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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®: * * * * * "Wow, I have been wanting a way to hide some of my photos for a while, this is a perfect solution." * * * * * "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 PHOTO MANAGEMENT • Create Albums right in the App • Import/Export from Photo App • iTunes Syncing • Wireless Photo Transfer • Email Photos • Text Message Photos PHOTO VIEWING • Image Gallery • Slideshow • Intuitive Interface just like Photo App VIDEO SUPPORT • Import/Export from Photo App • Watch Videos PRIVATE WEB BROWSER • Browse the Internet Privately • Download Photos directly to the app CLOUD VAULT: • 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 SUBSCRIPTION 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. Terms: https://privatephotovault.com/terms/ Privacy Policy: https://privatephotovault.com/privacy-policy/ NOTE: 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.
Google browser?
by Dan the Man 55555 on 2021/06/13 00:52
Been a long time patron of this app. The newest update uses google as a search engine. Can’t change it. I only use DuckDuckGo since they don’t track your usage. Unless I’m missing something, we have no way to select what browser we want to use. I’ll have to find another app.
Me gusta
by walas504 on 2021/06/13 00:45
Me sirve mucho
After update lost many pics and videos
by coreyocp on 2021/06/12 23:56
Lost a lot of pictures and videos after update. I reached out to support. Hoping they’ll get back to me and resolve this but have heard nothing yet. I’ll edit my review once I do.
Great app
by iimkeith on 2021/06/12 20:45
It’s been around for so long I’m glad they still have support
Excellent App
by نهار الشادي on 2021/06/12 20:03
Thanks ☺️
PIN stopped working
by Bedufr on 2021/06/12 13:33
After the recent update the app stopped recognizing my PIN. I can no longer open the app because it says my pin is incorrect.
Missing One Key Feature
by ovrdrvn on 2021/06/12 12:16
Due to the name and icon of the app, it’s an obvious conversation starter if someone sees it on your phone. There should be a way to disguise the and icon as others similar apps do. This way, privacy is truly kept as it’s far less likely someone will Evian attempt to break in.
Pro
by John Jr McCarthy on 2021/06/12 04:27
HVe been using pro version and now it turned in to monthly payment 😭
Update
by andalite_6 on 2021/06/12 03:12
I love the concept. But the app is borderline unusable. It’s trying to upload photos to the cloud then freezes up and will not respond.
Update.
by Heather0814946 on 2021/06/12 01:07
Updated the app now it won’t open. Lost access to all my photos.
Update 👎
by Whittier Weather Service on 2021/06/11 21:26
The recent update completely Screwed up the app! For instance, it defaults to Google, you can't have your favorite browser default anymore. And once you get to a webpage you can't open their links unless you press and hold the link and wait for the pop up to select "open link". And they want us to go premium?? Ha ha, I lost interest in using the app. When will they learn to leave well enough alone?
Hoping to reach a developer
by Shamagine on 2021/06/11 20:00
So my phone was broken beyond repair is there anyway I can access my old pictures that I had on it
New update failure
by Rebirth25 on 2021/06/11 19:40
The new update promised cloud sinking support amongst all devices and when I tried to implement that today it ended up losing all of my videos and pics. The only saving grace is that my first three months of using the app are free
Q
by 77NJ77 on 2021/06/11 18:58
After today’s update the app is not working
Forget
by Blnd Kurdish on 2021/06/11 12:42
I forget my passcode and disable FaceID please give me back my passcode or something to do😭
Loved the old design please bring it back
by mad mad nad on 2021/06/11 09:06
I just updated the app and honestly the new layout and design is too different and I don’t like how it looks can’t get used to it I prefer the older design please
I can’t recover my pictures and video
by abteil777 on 2021/06/11 07:19
Because I reset my phone and trying to see my vedio I couldn’t recover it so sad.
Loving the new design!
by LAKERS_NEVERDIE on 2021/06/11 04:22
Awesome application and the new update looks good.
Support
by ongster03 on 2021/06/11 01:28
They don’t reply to any of your emails asking for help, and this update corrupted most of my pictures stored and they won’t reply or offer a fix for that. If they can read this review, hopefully they offer a fix.
Good but messy
by iFloridawi on 2021/06/10 17:33
Using this app since V0.1 and it was amazing Now we are suffering of the order of photos which is a so messy. You’ll fond photos in random order and cannot sort them! This is a major thing need to be back as before please!
Deleted all my photos
by Thdjy on 2021/06/09 20:50
It looks like the app was recently updated and with it all my photos are gone. No idea how to get them back make sure you have a back up if you use this app.
Review of the app
by Demetrius mays on 2021/06/09 02:09
Very good it’s easy for me to hide photos 10/10
App
by mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmm on 2021/06/08 18:53
You will lose all your pictures if you get a new phone you can’t sign into get them back
Lost my password for photo albums
by RepostKing128 on 2021/06/08 05:02
I seem to have forgotten the password to get into the albums. I requested a password but they only sent me the password to get in the vault. Not the password I put on the photos albums in the vault.
Instagram review
by bandidillo on 2021/06/07 16:49
Simplemente GREAT!!!
It’s been 3+ months since they said they would have an update in two weeks!
by Smacktics on 2021/06/07 13:40
They don’t care about their app users! Do not download this because over three months ago they said they’d have an update out in the next two weeks and it never came. The app is almost unusable without the update because it scatters every image you put in. Save yourself some time and get another app!
رمادي
by abdullh alasafi on 2021/06/07 12:47
الانبار
Suggest
by mohammed.a.qader on 2021/06/06 17:29
If can change the shap like game icon or app icons will be more better Regards
Literally ads every 4 pictures. Not usable.
by SmittyMc'Westurbergin on 2021/06/06 16:44
Also, there’s no easy way to import/export to Files.
Perfect
by rev_flux on 2021/06/02 22:18
Perfect to store private videos with a passcode.
Perfect no inconviences 👍
by Adriannene😆😆😆 on 2021/06/02 07:16
Love this app
Great
by des nutts...,,,?? on 2021/05/31 00:10
Perfect
Nice apps
by saima akter on 2021/05/30 12:18
Nice apps
Takes a lot time
by Anu297 on 2021/05/30 02:48
Whenever importing or exporting an image or video it takes a lot time and sometimes stuck in the process
Like this
by zico Tz on 2021/05/28 10:10
I like this App
Great app but a dark mode would be nice
by jacobp40 on 2021/05/27 16:06
A dark mode for this app Would make it the perfect app.
WHERE IS THE UPDATE?!
by lanemissa on 2021/05/26 22:22
Use to love this app but now it’s almost unusable. I’ve been waiting months for the update to fix the uploading so it won’t upload randomly. Thinking about trying another app.
Very Good, But PLEASE READ!
by Alexis Sandlin on 2021/05/26 18:23
Okay, so I’ve been using this app for quite some time now, but listen up. If you delete the app, your photos are gone. I’ve had this issue a lot, the app would delete by itself. However, I have fixed the issue. And I have accepted that I wouldn’t get my photos back. But besides THIS ISSUE! This is a really good app! And I would recommend it, really. So, if your looking to hide your photos from your parents, then this is the app for you! Thanks to the developers, I can hide things from my NOSEY parents, which is great! On the other hand, this app lets you know if there’s an intruder or not. Which is very helpful! Thanks for reading -Luna
Very good, Please fix this glitch
by J-rod192 on 2021/05/25 23:20
I’ve been using this app for years and it works great overall. I also appreciate that the paid version has a fixed price as opposed to a weekly or monthly subscription. However, there is a persisting glitch that scrambles your photos so they don’t appear in the order you add them in. Please fix this bug!!
Lacks organizing tools
by Ryan 65778 on 2021/05/24 20:21
I have used this app for several years, and it performs well. While I like it, my biggest complaint is that I have accumulated many folders of pics and I find myself spending way too much time either trying to find a folder or reorganize. It would be super helpful and save me a lot of time if there was some sort of function that alphabetized folders. Otherwise you just end up with a bunch of disorganized folders. Although the app allows you to manually reorganize the order of folders, the process is painful and time consuming.
Photo vault ads
by volley13 on 2021/05/22 14:34
Unfortunately they display lotta ads that you can’t shut down until the whole thing plays. Very frustrating when you can’t get to the photo that you desire quickly
God
by javadmalek on 2021/05/22 14:01
God
Bad app
by ironman19855 on 2021/05/21 05:20
I have lost photos and videos. They just disappeared.
Cant handle large amounts of photos
by oshitwaddupboi on 2021/05/20 14:42
I’ll upload say 100 photos into an album but it would only import about 6 or 14. App did not meet any of my expectations
It’s 50/50 😪
by NefXproto on 2021/05/20 02:41
The app is great just wish I could make more than 3 albums at least 5 would be nice before subscription fees 😐 overall great features and easy to use
Great App. One issue.
by LLCoolAbes on 2021/05/18 01:30
Fantastic app! Works well and easy UI. One issue is that when I import several photos, they import out of order. This forces you to manually rearrange them. Please fix the order issue and it’s a 5 star app.
Excellent app, just needs one addition
by Wmderrik on 2021/05/17 21:14
I have been using this app for about 2 years since the one I used to use stopped being supported. I have really enjoyed it. I quickly upgraded to the pro to utilize some of the features like decoy and no adds. It has worked great and continues to be supported and updated. One suggestion I have, the app I used to use made it easy to move photos to the decoy login. I was able to just label the photo or the folder as decoy. Seems like the only way I can add things to decoy with this kne is to move them back to my phones album, then re upload them to the other login. It is really time consuming to do it. Any way you can make a feature to be able to select folders that are available in both the main login and the decoy?
Me gusta mucho esta app
by 2233 pedro on 2021/05/17 12:50
Le doy 5 estrellas para que siga así y mejor
Everything Erased
by alexp243 on 2021/05/17 11:48
Woke up today to every single photo and video gone, completely vanished.
Something wrong
by CEO Father on 2021/05/16 22:10
I use your app it’s wonderful but past few days i forgot my password and i am unable to recover it from your recovery option tried so many time didn’t get email.please help.
Urgent I need the videos stored on this app
by urgentnow on 2021/05/16 00:13
I haven’t been able to retrieve the video and I need it urgently. What can I do please tell me I can recover it?!
Very good app
by Viperbill on 2021/05/13 22:50
Like it
Amazing!
by Sgt Poptart on 2021/05/11 01:59
This app has no ads, and picks even when the app is open in the background. Amazing!
Best thing to hide stuff with and saves storage
by ughheverythingistaken on 2021/05/10 08:24
Love it
Don’t even try
by 4LEX4./-: on 2021/05/10 07:15
Didn’t work at all Next day I had 0 photos in my vault after saving them the night before
To Developer
by latyonee on 2021/05/09 20:11
Hi developer can u put change icon tap in this app or redesign the new app icon. Plz i dun want the app icon with the key.
Just want my pictures
by kilee sue on 2021/05/06 14:53
I’ve used this app for a long time and I’ve always liked it and it’s always worked well. But now when i upload pictures they upload out of order which is a little annoying, but the worst thing is it won’t let me send the pictures back to my phone album. I’ve tired doing it individually and multiple and it doesn’t work.
Broken
by Pete.Sake on 2021/05/06 13:43
Around the last update I noticed importing a large number of items, such as pictures or documents will put them in a random order, making you rearrange them back to the order they were supposed to be in. Every.Single.Time. Had a few documents that were 40+ pages each - import randomized the order before I realized it. Took forever to go through everything one by one and fix it manually. Until this is resolved, get a different app to protect sensitive documents that have any sense of order to them.
Can you create sub folders?
by HotWheels68 on 2021/05/04 20:16
Like create album inside album? I don’t see you can?
Loving it
by PBT49 on 2021/05/04 17:47
I have tried so many of these type apps. This is the first one I have actually fell in love with. Keep up the great work.
Save my Life and I love it 🥰
by PedroCeballos on 2021/05/04 09:43
I love this App. My wife don’t understand the male nature and needed. But with this app my privacy is warranted. And the advertisements are really related with my interest. Thanks a lot.
Annoying ads
by Gk7625 on 2021/05/04 00:29
I loved this app and use it for professional reasons (portfolios, etc. for photography business when on the road). Suddenly ads appear every third or fourth photo when viewing photos. This is annoying and makes for an unprofessional presentation. No longer worth using.
Nice App
by yahueca on 2021/05/03 20:56
Awesome and secure...
