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The Best and Most private photo and Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Millions of people trust private photo Vault® to keep their photos hidden. Top 100 Photography App in USA, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, India, Italy, Finland, UK, South Africa, Egypt, Mexico, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, France, Ireland, Germany and many more countries. 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 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 NOTE: Photo Vault® keeps local copies of your photos and videos on your phone only. Please ensure to keep separate backups of your photo/video data.
Don’t do it
by Je@n88 on 2021/02/28 02:52
You will lose photos you care about
Safe!
by Michael1949. on 2021/02/27 18:58
I haven’t used this app long but , I have used another vault and they feel secure and safe. Michael!
In app browser is not functional
by Tssjjlfsjidc on 2021/02/25 20:51
The browser within the application used to be great however now it is terrible. It is not compatible with many social media sites such as Twitter and is unable to play videos on most websites.
Photos rearrange
by FML230 on 2021/02/25 15:55
After the last update my photos get uploaded out of order and there is no setting to turn that off. This is really starting to piss me off. Why to you change things that work?!?
Out of order import
by junxblah on 2021/02/24 15:10
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).
Delete the app and reinstall. Everything is lost with new update
by Billy Mamu on 2021/02/24 03:41
With new update everything is lost. Once the application is deleted and reinstalled your media is completely wiped. Please fix the issue.
افضل برنامج
by ابوغيث المسعودي on 2021/02/23 19:10
الى الامام
Zhwliiiii
by zhwliiiiii on 2021/02/22 07:14
Zhwliiiii
Lost all my photos
by etart333 on 2021/02/22 06:09
No idea what happened but they are all gone.
Good app
by killjay24 on 2021/02/21 04:37
Very easy to use not difficult at all
Awesome app
by SmackThis on 2021/02/19 19:05
Works great!!!best app on the planet.
Saving pics and videos
by FaimlyMan#Daddy on 2021/02/19 19:03
Best app that I’ve found to save pics and videos of my kids and family. Especially my kids as they grow up. Love the app get it now!!!
Not A Happy Camper
by Mznailz on 2021/02/19 17:53
I had photo vault a few years back with pictures in there. There was a update or something and I was not able to get my password to work anymore so I had to get a whole new Photo Vault and I have never recovered my other pictures to this day. I just deleted the whole app I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
Loving it
by Let2b1 on 2021/02/19 07:43
Great private app
Nice site
by highballer 69 on 2021/02/18 22:18
Nice site
Everything GONE!
by Aimhigh1414 on 2021/02/18 19:08
I’ve had this app for years and switched through phones and all my data carried over. I recently got a new phone and for whatever reason all my data is GONE! Don’t trust this company with your pictures if you want to save them.
Excellent app
by stephwade11 on 2021/02/17 02:23
Excellent app Works well with no issues
Somewhat of a good app
by young fetus on 2021/02/16 19:50
this app is really good but there's one problem when you delete the app you lose EVERYTHING in the app
Easy Storage with Easy Import and Export
by BozHunter on 2021/02/15 17:17
This app is great to use even if the prying eyes are your children. Additionally, I often show photos from my phone to customers. This app allows any photo I want to remain private to be placed in the vault. Upgrading to Pro is also worth it. Ads are always dumb and you get unlimited photo albums.
Forget password
by Sadeegh on 2021/02/15 15:04
This app is good and easy to use But I bought new iPhone and restore my backup This app need password and dosn’t use my face ID And there is no option to restore my password What sholud I do? Support mail dosn’t answer !!!!
Unusable update scramble (updated review)
by Smacktics on 2021/02/15 15:00
**Update**: It has been over two weeks since they told the first review they they had an update coming out in a week or two. I’m about done with this app. Just be honest with your customers! Original: I have been in a long time user and supporter of this app. I’ve had it for well over 5-6 years and I’m about to delete it. Ever since the last update, when you upload your photos it scrambles them and does not keep them in order of how you took them in your camera roll. I’m not gonna go back and re-organize all of my photos just because they put out a crappy update. However, if it’s taking them four months to figure this out that it’s a crappy update and that it shouldn’t scramble all of your photos for no reason when it was perfect before, then I’m going to remove all of my data from the app, delete it, and go find somewhere else where they listen!
Messed my phone up
by babyblizzard on 2021/02/15 09:55
I would try and use it while listening to music but it kept closing as soon as I would open it. After a couple more tries, it literally turned my phone off as if it had died with the black screen and the loading sign. I tried without music and it still kept closing and then it kept turning my phone off so I had to delete immediately.
Brilliant app
by dfdhs on 2021/02/14 20:33
This app is so convenient and well designed. Allows you you create multiple folder and save files conveniently
Mr
by gahajahasissjnssbsb on 2021/02/14 09:51
Very good app
Great service
by Bob Adamski on 2021/02/13 13:20
I lost my password and they were very helpful.
