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

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All your photos stored in Private Photo Vault are 100% private. Your photos are only stored on your device and are never uploaded to our servers. We have no ability to remotely access your photos.

What’s New

Version 10.6

+ UI Improvements
   + Updated lock screen
   + New icons on settings tab
   + Improved animations

+ Bugfixes
   - Fixes password recovery e-mails not sending for some users
   - UI bugfix of first file imported into an album not showing progress
   - UI bugfix of thumbnails occasionally not loading

Thanks for using Private Photo Vault! We strive to create the best product possible and want you to be happy. If you have any feedback, suggestions, or need support, please send us an e-mail at

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
542.9K Ratings

542.9K Ratings

Nickname1122339 ,

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.

Brytalozy ,

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.

Vin_D ,

Tech Support will not reply

First off I’ve used this product for years without any issues. Recently they released Ver 10.3 I believe and it was automatically downloaded and updated my app. I noticed there must have been an update after seeing a much improved editor when I edited a vid. I closed the app, reopened it 15 minutes later and all of my files were encrypted or at least I’m assuming that because over 3,000 pics & vids showed nothing but the grayscale wave in all the directories. That’s it, the only viewable file out of almost 3,000 was the one I edited. I’ve tried texting, emailing, copying, etc out of the app but nadda!
I have pics of everything critical in there. My last backup was over 3 months ago. That puts me out of almost a thousand pics & vids. I can’t get a Tech support reply, I’ve sent multiple request for help but nothing. I’m very frustrated that their success has given them a sense of complacency to my need for help.
I have almost 75gb of data (+-3000 files)that only shows up as a defective wave. I need those pics to access accounts created in the past few months. BE WARNED-Back up you iPhone on a frequent basis.

Developer Response ,

First of all, sorry about any problem. If you have performed a recent backup of your device to iTunes, I recommend restoring your device to the previous backup. After restoring, before opening the app, immediately update to the latest version of the app in the app store and then everything should be there. We apologize for this problem, it is affecting a very small number (~300 users out of millions) of our users overall, but we want our app to be completely bug free and don't want anyone to have a bad experience.


Legendary Software Labs LLC
98.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Unrestricted Web Access
In-App Purchases
  1. Private Photo Vault Upgrade $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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