How to Hide Photos, Videos or Files on Galaxy S10, S10E and S10 Plus

Samsung rolled out their anniversary Galaxy S10 series in late-February, and these smartphones are already the best-selling devices of 2019, so far. They pack a whole bunch of exciting features that are quite useful to users. In this post, we’ll show you how to hide photos, videos, or file on Galaxy S10, S10E, and S10 Plus. That would keep your data private from the peeking eyes, and boost the security of your device, as well.

Before moving on to the tutorial, you should note that you won’t need a third-party app to hide files and pics on Galaxy S10 smartphones. Besides, if you’re interested in finding more details on how can you secure your smartphone, then read our other tutorials, below:

How to Hide Photos, Videos or Files on Galaxy S10, S10E and S10 Plus

The most straightforward method to hide photos, videos, files, and even some apps on Galaxy S10 smartphones is to set up a Secure Folder. Accordingly, you won’t need to install any other third-party app, so you’ll be sure that your documents and your device, as a whole, remains secure and malware-free.

Below, you can learn how to hide photos, videos or files on Galaxy S10, S10E, and S10 Plus using the Samsung’s Secure Folder. Follow the next steps and keep your private documents away from peeking eyes.

Set up Secure Folder

Here are the steps you should follow to do that:

  • Go to Settings -> “Lock screen and security” (or “Biometrics and security”)
  • Select Secure Folder
  • Choose to sign in to your Samsung Account – if you don’t have one yet, set up a Samsung Account by tapping on Create Account
  • Opt for your desired lock method for the Secure Folder

Move documents to Secure Folder

Once you performed the before-mentioned steps, a shortcut to the Secure Folder will appear on the Home Screen. You can then move photos, videos, files, or whatever you like to the Secure Folder to keep your private documents away from peeking eyes.

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You can also hide the Secure Folder

In case you don’t want other people to observe that you’re using a Secure Folder on your Galaxy S10, S10E, or S10 Plus, you can choose to hide the Secure Folder. Here’s how to do that:

  • Go to Settings -> “Lock screen and security” (or “Biometrics and security”)
  • Select the Secure Folder
  • Choose the “Hide Secure Folder” option
  • Tap on OK to confirm your selection

Access the hidden Secure Folder

Once you choose to hide Secure Folder, you won’t be able to see its shortcut on the Home Screen. However, you can still access it, even though it might be a little for challenging. Here’s how to access the hidden Secure Folder that you used to hide photos, videos, or files on Galaxy S10, S10E, and S10 Plus:

  • Go to Settings -> “Lock screen and security” (or “Biometrics and security”)
  • Select Secure Folder
  • At the bottom of the screen, you will see the Secure Folder icon – just tap on it and introduce the lock method that you chose when you set it up
  • Once you insert your PIN, pattern, or passwords, you’ll have access to your documents

That’s all you have to know to hide photos, videos or files on Galaxy S10, S10E, and S10 Plus using Samsung’s Secure Folder, without installing any third-party app that might lower your device’s security and your privacy, as well.

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