The Best and Most Private Photo and Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

Millions of people trust Private Photo Vault® to keep their photos hidden.

Top 100 Photography App in USA, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, India, Italy, Finland, UK, South Africa, Egypt, Mexico, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, France, Ireland, Germany and many more countries.

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"Wow, I have been wanting a way to hide some of my photos for a while, this is a perfect solution."

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"Exactly what I'm looking for, can organize albums and even 'hide' others that I feel I need to."

• Password Protected App Entry
• Pin Lock
• Pattern/Dot Lock
• Password Protected Photo Albums
(Keep people out of your private albums)
• Break-in Report: Photo + GPS
• Decoy Password

• Create Albums right in the App
• Import/Export from Photo App
• iTunes Syncing
• Wireless Photo Transfer
• Email Photos
• Text Message Photos

• Image Gallery
• Slideshow
• Intuitive Interface just like Photo App

• Import/Export from Photo App
• Watch Videos

• Browse the Internet Privately
• Download Photos directly to the app


Premium will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. You may manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase.


Privacy Policy:


The free version of the app does not backup your files to Cloud Vault. Please ensure you perform backups of your photos and videos to ensure if you lose your device, your data isn't lost.

What’s New

Version 12.2

Thanks for using Private Photo Vault! We have been working hard to create a new update to make sure you always have the best app for securing your photos.

In v12.2, we have completely redone the User Interface, User Experience, and have added new features.

New Features:

+ Favorites
+ Up to 8 digit passcodes to login to the app

+ Cloud Vault (Premium)
   + Encrypted Backup
+ 100% Private (just like the app has always been) - Private Photo Vault employees CAN NOT view your photos and videos in the app on your phone or in Cloud Vault Backups. For a complete description on how Cloud Vault encryption works, scroll to the bottom.
   + Sync photos and videos between multiple devices
   + Space Saver - leave files in Cloud Vault and download them on demand
+ Trash (Premium)
   + Recover recently deleted files
+ Face Down Lock (Premium)
   + Feature to switch to a different app when the device is turned over

New Design:

+ Brand new modern design
+ Simplified method for adding new files to the app
+ New easier onboarding process for new users
+ Swipe down to dismiss images
+ Improved animations

Other improvements/changes:

+ Performance improvements
+ Photo Gallery has significantly improved performance when swiping between photos
+ The iTunes album no longer exists as an album you can move photos/videos to/from. Now, you can choose to export files to iTunes and import from there.
+ Bugfixes

How Cloud Vault Encryption works:

+ When you enable Cloud Vault backup in the app, you are required to provide a Cloud Vault Password. Your Cloud Vault Password is never backed up to our servers and is used as a secret value that only you know to encrypt/decrypt your files. This means we have NO ability to view your photos. This also means that if you forget your Cloud Vault Password, you will also not be able to view your Cloud Vault data. Please write it down.

New Offering:

We are announcing a new Premium offering with this update. If you have already purchased the Pro version of the app, you will always be able to continue using the features you paid for, for free. However, if you want to try any of the new features including Cloud Vault backup and syncing, you will need to try our new upgrade. All existing Pro customers users will be given 3 months of Premium as a thank you for supporting the app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70.4K Ratings

70.4K Ratings

UKDuracell ,

Photo tagging and search feature

I absolutely love the app, especially the feature that allows you to place your photos in a particular order, regardless of when you added the picture to your album... whilst doing this the other day I thought, wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could add tags to photo’s so you can search for a picture in the album by giving search criteria or name? i.e. “holiday”, “nature”, “food”, etc...

Just an idea for the developers at Legendary Software Labs LLC to ponder over to make an already great app even better!

Bombardier_RA ,

Fast and Reliable Secure Storage

Photo Vault has proved to be quick, safe and reliable. Virtually seamless encryption, with further folder encryption once accessed, if needed. I have rated this as 5 Star, but only just as it is better than the other apps I have tried, including Stash, which is sadly no longer supported under the latest iOS. Otherwise, the pic editing functions are first class.

I would like to see a more efficient upload transfer. As is, the app requires that one first transfers pics etc to the app’s ‘iTunes Folder’ prior to uploading to iTunes. You then have to transfer the pics you placed in the iTunes folder back to their original folder, although you do not have to decrypt the folder - you just move them back into the the closed folder. All well and good...but, why does the app not instead just copy them to the export folder, and then delete them once transferred? Also, pics are uploaded individually; the app does not form an ‘Export’ folder containing the pics. In iTunes, the separate images then have to be individually selected, prior to saving to your preferred folders. It would be much easier, if there was just one folder to transfer! Finally, it might be my iPhone settings, but the app encryption requires just four numerical entries for a password, and there is no fingerprint recognition, which, again may be my base settings.

*Adam*123 ,

Warning! Pin lock Not secure!!??

At first I believed this app to be amazing, I was happy to give it 5🌟 it even had face ID to unlock the app using my iPhone XR. All was going great until I tested the 4 digit pin lock.

I have tried numerous combinations and what I found was if I set my pin too... For example 3333 it works fine evrytime I log in, but what I found was if I enter my pin wrong like use pin 3332 it still works to log in so I tried 3331 and that pin even works? even 3330 will allow me to log in even though they not my pin 3333 so I found any number within 3 from the last digit of my pin still logs me in? Terrible security!

They need to sort this out ASAP. If they fix this issue I will happily charge my rating to 5🌟 but for now it gets 1🌟 from me. I would advice you all test it yourselves

App Privacy

The developer, Legendary Software Labs LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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