Photos app
by jhernandez 70. on 2021/02/12 14:48
Great
Does it still work?
by Former chubby guy on 2021/02/12 00:21
Tablet works but not phone. Two emails to vendor with no answer. Why?
Wonderful App
by TopNotch007 on 2021/02/10 15:46
It’s a nice app I would have given it a 5star if only it captures d faces of intruders The developers should try and add that feature
Photos transfer out of order
by Great_Strength on 2021/02/10 13:05
It didn’t used to do this but now when I add photos, they end up in a random order. Unusable until fixed, normally a great app.
Avaliação
by Alrapereira on 2021/02/08 12:30
É muito bom. Porém quando eu mudo de celular eu perco todas as fotos e vídeos. Como fazer para não perder as fotos?
Mustafa
by jdveushdvvdbje on 2021/02/07 11:42
I❤️yuo
I like but....
by Pandagirl4 on 2021/02/06 22:06
Why are there ad’s??
It is very useful
by poopoopower on 2021/02/06 02:18
It keeps my photos secret for me and only me to see. I love it!!!!!!!!!!
Container
by Aguila one-zero on 2021/02/06 00:36
Effective application for the purpose outlined in its description. Advertisements are not cumbersome or impediments to the applications functionality, and most importantly, add value to the aesthetic beauty of the app.
thanks
by hazhar power on 2021/02/05 23:18
best app iusit but i missed my passord
Amazing
by cjisxi on 2021/02/04 15:56
It’s a really good app and it’s free.
EVERY PHOTO GONE
by Parazola on 2021/02/03 23:06
DO NOT USE THIS APP UNLESS YOU WANT YOUR HALF OF YOUR PHOTOS TO GET CORRUPTED
No response, Imports jumble picture order.
by Upset with Zoombak on 2021/02/03 21:19
Been using this for years and happy. Until now. Any import the pics get jumbled about and all out of order. I don’t have time to reorder every pic. Contacted support 2x with no response. Hope they fix soon. Can’t use it the way it is.
Great app, but missing something
by rixhawg on 2021/02/03 20:07
Love this app. Allows me to store photos and videos that I don’t want others access to. One critical feature I’d like to see that is missing is the date that the picture was taken.
This helped me lol
by LameScrub22 on 2021/02/03 04:13
Wow I can finally hide the weird pics from my mom now
Once was good, not anymore
by 9Tank9 on 2021/02/03 02:30
There are so many ads it’s hard to navigate. Junk app now
This app is awesome
by Jae Hollyxxxx on 2021/02/02 23:06
No complaints from me
Skin Bin
by Split Tail Highway Man on 2021/02/02 06:59
Quick and easy. Just what I was looking for.
I love it
by joseph 9009 on 2021/02/02 02:53
This is the best app I have ever gotten now I don’t have to worry about anyone looking in my photos
Doesn’t Save Photos
by 1738495038171617384969482717 on 2021/02/02 02:40
I recently upgraded phones only to find that even after paying for the upgraded version, the app will not save your pictures. Pretty disappointed in this app.
FORGET ALBUM PASSWORD!!!
by andro749 on 2021/02/01 20:01
pls help me how to recover album password i know password to open app i forgot 1album password
Moving Photos Around
by Samuel Kendrick on 2021/01/31 22:21
I am trying to keep all my photos organized yet the app will randomly move my photos around. When moving a photo the app will randomly scroll up to the top of the album. Moving photos is very slow as you have to drag and drop or drag and hold to organize your photos.
Good for a free app
by Yoloproswag on 2021/01/31 01:36
Aside from expected ads, it’s a great app esp when it’s free. Even when I upgraded my phone data transfer was easy and did not lose any data
Got rid of all of my pictures during backup
by shawnyoc on 2021/01/30 21:13
This app got rid of 2000+ pictures during a backup
Clunky
by heartattackmack on 2021/01/30 16:10
The app is all around clunky... you would think for an updated PRO app in 2021 it would be a bit better. The thing that’s the most frustrating is that when you upload pics/photos to the app it doesn’t organize them in the order they were selected.
Great app
by Jose71941689 on 2021/01/30 15:02
Secured pictures
Excelente app
by Alvinguate on 2021/01/30 00:19
Excelente app muy buena
Amazing
by McBunnBunn on 2021/01/29 22:26
Hands down what I was looking for literally ty!
I love this app and I recommend it
by unique nice guy on 2021/01/29 20:31
I truly love this app are use it and save my pictures on them I like the black coat especially keep up the good work love this app again
Was perfect, until....
by Crazy Dame on 2021/01/29 17:29
This app is great for storing photos and vids, and it WAS perfect, loved it so much that I bought the full version, until an update ruined it. Photos and vids used to be added in order. Now it's a mess and adds it randomly. I have pics that are in order as a theme so when flipping through them, you can see it like a story. I have to add each pic one at a time to keep my photos in order or move them individually. Very frustrating. The app still stores perfectly, but I took 2 stars for the inconvenience.
