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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: * * * * * "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 * * * * * * All your photos stored in private photo Vault are 100% private. Your photos are only stored on your device and are never uploaded to our servers. We have no ability to remotely access your photos.
Amazing
by gucci butt hole on 2019/05/20 02:53
Amazing it cannot be better than any other app that hides photos, you can also search the web so you can hide what you search
Issues with 10.1/.2/.3
by etob81 on 2019/05/19 17:37
Update 5/19- Came back to see if any updates have happened and still same issue. Even more people posting issues - looks like developer bailed out knowing the app busted pics for a lot of people. Wish Apple would pull down this app to prevent it from causing anyone else issues. Update 4/25- The developer says the solution is to restore from a backup and that this only affects 300 people. This just tells me that those photos are completely gone and that this problem is way bigger than they think. At this point I am going to stop using the app because it is not safe or reliable Update 4/12- The developer has no response to the number of people complaining about the same issue with the update. Those pictures are gone and they are just going to say nothing and try to let it blow over. Update 4/2- Still no update or word on when a fix is coming. I would stay away from this app until issues are resolved. I feel like the developer just doesn’t want to drop the bomb that these pictures are gone. Update 3/26- Issue still occurring with generic pictures thumbnails and files missing. It seems like the developer is going through all the bugs but I would hold off on updating until all issues are resolved. Update: Still having the same issue after 10.2, some of the pictures and videos are showing the generic picture image and not loading Upgraded to 10.1 and still having issues where some photos and videos are not showing up. I have one folder where they are all broken. When exporting these it gives a “Cocoa Error -1”
Photos are gone!
by Zane pringlez on 2019/05/19 16:18
I’ve used this app for several years. I opened it after a period of non use to find all my saved photos and videos gone!!! I did not delete them. I’ve reached out to support several times with no response. You can not trust this app.
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.
Trouble
by Meeru Cute on 2019/05/19 06:26
When i transfer photos using laptop to this app.. they do not show up in the photo vault app.. kindly fix that
I lose all of my photos everytime I delete this app. I something more from this app.
by Danny Montero on 2019/05/19 01:45
I wanted this app to let me enter a more than a 4-number password for me to enter. Also, I need an email address and password for in case I have deleted and reinstall the app, I could re-enter the email address and password. And I want it work on two devices like how KeepSafe keeps the same photos and videos for both my iPad and smartphone. I hope it has so much storage like more than 500 photos for free unlike Keepsafe with 200 unless I buy the premium version, which I didn’t want to do.
Good
by kholio king on 2019/05/18 15:45
It is really good and safety
Lost all my photos
by Jacob Frantz on 2019/05/18 14:42
Bought the Pro version, everything runs normally for a couple of months. I opened the app up today to find out all my albums and photos were gone as if the app just reset itself. I really am disappointed that I’ve lost what I lost because I trusted an app to backup my photos. Would like a refund or for all my albums and photos to return as they were.
Excelente
by julio almanzar on 2019/05/18 11:02
Es muy Confidencial.... excelente
Missing Pic
by Missing Pics on 2019/05/17 20:19
Still haven’t received a response from Technical Support and my pictures have not been restored. This is the 19th request. DO NOT UPDATE THIS APP AND THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS HORRIBLE! I’ve had this app for yrs and it was pretty good until I updated my app recently. The pics appeared and then minutes later, they disappeared. I’ve contacted technical support several times with no response. I’ve lost hundreds of pictures. Please, please provide some customer service and restore my pictures. What’s the hold up?
File Sharing Gone!
by Sherrifgonnagetcha on 2019/05/17 19:48
For those upset with latest update and loss of iTunes File Sharing, your should move to Pocket Files. It does it all and does it better than Photo Vault ever did. Latest update removes file sharing via iTunes, which was a great way to backup all your photos to your computer and not have to worry about storage space or lost photos etc. Now all the users here complaining that the update lost and/or broke their photos can’t even backup via file sharing anymore. Why do so many developers make updates that are less functional? Should have never updated!!’