Great but needs improvements
by PhilippeBoudreaux on 2021/05/03 07:10
This is the very app I use to store extra photos. I’ve used it for 9 years now. However, it needs improvements. - When I add multiple photos into any folder, it places them completely out of order. This makes it annoying to move them around into the right order. - When I select multiple photos in the recent folder, it gives a white screen with an error message saying “can’t connect to iCloud, try again later.” The only way I know to avoid this is to slowly select photos and not select over a certain amount at once. I feel I shouldn’t have to do this workaround. - About 2 years ago, my old iPad was wiped due to its battery dying during an iOS update. I was able to recover everything else using my iCloud backup, but when I went back to the app, everything was gone. I had probably a couple of thousand images, *poof* gone. There needs to be a good backup option so this does not happen in case of device loss.
Rate 10/10
by 327!bu on 2021/05/01 13:55
This app has much space, can save a lot. Can’t complain about it.
Good App
by Punchy123 on 2021/05/01 12:13
UPDATED REVIEW: The issues I had with the app were my fault. I have since found this app to be very well written and easy to use. I was even contacted by their support desk regarding an issue I had.
Love it
by chris Duet on 2021/05/01 03:32
Love it
Used to be great
by spacemunki on 2021/04/30 22:24
Had this on my old phone but when i moved everything to my new phone the pictures were added in a random order and now that makes like 5000+ pictures to manually sort. The old app version added them by the order they were in the camera roll when adding multiple pics but this version does not.... very dumb
Infuriating
by BongoBoy30 on 2021/04/27 08:34
This app used to ask you if you want to delete the imported photos from your phone’s photo library. I just imported about 600 random photos, which I then intended to delete from my phone’s photo album, only to discover that they just stayed where they are with no option to delete them. This will be a colossal waste of my phone space. I have no idea which photos I just imported. Now I need a new photo app immediately.
Dododododdodo
by h dress until xjxjc on 2021/04/27 02:45
Don’t remember my pin
ETA on critical update?
by SorryButImReallyMad on 2021/04/26 05:21
Hello Devs, For the past few months, a critical issue has caused photo imports to arrive out of order. You’ve stated you’re aware and working on a resolution multiple times over the past three months. Do you have an ETA for this critical update? Many of us are eagerly awaiting this update, and we need a solution for our photo storage needs.
Good app
by yoralsy on 2021/04/25 23:48
Muy
Out of order import
by junxblah on 2021/04/24 14:12
Update: Still no fix on the import order bug. Maybe there are no longer any developers at all and it will never be fixed? Time to find a different solution. Ever since updating to iOS 14, the app imports photos out of order. I contacted support in September, 2020 and they said it would be fixed in a future update. It’s been 5 months with no fix. If you’re not going to fix it, just say that rather than saying it’s going to be fixed in a week or two (like another review mentions).
Need Photo Reverse Order
by Networker.K on 2021/04/24 03:10
Great Photo Vault App, can you add reverse order function for photos from import time? I really want new imported pics are in the front(instead of scroll down to see the newest)
Great app
by philld003 on 2021/04/23 23:53
This app is great.
Ads
by Drdaveyo on 2021/04/21 20:15
None of the ads will close hitting the x Very obnoxious app
Lost my pics
by maxatlan on 2021/04/21 05:00
Great app till the moment you loose you’re phone get a new phone download the app from the cloud again and you’re really important pics no longer there 😣
Used to be better
by DJ Jet on 2021/04/19 21:37
I’ve been using this app, pro version, for a good 6+ years, and it’s been great. however with this recent update, as others have mentioned here, the order of the photos is all mixed up, and a huge inconvenience. I really wish the developers would change this back, and I’d bring my review back up to 5 stars.
Lost everything
by Theoriginalmike111 on 2021/04/19 19:31
App updated and deleted everything I had. Thanks for that
Great app
by Ed Johns on 2021/04/18 00:30
Great app works well
Will you expand the length of the slideshow?
by yasgayoid on 2021/04/16 19:57
The longest a picture can stay is 15 seconds but I like having images up for 30 seconds, a minute
Great app but needs one fix
by nodnarb35 on 2021/04/16 14:38
This is a great app but I wish it was easier to move photos to different albums when you’re on a particular photo instead of looking at the grid of photos. Instead of having to click the share button and then the move button, it would be nice if the move button were beside the share button to eliminate that extra step
Photos unorganized
by CJBogner on 2021/04/15 10:49
I love this app but there are 2 problems I have. 1) when save photos in your camera roll in order, the app flips the photos order you put them in. And 2) for some reason when you save new photos, the app will save the photos somewhere random in your gallery instead of the most recent. It’s annoying and wish those would be fixed
Good
by i like the g on 2021/04/15 07:07
It good only if u can change the Icon to make look like a game so no one check it
Where are my pictures
by dakembob on 2021/04/14 22:53
I lost my iPhone a month or so ago and my hidden photo vault didn’t transfer over to my new phone that I’ve got now. Where did they go?
Great and Secure
by An Addiction!!! on 2021/04/14 13:50
I love the app but not having the ability to sort photos by date or title is a bummer. If definitely give five stars for that feature. 4/14/21
Cómo esta aplicación no hay dos
by Elviz Diamante on 2021/04/14 06:13
Me encanta esta aplicación es la mejor
Deleted everything
by Alex Drownski on 2021/04/13 19:11
I put photos and videos on the app then the next day it’s deleted now how am I gonna get those back
Ads and failed playback
by crv138902 on 2021/04/13 12:05
Ads every single time you open it multiple times also video playback fail non-supported file
Videos
by grandma jo ellen on 2021/04/13 11:57
I wish I could put a couple videos in here
Really Missed it
by DragonMac.com on 2021/04/13 01:08
Thanks for upgrading it to work on new iOS’s I really missed having access to the App. It works great simple and easy. Extra levels of protection it’s great
Standard in all ramifications
by Ade omo iya ologede on 2021/04/12 22:43
The standard is unequivocally the best around.
APP DELETED ITSELF
by Jgard93 on 2021/04/12 13:59
Terrible App. I had years worth of private stuff and it vanishes just like that because the app wants to delete itself. Then, when it’s reinstalled there is no way to sign in. So all my private photos and videos are goneee!!
Faulty
by dookieshmelly on 2021/04/12 04:38
The only downside to the app is that if you have a long video it won’t allow you to put it back into your camera roll
Always use this
by JevinChristopher on 2021/04/12 01:43
Loved this app for many years for photography. Wish it had face id login. Forgot my password a few times and had to restart. Also my fault i didnt setup email reset but would still be nice for more options
NEED ANSWERS
by plipspretty on 2021/04/11 03:32
I switch to a different phone but downloaded the same vault which is this photo vault the app made me create another password and I don’t know how to receive my pictures from the previous vault!
Awesome
by jonezherre on 2021/04/10 16:46
Great to use and put xtra photos
Lost photos
by RSAAC on 2021/04/09 15:17
This app was working great loved keeping sensitive pictures in it. Then one day, gone. You can’t get any help from support. They don’t even respond. So many memories gone.
Great for important data
by ExtraLargeDildoRepairman on 2021/04/08 16:23
I Love this app and it’s ability to store important photos. I use it to keep track of car VIN numbers and serial number for all my appliances and computer hardware so I can easily access them when I need to. I also love the false flags it allows you to use. I highly recommend this app for any info you feel is important and confidential.
Best in class for photo security
by Appleman7934 on 2020/06/21 22:57
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.
by Nickname1122339 on 2017/07/29 20:58
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.
Great App Until You Lose your Phone and all Pictures are Lost
by Brytalozy on 2019/09/09 18:31
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.
Tech Support will not reply
by Vin_D on 2019/04/06 03:53
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. Help!!!!!!!
New Update is a Downgrade
by Tim Morris Jr. on 2020/11/11 00:44
I’ve been using the pro version for over 5 years now. I’ve always found it to be a reliable place to keep scans of private documents and other sensitive items. However, this latest update has taken away a few things that I immediately noticed. First, the order of photos no longer remains the same as it was in your phone’s library. The photos get mixed up when they’re moved to the app, leaving me with a mess of items that are out of order. For example, if I’m moving scans of a document that has 100 pages, and those scans were in order in my phone’s photo library, they’ll be out of order after they’ve been moved to this app. This is a new bug that needs to be fixed. Second, the “Select All” option is gone when importing, forcing you to manually select all the photos you want. Again, in the case of importing scans of several documents that are 100 pages in length, this is extremely inconvenient. I just want the old app back that allowed you to select all items at once to be imported in the correct order. Please fix this. This used to be a super reliable app.
Not a good look
by Mondo Rondo on 2019/08/08 07:43
Since starting high school I’ve had a lot of use for this app. Starting in 9th grade I asked my friends what app I should use to store photos and they recommend this however, I wish they didn’t. I went along my high school journey quite smoothly using the app with minor or little problems but now I just finished my senior year and I am about to enter college and my photos are completely erased. It’s been like this for at least 8 months maybe a year. I had two albums inside the app. One for videos and one for pictures. All 600 pictures in the picture album have become corrupted because they all show a standard image. However with my videos I can say that around only 30 out of 130 videos are corrupted. I don’t know how this occurred and I’ve Tried everything to get them back but nothing has worked. Keep in mind when you add any photo or video to an album they give you the option to delete it from your camera roll. I did this and now the pictures and videos are lost forever I guess. So if you plan on using this long term I would suggest finding another app because you will be heartbroken once you see everything is corrupted. :(
Great app for hiding photos and videos
by Wsidell on 2020/06/19 17:47
This app is pretty much the original app to password protect photos and videos on iPhone. I have had it since the beginning and the password protection is a really nice thing to have on your phone. I highly recommend this app to everyone. The animated gifs work really well, photos load quickly, and I no no longer have to worry about anyone looking at my private pics. I also like how you can rearrange photos in the app within albums and the albums themselves. Additionally, in the latest version, the UI has been beautified and works better than ever. The new wireless photo transfer is great now that it supports batch upload and download. Touch ID is nice as well. Please, do yourself a favor, if you are looking for an app to hide photos, look no further. Private photo vault is the best. Highly recommended. There was recently a bug that caused the app to crashed and it was fixed extremely quickly. Update: live photo support is great. Highly recommend Another great update, the team at Private Photo Vault always does a good job. I saw a review mentioning the privacy policy, and it protects the users privacy very well and does not share data with any 3rd parties. A+, keep up do the good work. Thanks for keeping up the updates! Customer service is there to help if you need it. I forgot, my password they reached out within the day and were able to help me.
Great App
by Hi surfer on 2018/10/08 21:11
I just purchased this because the one I was using will not work with iOS11 beta. Photo Vault does everything pretty well including getting my photos imported easily from the camera roll on my phone as well as importing photos from my Mac using iTunes which is the way I always imported large numbers of photos from the Mac. The Touch ID is also greatly appreciated. As a major improvement I would like to see the library separated into a "local" and "iCloud" libraries so the cloud version is automatically and always synced with your iPad. Overall I'm very pleased with Photo Vault. Since I wrote this, I’m finding that my new iPhone XS on iOS12 refuses to work when using iTunes sync. It downloads the photos into the iPhone as if it’s working properly(and taking up space)but the photos don’t show up within the app. Right now the only way I can transfer photos and videos from my iMac is via WiFi sync.
Cool if it worked
by Musaabo on 2019/09/23 22:50
I use this all the same way everyone else does. Needless to say after an updated about a year ago, all the photos and videos I had disappeared. The photos and videos are still there but they don’t show and causes the app to crash. I reached out to support and they informed me that this was an issue <300 of a million people were experiencing and that an update was coming. After no luck I figured id upgrade to the premium app hoping I can restore the pics. After a year and several phones, the issue still persists. I figured I’d try the WiFi sync which I got to login but once I click the album, the app crashes on my phone and the page won’t load. I tried to export the photos and the same thing. Needless to say the developers have yet to address this issue and are blaming the way the phone is backed up, yet all my other apps seem to be working. If the photos are still there, it seems the app is failing to open them correctly. Hopefully they find a solution or a work around. Avoid the “first of all I’m sorry you’re experiencing this issue” response and resolve the issue or provide me on away to recover my stuff.
Great but needs improvements
by PhilippeBoudreaux on 2021/05/03 07:10
This is the very app I use to store extra photos. I’ve used it for 9 years now. However, it needs improvements. - When I add multiple photos into any folder, it places them completely out of order. This makes it annoying to move them around into the right order. - When I select multiple photos in the recent folder, it gives a white screen with an error message saying “can’t connect to iCloud, try again later.” The only way I know to avoid this is to slowly select photos and not select over a certain amount at once. I feel I shouldn’t have to do this workaround. - About 2 years ago, my old iPad was wiped due to its battery dying during an iOS update. I was able to recover everything else using my iCloud backup, but when I went back to the app, everything was gone. I had probably a couple of thousand images, *poof* gone. There needs to be a good backup option so this does not happen in case of device loss.