Verycool
by dont like yt on 2021/01/29 11:45
I have been using this app for months now. Love it I am able to keep my private pictures in secret. The best option was transferred and deleted pictures
Not getting any response
by joebro1172 on 2021/01/27 22:08
I’ve been trying to get in contact with the support team I actually enjoy the service I just need their help really bad and I’m afraid no one has responded to the several emails I’ve sent please I need assistance and I will change this review to 5 stars easily
Delete from photos is broken in latest release
by chattertong on 2021/01/27 20:56
The delete items from photos only works half the time. As a result, I end up reimporting duplicate images into the same library and there is no way to sort images, so getting rid of duplicates is a huge chore.
Great App but few bugs
by DaltonClement on 2021/01/27 20:54
I have been using this app since 2012 and have had great use. But unfortunately the past year there has been an issue when I move photos from my camera roll to the app. They end up being in a completely different order than they were in my camera roll. The transfer ends up jumbling up my photos in an in organized way. I have tried to contact the support team through multiple emails and issue reports directly on the website multiple times but have never gotten a response and it’s been atleast half a year. Hoping this might finally get someone’s attention.
رمز الدخول
by zeadi1994 on 2021/01/27 11:02
السلام عليكم غيرت رمز الدخول ونسيته ممكن طريقه لترجيع الصور الي بي
Hi
by iasiaj on 2021/01/26 17:12
Hi
Randomly deleted all my photos
by Jessica Lizon on 2021/01/26 09:32
I’ve had this app downloaded for years and it has just now decided to delete all of the photos I had in the vault... not impressed
The best one it is very easy to use
by kostaki02 on 2021/01/25 14:06
It is ha
Great App for private pics
by fhdjfcuf on 2021/01/24 15:48
Grab app for pics
Horrible
by HE THURL on 2021/01/24 13:28
DO NOT download this app , you will lose whatever you put into it . I lost about 200 pictures and videos after the app updated .
Unusable
by A mad poodle on 2021/01/24 05:08
This was a great app for years, but just days after I paid for the full app, I stopped being able to download photos to the vault. Every time I try, all it shows is a pink screen. If anyone has any ideas on how to fix that, I’m all ears.
Best
by Ads are in the way on 2021/01/24 03:21
I just got the app, best thing ever for if my friends try to get into my personal photos, plus it’s free. 5/5 would recommend.
Amazing
by marfokhii on 2021/01/23 20:12
IInlike it alot it helpful
Photo order rearranged when importing into app
by foncused on 2021/01/22 23:55
This has been a trusty app but I have noticed that anytime I have a batch of pictures to upload they are scrambled once they hit the app. I would like for the apps to remain in the order they were taken. It’s been 4 months since the last update. Looking forward to a newer update that will address this issue.
Great app
by bagnkulo on 2021/01/22 20:10
This was one of the best creation on the App Store!! It helps you keep all your valuable information in one place... love it!!!
Pictures
by DnWilliams27 on 2021/01/22 01:52
I had this app downloaded onto my other phone .. That phone got messed up so I had to get a whole new phone I go to download the app thinking I’m going to get all the pictures back I uploaded NOPE don’t see the pictures no where. It didn’t ask me for no type of recovery information or nothing. No now I a lost all my baby picture and everything
Needs a Sorter
by Nick/()131467715)!, on 2021/01/21 09:05
This app would be perfect if you can sort by videos and photos!
Photo order
by Bullseyeyjjs on 2021/01/21 08:51
The app messes up the order of photos when photos get imported to the app. Worked fine until this recent update.
Need help
by jonasty223 on 2021/01/21 06:07
Is there any way I can get the pics from one phone to the other cause I just got a new phone and I have a bunch of pictures and videos on my old one
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.
Review
by Ant-Boogii on 2021/01/19 21:58
This a great way to save a keep pictures private.... you can go back and glance anytime you want
Missing Photos.
by Missing Pics on 2021/01/19 20:41
Since it’s 2021, I’d figure I try again. On 6/18/20, I received an email apologizing that I was having troubles. The email also indicated that a big update was happening soon. I did the update then and I did the update on 9/19/20. I have written at least 36 something reviews and I have sent at least 20 emails to support. Pls pls return my pics that were lost when there was an update at yrs ago. Don’t use this app!
