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

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.

Reviews for Photo Vault®:
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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
+ Face Down Lock

• 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

• Encrypted Cloud Backup
• Space Saver
• 100% Private - No Private Photo Vault employee can view your cloud backup.

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 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.


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
20.5K Ratings

20.5K Ratings

Blade1984 ,

Update review for 10.1

First off, the update did fix some of the issues. Log in is faster, however, it seems if you import an video or edit, a large chunk of your pictures and videos become placeholders and not the picture itself. I’ve lost big slices of my content and since my device backed up with the new version, I can not restore back. So I hope that the next update will restore my items. I am sorry to say that I may have to start moving what items that are left to an different platform. I’ll give the designers of this program a week or so before I do. But sadly, until then, my use of the application will have to be at a minimum.

Developer Response ,

First of all, sorry about any problem. We have determined the cause of the problem and should have an update out to fix it ASAP. In the meantime, do not delete the app as it will delete your data along with it. Also, your photos are not lost, they are simply not visible.

Clark Battle ,

Great app! UX needs improvement.

Ive been using this app (pro version) for many years now and its never lost a pic. The photo editor is amazing! Sometimes ill even import a photo just to edit it and then export it because the editor is so much more capable than the stock iOS photo editor. I use this app every day. It's persisted photos over bricked phones with no worries. Rock solid.

My only complaint is that it requires way too many button clicks to do most things. For example, to import a photo from you library it requires nine button clicks! The worst it the three dialogs that must be dismissed after every import. Two of them could easily be removed. The experienced user doesn’t need to read those warnings every single time. Editing a photo also requires way too many clicks. Taking a photo within the app is a great feature but each photo requires four clicks! It should be one.

The app is stable and well coded but it smells like the software developer was also the UX Designer. If thats the case it could really use a dedicated designer. Developers think from the perspective of the technology (for example the photo library they chose). Designers think from the perspective of the user. It's a huge difference and it shows.

One missing feature is nested directories. Even two levels would be enough.

Another missing feature is multiple (more than two) alternate vaults. There's no reason why there should be only two.

Stopaskingformydamnname! ,

I hate the new version of the app

The previous version of this app was very stable between updates and I’ve been able to add and edit large numbers of photos without problems on my Ipad ever since I bought the pro version nearly 3 years ago. Well lo and behold my Ipad somehow turned on auto update in the App Store without my express permission and installs this train wreck of an app. I am unable to move pictures around in my albums without the app crashing and not saving my changes. Also when I scroll through an album random thumbnails will turn white and I have to scroll up or down on the screen to restore the thumbnail images. Restarting my Ipad does nothing to resolve the issues and reinstalling the app is completely unreasonable due to the amount of pictures I’d have to back up somewhere and reinstall. I also am not a fan of the edit toolbar changes. It isn’t as intuitive as the last version. The crop tool in particular is very buggy and the image keeps moving around on my screen when I try to adjust what I want to crop. This is very disappointing because I used this app extensively and there aren’t really any better alternatives on the App Store. I hope someone is actually reading these reviews (although I seriously doubt it) and gets to work on repairing this “update”. Otherwise I think I’m done using this app for good.

Device info: Ipad Pro non cellular version
256GB storage capacity
130GB used
purchased in 2018
IOS version 12.1.1

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
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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