Awesome app, just one little thing missing!
by Lett2icia Freitas on 2019/02/11 00:00
This app is great. It’s extremely safe because you need a password to open the app and another password to open the hidden albums (if you want to be 100% safe, you don’t necessarily have to). The only thing I think is missing is that I wish the app would save my pictures on my “profile”. Since it’s deleted from my phone and hidden inside the app, you would think that the pictures are saved on some type of cloud or inside the app itself but it isn’t. I switched phones and lost many pictures and videos because I didn’t think of downloading them onto my computer before switching phones. I also hoped that since I use an email and password it would save them somehow but it’s not the case. Regardless I still have the app on my new phone and at least now I’m aware of that so I can take care of it before I ever switch my phone again.
Photos disappeared then got restored
by natasha-k on 2017/06/01 02:44
Just like another user who seems to have just reported the same problem on March 17, I've used this app for years without any issues. Then one day I logged in and the app acted like I had just downloaded it, and all my photos were gone -- same exact story as "Thedoomsong" user described. I also never deleted and reinstalled, no issues with my Apple account. iOS still thinks that the app has my photos based on the total amount of storage used by Photo Vault, but the app doesn't see them. I've reached out to customer service twice to see if I could salvage the photos and got no response. To say that I am frustrated is an understatement. UPDATE: I never heard back from customer service, but the app did get fixed. I saw a note about a bug fix in the latest release and, thankfully, my photos are back. The folder names are gone, but that's nothing in comparison. Thank you, app developers!! I really appreciate that you got it fixed!
Torn About This App
by Major_Ursa on 2019/03/27 15:06
The update to 10.x seems to have corrupted all my photos on my iPad. I had a lot of photos on there but now they just show white squares that won’t open and I can’t export. I’ve been using this app for 3+ years without issue before this update and it’s been great but now I’m really concerned about sticking with it. However - on my iPhone, the update to 10.x hasn’t messed anything up (yet, fingers crossed). Maybe it’s because I haven’t opened it as much or at all between minor updates in the versions 10+ and onward or maybe it’s because I only have 3 albums and a much smaller number of photos. Also it could be that all my iPhone pictures were imported through app extensions while on my iPad I used the web import feature a ton. I honestly have no clue why one device works and the other doesn’t. For reference: my devices are an iPhone XR and iPad Pro 10.5” both running the latest version of iOS and this app (10.3). Hopefully this info can help the developer nail down these issues
Great app
by agamemnoch on 2017/05/19 14:01
Great free app for those photos and videos you want to keep private. Easy to use interface. Auto delete option for photos your switching from your camera roll to the photo vault. Pay a smallish fee if you want to add more than two folders or just do like I do and put everything in those one or two free folders Since their doesn't seem to be a limit on how many photos or videos you can place in a single folder. Never used the I-Tunes folder option so I'm not sure how that works but the basic use of keeping those private photos and videos locked up and hidden is great. Also when activating your app usage by the home button double tap the last photo you accessed is sometimes temporarily displayed on the screen before it switches to the password enter screen. I believe they fixed this though.
Great app! I’ve been using it for years, but...
by Rafy jr on 2018/06/11 05:52
The app is definitely great! I have used it since 2013. Here’s my thing though: I downloaded it for the first time on my dad’s account. Later on i created one of my own, which was no problem. I’d just go into my dad’s account to download it and that’s it. Last time i changed phones, i had been with my old one for a long time. I downloaded the app from my account but it gave me no option to retrieve the pictures (that, by the way, i had not saved anywhere else) unless it had been downloaded from the same account. I thought it was safe and put it off because i had forgotten my dad’s password. I just re-downloaded the app, from my dad’s account this time, and i cannot find an option to retrieve those pictures. And I cannot find a “Contact us” option. I’d appreciate if something could be done about this. I’m sure i’m not the only person this has happened to. If you, developers, could contact me, please do so.
A fabulous app has tanked! DON’T TRUST THIS!
by RangerMac61 on 2020/11/06 15:07
I’ve used this app for years. I used to love it and recommend it to friends. However, all that has changed!!! Somewhere in the various iOS 13 updates two bugs appeared. First, when typing in a new password for a new file, the number keyboard shifted back to the letter keyboard after the first number entry. Second, and far more serious, when a series of photos were entered into a file from the Apple Photos app, the original order of the photos was scramble!!! I immediately reported these bugs to Photo Vault support, and was informed that they would be fixed when iOS 14 came out. Well, iOS 14 came out, and the bugs remained. Being a patient person, I waited until Apple’s next update, iOS 14.1 came out. Still the bugs remained!!! Yesterday, iOS 14.2 was released and guess what? The bugs remain!!! The designers of this app either can’t or won’t fix the bugs reported above. Time for me to find another app to store photos!!! Save yourself the grief of having to move photos to a new storage app and don’t give this one further consideration!
Good
by AHsu42388 on 2018/04/14 22:53
I wish that when I re-add photos to my photo album that it would keep the original date the photos were taken. I use this app to store my work out progress photos and when I pull them out some keep the original date and some just bring it back like I just took it today. I don’t know why some save and some don’t. Regardless, I like this app the best out of all the rest because when I save to it, it asks me if I want to delete the one from my iOS photos app, which I 99% if the time do. It’s more convenient than having to switch back to the app and deleting the photo. It does the job but the ads are super annoying so I ended up just spending the $3.99 to upgrade it to pro. I don’t really need to store videos or the other features it offers, I just really wanted the long ads to stop popping up after trying to view or download every few pics.
Best photo app ever!
by Dane Charles Crawford on 2018/09/22 01:19
You can set passwords for everything and finally have your privacy! You don't have to pay for anything and you get all these epic abillities! You have 3GB to make like thousands of albums and add millions of photos, and if you delete any of your photos by accsedent and you don't use recently deletes in Photos on Iphone and maybe IOS/Android. YOU DONT HAVE TO WORRY! You don't loose any of you photos in this app! It also gives you the choice to delete those photos from camera roll, while you add them to your album! That's some juicy proof. You make you albums by typing the password and the name then adding photos and finally your done. Basically 10 clicks to save all of your videos and photos. Anyone can afford this! Anyone can use it! And anyone can have personal privacy! All with a completely free app.
Love it so far
by Grizzleebare on 2018/11/09 18:09
The Ap Opens lightning fast unlike the calculator vault that takes forever to open if it does at all and usually takes multiple tries. You do have to upgrade this Ap if you want the Ap to do what you downloaded it for, but that's just business. So far I am very pleased so far. I also like that I can move pics in the folders and edit them there and it's all seamless and very easy, also not available on the previously mentioned Ap. A nice upgrade/Fix would be to have the option to see the folders in a Grid/Window option along with the default vertical folder view and folder auto-alphabetic orginizing would be Stupid proofing what I already do myself. NO COMPLAINTS thus far, I highly recommend this Ap!
Love this app.
by Morzillian on 2017/10/05 01:19
This app does anything you could ever hope to have in a photo vault app. It has a Password lock, it locks whenever you leave the app, it even has a DECOY so you can, if you want, tell people about it and have innocent pictures in the decoy section. Sort of a “hidden-in-plain-sight” thing. It allows you to delete the pictures you import directly from the app, and it saves their original quality. Their support website is helpful and to the point, and very easy to navigate, just like the app. I have very strict parents tbh, and that’s why I use this app. It’s by FAR the best out there. I have a really, really big amount of appreciation for this app and I would totally donate a few bucks via in-app-purchase to ensure it stays awesome.
Upload via iTunes?
by Alejobulala on 2019/05/29 21:40
I’ve had this app for quite awhile and it usually worked well. Now I noticed that much of my saved data will not open. It’s as if the encryption change rendered much of my library useless. I have since deleted and reinstalled the app to my phone and iPad, but now I’m noticing that when I try to upload my data back into the app via iTunes it does not show that anything was added. The app is definitely holding 20+GB of data (at least it shows it is holding that much when I check individual app storage) but it is not in the “main album”. Is sharing via iTunes still an option or is it only via wireless upload that the data will actually take and show in the app?
Does the job
by exzisd on 2018/01/10 19:57
I have been using this app since the iPhone 5S and recently upgraded to the iPhone 7 and the app works great on both but even faster on the 7. It’s a great way to organize your photos into folders and keep your camera roll clear. I often take photos for reminders or save screenshots and quotes to my camera roll so with this app I can keep those saved while keeping my camera roll reserved for photos and videos I take. I can also keep photos I don’t want others to see locked in this app. I like the added layer of security so that if your phone goes to sleep or you change apps it is automatically locked. On your multitask screen you will only see the lock screen of the app if you exit out.
The vault you’re looking for
by Chaos Hawk on 2020/09/19 18:28
This is it, the best photo vault I’ve tried for iOS. Set passwords to photo albums, photo/video/gif capable, decoy password and more. Runs smoothly, no bugs unlike other apps I’ve tried. Sure, some features are paid which is completely fair. If you don’t like paying to support the devs you can use it with limited capacity for free. After you know you like it a one time payment is perfect. The only downside is while their privacy policy is good, it’s not perfect. Not spying on the stored media is good but no meta data should really be sent. Switch over to securing all your photos/videos by default with this app, and use DuckDuckGo or SnowHaze for browsing. The one included within this app also is lackluster for privacy.
Excellent app, just needs one addition
by Wmderrik on 2021/05/17 21:14
I have been using this app for about 2 years since the one I used to use stopped being supported. I have really enjoyed it. I quickly upgraded to the pro to utilize some of the features like decoy and no adds. It has worked great and continues to be supported and updated. One suggestion I have, the app I used to use made it easy to move photos to the decoy login. I was able to just label the photo or the folder as decoy. Seems like the only way I can add things to decoy with this kne is to move them back to my phones album, then re upload them to the other login. It is really time consuming to do it. Any way you can make a feature to be able to select folders that are available in both the main login and the decoy?
Love the pro version
by Calatelpe on 2018/04/15 12:28
The free version is good enough, but I really like the pro version. While the security features are nice, and top notch, I’m more into the way I can organize everything versus Apple’s native Photos app. You can’t cloud anything, but there’s a way to run a temporary link through your device and laptop/desktop. It’s a little more involved (for security reasons), but it works. It just doesn’t remember custom ordering (you’d have to rename anything downloaded to do that). While I do not anticipate needing it, I do like the idea of a fake password to open up a private album so that alternate photos show up instead. I highly approve of that form of deception. It’s really not a bad price for all that you get.
Update
by Ihatemosquitos1968 on 2019/04/16 21:16
Upon updating to 10.3, no longer able to transfer photos from pc to iPhone via lightening cord, via iTunes. Prior to the latest update, there was an “iTunes Album” where the photos would be transferred but that is gone. Now, there is only a “main album“ but photos can’t be transferred there with cord. The only option for transferring photos from PC is via Internet, which defeats the purpose of privacy in “private photo vault“. Hopefully, this is a mistake and will be fixed but until then, very disappointed. Update: Received reply reference this issue. The iTunes folder will be added for the next update allowing transfer of files via lightening cord. Great attention from app developer. Thank you!
Good app with a few issues
by General Samus on 2021/01/20 16:26
Been using this app for a number of years and it’s totally worth spending the $$ versus using the free one. For only $7 you really can’t go wrong. One of the issues I have is when I imported my family vacation pics they are completely disorganized. I tried several different ways but every time they NEVER import in order and this is VERY annoying as I have to rearrange them by manually. I like to organize the folders in groups as it makes it WAY easier to access, but I’d like to have an option to have folders within a folder. For example: my trip to Houston I have some pictures and video that I’d like to separate them so I’m not searching all over for them. Even within picture folder, it’d be nice to separate my time at the Houston space center with my time in the golf. It just lumps them all together. The last thing is I wish there an option for either a list view or an icon view...and it could reorganized by title or date. When your library gets large, it’s VERY difficult to find the folder you’re looking for because they are listed in the order they were created and NOT alphabetically or numerically. Other than that—great app.
Perfect
by Zack Daddy101 on 2020/10/22 13:43
I’ve used other photo & video safes before, but this is the best one. It lets you choose between biometric (Touch ID or Face ID) or passcode unlock, and it automatically deletes your photos after you move them if you a hide to do so. You can move the photos and videos in & out of the vault at will. Best of all, my photos and videos are safe. I upgrade my iPhone every year, and for the past 3+ years, I’ve had no problems transferring from one phone to the next, and haven’t lost a single photo. I can’t say that for other similar apps I’ve used in the past, when upgrading from an old phone to a new phone. I would recommend this app for anyone who wants to keep photos & videos private and secure.