Review
by moreeece on 2021/01/19 18:25
Easy to use and keep things stored
10 out of five stars
by 💖gorl💖👁👄👁 on 2021/01/19 17:31
This works great and I can hide it from my Home Screen just in case my mom wants to check mr phone and I can hide my 👀 uhh private “things” in a folder I can’t buy nothin bc I don’t have money so I had to use all 3 folders for my private “things” but other than that I LOVE it I recommend
Randomly Deletes All Photos
by TheRachGur on 2021/01/17 02:38
I have used this app for over 5 years and I am done and will be deleting. There has been at least 3 times now where all of my pictures have randomly been deleted. Very upsetting.
Lots of ads
by DXQP5421 on 2021/01/16 22:05
It’s a good app. But the amount of ads is staggering. Every 4 pics you slide an add appears.
I’ve used this app for YEARS
by alibear0 on 2021/01/16 04:56
I love this app. That about sums it up.
Private photo
by privat photo- video on 2021/01/16 01:38
Mai
I love this app! My go-to photo safe.
by Mtd628 on 2021/01/15 05:35
I just wish it was optimized for Dark Mode
Best App ever
by 5k8BoArD_B on 2021/01/14 21:35
It’s awesome. Store, hide, photos, videos, etc securely.
The best free app
by sara1003 on 2021/01/14 09:21
Great app for those pictures and videos you want to keep private
Lost all my photos
by Bcooney91 on 2021/01/14 03:01
I restored my iPhone and had backed up everything prior. When it restored this app was gone. I redownloaded but all my pictures are gone. I contacted Apple who said it was a developer issue. I emailed the developer and never heard back.
Ads
by Topher Y. on 2021/01/13 23:53
I paid for the premium version and I have ads now. How annoying and infuriating.
دكريات طه العربي الحب جميل
by ولدالعربي on 2021/01/13 16:44
🌹🌹🌹🌹
جيد جداً
by ghanim alsarray on 2021/01/13 07:19
ممتاز
Rating
by she's ffhdfhhh on 2021/01/13 06:55
The app won’t let me look at certain pictures and videos that I have saved and they are my only copies, so now I have no way to look at the pictures
PassWord Help
by JujusView on 2021/01/13 05:39
What do I do if I’ve forgotten my password?
Very good and effective
by GEN ZED TIK TOK on 2021/01/12 19:34
I’m an avid henti reader and I have pictures of henti on my phone and I use this app to hide my henti
Hate the lock outs!
by Shulman2010 on 2021/01/12 11:24
I
Pictures randomly disappeared
by Kcjams on 2021/01/11 07:08
I’ve been a follower for six years, and initially I was very pleased with the app. I’ve tried several times to recover pictures, and I have been unable too. Very, very disappointed!!!
Will not export.
by llumiko on 2021/01/11 04:15
Can’t seem to move some pictures out of the photo vault. I’ll select a few and hit export to camera roll and it says it did it but the photos are nowhere to be found.
Officially hate this app
by letterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr on 2021/01/11 03:43
I forgot my password and it said that it was going to send it to my email and I got nothing and they did not help me get the password so I thought if I deleted the app and download it again it would help me get my password and it did not and instead it deleted all my pictures I officially hate this app.
Awesome App
by Alius123 on 2021/01/09 04:18
Always reliable and allows me the privacy to keep photos I don’t want others by chance to see.
Deleted everything!! Why???
by sschilli333 on 2021/01/09 02:22
Loved this app until I went to use it and it was completely deleted. All of my photos and data to log in. Used it for 5 years with no issues. Until today.
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.
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.
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!
Unusable update scramble (updated review)
by Smacktics on 2021/02/15 15:00
**Update**: It has been over two weeks since they told the first review they they had an update coming out in a week or two. I’m about done with this app. Just be honest with your customers! Original: I have been in a long time user and supporter of this app. I’ve had it for well over 5-6 years and I’m about to delete it. Ever since the last update, when you upload your photos it scrambles them and does not keep them in order of how you took them in your camera roll. I’m not gonna go back and re-organize all of my photos just because they put out a crappy update. However, if it’s taking them four months to figure this out that it’s a crappy update and that it shouldn’t scramble all of your photos for no reason when it was perfect before, then I’m going to remove all of my data from the app, delete it, and go find somewhere else where they listen!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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
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 🤷🏾‍♀️
Gets worse with each update
by Charmanderik on 2020/09/22 02:01
I rely on this app to hide my photos as my phone is subject to inspection. This app seems to be getting worse in UI with each update. The latest update, to make it compatible with iOS 14, brings 2 major headaches for importing photos: 1) You can no longer select all photos in an album; taking away the Select All function is TRULY DUMB! 2) Even dumber is when you import photos, they are no longer kept in the original chronological order! Instead, photos are now added in a random order. This is TRULY, ABSOLUTELY DUMB! This all is getting more and more annoying to use. It also has issues with playing back certain photos and videos, and displaying thumbnails properly. There are other bugs as well. It just seems much less reliable than back in 2018 and before.
