iOS 16 Will Let You Lock Your Hidden and Recently Deleted Photos Albums

Apple is adding the ability for users to lock their Hidden and Recently Deleted albums on iOS 16, requiring user authentication through Touch ID or Face ID to access.

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Apple says that starting with ‌iOS 16‌ this fall, both albums will be locked by default. Currently, both the Hidden and Recently Deleted albums are exposed, allowing anyone who may grab access to your phone the ability to go through your photos.

‌iOS 16‌ is a massive release with new customization features for the lock screen and changes across the board. The first beta of ‌iOS 16‌ is currently available to developers for beta testing and a public beta will be available later in July.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16
Related Forum: iOS 16

Top Rated Comments

fwmireault Avatar
16 weeks ago
We all know why people requested so badly this feature
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Press22 Avatar
16 weeks ago
I don't understand how we've made it to iOS16 without the ability to just lock an entire app.
It would immediately be useful for Messages, Photos, Mail
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeoStructural Avatar
16 weeks ago
Too late. This could have saved my marriage. ?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
michaeltheshah Avatar
16 weeks ago

Totally understand for hidden. Less for deleted though.
For those moments when that sexy pose didn't show off the bits good enough ?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sir_Macs_A_Lot Avatar
16 weeks ago
Mixing your hidden/deleted photos with Family Photos would be disastrous!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GhostOS Avatar
16 weeks ago
Oh finally! Now I don’t have to rely on dodgy 3rd party lock apps.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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