Excellent, but needs a more conspicuous app icon name
by Jim165 on 2018/07/12 18:46
Been using this app for 1.5 years. Never really had a problem with it during that time and the methods of moving stuff from web/storage directly to the app is good, especially if you are connected to iTunes. Ideally, it would be great to have the app included in the bottom drawer so we could possibly save stuff directly and bypass the photo library...that would be huge. Finally, for those that lose pics when a new phone is obtained, all you have to do is do a full backup of your phone to iTunes manually before switching phones....you won’t lose anything then, but it would be nice to have iCloud backup for those not using iTunes.
Honestly The Best App in the Whole Store
by JCrew32 on 2018/06/28 22:05
I doubt anyone is going to read this but for my own conscience I need to say that this app is hands down the greatest thing I’ve ever used. It’s beyond simple and is a much much much better alternative to storing your photos in the normal “photos” app on your iPhone. I can make as many folders as I want, transfer photos between folders, move photos to further organize them when I feel the need to be OCD + the best best best part is that it gives you the option to delete photos from the photo folder once you’ve uploaded them to the app, which is so simple yet such an amazing feature. I don’t know who created this but Thank You Thank You THANK YOU!
Kara
by Bakeryyyy!!!!! on 2017/07/10 11:43
I have been using this app for quite a while now and i just recently saw the option to put a password on individual folders, so i decided to try it out and made the password very simple just so i could see how it worked, i then backed my password up to my email. The next day i went in and tried to get into the folder and i can't, i had them send "back up" to my email which sent me what the password is, and it's the same thing i had been typing in. Thanks to the app i might never see those pictures again, there's no option to change the password or a reset. i have to say i was thrilled with the app up until this point. if anyone has ever had this issue and figured it out please let me know because i would hate for all my pictures to be gone like that
NormalOne
by NormaLNorma on 2017/09/19 08:51
I love this app. You can make different files and organize your photos. Being able to go into a file, putting my finger on a photo then pushing it where I want it is a really big plus. Helps me organize them. Only problem I have ever had was clicking on a photo, after it had been downloaded, and seeing a gray screen instead of the photo. Solution was to screenshot the photo, before tapping on it, then crop it from the others and reload it to Photo Vault without deleting it. Gives you that option. I am going through all my photos now and making sure they are not gray after I click on them. Other than that, I love Photo Vault. Highly recommended.
Need recovery!
by Babyraquel711 on 2018/10/19 01:24
This app is great except when you delete it or get a new phone the app doesn’t save your photos. I thought that’s what the purpose of having the app saved in iCloud and a password is for. I had hoped if I downloaded the app again and used the same password all would be restored. Not the case. I literally lost everything on 2 separate occasions having to delete the app and then getting a new iPhone upgrade. I even backed up everything with iCloud and still the app reset. I lost so much important info and photos, screenshots and more because of this. This app needs a backup app to restore what was lost - I’d have even paid for that! Thank you :(
Video Play back!?
by Dcurtis04172 on 2018/12/22 13:33
First off, the app is great! would and have recommended to people. However, recently I’ve noticed that when I add a new video(s) to a new folder it appears in the folder like normal but when I hit the “Play” button the video screen comes on but there’s a slash through the play button“\” and it doesn’t play. That never use to happen before. So before I give a full five stars, Can you tell me why this is happening and how you and or I can fix the problem? Thank goodness my videos are sent to the “Recently Deleted” folder on my tablet or I would have lost a lot of videos if this is not fixable. But hopefully It’s probably an easy fix so please help.
Lost iPhone and can’t recover photos
by Jamesrg1234 on 2019/08/29 08:26
Hi all, so I recently dropped my phone in the ocean and had to buy a new one. I bought a new phone and began downloading all of my apps over again, “photo vault” being one of them however none of my photos appear in the vault anymore. I’ve used this app for years and even bought the pro version since I enjoyed it so much however it’s a bit of a bummer I’m not able to recover my photos as I had over 3k photos in the app. The app advertises ITunes syncing so I’m wondering if maybe anyone has a solution for me? I saw people’s reviews with similar issues and the app had told them an update would be soon to fix this... that was years ago so I’m hoping there’s a solution now? It also wants me to repurchase the app. Support has not replied.
Great app so far!
by namastenim on 2017/12/03 12:35
I’ve been using this app for a while and still loving it! One thing that I wasn’t sure is to back up to iCloud. I just switched to iphone X and all my photo vault pictures were transferred perfectly although it doesn’t say it supports icloud back up! It was kind of dangerous to change my phone without checking my private pictures will be safe, I was lucky that everything was intact on my new phone. I checked my phone settings to find the Photo vault will be backed up by icloud but could not find it. I’m wondering how did it happen? Maybe I’m using the Pro version? If the developer sees this posting, please verify it supports icloud back up. Thanks!
Web view crashes too often
by Zx5000 on 2019/01/06 12:13
I bought the pro version ($3.99) a long time ago and this issue is always there with every release. Many times have I written to the app support email but never any response. The developer needs to look at the crash logs occasionally. It always crashes if a pop up ad appears and is then closed (swipe down). It will then crash either immediately or a few seconds later. Other issues are the top of the web window is hidden so that toolbars can’t be tapped, the screen also gets overlaid with a blue select layer over and over again. The workaround is to switch tabs then go back.
WARNING: Data Loss VERY Possible!
by kernelpickle on 2017/10/12 09:07
I used this App for years to keep a small number of photos private, and never had any issues--until I had to replace a damaged phone, and restore it from an iCloud backup. For some strange reason, the App wasn't restored and upon re-downloading the App, realized there was no way to restore my data. I realize that guys who are stepping out on their lady, might appreciate the fact that nothing is store anywhere but their device, and are willing to take the risk of data loss--because the risk of getting caught is a far worse than data loss. I on the other hand, simply wanted a private storage area for photos that was kept separate, and wouldn't be synced to every device I own or log into! Now I've got the wonderful task of trying to recover a ton of login information, account numbers, and other sensitive info that I stored as "photos" instead of text (for an added layer of security by obscurity.) I really wish I would have thought about manually backing up that information somewhere, BEFORE I wiped my old phone, and returned it to Apple--but again, I didn't know that it wasn't part of my iCloud backup, and never even thought to check! So, just a heads up to anyone else that actually cares about their data AND their privacy--you may want to find an alternative solution!
Review
by Roadking1966 on 2019/04/29 02:31
I have used this app. for years. It was easy to use and worked well. The last update has changed my opinion. It will definitely hide your photos and keep them away from the people you don't want to see them. The edit feature was easy to use and worked effortlessly. The update now has the edit words deep blue against a black background making them difficult to read. There also is less ability to edit your pics and it is more difficult now to manipulate a photo. You might want to look for a program that makes it easier to read the lettering and better edit options.
What happened?!?!
by Legalchick627 on 2017/09/25 18:14
I’ve used Private Photo Vault for a couple of years and found it to be awesome. However now I find I can no longer export pics to my regular photo album. I watched the tutorial and followed it...I can move pics inside PPV but can’t export any to my camera roll. The screen just goes black, no “complete” showing. What happened?!?!?!? AHA!!! Update! I received a response from the developer telling me to make sure I have the most current PPV. I checked my updates in App Store and there WAS one. I updated and everything works fine. This is a great app!!!! I just wish I could change my one star rating to a 5 star...it totally deserves it!
Amazing app
by OAKWOODCRES on 2019/10/22 13:25
This app is a godsend, it allows me to store my personal photos and videos of my family and friends and they aren’t out there floating around in some cloud. It allows me to sort the photos into multiple files to separate them into different topics such as Sporting Events, Family, Interests, Misc. Photos, Etc.... I’ve used this app for at least a few years now and I have never had a single problem with it. I advise that all users pay the small monthly fee to enlarge their storage capacity, it is well worth the money. Thanks again to the makers of this app for helping make photo storing a safe and much appreciated app to have.
Friggin’ AWESOME APP!!!
by Jellisedd on 2018/08/18 05:04
Hide the photos of your mistress from your wife!!! Noooooo problem!!!! Got x-rated pics to hide from the kids??? Perfect!!! Got selfies of yourself naked!!! Got ‘em secured!!! NO one will EVER see ‘em if they don’t know your 4-digit pin! Easily put pics in individually labeled folders! (Keep multiple babes separate!) Transfer them back to your phone’s photos without deleting them in Photo Vault. Multiple editing features are terrific! Save edited photo pics without bumping originals. PLUS... if someone tries to tap in a pin and it’s wrong? The app takes THEIR pic... sooooo you know who’s tampering with it! AWESOME all the way around!! LOVE IT!!!
Outstanding
by Cloudy Shelton on 2017/05/18 23:20
I've been using this app for close to two years and I've never had a problem. It's simple to use, but it's not a simple app. The only thing I have an issue with is when editing (cropping) and you hit the done button, you don't see the final image. You have to save it and then you get the final image. Size does count. Images get fuzzy when blown-up. I always save it to a copy to see how it'll turn out. If I like it, I delete the original. If not, I delete it and tweak the original until I get what I want. As far as complaints go that is seriously minor. I would highly recommend this app. It won't disappoint.
I love this app, and I'd like a new feature for ease and convenience.
by Essence24 on 2017/12/05 00:57
I use this app all the time, and I love how secure it is. I've bought the premium version In app purchase, and I'm glad I did. But the new feature I'd like to propose is a wireless copy / transfer directly between devices with the app installed via local network or Bluetooth. Copying all of my private photos between devices was and still is a huge chore or copying, moving, uploading and whatever else. And the photos get out of order and disorganized. So this little feature could help tremendously. That's all. Get this app, buy the premium mode, and enjoy. It's great.
Amazing
by BubblesTheOne on 2019/10/27 19:38
I love this app and use it all the time. There are 2 small issues with it though... The first one is that when I am scrolling through folders some photos appear white and I can’t see them. Which brings me to my next problem. You guys really need to add sub folders. I know that I’m kinda a nerd when it comes to organizing things but still I would love it you could make a Folder inside another folder. Honestly, I love this app and I think that it is worth fixing so If you fix these small issues I will definitely change to 5 stars. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope that this app grows to reach its full potential. Sincerely, ya boi Bubbles
Edited videos revert back to original when saved in vault
by adam5543 on 2020/05/13 12:56
I like the app. It does what I need it to for the most part. However, there is one big problem. When I edit a video using the iPhone photo edit feature, and save it into the vault, it reverts back to the original unedited version in the vault. I can save a new clip of a video on my phone and put the clipped version in the vault and that solves that particular issue, but I can’t edit the lighting or anything in a video because the app will revert it back to the original in the vault. I emailed the developer about this issue several months ago and got no response. It’s a shame; I paid for the app, and I’d like to keep using it but this is a big problem for me.
Really? No encryption?!!
by Expat99 on 2019/05/19 13:14
As far as I can tell there is no encryption of your photos. So if someone can access the files via your iCloud or iOS backup then they have unencrypted files that they can access and distribute. I hope I’m wrong but other apps with encryption always note that as a selling point and some link to a white paper that clearly explains how and where there encryption works. Also missing is folder within a folder (nested folders) so that you can more easily catalogue and organize photos. I like to store my images by year and within year by month or sometimes by location. I don’t want to have 60 folders when I can have 5 year folders with 12 months inside each annual folder. Really wish they would bring this feature.
Don’t waste your click
by Tip pon yuh toe on 2019/07/02 13:24
I would’ve given the app 5 stars if it saved all my pictures. I’ve gotten 2 iPhones after downloading the app the first time and all my memories are gone. A real slap to the face because I lost the first phone the app was on and lost all my pictures when it happened and the best memories were in that app and I can’t get them back. With that being said, what’s the point of having the app that only saves pictures for that particular phone? I want to be able to open the app and have all my pictures backed up. Or at least have an option to access it another way. Free or not, the app has lots of flaws. Plus reading the pro, I didn’t sense you’d get your pictures back when downloading the app to a new iPhone either. Will not be using this app again on a new iPhone 🤷🏾‍♀️
Have to change my Review
by Dr. Smith023 on 2020/10/19 22:12
So I’ve been using Photo Vault for quite a while never had any issues. Only a dislike of not being able to sort Albums together or putting a folder inside a folder instead of scrolling forever. Glad they brought back the iTunes file folder and love the faster access to photos folder, when clicking multiple photos at once where it use to when you clicked in between photos it would try an import every photo and you would have to start over. My issue right now is when you import multiple photos it use to come in order from top to bottom mine no longer does that it’s absolutely random and completely disappointing can that be fixed. Please an thank you
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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®: * * * * * "Wow, I have been wanting a way to hide some of my photos for a while, this is a perfect solution." * * * * * "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 PHOTO MANAGEMENT • Create Albums right in the App • Import/Export from Photo App • iTunes Syncing • Wireless Photo Transfer • Email Photos • Text Message Photos PHOTO VIEWING • Image Gallery • Slideshow • Intuitive Interface just like Photo App VIDEO SUPPORT • Import/Export from Photo App • Watch Videos PRIVATE WEB BROWSER • Browse the Internet Privately • Download Photos directly to the app CLOUD VAULT: • 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 SUBSCRIPTION 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. Terms: https://privatephotovault.com/terms/ Privacy Policy: https://privatephotovault.com/privacy-policy/ NOTE: 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.