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The Best and Most private photo and Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Millions of people trust private photo Vault® to keep their photos hidden. Top 100 Photography App in USA, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, India, Italy, Finland, UK, South Africa, Egypt, Mexico, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, France, Ireland, Germany and many more countries. 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 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 NOTE: Photo Vault® keeps local copies of your photos and videos on your phone only. Please ensure to keep separate backups of your photo/video data.
Don’t do it
by Je@n88 on 2021/02/28 02:52
You will lose photos you care about
Safe!
by Michael1949. on 2021/02/27 18:58
I haven’t used this app long but , I have used another vault and they feel secure and safe. Michael!
In app browser is not functional
by Tssjjlfsjidc on 2021/02/25 20:51
The browser within the application used to be great however now it is terrible. It is not compatible with many social media sites such as Twitter and is unable to play videos on most websites.
Photos rearrange
by FML230 on 2021/02/25 15:55
After the last update my photos get uploaded out of order and there is no setting to turn that off. This is really starting to piss me off. Why to you change things that work?!?
Out of order import
by junxblah on 2021/02/24 15:10
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).
Delete the app and reinstall. Everything is lost with new update
by Billy Mamu on 2021/02/24 03:41
With new update everything is lost. Once the application is deleted and reinstalled your media is completely wiped. Please fix the issue.
افضل برنامج
by ابوغيث المسعودي on 2021/02/23 19:10
الى الامام
Zhwliiiii
by zhwliiiiii on 2021/02/22 07:14
Zhwliiiii
Lost all my photos
by etart333 on 2021/02/22 06:09
No idea what happened but they are all gone.
Good app
by killjay24 on 2021/02/21 04:37
Very easy to use not difficult at all
Awesome app
by SmackThis on 2021/02/19 19:05
Works great!!!best app on the planet.
Saving pics and videos
by FaimlyMan#Daddy on 2021/02/19 19:03
Best app that I’ve found to save pics and videos of my kids and family. Especially my kids as they grow up. Love the app get it now!!!
Not A Happy Camper
by Mznailz on 2021/02/19 17:53
I had photo vault a few years back with pictures in there. There was a update or something and I was not able to get my password to work anymore so I had to get a whole new Photo Vault and I have never recovered my other pictures to this day. I just deleted the whole app I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
Loving it
by Let2b1 on 2021/02/19 07:43
Great private app
Nice site
by highballer 69 on 2021/02/18 22:18
Nice site
Everything GONE!
by Aimhigh1414 on 2021/02/18 19:08
I’ve had this app for years and switched through phones and all my data carried over. I recently got a new phone and for whatever reason all my data is GONE! Don’t trust this company with your pictures if you want to save them.
Excellent app
by stephwade11 on 2021/02/17 02:23
Excellent app Works well with no issues
Somewhat of a good app
by young fetus on 2021/02/16 19:50
this app is really good but there's one problem when you delete the app you lose EVERYTHING in the app
Easy Storage with Easy Import and Export
by BozHunter on 2021/02/15 17:17
This app is great to use even if the prying eyes are your children. Additionally, I often show photos from my phone to customers. This app allows any photo I want to remain private to be placed in the vault. Upgrading to Pro is also worth it. Ads are always dumb and you get unlimited photo albums.
Forget password
by Sadeegh on 2021/02/15 15:04
This app is good and easy to use But I bought new iPhone and restore my backup This app need password and dosn’t use my face ID And there is no option to restore my password What sholud I do? Support mail dosn’t answer !!!!
Unusable update scramble (updated review)
by Smacktics on 2021/02/15 15:00
**Update**: It has been over two weeks since they told the first review they they had an update coming out in a week or two. I’m about done with this app. Just be honest with your customers! Original: I have been in a long time user and supporter of this app. I’ve had it for well over 5-6 years and I’m about to delete it. Ever since the last update, when you upload your photos it scrambles them and does not keep them in order of how you took them in your camera roll. I’m not gonna go back and re-organize all of my photos just because they put out a crappy update. However, if it’s taking them four months to figure this out that it’s a crappy update and that it shouldn’t scramble all of your photos for no reason when it was perfect before, then I’m going to remove all of my data from the app, delete it, and go find somewhere else where they listen!
Messed my phone up
by babyblizzard on 2021/02/15 09:55
I would try and use it while listening to music but it kept closing as soon as I would open it. After a couple more tries, it literally turned my phone off as if it had died with the black screen and the loading sign. I tried without music and it still kept closing and then it kept turning my phone off so I had to delete immediately.
Brilliant app
by dfdhs on 2021/02/14 20:33
This app is so convenient and well designed. Allows you you create multiple folder and save files conveniently
Mr
by gahajahasissjnssbsb on 2021/02/14 09:51
Very good app
Great service
by Bob Adamski on 2021/02/13 13:20
I lost my password and they were very helpful.
