Manager is full functional. You can change all the volumes from here directly.
The moment you First install and Run the app you’ll be asked to Select a Lock Screen Type . Select any one from Pin based or Password Based. Then enter the pin/password you want to use and set up a recovery email.
Once the setup is complete you’ll be taken back to the audio manager disguise screen. Long press on the title to go to the lock screen. Here you enter you pin/password to login
Enter your password and click Login. Next you’ll be shown your Pictures and Video Vault.
To hide the files in your vault Go to your default android gallery. Select the pictures/videos you want to hide –> click Share –> Select Audio Manager from the popup. Now from here you can create a new folder (in the vault) or save to an existing folder in the vault. For this demo i am saving it in a new folder with name “Kung Fu Panda”
To view the hidden files Go to Vault –> Click on the Pictures –> Now you’ll be presented with two Albums Random and Kung Fu panda (the one you just created) Click on your Album and browse images in the inbuilt gallery. Click on the arrows to go to next and previous images (or you can Flick forward and backwards) , double tap to zoom in/out and pan around . You can even start the Slideshow and set up duration of photo change.
To unhide all the images Long Press on the album and select Unhide. To unhide a single image long press on the image on the thumbnail view and select unhide
Before exiting Please ensure that you have hidden the files by running the Media Scanner by going to Vault and clicking Run Media Scanner in the Options Menu
Q : I have hidden the files but it is still showing in my picture gallery
Answer : Please ensure that you have run the Media Scanner after you hide your files. To run the Media Scanner . Go to Vault and Click Run Media Scanner from the options men
Update: We now have official facebook page. So you can connect with us there as well . Search for Hide it pro on facebook and Like us
Update 2: Vault location : ProgramData/Android/Language/.fr/