Google browser?
by Dan the Man 55555 on 2021/06/13 00:52
Been a long time patron of this app. The newest update uses google as a search engine. Can’t change it. I only use DuckDuckGo since they don’t track your usage. Unless I’m missing something, we have no way to select what browser we want to use. I’ll have to find another app.
Me gusta
by walas504 on 2021/06/13 00:45
Me sirve mucho
After update lost many pics and videos
by coreyocp on 2021/06/12 23:56
Lost a lot of pictures and videos after update. I reached out to support. Hoping they’ll get back to me and resolve this but have heard nothing yet. I’ll edit my review once I do.
Great app
by iimkeith on 2021/06/12 20:45
It’s been around for so long I’m glad they still have support
Excellent App
by نهار الشادي on 2021/06/12 20:03
Thanks ☺️
PIN stopped working
by Bedufr on 2021/06/12 13:33
After the recent update the app stopped recognizing my PIN. I can no longer open the app because it says my pin is incorrect.
Missing One Key Feature
by ovrdrvn on 2021/06/12 12:16
Due to the name and icon of the app, it’s an obvious conversation starter if someone sees it on your phone. There should be a way to disguise the and icon as others similar apps do. This way, privacy is truly kept as it’s far less likely someone will Evian attempt to break in.
Pro
by John Jr McCarthy on 2021/06/12 04:27
HVe been using pro version and now it turned in to monthly payment 😭
Update
by andalite_6 on 2021/06/12 03:12
I love the concept. But the app is borderline unusable. It’s trying to upload photos to the cloud then freezes up and will not respond.
Update.
by Heather0814946 on 2021/06/12 01:07
Updated the app now it won’t open. Lost access to all my photos.
Update 👎
by Whittier Weather Service on 2021/06/11 21:26
The recent update completely Screwed up the app! For instance, it defaults to Google, you can't have your favorite browser default anymore. And once you get to a webpage you can't open their links unless you press and hold the link and wait for the pop up to select "open link". And they want us to go premium?? Ha ha, I lost interest in using the app. When will they learn to leave well enough alone?
Hoping to reach a developer
by Shamagine on 2021/06/11 20:00
So my phone was broken beyond repair is there anyway I can access my old pictures that I had on it
New update failure
by Rebirth25 on 2021/06/11 19:40
The new update promised cloud sinking support amongst all devices and when I tried to implement that today it ended up losing all of my videos and pics. The only saving grace is that my first three months of using the app are free
Q
by 77NJ77 on 2021/06/11 18:58
After today’s update the app is not working
Forget
by Blnd Kurdish on 2021/06/11 12:42
I forget my passcode and disable FaceID please give me back my passcode or something to do😭
Loved the old design please bring it back
by mad mad nad on 2021/06/11 09:06
I just updated the app and honestly the new layout and design is too different and I don’t like how it looks can’t get used to it I prefer the older design please
I can’t recover my pictures and video
by abteil777 on 2021/06/11 07:19
Because I reset my phone and trying to see my vedio I couldn’t recover it so sad.
Loving the new design!
by LAKERS_NEVERDIE on 2021/06/11 04:22
Awesome application and the new update looks good.
Support
by ongster03 on 2021/06/11 01:28
They don’t reply to any of your emails asking for help, and this update corrupted most of my pictures stored and they won’t reply or offer a fix for that. If they can read this review, hopefully they offer a fix.
Good but messy
by iFloridawi on 2021/06/10 17:33
Using this app since V0.1 and it was amazing Now we are suffering of the order of photos which is a so messy. You’ll fond photos in random order and cannot sort them! This is a major thing need to be back as before please!
Deleted all my photos
by Thdjy on 2021/06/09 20:50
It looks like the app was recently updated and with it all my photos are gone. No idea how to get them back make sure you have a back up if you use this app.
Review of the app
by Demetrius mays on 2021/06/09 02:09
Very good it’s easy for me to hide photos 10/10
App
by mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmm on 2021/06/08 18:53
You will lose all your pictures if you get a new phone you can’t sign into get them back
Lost my password for photo albums
by RepostKing128 on 2021/06/08 05:02
I seem to have forgotten the password to get into the albums. I requested a password but they only sent me the password to get in the vault. Not the password I put on the photos albums in the vault.
Instagram review
by bandidillo on 2021/06/07 16:49
Simplemente GREAT!!!
It’s been 3+ months since they said they would have an update in two weeks!
by Smacktics on 2021/06/07 13:40
They don’t care about their app users! Do not download this because over three months ago they said they’d have an update out in the next two weeks and it never came. The app is almost unusable without the update because it scatters every image you put in. Save yourself some time and get another app!
رمادي
by abdullh alasafi on 2021/06/07 12:47
الانبار
Suggest
by mohammed.a.qader on 2021/06/06 17:29
If can change the shap like game icon or app icons will be more better Regards
Literally ads every 4 pictures. Not usable.
by SmittyMc'Westurbergin on 2021/06/06 16:44
Also, there’s no easy way to import/export to Files.
Perfect
by rev_flux on 2021/06/02 22:18
Perfect to store private videos with a passcode.
Perfect no inconviences 👍
by Adriannene😆😆😆 on 2021/06/02 07:16
Love this app
Great
by des nutts...,,,?? on 2021/05/31 00:10
Perfect
Nice apps
by saima akter on 2021/05/30 12:18
Nice apps
Takes a lot time
by Anu297 on 2021/05/30 02:48
Whenever importing or exporting an image or video it takes a lot time and sometimes stuck in the process
Like this
by zico Tz on 2021/05/28 10:10
I like this App
Great app but a dark mode would be nice
by jacobp40 on 2021/05/27 16:06
A dark mode for this app Would make it the perfect app.
WHERE IS THE UPDATE?!
by lanemissa on 2021/05/26 22:22
Use to love this app but now it’s almost unusable. I’ve been waiting months for the update to fix the uploading so it won’t upload randomly. Thinking about trying another app.
Very Good, But PLEASE READ!
by Alexis Sandlin on 2021/05/26 18:23
Okay, so I’ve been using this app for quite some time now, but listen up. If you delete the app, your photos are gone. I’ve had this issue a lot, the app would delete by itself. However, I have fixed the issue. And I have accepted that I wouldn’t get my photos back. But besides THIS ISSUE! This is a really good app! And I would recommend it, really. So, if your looking to hide your photos from your parents, then this is the app for you! Thanks to the developers, I can hide things from my NOSEY parents, which is great! On the other hand, this app lets you know if there’s an intruder or not. Which is very helpful! Thanks for reading -Luna
Very good, Please fix this glitch
by J-rod192 on 2021/05/25 23:20
I’ve been using this app for years and it works great overall. I also appreciate that the paid version has a fixed price as opposed to a weekly or monthly subscription. However, there is a persisting glitch that scrambles your photos so they don’t appear in the order you add them in. Please fix this bug!!
Lacks organizing tools
by Ryan 65778 on 2021/05/24 20:21
I have used this app for several years, and it performs well. While I like it, my biggest complaint is that I have accumulated many folders of pics and I find myself spending way too much time either trying to find a folder or reorganize. It would be super helpful and save me a lot of time if there was some sort of function that alphabetized folders. Otherwise you just end up with a bunch of disorganized folders. Although the app allows you to manually reorganize the order of folders, the process is painful and time consuming.
Photo vault ads
by volley13 on 2021/05/22 14:34
Unfortunately they display lotta ads that you can’t shut down until the whole thing plays. Very frustrating when you can’t get to the photo that you desire quickly
God
by javadmalek on 2021/05/22 14:01
God
Bad app
by ironman19855 on 2021/05/21 05:20
I have lost photos and videos. They just disappeared.
Cant handle large amounts of photos
by oshitwaddupboi on 2021/05/20 14:42
I’ll upload say 100 photos into an album but it would only import about 6 or 14. App did not meet any of my expectations
It’s 50/50 😪
by NefXproto on 2021/05/20 02:41
The app is great just wish I could make more than 3 albums at least 5 would be nice before subscription fees 😐 overall great features and easy to use
Great App. One issue.
by LLCoolAbes on 2021/05/18 01:30
Fantastic app! Works well and easy UI. One issue is that when I import several photos, they import out of order. This forces you to manually rearrange them. Please fix the order issue and it’s a 5 star app.
Excellent app, just needs one addition
by Wmderrik on 2021/05/17 21:14
I have been using this app for about 2 years since the one I used to use stopped being supported. I have really enjoyed it. I quickly upgraded to the pro to utilize some of the features like decoy and no adds. It has worked great and continues to be supported and updated. One suggestion I have, the app I used to use made it easy to move photos to the decoy login. I was able to just label the photo or the folder as decoy. Seems like the only way I can add things to decoy with this kne is to move them back to my phones album, then re upload them to the other login. It is really time consuming to do it. Any way you can make a feature to be able to select folders that are available in both the main login and the decoy?
Me gusta mucho esta app
by 2233 pedro on 2021/05/17 12:50
Le doy 5 estrellas para que siga así y mejor
Everything Erased
by alexp243 on 2021/05/17 11:48
Woke up today to every single photo and video gone, completely vanished.
Something wrong
by CEO Father on 2021/05/16 22:10
I use your app it’s wonderful but past few days i forgot my password and i am unable to recover it from your recovery option tried so many time didn’t get email.please help.
Urgent I need the videos stored on this app
by urgentnow on 2021/05/16 00:13
I haven’t been able to retrieve the video and I need it urgently. What can I do please tell me I can recover it?!
Very good app
by Viperbill on 2021/05/13 22:50
Like it
Amazing!
by Sgt Poptart on 2021/05/11 01:59
This app has no ads, and picks even when the app is open in the background. Amazing!
Best thing to hide stuff with and saves storage
by ughheverythingistaken on 2021/05/10 08:24
Love it
Don’t even try
by 4LEX4./-: on 2021/05/10 07:15
Didn’t work at all Next day I had 0 photos in my vault after saving them the night before
To Developer
by latyonee on 2021/05/09 20:11
Hi developer can u put change icon tap in this app or redesign the new app icon. Plz i dun want the app icon with the key.
Just want my pictures
by kilee sue on 2021/05/06 14:53
I’ve used this app for a long time and I’ve always liked it and it’s always worked well. But now when i upload pictures they upload out of order which is a little annoying, but the worst thing is it won’t let me send the pictures back to my phone album. I’ve tired doing it individually and multiple and it doesn’t work.
Broken
by Pete.Sake on 2021/05/06 13:43
Around the last update I noticed importing a large number of items, such as pictures or documents will put them in a random order, making you rearrange them back to the order they were supposed to be in. Every.Single.Time. Had a few documents that were 40+ pages each - import randomized the order before I realized it. Took forever to go through everything one by one and fix it manually. Until this is resolved, get a different app to protect sensitive documents that have any sense of order to them.
Can you create sub folders?
by HotWheels68 on 2021/05/04 20:16
Like create album inside album? I don’t see you can?
Loving it
by PBT49 on 2021/05/04 17:47
I have tried so many of these type apps. This is the first one I have actually fell in love with. Keep up the great work.
Save my Life and I love it 🥰
by PedroCeballos on 2021/05/04 09:43
I love this App. My wife don’t understand the male nature and needed. But with this app my privacy is warranted. And the advertisements are really related with my interest. Thanks a lot.
Annoying ads
by Gk7625 on 2021/05/04 00:29
I loved this app and use it for professional reasons (portfolios, etc. for photography business when on the road). Suddenly ads appear every third or fourth photo when viewing photos. This is annoying and makes for an unprofessional presentation. No longer worth using.
Nice App
by yahueca on 2021/05/03 20:56
Awesome and secure...
