Ugh, I'm so annoyed: after all these years, Hidden Photos are still NOT protected with Touch/Face ID

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  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Like seriously?!!

    How many more OS's will it take them to realize this stupid omission??

    I mean, KAMAAAAAHHHNNNNNN :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  2. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    same here yet we got it on the stupid Notes app years ago.

    I swear if people ever open my trash folder ...
     
  3. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601

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    So, according to Apple, Private Notes should be protected, but Private Photos should not.

    Right, ok, got it, makes total sense.
     
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    How album can be “hidden” and all you have to do is tap on it, baffles me.
     
  6. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    I'm still annoyed that hidden photos no longer appear in albums they've been added to. Basically if you have a lot of hidden photos on your phone, there's no way to organize them; they all end up in the Hidden album, period.
     
  7. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

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    That's the purpose of the hidden album. I add any photos to their album and I then hide any photos I don't want seen. Obviously we know what the hidden album is for. Photos we don't want seen by anyone but ourselves.

    I do agree with OP though, where is the lock/faceID for hidden albums??? What's the point when all you do is go to that album and BOOM, free to view. Better than nothing I suppose.
     
  8. MozMan68 macrumors 68020

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    Hah...this is me as well...every month, recover and then delete again... ;)

    Just give me an album for "locked" photos so that is the only place to see them!!
     
  9. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    I have started to save them to OneDrive which offers TouchID protection
     
  10. MozMan68 macrumors 68020

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    I get nervous about that...just want them on my phone...not over the cloud.

    I just don't think it is too difficult to imagine that people would like to have some personal or even business related pics in locked folders only so they can access them when needed without accidentally seeing them when flipping through the larger "all photos" album.
     
  11. profets macrumors 601

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    Wow, TIL...

    Didn't even realize hidden/private photos were a thing on iOS!
     
  12. Nanotyrns macrumors 65816

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    I feel ya. It took forever for them to hide the folder image, too.
     
  13. MozMan68 macrumors 68020

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    The problem with that folder is that it just BEGS to be opened if someone gets a hold of your phone. The album is still right there...if they just added a passcode lock for that one album, I'd be happy.
     
  14. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    These are personal devices and I don’t think Apple designs them to be used by multiple people especially when you have sensitive information on there.
     
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    Perhaps, but they understand that we hand our phones off to others to show off pictures. They understood the need for hiding pics, then understood the need for removing the cover photo from the folder. This would be a great next step. There are of course apps you can use but then you are allowing another developer/company access to your data. Apple is helping to keep it on the phone under your control.
     
  17. MozMan68 macrumors 68020

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    So...you keep your phone unlocked all the time??

    It IS a personal device...and I'd like to keep some things on there personal...explain why banking apps, password apps, etc. all require a passcode to be unlocked if they are on a personal device?

    I understand you may think every picture you take or grab from the web and have on your phone doesn't need to have an extra level of security...I do...not all, some...
     
  18. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601

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    With that kinda logic, our iPhones don't need any passcodes at all. Hey, they are "personal devices" after all, right?

    Sure
     
  19. akash.nu, Jun 5, 2018
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    Passcodes protect you from unwanted access but if you willingly unlock your device and give it to someone to go through your stuffs then that’s up to you.

    Please refer to my previous response.

    I agree, it’s not just for photos, I think a secondary passcode can be implemented for a lot of things within iOS but generally any such new feature is down to specific usecase. I’m not sure the hidden feature gets used so much that Apple would consider implementing a secondary passcode system anytime soon.
     
  20. Goldfrapp, Jun 5, 2018
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    Hidden photos, aka private photos, should have a passcode, whether I unlock my phone and give it to someone or NOT. Private Notes are protected. So should Hidden Photos. It's an omission, simple as that.
     
  21. akash.nu, Jun 5, 2018
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    Coming back to the topic, how can you compare notes with photos?! Completely different apps made for different purpose. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ a banana and an orange ain’t the same even though both are fruits.
     
  22. dsjr2006 macrumors regular

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    Send a "Suggestion" for this to Apple using the Feedback app. You must be registered with any Beta Program for it to allow you to login.
     
  23. dsjr2006, Jun 5, 2018
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    So you don't understand how Encrypted Notes work... They are protected using a separate password that can be saved using TouchID. That could be implemented for the Hidden Album in Photos. If you don't want the feature don't use it, why are you complaining about something you don't care about??
     
  24. C DM, Jun 5, 2018
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    This is basically as far as they are willing to take it with photos it seems--they see the usability of being able to exclude certain ones from the main album so that when people are showing their camera roll or giving another app access to it the hidden photos won't show up as part of it, but seems like they don't want to treat them as actually protected in the sense of being behind authentication of some sort.

    Whether its because they don't see them as something that stores private data (like notes, for example), or some other reason, or perhaps no reason, that's how it has been so far. Hopefully that might change in the future, as it did with Notes, or it might not, kind of like the large volume control overlay that still there despite pretty much universal understanding that there are better ways of going about it.
     
  25. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Well said there. that’s what I meant.
     

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