This app corrupted 75% of my photos
by Cole FTX on 2019/05/17 14:17
This app corrupted almost 5 years of photos and the customer service department will not reply. Do not trust this app with anything you don’t mind losing.
No support
by jmill013 on 2019/05/17 12:37
This app is great to hide and store your pictures, but I’ve been without my password for months, their support team hasn’t answered any of my emails.
iTunes Album
by Liza08 CT on 2019/05/17 07:08
Please bring back the iTunes Album! It’s so important!
.....
by Ahahshshe on 2019/05/16 23:01
Okay so this app is good, nothing really wrong with it but then photo vault put a folder calling it Icloud something but yeah I moved all my photos there thinking oh nice I can move it and delete the app and redownload it and still have my pictures?? but nope that wasn’t the case I deleted it and redownloaded the app and where was this folder with all my pictures gone... and no I didnt create the folder myself, I had default folder, never made one
👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
by PHX1325 on 2019/05/16 17:17
‼️FANTASTIC‼️ I RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE‼️
Paid version doesn’t work
by n8982 on 2019/05/16 16:09
I upgraded to the paid version and now I can’t see half my pictures. I have tried contacting customer support and do not get any response.
Lost Photos
by CJD2 on 2019/05/16 15:10
I had over 200 photos in my vault and I accidentally erased the app and when i re-downloaded it, it erased all of them. Now i will never have my photos back and I'm very upset because I thought I could trust this app.
Do NOT buy
by ILikeShah on 2019/05/16 12:14
I lost so many cherished pictures and videos because of this app not saving and backing things up properly. 2 of them were videos of my grandad, who died 6 years ago. I reached out to the develops twice and they never even responded. Bunch of a$$holes.
Photo vault
by Thafundraiser on 2019/05/16 04:41
It’s a good app but I feel like they should make an account like google so it won’t go away after deleting the app
Could of been 5
by dozkxixizyJsisjxim on 2019/05/15 22:05
Some of my pictures that have been here for awhile are unable to view and i would love for that to be fixed cause i don’t have these pictures anywhere else
Doesn’t save photos
by 154820 on 2019/05/15 17:30
All my photos show a black mountain screen. Terrible app
Hus
by hus zafr on 2019/05/15 13:13
Zafr
This is disgusting!
by B/YondPissed on 2019/05/15 09:39
Duped! Don’t waste your $5 or whatever! Starts really good, until you get to about 30 pics, gets really slow, so you TRY to set up their “really easy” WiFi pic transfer which is basically non-existent with no instructions. Nothing but hair pulling AND WASTE OF HOURS OF TIME AND I DO KNOW COMPUTERS! Oh and don’t try to put “Safari browser” in anywhere on their sight, as you’ll get an actual African Safari adventure tour company site that comes up & won’t leave, even after DELETING it! Ask for help? Oh yeah, they want $24. SCAM, SCAM & SCAM. Must be Democrats!
Help!
by darereu on 2019/05/14 21:58
I had a lot of pics on this app. Had to do a phone reset. How do I get the pics I had on here back
Recomendada
by SAMPOL CALIDAD on 2019/05/14 21:17
Excelente!!!!!!. La recomiendo 100%
Nice app i love it. I recommend
by Pakito0 on 2019/05/14 21:12
Nice app.
Not a good app
by youngxfett25 on 2019/05/14 10:18
Everything got deleted and the app uninstalled on it own. I lost all my photos
Amazing app
by Darkbaron99 on 2019/05/14 06:35
I have been using this all for years and it’s very secured and easy to use
My data is gone!
by JayUFO on 2019/05/14 05:54
Why is my data gone ? I uninstalled the app . I reinstalled it and now my data is gone .
Videos won’t load
by dwarman84 on 2019/05/14 01:34
I have been using the pro version of this app for years. When the update to version 10 came out, I upgraded. Ever since then my videos won’t load. New they are on version 10.3 and my videos still won’t load. I’ve contacted customer service and still no help. So now all my videos I had are now gone. All the files are messed up and won’t play anywhere.
