How to hide photo albums in the gallery on Android?

The world of photography has gradually become part of our smartphones. Many applications allow you to touch up and share some social networks have even based on this concept. However, it is important to preserve your privacy, not only on these applications but also on your own phone. Let us now how to hide photos in the Android gallery. The method is reversible and does not require the root.
The procedure is very simple, all you need is a file browser on his phone. We will create a file named .nomedia, placed in the folder that you want to keep secret. The system interprets this as a command to .nomedia not display the contents of the folder in the gallery.
This tip is very useful if you use your smartphone for business or personal use, or if you often lend. You can protect the contents of your gallery dirty looks.


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The OneNote folder does not contain the file .nomedia (left), then it is made invisible through the same file (right)

If you're like me, to force install applications, download attachments and other parts, you end up with an overloaded albums in Gallery. On Android, the pictures are automatically added to the gallery, regardless of the folder in which they are located. To hide photos and albums from your Android, first download a file explorer. I will use ES File Explorer for this article, but any file manager will do from the moment it manages hidden files.


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Go to the folder you want to hide. The only real difficulty might be to find where is this folder because they are not always stored in one place. If for example you want to remove WhatsApp images from your gallery folder, you'll find it in the / WhatsApp / Media / Images WhatsApp. Most applications store photos in the DCIM folder, others like WhatsApp store them in a folder with the application name. When in doubt, you can search via the search function in your file explorer.


nomedia Once the file is added, your file will become invisible to ordinary mortals.

Once in the correct folder, create a new file. Generally, you will find an icon with a "+" or vertical dots in your file explorer, press it and choose File. Name the file .nomedia. Remember the point at the beginning of the word is important.
After creating the file, you will not necessarily will see because this is what we call a hidden file. To access the hidden files, you simply go to the settings in your file manager and activate this option.
This method can save the day, eg if you forgot to delete the photos from the weekend too wet, and you lend your phone to a colleague on a Monday morning.
Have you ever needed to use this tips?

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