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Where to store photos

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TeflonSwan · 08/05/2023 18:59

does anyone have any suggestions for storage solutions to keep intimate photos safe from DC prying eyes whilst they are playing with your phone?

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JMSA · 08/05/2023 19:08

The 'hidden' album on my iPhone Halo

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Sparkybloke · 08/05/2023 19:25

Most phones have a secure folder that you set up with a PIN no...

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LoveBuzzz · 08/05/2023 19:32

Yes, Hidden album on iPhone, but if they know your pass code then they can still open them (I had no idea, as it initially uses Face ID, but if this fails it goes to passcode). You can go into Photo settings and hide the Hidden Album too….I learnt this the hard way as DC found the album and as Face ID didn’t work for them, it went to passcode verification. Obviously I had no idea this would happen as it appeared to me that facial recognition was the only way it could be accessed 😭

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Sparkybloke · 08/05/2023 19:39

Also worth remembering that when you take naughty snaps they may initially go into your std camera pictures album. You may have to manually move them to your safe folder..

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Yorkieboy · 08/05/2023 20:07

You can get an app called Photo Vault and can set up a different passcode or fingerprint access.

They will save to your normal camera roll but then when you import to the app you can select to remove them from the camera roll

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GentlemanJay · 08/05/2023 21:40

I have a photo vault app.

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Oldtadger · 09/05/2023 06:12

Install Google Files and from there you can create a secure folder. It uses a different PIN from your phone PIN.

But you have to transfer them to the secure folder.

Google photos now offers a secure Album but that may come with Google One.

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Mermaidparades · 09/05/2023 09:18

@LoveBuzzz noooooooooo!!!!! 😳

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Rieslinger · 09/05/2023 10:27

I have a Pixel and it comes with Locked Folder which I use fingerprint reader to secure. It's a move not a copy so no deletion required just make sure your Backups are deleted to be safe.

You can't Cast from the Locked Folder so have to manually flip out and back.

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Hijinks75 · 09/05/2023 13:53

Maybe find a way to download them to a usb/memory stick rather than leave them on your phone

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Thisismysexforumname · 09/05/2023 14:35

Another vote for google drive and the secure folder on there. You have to delete them from your phone after tho.

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MovingonfromMartin · 09/05/2023 14:48

I have Samsung Secure folder. It has a camera function in it, so any pictures taken using that camera go immediately into the secure folder. If I use the wrong camera then I have to transfer the pic over from my Samsung pic file, delete from Google images and then empty the recycle bin. My Dad was faced with a tit shot (which was the last shot I'd taken on there so it came up on opening the camera) when I tried to take a selfie of him and I together once. I've been a quite a lot more careful since then. 😱

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Clementine183 · 09/05/2023 16:22

Keepsafe app (from Google Play) - you set up a separate pin and can transfer photos there.

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JennyMatrix · 09/05/2023 16:45

Use an old phone.

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Blushingm · 09/05/2023 19:16

The hidden album on my phone....

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JerkintheMerkin · 09/05/2023 19:56

I have a app photo vault called Keep Safe.

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TeflonSwan · 17/05/2023 18:38

Thanks Lovebuzz - I know that problem of passwords, plus for me facial recognition is easily bypassed by DC looking exactly like me!

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TeflonSwan · 17/05/2023 18:41

The photo vault app has done exactly what I was looking for, so thanks @Yorkieboy 😊

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weathervane1 · 18/05/2023 04:43

@TeflonSwan I'm not sure if the app you've downloaded is the same as the one I use (Private Photo Vault - Pic Safe), but when I import images into the vault, I get the option to delete them from the camera roll - as you do - and then have to remember to delete them from the "deleted photos" album, otherwise they are in effect still accessible to others. As an aside, the one I use allows an additional PIN number to be assigned (perhaps one that your kids or friends 'know') and which will take them to a different non-secure album and totally hide the existence of your private album. It also takes a photo of anyone attempting to unlock the private album.

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Thisismysexforumname · 18/05/2023 10:12

When I used used photo vault a couple of years ago, it crashed and lost all of my photos! So be careful.

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slartibartfast · 22/05/2023 12:59

Thisismysexforumname · 09/05/2023 14:35

Another vote for google drive and the secure folder on there. You have to delete them from your phone after tho.

Google Drive is of course stored in 'the cloud'. Once the pictures are stored anywhere outside the phone, control can easily pass to the porn-industry. However much providers claim they are private, it only takes one leak of a fun photo. ... a bit of face-recognition ...

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PoxyAndIKnowIt · 28/05/2023 03:05

Your title made me shudder and recall a suppressed memory… actual, physical photos of me that my boyfriend took when we were 17 were found by his dad, and he and his friend/neighbour looked through them whilst enjoying a few beers. I could never go back to his house after that!

Anyway, more recently DH and I used a digital camera bought for the purpose, rather than our phones. It’s kept hidden well away.

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pendleflyer · 28/05/2023 11:17

slartibartfast · 22/05/2023 12:59

Google Drive is of course stored in 'the cloud'. Once the pictures are stored anywhere outside the phone, control can easily pass to the porn-industry. However much providers claim they are private, it only takes one leak of a fun photo. ... a bit of face-recognition ...

wouldn't google's security have to be hacked for that to happen though?
Whatever else you say about google, I tend to trust their security more than most.
Or am I missing something/being naive?

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slartibartfast · 30/05/2023 16:48

Yes I think Google are as good-as-any at preventing other (ordinary-)users from seeing pictures not shared with them.

I had in mind their internal people. Useful Quora discussion here including contributions from Google engineers, which is quite reassuring. Also Google has automatic systms to look at all content and refer photos it is unsure about to real people to assess against its policies. If it thinks pictures (eg short people) may be children, then a real person will look at it. Some people will think this possibility (even if remote) is enough to not-to-store their fun pictures outside their phone (including auto-backup which may easily be acidentally initiated).

PoxyAndIKnowIt mentioned "acual, physical photos of me that my boyfriend took when we were 17 were found by his dad, and he and his friend/neighbour looked through them whilst enjoying a few beers" and the analogy to digital images is if one of the film-processors enjoyed the pictures and copied for their own collection.

Once pictures leave your control, sadly the-more-fun-they-are, the more likely it is that other people may see/distribute them

I took a sexual photo of myself on my phone, and it auto uploaded to Google photos. It could be seen as underage, however it is fully del...

Answer (1 of 6): You’ll be fine. Google do not “look” at what your store in your drive, and if they did, no-one would ever trust their storage again. Use this as a lesson not to be so stupid again, as next time, you might not be so lucky.

https://www.quora.com/I-took-a-sexual-photo-of-myself-on-my-phone-and-it-auto-uploaded-to-Google-photos-It-could-be-seen-as-underage-however-it-is-fully-deleted-as-of-a-month-ago-Could-Google-track-this-and-share-it-with-law-enforcement

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