Deleted a lot of my pics
by Nachos6667 on 2019/05/13 22:37
I had this app for about two years and everything was fine till one day I couldn’t access a whole folder, it shows the photos are there but I can’t click on them or view any of them
اخطاء
by عكَاب ابراهيم المرير on 2019/05/13 18:45
التحديث القبل كان افضل وتحسن
Pictures gone after update just blank boxes.
by happyuntilupdate on 2019/05/13 18:13
Pictures and videos gone after update. Need a fix please!!!
Lost pics
by fixit11111 on 2019/05/13 12:52
My app was deleted and so were my pics a few days ago how do I recover them back
Hi
by bardia77 on 2019/05/13 04:35
This app is too much useful and cool👍👍☺️☺️
Cool app
by JoshuaVSor on 2019/05/13 02:22
Great app like how I can use it to keep some personal stuff personal.
Excellent
by AlphTpr on 2019/05/12 21:15
Great app
Pictures gone
by MrJungStuffed on 2019/05/12 20:14
Had a bunch of pics and videos stored, all but 4 are un accessable, just blank squares that wont load 🤬
Love it.
by rvbLpam on 2019/05/12 19:58
I like this app you can put your photos or documents in locket and easy to get to and easy to use .
Great
by PR THE STAR on 2019/05/12 18:39
Very Nice App People, it really secure your pictures and videos🤗
Suggestion
by TheLastAfro on 2019/05/12 12:27
Loving the app, only thing that would make it better is when you put an album on shuffle being able to manual control it instead of having it set to a timer!
Keep it alive ...
by Fashionlook1 on 2019/05/12 11:20
wish only that the transfer to PC would be faster and easier and multi selection possible for export... I guess work in progress...
I need help. I am locked out of my photo vault. How do I reset or get my pin?
by Its me V on 2019/05/12 10:40
Love app but I'm locked out. Got a new phone and don't know my pin. Help me.
Deleted photos
by Sonic Greg on 2019/05/12 05:03
This app is very great and I like it a lot, but about two months ago someone broke my phone and I had to restart on this phone and now all my photos that were on the app are just not there anymore. How can u get them back?
Be very careful
by jfeim80 on 2019/05/11 17:06
This app has always been great, but if you get low on space and Apple offloads the app, when you reload it, many of your pictures and videos will be missing. The app still shows them as if though they are there, but will not display them.
!!Do Not Use This App!! You Will Lose Your Photos!!
by GermanyW on 2019/05/11 14:34
I have 300+ pictures lost by using this app. I saved them to photo vault and now they come up blank and can not be retrieved. This has been going on a couple of months and the company has not resolved the issue and looks like they have no resolution.
Password Recovery Impossible
by PatGio21 on 2019/05/11 14:02
Forgot Password and have tried many times to recovery via the email option and contacting support. Haven’t been able to get in touch with anyone for months.
So Close To Perfection
by Izzy Chulkebuck on 2019/05/11 09:01
This apps does nearly every thing right, it’s just that for some reason , at least with what I’m experiencing, gifs put on the app are playing at a slower rate than what they are in my photo library. It’s quite off putting.
Lost photos
by VSroadie342 on 2019/05/10 17:31
I got the latest update of this app and noticed that I lost a significant amount of photos that I won’t ever be able to get back
Worked great until the last update
by sadangrypanda on 2019/05/10 14:51
I’ve had this app about a year and never a problem. I have auto updates off but decided to see if they did anything cool with the update. The only thing this update did for me was make 70% of my videos unplayable. Grey screen “decrypting” and then doesn’t play. Starting to think they are gone forever 😭
Pure Admiration
by Sirlexyl on 2019/05/10 04:20
My love for this app is unexplainable
Pictures disappeared
by Mannybakes on 2019/05/10 02:41
I’ve had this app for at least a couple years and now about 348 Photos +videos disappeared. It’s just blank spaces being counted as if there were still photos there. Must have happened with the recent updates. 4-22-19 now Dozens of pictures and videos are missing from my other iPad. This app is getting really horrible. Update 5-9-19. There has been no improvement. Both of my iPads continue with the same problem and it’s getting worse. Besides the above, other different pictures go blank and you have to press on them to see them.