Great but needs improvements
by PhilippeBoudreaux on 2021/05/03 07:10
This is the very app I use to store extra photos. I’ve used it for 9 years now. However, it needs improvements. - When I add multiple photos into any folder, it places them completely out of order. This makes it annoying to move them around into the right order. - When I select multiple photos in the recent folder, it gives a white screen with an error message saying “can’t connect to iCloud, try again later.” The only way I know to avoid this is to slowly select photos and not select over a certain amount at once. I feel I shouldn’t have to do this workaround. - About 2 years ago, my old iPad was wiped due to its battery dying during an iOS update. I was able to recover everything else using my iCloud backup, but when I went back to the app, everything was gone. I had probably a couple of thousand images, *poof* gone. There needs to be a good backup option so this does not happen in case of device loss.
Rate 10/10
by 327!bu on 2021/05/01 13:55
This app has much space, can save a lot. Can’t complain about it.
Good App
by Punchy123 on 2021/05/01 12:13
UPDATED REVIEW: The issues I had with the app were my fault. I have since found this app to be very well written and easy to use. I was even contacted by their support desk regarding an issue I had.
Love it
by chris Duet on 2021/05/01 03:32
Love it
Used to be great
by spacemunki on 2021/04/30 22:24
Had this on my old phone but when i moved everything to my new phone the pictures were added in a random order and now that makes like 5000+ pictures to manually sort. The old app version added them by the order they were in the camera roll when adding multiple pics but this version does not.... very dumb
Infuriating
by BongoBoy30 on 2021/04/27 08:34
This app used to ask you if you want to delete the imported photos from your phone’s photo library. I just imported about 600 random photos, which I then intended to delete from my phone’s photo album, only to discover that they just stayed where they are with no option to delete them. This will be a colossal waste of my phone space. I have no idea which photos I just imported. Now I need a new photo app immediately.
Dododododdodo
by h dress until xjxjc on 2021/04/27 02:45
Don’t remember my pin
ETA on critical update?
by SorryButImReallyMad on 2021/04/26 05:21
Hello Devs, For the past few months, a critical issue has caused photo imports to arrive out of order. You’ve stated you’re aware and working on a resolution multiple times over the past three months. Do you have an ETA for this critical update? Many of us are eagerly awaiting this update, and we need a solution for our photo storage needs.
Good app
by yoralsy on 2021/04/25 23:48
Muy
Out of order import
by junxblah on 2021/04/24 14:12
Update: Still no fix on the import order bug. Maybe there are no longer any developers at all and it will never be fixed? Time to find a different solution. Ever since updating to iOS 14, the app imports photos out of order. I contacted support in September, 2020 and they said it would be fixed in a future update. It’s been 5 months with no fix. If you’re not going to fix it, just say that rather than saying it’s going to be fixed in a week or two (like another review mentions).
Need Photo Reverse Order
by Networker.K on 2021/04/24 03:10
Great Photo Vault App, can you add reverse order function for photos from import time? I really want new imported pics are in the front(instead of scroll down to see the newest)
Great app
by philld003 on 2021/04/23 23:53
This app is great.
Ads
by Drdaveyo on 2021/04/21 20:15
None of the ads will close hitting the x Very obnoxious app
Lost my pics
by maxatlan on 2021/04/21 05:00
Great app till the moment you loose you’re phone get a new phone download the app from the cloud again and you’re really important pics no longer there 😣
Used to be better
by DJ Jet on 2021/04/19 21:37
I’ve been using this app, pro version, for a good 6+ years, and it’s been great. however with this recent update, as others have mentioned here, the order of the photos is all mixed up, and a huge inconvenience. I really wish the developers would change this back, and I’d bring my review back up to 5 stars.
Lost everything
by Theoriginalmike111 on 2021/04/19 19:31
App updated and deleted everything I had. Thanks for that
Great app
by Ed Johns on 2021/04/18 00:30
Great app works well
Will you expand the length of the slideshow?
by yasgayoid on 2021/04/16 19:57
The longest a picture can stay is 15 seconds but I like having images up for 30 seconds, a minute
Great app but needs one fix
by nodnarb35 on 2021/04/16 14:38
This is a great app but I wish it was easier to move photos to different albums when you’re on a particular photo instead of looking at the grid of photos. Instead of having to click the share button and then the move button, it would be nice if the move button were beside the share button to eliminate that extra step
Photos unorganized
by CJBogner on 2021/04/15 10:49
I love this app but there are 2 problems I have. 1) when save photos in your camera roll in order, the app flips the photos order you put them in. And 2) for some reason when you save new photos, the app will save the photos somewhere random in your gallery instead of the most recent. It’s annoying and wish those would be fixed
Good
by i like the g on 2021/04/15 07:07
It good only if u can change the Icon to make look like a game so no one check it
Where are my pictures
by dakembob on 2021/04/14 22:53
I lost my iPhone a month or so ago and my hidden photo vault didn’t transfer over to my new phone that I’ve got now. Where did they go?
Great and Secure
by An Addiction!!! on 2021/04/14 13:50
I love the app but not having the ability to sort photos by date or title is a bummer. If definitely give five stars for that feature. 4/14/21
Cómo esta aplicación no hay dos
by Elviz Diamante on 2021/04/14 06:13
Me encanta esta aplicación es la mejor
Deleted everything
by Alex Drownski on 2021/04/13 19:11
I put photos and videos on the app then the next day it’s deleted now how am I gonna get those back
Ads and failed playback
by crv138902 on 2021/04/13 12:05
Ads every single time you open it multiple times also video playback fail non-supported file
Videos
by grandma jo ellen on 2021/04/13 11:57
I wish I could put a couple videos in here
Really Missed it
by DragonMac.com on 2021/04/13 01:08
Thanks for upgrading it to work on new iOS’s I really missed having access to the App. It works great simple and easy. Extra levels of protection it’s great
Standard in all ramifications
by Ade omo iya ologede on 2021/04/12 22:43
The standard is unequivocally the best around.
APP DELETED ITSELF
by Jgard93 on 2021/04/12 13:59
Terrible App. I had years worth of private stuff and it vanishes just like that because the app wants to delete itself. Then, when it’s reinstalled there is no way to sign in. So all my private photos and videos are goneee!!
Faulty
by dookieshmelly on 2021/04/12 04:38
The only downside to the app is that if you have a long video it won’t allow you to put it back into your camera roll
Always use this
by JevinChristopher on 2021/04/12 01:43
Loved this app for many years for photography. Wish it had face id login. Forgot my password a few times and had to restart. Also my fault i didnt setup email reset but would still be nice for more options
NEED ANSWERS
by plipspretty on 2021/04/11 03:32
I switch to a different phone but downloaded the same vault which is this photo vault the app made me create another password and I don’t know how to receive my pictures from the previous vault!
Awesome
by jonezherre on 2021/04/10 16:46
Great to use and put xtra photos
Lost photos
by RSAAC on 2021/04/09 15:17
This app was working great loved keeping sensitive pictures in it. Then one day, gone. You can’t get any help from support. They don’t even respond. So many memories gone.
Great for important data
by ExtraLargeDildoRepairman on 2021/04/08 16:23
I Love this app and it’s ability to store important photos. I use it to keep track of car VIN numbers and serial number for all my appliances and computer hardware so I can easily access them when I need to. I also love the false flags it allows you to use. I highly recommend this app for any info you feel is important and confidential.
Best in class for photo security
by Appleman7934 on 2020/06/21 22:57
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.
by Nickname1122339 on 2017/07/29 20:58
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.
Great App Until You Lose your Phone and all Pictures are Lost
by Brytalozy on 2019/09/09 18:31
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.
Tech Support will not reply
by Vin_D on 2019/04/06 03:53
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. Help!!!!!!!
New Update is a Downgrade
by Tim Morris Jr. on 2020/11/11 00:44
I’ve been using the pro version for over 5 years now. I’ve always found it to be a reliable place to keep scans of private documents and other sensitive items. However, this latest update has taken away a few things that I immediately noticed. First, the order of photos no longer remains the same as it was in your phone’s library. The photos get mixed up when they’re moved to the app, leaving me with a mess of items that are out of order. For example, if I’m moving scans of a document that has 100 pages, and those scans were in order in my phone’s photo library, they’ll be out of order after they’ve been moved to this app. This is a new bug that needs to be fixed. Second, the “Select All” option is gone when importing, forcing you to manually select all the photos you want. Again, in the case of importing scans of several documents that are 100 pages in length, this is extremely inconvenient. I just want the old app back that allowed you to select all items at once to be imported in the correct order. Please fix this. This used to be a super reliable app.
Not a good look
by Mondo Rondo on 2019/08/08 07:43
Since starting high school I’ve had a lot of use for this app. Starting in 9th grade I asked my friends what app I should use to store photos and they recommend this however, I wish they didn’t. I went along my high school journey quite smoothly using the app with minor or little problems but now I just finished my senior year and I am about to enter college and my photos are completely erased. It’s been like this for at least 8 months maybe a year. I had two albums inside the app. One for videos and one for pictures. All 600 pictures in the picture album have become corrupted because they all show a standard image. However with my videos I can say that around only 30 out of 130 videos are corrupted. I don’t know how this occurred and I’ve Tried everything to get them back but nothing has worked. Keep in mind when you add any photo or video to an album they give you the option to delete it from your camera roll. I did this and now the pictures and videos are lost forever I guess. So if you plan on using this long term I would suggest finding another app because you will be heartbroken once you see everything is corrupted. :(
Great app for hiding photos and videos
by Wsidell on 2020/06/19 17:47
This app is pretty much the original app to password protect photos and videos on iPhone. I have had it since the beginning and the password protection is a really nice thing to have on your phone. I highly recommend this app to everyone. The animated gifs work really well, photos load quickly, and I no no longer have to worry about anyone looking at my private pics. I also like how you can rearrange photos in the app within albums and the albums themselves. Additionally, in the latest version, the UI has been beautified and works better than ever. The new wireless photo transfer is great now that it supports batch upload and download. Touch ID is nice as well. Please, do yourself a favor, if you are looking for an app to hide photos, look no further. Private photo vault is the best. Highly recommended. There was recently a bug that caused the app to crashed and it was fixed extremely quickly. Update: live photo support is great. Highly recommend Another great update, the team at Private Photo Vault always does a good job. I saw a review mentioning the privacy policy, and it protects the users privacy very well and does not share data with any 3rd parties. A+, keep up do the good work. Thanks for keeping up the updates! Customer service is there to help if you need it. I forgot, my password they reached out within the day and were able to help me.
Great App
by Hi surfer on 2018/10/08 21:11
I just purchased this because the one I was using will not work with iOS11 beta. Photo Vault does everything pretty well including getting my photos imported easily from the camera roll on my phone as well as importing photos from my Mac using iTunes which is the way I always imported large numbers of photos from the Mac. The Touch ID is also greatly appreciated. As a major improvement I would like to see the library separated into a "local" and "iCloud" libraries so the cloud version is automatically and always synced with your iPad. Overall I'm very pleased with Photo Vault. Since I wrote this, I’m finding that my new iPhone XS on iOS12 refuses to work when using iTunes sync. It downloads the photos into the iPhone as if it’s working properly(and taking up space)but the photos don’t show up within the app. Right now the only way I can transfer photos and videos from my iMac is via WiFi sync.
Cool if it worked
by Musaabo on 2019/09/23 22:50
I use this all the same way everyone else does. Needless to say after an updated about a year ago, all the photos and videos I had disappeared. The photos and videos are still there but they don’t show and causes the app to crash. I reached out to support and they informed me that this was an issue <300 of a million people were experiencing and that an update was coming. After no luck I figured id upgrade to the premium app hoping I can restore the pics. After a year and several phones, the issue still persists. I figured I’d try the WiFi sync which I got to login but once I click the album, the app crashes on my phone and the page won’t load. I tried to export the photos and the same thing. Needless to say the developers have yet to address this issue and are blaming the way the phone is backed up, yet all my other apps seem to be working. If the photos are still there, it seems the app is failing to open them correctly. Hopefully they find a solution or a work around. Avoid the “first of all I’m sorry you’re experiencing this issue” response and resolve the issue or provide me on away to recover my stuff.
Great but needs improvements
by PhilippeBoudreaux on 2021/05/03 07:10
This is the very app I use to store extra photos. I’ve used it for 9 years now. However, it needs improvements. - When I add multiple photos into any folder, it places them completely out of order. This makes it annoying to move them around into the right order. - When I select multiple photos in the recent folder, it gives a white screen with an error message saying “can’t connect to iCloud, try again later.” The only way I know to avoid this is to slowly select photos and not select over a certain amount at once. I feel I shouldn’t have to do this workaround. - About 2 years ago, my old iPad was wiped due to its battery dying during an iOS update. I was able to recover everything else using my iCloud backup, but when I went back to the app, everything was gone. I had probably a couple of thousand images, *poof* gone. There needs to be a good backup option so this does not happen in case of device loss.