Photos app
by jhernandez 70. on 2021/02/12 14:48
Great
Does it still work?
by Former chubby guy on 2021/02/12 00:21
Tablet works but not phone. Two emails to vendor with no answer. Why?
Wonderful App
by TopNotch007 on 2021/02/10 15:46
It’s a nice app I would have given it a 5star if only it captures d faces of intruders The developers should try and add that feature
Photos transfer out of order
by Great_Strength on 2021/02/10 13:05
It didn’t used to do this but now when I add photos, they end up in a random order. Unusable until fixed, normally a great app.
Avaliação
by Alrapereira on 2021/02/08 12:30
É muito bom. Porém quando eu mudo de celular eu perco todas as fotos e vídeos. Como fazer para não perder as fotos?
Mustafa
by jdveushdvvdbje on 2021/02/07 11:42
I❤️yuo
I like but....
by Pandagirl4 on 2021/02/06 22:06
Why are there ad’s??
It is very useful
by poopoopower on 2021/02/06 02:18
It keeps my photos secret for me and only me to see. I love it!!!!!!!!!!
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by Aguila one-zero on 2021/02/06 00:36
Effective application for the purpose outlined in its description. Advertisements are not cumbersome or impediments to the applications functionality, and most importantly, add value to the aesthetic beauty of the app.
thanks
by hazhar power on 2021/02/05 23:18
best app iusit but i missed my passord
Amazing
by cjisxi on 2021/02/04 15:56
It’s a really good app and it’s free.
EVERY PHOTO GONE
by Parazola on 2021/02/03 23:06
DO NOT USE THIS APP UNLESS YOU WANT YOUR HALF OF YOUR PHOTOS TO GET CORRUPTED
No response, Imports jumble picture order.
by Upset with Zoombak on 2021/02/03 21:19
Been using this for years and happy. Until now. Any import the pics get jumbled about and all out of order. I don’t have time to reorder every pic. Contacted support 2x with no response. Hope they fix soon. Can’t use it the way it is.
Great app, but missing something
by rixhawg on 2021/02/03 20:07
Love this app. Allows me to store photos and videos that I don’t want others access to. One critical feature I’d like to see that is missing is the date that the picture was taken.
This helped me lol
by LameScrub22 on 2021/02/03 04:13
Wow I can finally hide the weird pics from my mom now
Once was good, not anymore
by 9Tank9 on 2021/02/03 02:30
There are so many ads it’s hard to navigate. Junk app now
This app is awesome
by Jae Hollyxxxx on 2021/02/02 23:06
No complaints from me
Skin Bin
by Split Tail Highway Man on 2021/02/02 06:59
Quick and easy. Just what I was looking for.
I love it
by joseph 9009 on 2021/02/02 02:53
This is the best app I have ever gotten now I don’t have to worry about anyone looking in my photos
Doesn’t Save Photos
by 1738495038171617384969482717 on 2021/02/02 02:40
I recently upgraded phones only to find that even after paying for the upgraded version, the app will not save your pictures. Pretty disappointed in this app.
FORGET ALBUM PASSWORD!!!
by andro749 on 2021/02/01 20:01
pls help me how to recover album password i know password to open app i forgot 1album password
Moving Photos Around
by Samuel Kendrick on 2021/01/31 22:21
I am trying to keep all my photos organized yet the app will randomly move my photos around. When moving a photo the app will randomly scroll up to the top of the album. Moving photos is very slow as you have to drag and drop or drag and hold to organize your photos.
Good for a free app
by Yoloproswag on 2021/01/31 01:36
Aside from expected ads, it’s a great app esp when it’s free. Even when I upgraded my phone data transfer was easy and did not lose any data
Got rid of all of my pictures during backup
by shawnyoc on 2021/01/30 21:13
This app got rid of 2000+ pictures during a backup
Clunky
by heartattackmack on 2021/01/30 16:10
The app is all around clunky... you would think for an updated PRO app in 2021 it would be a bit better. The thing that’s the most frustrating is that when you upload pics/photos to the app it doesn’t organize them in the order they were selected.
Great app
by Jose71941689 on 2021/01/30 15:02
Secured pictures
Excelente app
by Alvinguate on 2021/01/30 00:19
Excelente app muy buena
Amazing
by McBunnBunn on 2021/01/29 22:26
Hands down what I was looking for literally ty!
I love this app and I recommend it
by unique nice guy on 2021/01/29 20:31
I truly love this app are use it and save my pictures on them I like the black coat especially keep up the good work love this app again
Was perfect, until....
by Crazy Dame on 2021/01/29 17:29
This app is great for storing photos and vids, and it WAS perfect, loved it so much that I bought the full version, until an update ruined it. Photos and vids used to be added in order. Now it's a mess and adds it randomly. I have pics that are in order as a theme so when flipping through them, you can see it like a story. I have to add each pic one at a time to keep my photos in order or move them individually. Very frustrating. The app still stores perfectly, but I took 2 stars for the inconvenience.