Update
by meimjustme456 on 2019/05/10 02:00
I can’t add anything or use my password
😘
by hama barez on 2019/05/09 16:11
I love this app, but i have a comment when i resave the(photo/video) not showing the same date/time when i took the picture please solve that problem😘😘😘
Poor photo editor in latest update
by 4jsk5 on 2019/05/09 15:51
The new photo editor is absurd. Blur and blemish remover have been eliminated. These to me were the two most important edit functions. Would have never updated had I known this was going to happen. Next time leave well enough alone.
DO NOT USE!!!!!
by cwu105 on 2019/05/09 15:48
Lost a bunch of my photos for no reason when I opened one day. Tried contacting support and they ABSOLUTELY IGNORED me!!!! HORRIBLE SERVICE and app.
The app is %100 good
by mp31111 on 2019/05/09 06:24
I have used the app for over 3 years and I mistakenly deleted all my videos and pictures in the app, is it possible for me to recover them?
Nice app
by JeffTNYC on 2019/05/09 01:26
This is a really nice app to keep your private photos secure and I love that the app itself has a separate passcode. I recently had to reformat my iPhone and I reinstalled this app. Where are all my 50-100 images that were saved in private photo vault? I have photo vault installed on my iPad and it has the majority of my photos, how do I transfer them into my iPhone? I wish that there were a way to store full apps you don't want people to see you have installed, videos, movies, music, text messages, notes, phone numbers etc. There should be an entire folder you can hide if needed. Maybe from within the app you can make a check mark on a folder and set to private. If I was able to do all this, I would buy the app this second. I do however get REALLY annoying video ads. A few minutes ago I got a video ad with sound BLASTING and it's 3:23AM! You should set ads not to have audio past a certin time of night. Surely this can be programmed.
Great
by Gui:) on 2019/05/08 22:16
Best of
Editing problems
by BJLeach on 2019/05/08 19:40
I like the app, but lately I am I no longer able to edit the photos like before. Other than that, I’m happy with the app
problem with password
by tota.teen on 2019/05/08 14:29
i’ve been forgetting my password, please help me how to recover it.
Top
by salpietro on 2019/05/07 21:37
Great to put security pictures in
Great product, cumbersome UX
by Clark Battle on 2019/05/07 18:50
Ive been using this app (pro version) for many years now and its never lost a pic. The photo editor is amazing! Sometimes ill even import a photo just to edit it and then export it because the editor is so much more capable than the stock iOS photo editor. My only complaint is that it requires way too many button clicks to do most things. For example, to import a photo from you library it requires nine button clicks! The worst it the three dialogs that must be dismissed after every import. Two of them could easily be removed. The experienced user doesn’t need to read those warnings every single time. Editing a photo also requires way too many clicks. Taking a photo within the app is a great feature but each photo requires four clicks! It should be one. The app is stable and well coded but it smells like the software developer was also the UX Designer. If thats the case it could really use a dedicated designer. Developers think from the perspective of the technology (for example the photo library they chose). Designers think from the perspective of the user. It's a huge difference and it shows. One missing feature is nested directories. Even two levels would be enough. Another missing feature is multiple (more than two) alternate vaults. There's no reason why there should be only two.