Awesome app, just one little thing missing!
by Lett2icia Freitas on 2019/02/11 00:00
This app is great. It’s extremely safe because you need a password to open the app and another password to open the hidden albums (if you want to be 100% safe, you don’t necessarily have to). The only thing I think is missing is that I wish the app would save my pictures on my “profile”. Since it’s deleted from my phone and hidden inside the app, you would think that the pictures are saved on some type of cloud or inside the app itself but it isn’t. I switched phones and lost many pictures and videos because I didn’t think of downloading them onto my computer before switching phones. I also hoped that since I use an email and password it would save them somehow but it’s not the case. Regardless I still have the app on my new phone and at least now I’m aware of that so I can take care of it before I ever switch my phone again.
Photos disappeared then got restored
by natasha-k on 2017/06/01 02:44
Just like another user who seems to have just reported the same problem on March 17, I've used this app for years without any issues. Then one day I logged in and the app acted like I had just downloaded it, and all my photos were gone -- same exact story as "Thedoomsong" user described. I also never deleted and reinstalled, no issues with my Apple account. iOS still thinks that the app has my photos based on the total amount of storage used by Photo Vault, but the app doesn't see them. I've reached out to customer service twice to see if I could salvage the photos and got no response. To say that I am frustrated is an understatement. UPDATE: I never heard back from customer service, but the app did get fixed. I saw a note about a bug fix in the latest release and, thankfully, my photos are back. The folder names are gone, but that's nothing in comparison. Thank you, app developers!! I really appreciate that you got it fixed!
Torn About This App
by Major_Ursa on 2019/03/27 15:06
The update to 10.x seems to have corrupted all my photos on my iPad. I had a lot of photos on there but now they just show white squares that won’t open and I can’t export. I’ve been using this app for 3+ years without issue before this update and it’s been great but now I’m really concerned about sticking with it. However - on my iPhone, the update to 10.x hasn’t messed anything up (yet, fingers crossed). Maybe it’s because I haven’t opened it as much or at all between minor updates in the versions 10+ and onward or maybe it’s because I only have 3 albums and a much smaller number of photos. Also it could be that all my iPhone pictures were imported through app extensions while on my iPad I used the web import feature a ton. I honestly have no clue why one device works and the other doesn’t. For reference: my devices are an iPhone XR and iPad Pro 10.5” both running the latest version of iOS and this app (10.3). Hopefully this info can help the developer nail down these issues
Great app
by agamemnoch on 2017/05/19 14:01
Great free app for those photos and videos you want to keep private. Easy to use interface. Auto delete option for photos your switching from your camera roll to the photo vault. Pay a smallish fee if you want to add more than two folders or just do like I do and put everything in those one or two free folders Since their doesn't seem to be a limit on how many photos or videos you can place in a single folder. Never used the I-Tunes folder option so I'm not sure how that works but the basic use of keeping those private photos and videos locked up and hidden is great. Also when activating your app usage by the home button double tap the last photo you accessed is sometimes temporarily displayed on the screen before it switches to the password enter screen. I believe they fixed this though.
Great app! I’ve been using it for years, but...
by Rafy jr on 2018/06/11 05:52
The app is definitely great! I have used it since 2013. Here’s my thing though: I downloaded it for the first time on my dad’s account. Later on i created one of my own, which was no problem. I’d just go into my dad’s account to download it and that’s it. Last time i changed phones, i had been with my old one for a long time. I downloaded the app from my account but it gave me no option to retrieve the pictures (that, by the way, i had not saved anywhere else) unless it had been downloaded from the same account. I thought it was safe and put it off because i had forgotten my dad’s password. I just re-downloaded the app, from my dad’s account this time, and i cannot find an option to retrieve those pictures. And I cannot find a “Contact us” option. I’d appreciate if something could be done about this. I’m sure i’m not the only person this has happened to. If you, developers, could contact me, please do so.
A fabulous app has tanked! DON’T TRUST THIS!
by RangerMac61 on 2020/11/06 15:07
I’ve used this app for years. I used to love it and recommend it to friends. However, all that has changed!!! Somewhere in the various iOS 13 updates two bugs appeared. First, when typing in a new password for a new file, the number keyboard shifted back to the letter keyboard after the first number entry. Second, and far more serious, when a series of photos were entered into a file from the Apple Photos app, the original order of the photos was scramble!!! I immediately reported these bugs to Photo Vault support, and was informed that they would be fixed when iOS 14 came out. Well, iOS 14 came out, and the bugs remained. Being a patient person, I waited until Apple’s next update, iOS 14.1 came out. Still the bugs remained!!! Yesterday, iOS 14.2 was released and guess what? The bugs remain!!! The designers of this app either can’t or won’t fix the bugs reported above. Time for me to find another app to store photos!!! Save yourself the grief of having to move photos to a new storage app and don’t give this one further consideration!
Good
by AHsu42388 on 2018/04/14 22:53
I wish that when I re-add photos to my photo album that it would keep the original date the photos were taken. I use this app to store my work out progress photos and when I pull them out some keep the original date and some just bring it back like I just took it today. I don’t know why some save and some don’t. Regardless, I like this app the best out of all the rest because when I save to it, it asks me if I want to delete the one from my iOS photos app, which I 99% if the time do. It’s more convenient than having to switch back to the app and deleting the photo. It does the job but the ads are super annoying so I ended up just spending the $3.99 to upgrade it to pro. I don’t really need to store videos or the other features it offers, I just really wanted the long ads to stop popping up after trying to view or download every few pics.
Best photo app ever!
by Dane Charles Crawford on 2018/09/22 01:19
You can set passwords for everything and finally have your privacy! You don't have to pay for anything and you get all these epic abillities! You have 3GB to make like thousands of albums and add millions of photos, and if you delete any of your photos by accsedent and you don't use recently deletes in Photos on Iphone and maybe IOS/Android. YOU DONT HAVE TO WORRY! You don't loose any of you photos in this app! It also gives you the choice to delete those photos from camera roll, while you add them to your album! That's some juicy proof. You make you albums by typing the password and the name then adding photos and finally your done. Basically 10 clicks to save all of your videos and photos. Anyone can afford this! Anyone can use it! And anyone can have personal privacy! All with a completely free app.
Love it so far
by Grizzleebare on 2018/11/09 18:09
The Ap Opens lightning fast unlike the calculator vault that takes forever to open if it does at all and usually takes multiple tries. You do have to upgrade this Ap if you want the Ap to do what you downloaded it for, but that's just business. So far I am very pleased so far. I also like that I can move pics in the folders and edit them there and it's all seamless and very easy, also not available on the previously mentioned Ap. A nice upgrade/Fix would be to have the option to see the folders in a Grid/Window option along with the default vertical folder view and folder auto-alphabetic orginizing would be Stupid proofing what I already do myself. NO COMPLAINTS thus far, I highly recommend this Ap!
Love this app.
by Morzillian on 2017/10/05 01:19
This app does anything you could ever hope to have in a photo vault app. It has a Password lock, it locks whenever you leave the app, it even has a DECOY so you can, if you want, tell people about it and have innocent pictures in the decoy section. Sort of a “hidden-in-plain-sight” thing. It allows you to delete the pictures you import directly from the app, and it saves their original quality. Their support website is helpful and to the point, and very easy to navigate, just like the app. I have very strict parents tbh, and that’s why I use this app. It’s by FAR the best out there. I have a really, really big amount of appreciation for this app and I would totally donate a few bucks via in-app-purchase to ensure it stays awesome.
Upload via iTunes?
by Alejobulala on 2019/05/29 21:40
I’ve had this app for quite awhile and it usually worked well. Now I noticed that much of my saved data will not open. It’s as if the encryption change rendered much of my library useless. I have since deleted and reinstalled the app to my phone and iPad, but now I’m noticing that when I try to upload my data back into the app via iTunes it does not show that anything was added. The app is definitely holding 20+GB of data (at least it shows it is holding that much when I check individual app storage) but it is not in the “main album”. Is sharing via iTunes still an option or is it only via wireless upload that the data will actually take and show in the app?
Does the job
by exzisd on 2018/01/10 19:57
I have been using this app since the iPhone 5S and recently upgraded to the iPhone 7 and the app works great on both but even faster on the 7. It’s a great way to organize your photos into folders and keep your camera roll clear. I often take photos for reminders or save screenshots and quotes to my camera roll so with this app I can keep those saved while keeping my camera roll reserved for photos and videos I take. I can also keep photos I don’t want others to see locked in this app. I like the added layer of security so that if your phone goes to sleep or you change apps it is automatically locked. On your multitask screen you will only see the lock screen of the app if you exit out.
The vault you’re looking for
by Chaos Hawk on 2020/09/19 18:28
This is it, the best photo vault I’ve tried for iOS. Set passwords to photo albums, photo/video/gif capable, decoy password and more. Runs smoothly, no bugs unlike other apps I’ve tried. Sure, some features are paid which is completely fair. If you don’t like paying to support the devs you can use it with limited capacity for free. After you know you like it a one time payment is perfect. The only downside is while their privacy policy is good, it’s not perfect. Not spying on the stored media is good but no meta data should really be sent. Switch over to securing all your photos/videos by default with this app, and use DuckDuckGo or SnowHaze for browsing. The one included within this app also is lackluster for privacy.
Excellent app, just needs one addition
by Wmderrik on 2021/05/17 21:14
I have been using this app for about 2 years since the one I used to use stopped being supported. I have really enjoyed it. I quickly upgraded to the pro to utilize some of the features like decoy and no adds. It has worked great and continues to be supported and updated. One suggestion I have, the app I used to use made it easy to move photos to the decoy login. I was able to just label the photo or the folder as decoy. Seems like the only way I can add things to decoy with this kne is to move them back to my phones album, then re upload them to the other login. It is really time consuming to do it. Any way you can make a feature to be able to select folders that are available in both the main login and the decoy?
Love the pro version
by Calatelpe on 2018/04/15 12:28
The free version is good enough, but I really like the pro version. While the security features are nice, and top notch, I’m more into the way I can organize everything versus Apple’s native Photos app. You can’t cloud anything, but there’s a way to run a temporary link through your device and laptop/desktop. It’s a little more involved (for security reasons), but it works. It just doesn’t remember custom ordering (you’d have to rename anything downloaded to do that). While I do not anticipate needing it, I do like the idea of a fake password to open up a private album so that alternate photos show up instead. I highly approve of that form of deception. It’s really not a bad price for all that you get.
Update
by Ihatemosquitos1968 on 2019/04/16 21:16
Upon updating to 10.3, no longer able to transfer photos from pc to iPhone via lightening cord, via iTunes. Prior to the latest update, there was an “iTunes Album” where the photos would be transferred but that is gone. Now, there is only a “main album“ but photos can’t be transferred there with cord. The only option for transferring photos from PC is via Internet, which defeats the purpose of privacy in “private photo vault“. Hopefully, this is a mistake and will be fixed but until then, very disappointed. Update: Received reply reference this issue. The iTunes folder will be added for the next update allowing transfer of files via lightening cord. Great attention from app developer. Thank you!
Good app with a few issues
by General Samus on 2021/01/20 16:26
Been using this app for a number of years and it’s totally worth spending the $$ versus using the free one. For only $7 you really can’t go wrong. One of the issues I have is when I imported my family vacation pics they are completely disorganized. I tried several different ways but every time they NEVER import in order and this is VERY annoying as I have to rearrange them by manually. I like to organize the folders in groups as it makes it WAY easier to access, but I’d like to have an option to have folders within a folder. For example: my trip to Houston I have some pictures and video that I’d like to separate them so I’m not searching all over for them. Even within picture folder, it’d be nice to separate my time at the Houston space center with my time in the golf. It just lumps them all together. The last thing is I wish there an option for either a list view or an icon view...and it could reorganized by title or date. When your library gets large, it’s VERY difficult to find the folder you’re looking for because they are listed in the order they were created and NOT alphabetically or numerically. Other than that—great app.
Perfect
by Zack Daddy101 on 2020/10/22 13:43
I’ve used other photo & video safes before, but this is the best one. It lets you choose between biometric (Touch ID or Face ID) or passcode unlock, and it automatically deletes your photos after you move them if you a hide to do so. You can move the photos and videos in & out of the vault at will. Best of all, my photos and videos are safe. I upgrade my iPhone every year, and for the past 3+ years, I’ve had no problems transferring from one phone to the next, and haven’t lost a single photo. I can’t say that for other similar apps I’ve used in the past, when upgrading from an old phone to a new phone. I would recommend this app for anyone who wants to keep photos & videos private and secure.
