Is there any way to keep a photo on your phone and remove from Camera Roll?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by braeburnbliss, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. braeburnbliss macrumors newbie


    Oct 22, 2015
    I've tried everything but cannot figure it out.

    I just want to take some photos and put them in a custom album, and then remove them from the Camera Roll and everywhere else. So you can only see the photos if you go to that album.

    This seems impossible as it just treats Camera Roll as every photo taken and there is no way to change it. Very frustrating. I hope there is a way!

  2. Antonio Blanco macrumors member

    Antonio Blanco

    Sep 25, 2014
    Puebla - México
  3. braeburnbliss thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 22, 2015
    They are private photos, I don't have any interest in putting them on a cloud-based service.

    Kind of related to the reason where I don't want them showing on my phone unless I go to them specifically.
  4. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    You can install Readdle Documents and copy the photos into there, then delete them from the Camera roll.

    There's other apps like Goodreader that can do this, but Documents is free.
  5. braeburnbliss thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 22, 2015
    This is actually perfect for what I want. I was worried I wouldn't be able to access the photos from other apps then (like attaching to email) but they work fine. Thank you!
  6. playinpearls macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2014
    I believe you can copy the photo and paste it into a note. Then put a password on the note and delete from the camera roll.

    if you are trying to keep it secure of course. The note doesn't HAVE to have a password...
  7. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    Pictures in the Photos app can also be stored in (shared to) iBooks
  8. sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011
    Safty P+V is an option too. create separate folders/lockboxes for use there.
  9. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    It's built into iOS 10. Just go to a picture, and select Hide. It will remove the picture from your Moments, Collections and Years and add it to an album titled Hidden that's only available in the Albums tab. Easy.
  10. ajiuo, Sep 27, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2016

    ajiuo macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
    What do you mean by the camera roll? Hiding them like was mentioned above will hide them from the photos & memories tab. It will also hide them from favorites, People, places, videos, selfies, panoramas, depth effect, & screenshots on the albums tab. By doing so it adds them to the hidden album... There is no way to hide anything in the all photos album...

    I'm not 100% but if you're not using iCloud photo syncing I think the all photos album is still called camera roll... but it's essentially the same thing as the all photos album for people who are using iCloud photos and I assume that it behaves the same way in that you cannot hide photos from it.

    All Photos / Camera Roll is not meant to be your main area for viewing photos... It is an album to view all of the photos that are in your photo library and is ordered by the date that they were added to your photo library. The photos tab is meant to be the main place for viewing photos. They are arranged by the date that the photo was taken regardless if it was taken on your phone or imported from another device (as long as that device can write that type of data).
  11. braeburnbliss thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 22, 2015
    This does not remove or hide from Camera Roll.

    Kind of pointless if you ask me. I don't care about moments/collections/etc and don't use them.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 28, 2016 ---
    This is the problem. I just want to HIDE some pictures from the "all photos". It is impossible without a 3rd party app. I wish there was a little more privacy settings.

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