Can’t see the images anymore
by Luxetumbra on 2019/05/07 17:56
Update 5/7: No news from developer. No response either. Vendor crypto locked the files and most likely doesn’t know how to fix it. I would expect to at least then to acknowledge that so that I can move on. Never ever trust this app. Who told them to re-encrypt the files? Why didn’t they do that safely? Hope I could give negative stars. - - - Update 4/18: No news on this issue. Developer does not respond. Broken promises. Very disappointed. - - - After one of the latest upgrades, I can’t see any of the images. Make sure you backup somewhere else. Can’t trust this app anymore. Reported this issue to developer but apparently they have bigger issues to fix. Data integrity should always be the main priority. What’s the point of stronger encryption or more features if the data is destroyed? Looking forward to change my rating when they fix this problem.
The new update has the older files damaged or not readable
by vault@1 on 2019/05/07 15:35
The new update of this app has made many of my files damaged or without thumbnail and does not read. Also the videos show decrypting before playing each time
Lost Photos and Videos
by Seasoms on 2019/05/07 11:32
I’ve been using this App for years and it has been great! But recently it provided me an update and I lost most of my photos and videos. The App is showing the memory is being used but no photos or videos are being shown. I tried to delete a lot of my apps hoping to provide more memory but none of my photos or videos ever recovered.
Blur and blemish remover
by sinisterprime on 2019/05/07 04:56
Please bring back the blue and blemish remover in the edit functions. That was one of the best features
These ads will kill u
by Jerome me on 2019/05/06 15:04
I hate that I’m trying to open my photos then boom, ad pops up then u have to wait... horrible
bulls**t
by Ousar on 2019/05/06 07:50
i had lost 500+ private photo couple months ago, because of this application, i still can not see any photos or videos, i was waiting for uldates and still nothing, and support did not responded to me... ,,thank you guys, you are the best’’
Backup and Live Photos Issue
by NotContent on 2019/05/06 06:08
I’ve had this app for several years and it appears that it still does not support Live Photos. As soon as you add Live Photos they all break and become still ones. Also I’ve lost several pictures and videos due to not having a backup feature.
Excellent app
by kissters20 on 2019/05/06 05:09
I have used this app for several years. Its an excellent way to keep pictures safely tucked away for a rainy day. Even through several phone changeovers, everything is safe as the day i put them in my vault. Definitely an app worth having.
Pictures will get lost!!!
by CaneZMD on 2019/05/06 03:35
As others have stated, this app has lost hundreds of my pics since the latest updates. They just show up as broken files in the app. I have emailed the devs multiple times and get no response!!!! I’ve read responses to others where they say “find an old iTunes backup and restore from that backup”. Well that’s not a solution. You really want me to restore my phone from a file that is many months old? So I can some photos back, but all my other apps will get restored to 6 + months ago? Rewind the clock on 100 other apps just to get your app to give me back my picture?? Please just fix your app so those of us that lost pics can get our pictures back!!!
App
by scor-pio on 2019/05/06 02:31
Too many commercial interruptions
No help
by jezzi345 on 2019/05/06 01:32
I got a new phone and want my photos back how do i do that
Lost photos
by Che$teR on 2019/05/06 00:05
I had been using this app as a way to save photos on my phone, I saved a lot of photos close to 1000 and lost more than half, when they all became greyed out for some reason. Although I sent an email still haven’t had much of a response so that leaves me even more bummed out because I thought it was a secure way to save photos but it did the complete opposite.
Password
by pushi314 on 2019/05/05 22:35
I forgot my password, does anyone know how I can reset it
No longer good
by LilFellaGuy on 2019/05/05 22:10
Version 10.3. Still have issues with GIF playback. And why video playback “decrypting” delays? Removed iTunes compatibility. Heading downhill fast.
Total security
by pat33tie on 2019/05/05 21:33
Thank you for letting me have total control over my privacy!
Why you removed iTunes album??
by Yoyox8 on 2019/05/05 12:26
Why you removed iTunes album?? Its so hard na to keep retrive the photos back to camera roll then will be mixed with other pics in camera roll and its more complicated than before when I was just connect it to iTunes then get all the pics in one time
What happened ?
by twin bags on 2019/05/05 05:37
I’ve used this app for several years and have enjoyed its wonderful features ...... until today, when an update was automatically installed , erased some of the best features i.e. sharpness , blemish. Now I’m very disappointed. Many of my photos may have been lost as well. What happened????? ☹️☹️😫😫 No response from customer service .