Excellent, but needs a more conspicuous app icon name
by Jim165 on 2018/07/12 18:46
Been using this app for 1.5 years. Never really had a problem with it during that time and the methods of moving stuff from web/storage directly to the app is good, especially if you are connected to iTunes. Ideally, it would be great to have the app included in the bottom drawer so we could possibly save stuff directly and bypass the photo library...that would be huge. Finally, for those that lose pics when a new phone is obtained, all you have to do is do a full backup of your phone to iTunes manually before switching phones....you won’t lose anything then, but it would be nice to have iCloud backup for those not using iTunes.
Honestly The Best App in the Whole Store
by JCrew32 on 2018/06/28 22:05
I doubt anyone is going to read this but for my own conscience I need to say that this app is hands down the greatest thing I’ve ever used. It’s beyond simple and is a much much much better alternative to storing your photos in the normal “photos” app on your iPhone. I can make as many folders as I want, transfer photos between folders, move photos to further organize them when I feel the need to be OCD + the best best best part is that it gives you the option to delete photos from the photo folder once you’ve uploaded them to the app, which is so simple yet such an amazing feature. I don’t know who created this but Thank You Thank You THANK YOU!
Kara
by Bakeryyyy!!!!! on 2017/07/10 11:43
I have been using this app for quite a while now and i just recently saw the option to put a password on individual folders, so i decided to try it out and made the password very simple just so i could see how it worked, i then backed my password up to my email. The next day i went in and tried to get into the folder and i can't, i had them send "back up" to my email which sent me what the password is, and it's the same thing i had been typing in. Thanks to the app i might never see those pictures again, there's no option to change the password or a reset. i have to say i was thrilled with the app up until this point. if anyone has ever had this issue and figured it out please let me know because i would hate for all my pictures to be gone like that
NormalOne
by NormaLNorma on 2017/09/19 08:51
I love this app. You can make different files and organize your photos. Being able to go into a file, putting my finger on a photo then pushing it where I want it is a really big plus. Helps me organize them. Only problem I have ever had was clicking on a photo, after it had been downloaded, and seeing a gray screen instead of the photo. Solution was to screenshot the photo, before tapping on it, then crop it from the others and reload it to Photo Vault without deleting it. Gives you that option. I am going through all my photos now and making sure they are not gray after I click on them. Other than that, I love Photo Vault. Highly recommended.
Need recovery!
by Babyraquel711 on 2018/10/19 01:24
This app is great except when you delete it or get a new phone the app doesn’t save your photos. I thought that’s what the purpose of having the app saved in iCloud and a password is for. I had hoped if I downloaded the app again and used the same password all would be restored. Not the case. I literally lost everything on 2 separate occasions having to delete the app and then getting a new iPhone upgrade. I even backed up everything with iCloud and still the app reset. I lost so much important info and photos, screenshots and more because of this. This app needs a backup app to restore what was lost - I’d have even paid for that! Thank you :(
Video Play back!?
by Dcurtis04172 on 2018/12/22 13:33
First off, the app is great! would and have recommended to people. However, recently I’ve noticed that when I add a new video(s) to a new folder it appears in the folder like normal but when I hit the “Play” button the video screen comes on but there’s a slash through the play button“\” and it doesn’t play. That never use to happen before. So before I give a full five stars, Can you tell me why this is happening and how you and or I can fix the problem? Thank goodness my videos are sent to the “Recently Deleted” folder on my tablet or I would have lost a lot of videos if this is not fixable. But hopefully It’s probably an easy fix so please help.
Lost iPhone and can’t recover photos
by Jamesrg1234 on 2019/08/29 08:26
Hi all, so I recently dropped my phone in the ocean and had to buy a new one. I bought a new phone and began downloading all of my apps over again, “photo vault” being one of them however none of my photos appear in the vault anymore. I’ve used this app for years and even bought the pro version since I enjoyed it so much however it’s a bit of a bummer I’m not able to recover my photos as I had over 3k photos in the app. The app advertises ITunes syncing so I’m wondering if maybe anyone has a solution for me? I saw people’s reviews with similar issues and the app had told them an update would be soon to fix this... that was years ago so I’m hoping there’s a solution now? It also wants me to repurchase the app. Support has not replied.
Great app so far!
by namastenim on 2017/12/03 12:35
I’ve been using this app for a while and still loving it! One thing that I wasn’t sure is to back up to iCloud. I just switched to iphone X and all my photo vault pictures were transferred perfectly although it doesn’t say it supports icloud back up! It was kind of dangerous to change my phone without checking my private pictures will be safe, I was lucky that everything was intact on my new phone. I checked my phone settings to find the Photo vault will be backed up by icloud but could not find it. I’m wondering how did it happen? Maybe I’m using the Pro version? If the developer sees this posting, please verify it supports icloud back up. Thanks!
Web view crashes too often
by Zx5000 on 2019/01/06 12:13
I bought the pro version ($3.99) a long time ago and this issue is always there with every release. Many times have I written to the app support email but never any response. The developer needs to look at the crash logs occasionally. It always crashes if a pop up ad appears and is then closed (swipe down). It will then crash either immediately or a few seconds later. Other issues are the top of the web window is hidden so that toolbars can’t be tapped, the screen also gets overlaid with a blue select layer over and over again. The workaround is to switch tabs then go back.
WARNING: Data Loss VERY Possible!
by kernelpickle on 2017/10/12 09:07
I used this App for years to keep a small number of photos private, and never had any issues--until I had to replace a damaged phone, and restore it from an iCloud backup. For some strange reason, the App wasn't restored and upon re-downloading the App, realized there was no way to restore my data. I realize that guys who are stepping out on their lady, might appreciate the fact that nothing is store anywhere but their device, and are willing to take the risk of data loss--because the risk of getting caught is a far worse than data loss. I on the other hand, simply wanted a private storage area for photos that was kept separate, and wouldn't be synced to every device I own or log into! Now I've got the wonderful task of trying to recover a ton of login information, account numbers, and other sensitive info that I stored as "photos" instead of text (for an added layer of security by obscurity.) I really wish I would have thought about manually backing up that information somewhere, BEFORE I wiped my old phone, and returned it to Apple--but again, I didn't know that it wasn't part of my iCloud backup, and never even thought to check! So, just a heads up to anyone else that actually cares about their data AND their privacy--you may want to find an alternative solution!
Review
by Roadking1966 on 2019/04/29 02:31
I have used this app. for years. It was easy to use and worked well. The last update has changed my opinion. It will definitely hide your photos and keep them away from the people you don't want to see them. The edit feature was easy to use and worked effortlessly. The update now has the edit words deep blue against a black background making them difficult to read. There also is less ability to edit your pics and it is more difficult now to manipulate a photo. You might want to look for a program that makes it easier to read the lettering and better edit options.
What happened?!?!
by Legalchick627 on 2017/09/25 18:14
I’ve used Private Photo Vault for a couple of years and found it to be awesome. However now I find I can no longer export pics to my regular photo album. I watched the tutorial and followed it...I can move pics inside PPV but can’t export any to my camera roll. The screen just goes black, no “complete” showing. What happened?!?!?!? AHA!!! Update! I received a response from the developer telling me to make sure I have the most current PPV. I checked my updates in App Store and there WAS one. I updated and everything works fine. This is a great app!!!! I just wish I could change my one star rating to a 5 star...it totally deserves it!
Amazing app
by OAKWOODCRES on 2019/10/22 13:25
This app is a godsend, it allows me to store my personal photos and videos of my family and friends and they aren’t out there floating around in some cloud. It allows me to sort the photos into multiple files to separate them into different topics such as Sporting Events, Family, Interests, Misc. Photos, Etc.... I’ve used this app for at least a few years now and I have never had a single problem with it. I advise that all users pay the small monthly fee to enlarge their storage capacity, it is well worth the money. Thanks again to the makers of this app for helping make photo storing a safe and much appreciated app to have.
Friggin’ AWESOME APP!!!
by Jellisedd on 2018/08/18 05:04
Hide the photos of your mistress from your wife!!! Noooooo problem!!!! Got x-rated pics to hide from the kids??? Perfect!!! Got selfies of yourself naked!!! Got ‘em secured!!! NO one will EVER see ‘em if they don’t know your 4-digit pin! Easily put pics in individually labeled folders! (Keep multiple babes separate!) Transfer them back to your phone’s photos without deleting them in Photo Vault. Multiple editing features are terrific! Save edited photo pics without bumping originals. PLUS... if someone tries to tap in a pin and it’s wrong? The app takes THEIR pic... sooooo you know who’s tampering with it! AWESOME all the way around!! LOVE IT!!!
Outstanding
by Cloudy Shelton on 2017/05/18 23:20
I've been using this app for close to two years and I've never had a problem. It's simple to use, but it's not a simple app. The only thing I have an issue with is when editing (cropping) and you hit the done button, you don't see the final image. You have to save it and then you get the final image. Size does count. Images get fuzzy when blown-up. I always save it to a copy to see how it'll turn out. If I like it, I delete the original. If not, I delete it and tweak the original until I get what I want. As far as complaints go that is seriously minor. I would highly recommend this app. It won't disappoint.
I love this app, and I'd like a new feature for ease and convenience.
by Essence24 on 2017/12/05 00:57
I use this app all the time, and I love how secure it is. I've bought the premium version In app purchase, and I'm glad I did. But the new feature I'd like to propose is a wireless copy / transfer directly between devices with the app installed via local network or Bluetooth. Copying all of my private photos between devices was and still is a huge chore or copying, moving, uploading and whatever else. And the photos get out of order and disorganized. So this little feature could help tremendously. That's all. Get this app, buy the premium mode, and enjoy. It's great.
Amazing
by BubblesTheOne on 2019/10/27 19:38
I love this app and use it all the time. There are 2 small issues with it though... The first one is that when I am scrolling through folders some photos appear white and I can’t see them. Which brings me to my next problem. You guys really need to add sub folders. I know that I’m kinda a nerd when it comes to organizing things but still I would love it you could make a Folder inside another folder. Honestly, I love this app and I think that it is worth fixing so If you fix these small issues I will definitely change to 5 stars. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope that this app grows to reach its full potential. Sincerely, ya boi Bubbles
Edited videos revert back to original when saved in vault
by adam5543 on 2020/05/13 12:56
I like the app. It does what I need it to for the most part. However, there is one big problem. When I edit a video using the iPhone photo edit feature, and save it into the vault, it reverts back to the original unedited version in the vault. I can save a new clip of a video on my phone and put the clipped version in the vault and that solves that particular issue, but I can’t edit the lighting or anything in a video because the app will revert it back to the original in the vault. I emailed the developer about this issue several months ago and got no response. It’s a shame; I paid for the app, and I’d like to keep using it but this is a big problem for me.
Really? No encryption?!!
by Expat99 on 2019/05/19 13:14
As far as I can tell there is no encryption of your photos. So if someone can access the files via your iCloud or iOS backup then they have unencrypted files that they can access and distribute. I hope I’m wrong but other apps with encryption always note that as a selling point and some link to a white paper that clearly explains how and where there encryption works. Also missing is folder within a folder (nested folders) so that you can more easily catalogue and organize photos. I like to store my images by year and within year by month or sometimes by location. I don’t want to have 60 folders when I can have 5 year folders with 12 months inside each annual folder. Really wish they would bring this feature.
Don’t waste your click
by Tip pon yuh toe on 2019/07/02 13:24
I would’ve given the app 5 stars if it saved all my pictures. I’ve gotten 2 iPhones after downloading the app the first time and all my memories are gone. A real slap to the face because I lost the first phone the app was on and lost all my pictures when it happened and the best memories were in that app and I can’t get them back. With that being said, what’s the point of having the app that only saves pictures for that particular phone? I want to be able to open the app and have all my pictures backed up. Or at least have an option to access it another way. Free or not, the app has lots of flaws. Plus reading the pro, I didn’t sense you’d get your pictures back when downloading the app to a new iPhone either. Will not be using this app again on a new iPhone 🤷🏾‍♀️
Have to change my Review
by Dr. Smith023 on 2020/10/19 22:12
So I’ve been using Photo Vault for quite a while never had any issues. Only a dislike of not being able to sort Albums together or putting a folder inside a folder instead of scrolling forever. Glad they brought back the iTunes file folder and love the faster access to photos folder, when clicking multiple photos at once where it use to when you clicked in between photos it would try an import every photo and you would have to start over. My issue right now is when you import multiple photos it use to come in order from top to bottom mine no longer does that it’s absolutely random and completely disappointing can that be fixed. Please an thank you
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