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."
PROTECT YOUR "SPECIAL" PHOTOS + VIDEOS
• 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
• Intuitive Interface just like Photo App
• Import/Export from Photo App
• Watch Videos
PRIVATE WEB BROWSER
• 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.
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.
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 v12.4, we have completely redone the User Interface, User Experience, and have added new features.
+ 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
+ Dark Mode (Pro/Premium)
+ Professionally designed dark mode
+ 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
+ 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.
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.
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
Best in class for photo security
One of my friends recommended this app to me years ago for securing my private photos and videos. I’ve now been using it since 2015, it continues to be supported with each new version of iOS and they provide good customer support when needed.
To break down the features that I like, the break-in report and decoy password are really cool. The break in report will take a photo whenever someone tries to get into the app. It is great for detecting snoopers. The decoy password gives you a whole separate account you can login to that opens to a different set of photos. This is perfect if someone wants to know what is in the app.
The app has the ability to create a pin for the overall app as well as passwords for each of the individual albums.
When you import photos from the photos app, it asks you if you’d like to delete them from the Photos app which is really convenient. Just make sure you also delete them from recently deleted too.
Looking at some of the reviews, it looks like people are forgetting their passwords. The app gives you the ability to set a backup email address, so if you set that setup you are fine.
Each update brings new features. I’m glad to have picked this one. It is fast, secure, reliable and feature rich. I highly recommend this app if you want a well supported app for securing your photos. I’m excited to see what they add next.
Don't trust this app to make backups to iCloud.
I've been using the pro version of this app for about 4 years. Currently it's pretty well developed. The only issue I've ever had was losing 400+ pictures/videos due to the app not backing up to iCloud (2 years ago). I lost my phone while on a trip in Europe, after returning I tried a backup only to find that all data within the app was lost (literally as if I had never used the app before). I tried a fresh backup several times, each with the same results. Going into detail: I used photo vault for 2 years prior to the loss of the phone. I had pictures in my stock photo album that were dated same as some photos in the photo vault. The backup recovered 700+ pictures that were in my photo album (and other apps/app data) ... some dating up to just a couple weeks before I lost the phone. Basically I guess photo vault was never backed up, while just about everything else was? You'd think after paying for the pricey Pro Version and 2 years of constant use, there would be some element of assurance... I have had little use for this app since losing everything.
Developer Response ,
First of all, we apologize for this issue. We are currently working on a solution that will allow for backing up/syncing to new devices. This should be available within the next couple months.
In general, in the meantime, if you recover your phone from an iTunes or iCloud backup when you get a new one, the photos should transfer.
Great App Until You Lose your Phone and all Pictures are Lost
I have been a regular user of photo vault. I started with the regular version and then paid to get upgraded to the pro version. Everything seemed fine even until I lost my iPhone in summer 2019 during my research trip and had to restore/recover lost data. Lol and behold, not even a single one of the over 3,000 archival/research document pics that I got and moved to the vault were restored; I mean, not even a single one. I tried restoring from my itunes and iCloud yet no way. Never trust this app to recover your lost photo files. To make matters worse, I wrote several emails to the developers and even went to their company website to lodge a request to Legendary Software Labs LLC and not even a single response. At least, if you cannot solve the situation, calm your clients and respond to a single request. I cannot believe that after paying the monthly fee, I cannot even recover any thing. I felt frustrated because I so much believed in this app and even got my friends to get it. Now, I am lost and disappointed to say the least. Thanks but no thanks.
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- Legendary Software Labs LLC
- 125.1 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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- Private Photo Vault Premium $39.99
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.