Verycool
by dont like yt on 2021/01/29 11:45
I have been using this app for months now. Love it I am able to keep my private pictures in secret. The best option was transferred and deleted pictures
Not getting any response
by joebro1172 on 2021/01/27 22:08
I’ve been trying to get in contact with the support team I actually enjoy the service I just need their help really bad and I’m afraid no one has responded to the several emails I’ve sent please I need assistance and I will change this review to 5 stars easily
Delete from photos is broken in latest release
by chattertong on 2021/01/27 20:56
The delete items from photos only works half the time. As a result, I end up reimporting duplicate images into the same library and there is no way to sort images, so getting rid of duplicates is a huge chore.
Great App but few bugs
by DaltonClement on 2021/01/27 20:54
I have been using this app since 2012 and have had great use. But unfortunately the past year there has been an issue when I move photos from my camera roll to the app. They end up being in a completely different order than they were in my camera roll. The transfer ends up jumbling up my photos in an in organized way. I have tried to contact the support team through multiple emails and issue reports directly on the website multiple times but have never gotten a response and it’s been atleast half a year. Hoping this might finally get someone’s attention.
رمز الدخول
by zeadi1994 on 2021/01/27 11:02
السلام عليكم غيرت رمز الدخول ونسيته ممكن طريقه لترجيع الصور الي بي
Hi
by iasiaj on 2021/01/26 17:12
Hi
Randomly deleted all my photos
by Jessica Lizon on 2021/01/26 09:32
I’ve had this app downloaded for years and it has just now decided to delete all of the photos I had in the vault... not impressed
The best one it is very easy to use
by kostaki02 on 2021/01/25 14:06
It is ha
Great App for private pics
by fhdjfcuf on 2021/01/24 15:48
Grab app for pics
Horrible
by HE THURL on 2021/01/24 13:28
DO NOT download this app , you will lose whatever you put into it . I lost about 200 pictures and videos after the app updated .
Unusable
by A mad poodle on 2021/01/24 05:08
This was a great app for years, but just days after I paid for the full app, I stopped being able to download photos to the vault. Every time I try, all it shows is a pink screen. If anyone has any ideas on how to fix that, I’m all ears.
Best
by Ads are in the way on 2021/01/24 03:21
I just got the app, best thing ever for if my friends try to get into my personal photos, plus it’s free. 5/5 would recommend.
Amazing
by marfokhii on 2021/01/23 20:12
IInlike it alot it helpful
Photo order rearranged when importing into app
by foncused on 2021/01/22 23:55
This has been a trusty app but I have noticed that anytime I have a batch of pictures to upload they are scrambled once they hit the app. I would like for the apps to remain in the order they were taken. It’s been 4 months since the last update. Looking forward to a newer update that will address this issue.
Great app
by bagnkulo on 2021/01/22 20:10
This was one of the best creation on the App Store!! It helps you keep all your valuable information in one place... love it!!!
Pictures
by DnWilliams27 on 2021/01/22 01:52
I had this app downloaded onto my other phone .. That phone got messed up so I had to get a whole new phone I go to download the app thinking I’m going to get all the pictures back I uploaded NOPE don’t see the pictures no where. It didn’t ask me for no type of recovery information or nothing. No now I a lost all my baby picture and everything
Needs a Sorter
by Nick/()131467715)!, on 2021/01/21 09:05
This app would be perfect if you can sort by videos and photos!
Photo order
by Bullseyeyjjs on 2021/01/21 08:51
The app messes up the order of photos when photos get imported to the app. Worked fine until this recent update.
Need help
by jonasty223 on 2021/01/21 06:07
Is there any way I can get the pics from one phone to the other cause I just got a new phone and I have a bunch of pictures and videos on my old one
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.
Review
by Ant-Boogii on 2021/01/19 21:58
This a great way to save a keep pictures private.... you can go back and glance anytime you want
Missing Photos.
by Missing Pics on 2021/01/19 20:41
Since it’s 2021, I’d figure I try again. On 6/18/20, I received an email apologizing that I was having troubles. The email also indicated that a big update was happening soon. I did the update then and I did the update on 9/19/20. I have written at least 36 something reviews and I have sent at least 20 emails to support. Pls pls return my pics that were lost when there was an update at yrs ago. Don’t use this app!
