15 Best Vault apps for Android & iOS

Cameras on phones have made privacy issues more relevant than ever. Emma Watson’s private intimate photos were just leaked, for instance. We take the most intimate pics of our bodies and then we don’t wanna delete all that hotness and beauty. And with any luck, you also receive steamy pics from your sexting partners. That makes you responsible for other people’s privacy. Nobody wants to lose trust through a stupid phone security issue. Here are 15 best vault apps for Android and iOS that will help you take the data to your phone’s grave.

Private Photo Vault

Private Photo Vault will surely keep your photos safe. It offers just what you need – password protected entry. You can choose between 2 kinds of locks – pin lock and pattern/dot lock. The core feature would be the password protection of photo albums. You can create albums directly in the app and your photos are going to be alright.

There are features that trick anybody unwelcome. For instance, a decoy password is a nice trick. Private Photo Vault also reports break-ins.

It also works with videos by importing from the Photo App. You can view them right after.

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You can hide both pics and videos with this app. In fact, you can hide the app itself using the stealth mode. With this option on, the launch button gets hidden.

When you are inside the app you get to use lots of regular photo apps, like making folders, rotating and zooming pictures, even doing some slideshows. You actually get a variety of viewing modes here, too.

And you don’t have to call customer support every time. The app’s page on Google Play provides with sufficient instructions for most cases.

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One of the coolest features here is shooting videos directly through the app. Everything that is made through and into the app is password protected. A choice between multiple viewing modes is available here as well.

Also, this app keeps a complete log of access dates and times. This will help not just failed attempts to hack it but also the successful ones which are clearly more dangerous.

There is a trickster feature that shows the intruder videos to make him believe he got in.

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KeepSafe is a somewhat simpler app for people who don’t want James Bond-proof stuff. What you need to know is that it certainly keeps safe your photos and videos. You access them with a simple PIN-code. There is also a slideshow feature for some fun. You create albums within KeepSafe as well.

An important feature for people with bad memory would be resetting forgotten password, just press on Keepsafe logo long enough to get the reset window to appear.

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If you want an app that pretends to be something else and stands hidden in plain sight, which is totally cool go for KYMS. It is disguised as a calculator. In fact, it keeps pretending calculator once you tap on it. You have to enter your pin number and an equal number into the faux calculator interface.

KYMS hides and encrypts photos and videos. The cool thing with videos here is the compatibility with lots of formats, like Flv, Avi, Wmv, and Mkv.

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PhotoVault (Hide Pictures)

This app works specifically with pictures. That allows for a number of unique features. The simplest one and probably the most necessary ever is when you hold your thumb on one picture and it’s encrypted, just like that. That one feature is enough to install this app.

Another easy necessary thing is hiding/unhiding whole folders with one long hold on the folder.

The coolest thing is that it creates 2 galleries, a Public and a Private one. By showing or watching the Public gallery you let people think there is nothing hidden or Private.

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Secret Calculator Vault

Another app that pretends to be a calculator. Naturally, it protects your photos and videos. This vault offers a few other features and it can secure everything on your phone.

Once you pay for a subscription you also get features like decoy password and break-in reports. Additional passwords for specific things are available as well.

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Vault makes sure your files are only used with your authorization. The app secures photos, videos, text messages, contacts, and other apps. But with this app, you have to get advanced features if you want it to take pics of intruders. You also have to pay if you want the app’s icon to disappear or you want multiple separate vaults with separate passwords.

Back to free features. You can upload things to Cloud to let nothing get lost. I think the coolest feature is the Private Browser where all your surfing stays secure. You can also set your contacts as private and then all you calls and SMS messages stay hidden.

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If you are willing to use a less cutting-edge interface, you should let Safe Gallery lock your files. The app’s UI reminds of Ice Cream Sandwich OS, actually and it’s easy to access. Besides the usual photos and videos, this app locks audio as well. GIFs support is also here.

The app also works as file viewer and lets you look at hidden files.

Beware: if you delete an unlocked file it is deleted permanently.

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FotoX has a surprisingly good unique feature – it fakes crashes when somebody tries to hack it. It crashes like any other Android app would crash, nothing suspicious. As it crashes it takes a pic of the intruder like a good app it is. FotoX also offers a cloud but you have to pay for that feature.

FotoX also offers a cloud but you have to pay for that feature. You can access content stored in the cloud from other devices, too.

And you can hide this app’s icon. So, you get here most defense tools you need to stay secure,

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Another app that nicely pretends to be a calculator. Besides faking a calculator, HiCalculator naturally locks every photo and video you want secure. That is achieved through a password and a decoy password. In fact, you can protect each folder with a separate password.

And you can still send all the files via e-mail.

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Lock Photo Vault Video Safe

This app is another excellent vault that amounts to a file manager. The app protects all kinds of files from photos and videos to audio and documents. It supports a whole variety of document formats, e.g. PDF, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Html. Tons of photo, audio, and photo formats are supported as well. You can hide your software codes here as well.

There is a variety of locks as well: dot lock, password lock, and touch ID. The interface is easy to customize, very user-friendly indeed.

This app communicates with computers better than any other. Your USB won’t stay unused. Yiu can import, export files from/to iTunes. All the files are merged into one “Export” folder for your convenience.

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Gallery Vault has a clean and beautiful interface. It works with both audio and video. Unlike most vault apps this app has a protected secret web browser for surfing the internet.

To use it, just open the app and tap on + button on the main screen, select the source and then the photos that you are going to import. Done! After importing it asks you to delete the original ones from the photos.

The disguise feature is available as well and it records the attempted break-ins, too.

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Hide it Pro

One more all-round app for you. Hide It Pro manages and secures pics, videos, audios, apps, SMS messages and contacts. And it comes 100% free, with no subscriptions required.

Customizations options and navigation tools are simply great. You easily categorize or sort data, zoom in/out, view slideshows with visual effects, play your videos.

There are 2 ways to lock your data – both PIN and a password. And once you install it, the app doesn’t show up on the apps list. Hide It Pro uses AES 256-encryption for maximum security.

The app also has supports plugins. You can add different plugins to increase functionality and get the ability to lock apps, message and browse privately.

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Photo Locker

Photo Locker has tons of features except for uploading to a cloud.

So, what it does have is encryption of all the data inside. Hiding photos is easy here. The photos can be added in various ways, and you fully control the photos inside the app.

A simple and useful feature is the auto lock when the phone goes to sleep. It could be annoying, but it is safety.

Finally, the password recovery works quite secure and easy, the recovered password gets sent to your email.

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