Review
by moreeece on 2021/01/19 18:25
Easy to use and keep things stored
10 out of five stars
by 💖gorl💖👁👄👁 on 2021/01/19 17:31
This works great and I can hide it from my Home Screen just in case my mom wants to check mr phone and I can hide my 👀 uhh private “things” in a folder I can’t buy nothin bc I don’t have money so I had to use all 3 folders for my private “things” but other than that I LOVE it I recommend
Randomly Deletes All Photos
by TheRachGur on 2021/01/17 02:38
I have used this app for over 5 years and I am done and will be deleting. There has been at least 3 times now where all of my pictures have randomly been deleted. Very upsetting.
Lots of ads
by DXQP5421 on 2021/01/16 22:05
It’s a good app. But the amount of ads is staggering. Every 4 pics you slide an add appears.
I’ve used this app for YEARS
by alibear0 on 2021/01/16 04:56
I love this app. That about sums it up.
Private photo
by privat photo- video on 2021/01/16 01:38
Mai
I love this app! My go-to photo safe.
by Mtd628 on 2021/01/15 05:35
I just wish it was optimized for Dark Mode
Best App ever
by 5k8BoArD_B on 2021/01/14 21:35
It’s awesome. Store, hide, photos, videos, etc securely.
The best free app
by sara1003 on 2021/01/14 09:21
Great app for those pictures and videos you want to keep private
Lost all my photos
by Bcooney91 on 2021/01/14 03:01
I restored my iPhone and had backed up everything prior. When it restored this app was gone. I redownloaded but all my pictures are gone. I contacted Apple who said it was a developer issue. I emailed the developer and never heard back.
Ads
by Topher Y. on 2021/01/13 23:53
I paid for the premium version and I have ads now. How annoying and infuriating.
دكريات طه العربي الحب جميل
by ولدالعربي on 2021/01/13 16:44
🌹🌹🌹🌹
جيد جداً
by ghanim alsarray on 2021/01/13 07:19
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Rating
by she's ffhdfhhh on 2021/01/13 06:55
The app won’t let me look at certain pictures and videos that I have saved and they are my only copies, so now I have no way to look at the pictures
PassWord Help
by JujusView on 2021/01/13 05:39
What do I do if I’ve forgotten my password?
Very good and effective
by GEN ZED TIK TOK on 2021/01/12 19:34
I’m an avid henti reader and I have pictures of henti on my phone and I use this app to hide my henti
Hate the lock outs!
by Shulman2010 on 2021/01/12 11:24
I
Pictures randomly disappeared
by Kcjams on 2021/01/11 07:08
I’ve been a follower for six years, and initially I was very pleased with the app. I’ve tried several times to recover pictures, and I have been unable too. Very, very disappointed!!!
Will not export.
by llumiko on 2021/01/11 04:15
Can’t seem to move some pictures out of the photo vault. I’ll select a few and hit export to camera roll and it says it did it but the photos are nowhere to be found.
Officially hate this app
by letterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr on 2021/01/11 03:43
I forgot my password and it said that it was going to send it to my email and I got nothing and they did not help me get the password so I thought if I deleted the app and download it again it would help me get my password and it did not and instead it deleted all my pictures I officially hate this app.
Awesome App
by Alius123 on 2021/01/09 04:18
Always reliable and allows me the privacy to keep photos I don’t want others by chance to see.
Deleted everything!! Why???
by sschilli333 on 2021/01/09 02:22
Loved this app until I went to use it and it was completely deleted. All of my photos and data to log in. Used it for 5 years with no issues. Until today.
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.
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.
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!
Unusable update scramble (updated review)
by Smacktics on 2021/02/15 15:00
**Update**: It has been over two weeks since they told the first review they they had an update coming out in a week or two. I’m about done with this app. Just be honest with your customers! Original: I have been in a long time user and supporter of this app. I’ve had it for well over 5-6 years and I’m about to delete it. Ever since the last update, when you upload your photos it scrambles them and does not keep them in order of how you took them in your camera roll. I’m not gonna go back and re-organize all of my photos just because they put out a crappy update. However, if it’s taking them four months to figure this out that it’s a crappy update and that it shouldn’t scramble all of your photos for no reason when it was perfect before, then I’m going to remove all of my data from the app, delete it, and go find somewhere else where they listen!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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
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 🤷🏾‍♀️
Gets worse with each update
by Charmanderik on 2020/09/22 02:01
I rely on this app to hide my photos as my phone is subject to inspection. This app seems to be getting worse in UI with each update. The latest update, to make it compatible with iOS 14, brings 2 major headaches for importing photos: 1) You can no longer select all photos in an album; taking away the Select All function is TRULY DUMB! 2) Even dumber is when you import photos, they are no longer kept in the original chronological order! Instead, photos are now added in a random order. This is TRULY, ABSOLUTELY DUMB! This all is getting more and more annoying to use. It also has issues with playing back certain photos and videos, and displaying thumbnails properly. There are other bugs as well. It just seems much less reliable than back in 2018 and before.
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