Disappointed
by Datdude_35 on 2019/05/05 04:39
When will there be another update for this app to restore lost pics and videos? ... last update 10.3 wiped all pics and videos.
What I was looking for...
by BERNSUN on 2019/05/04 21:42
Very good ! Perfect ! SUPER
Great App
by gabedominique on 2019/05/04 19:08
Very good and convenient app
Many ads
by kabas on 2019/05/04 18:49
this application is still useful, but there are many in-app ads currently.
Update the app
by jejedbbe on 2019/05/04 12:36
Update app for new software
What the #%$!
by Itsjustme16 on 2019/05/04 10:46
7+ years ago I got my first smart phone, downloaded this app, and never looked back - and I’ve lost hundreds of irreplaceable photos Twice by accidentally deleting photovault (both times). Although frustrating, both times were user error and I’ve since learned from my mistakes. So it’s really unfortunate that I’m currently looking for a replacement but this recent update took ALL of the useful editing tools away. Even the tools they left aren’t as versatile or helpful as they used to be. Whoever created this new format and/or whoever approved its implementation honestly destroyed what used to be an amazing app.
Keep freezing
by Shadowslayer3-_- on 2019/05/04 09:46
It is a good app but it just keep freezing and I can’t scroll pls fix
Do Not Use App
by rotero65 on 2019/05/04 06:00
Lost everything after update. No help at all from tech support. There are other options. You will lose data if you use this app. Stay clear of this one. Read all the negative feedback....they same the same thing. The positive ones are fake. CAUTION
Latest update bad. Can not export photos
by CharlieAtlanticC on 2019/05/03 20:01
Has always worked until the 5/3/19 update. Now not able to export photos or videos.
Best App EVER
by Rurodnb on 2019/05/03 18:38
I had to delete all data on iPad via iCloud due to losing the device. When found, I feared the content of the app would be gone for ever.... to my amazement, everything was there waiting when I reinstalled the app!!!!!
Cool stuff
by how you remember your $ on 2019/05/03 09:27
Good to keep your personal stuff private!
Amazing
by Nouf krishan on 2019/05/03 09:15
Amazing
Hi
by zibabwey on 2019/05/03 05:43
I need help one day I woke up tried to login in my account it kept saying wrong password then I deleted the app download it again now it looks like it everything new I have to start all over again lost all my pictures and videos I’m sad😞
Gif support
by Fixitplz on 2019/05/03 02:33
Please add gif support
password
by hshsjnfbdkke on 2019/05/03 01:49
why is there not an option for forgetting your password
Love this app
by The Differencemaker Rick on 2019/05/03 00:49
I use it all the time
Don’t use
by Cappytone on 2019/05/02 22:40
Seemed to work fine then just lost 1/2 my photos - no support to help bring back.
Lost Everything
by Andrew Ols on 2019/05/02 20:27
I’ve lost everything with the latest update. Everything is encrypted, doesn’t decrypt, and it is all just grey icons. Nothing works anymore. I tried wireless syncing to save my data and download It back to my PC, but it crashes as soon as I try to open a folder while synced. It’s all gone. My latest backup on my iPad was years ago. It’s all just backed up through iCloud now, so I’m not sure I’ll ever get any of this back. Really disappointing.
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.
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!!!!!!!
Great app
by Randy at WCG on 2018/03/19 18:04
I've downloaded and tried several apps over the years for keeping photos and videos private, but Private Photo Vault is the first time one that was the "complete package." The wifi import (and export) function allowed me to easily transfer and upload/download photos, and I was impressed by well thought-out features like the option of deleting photos from your device's camera roll once you've imported them into the Photo Vault. One minor suggestion--mentioned by someone else--would be the ability to re-arrange photos within the album in a batch format, but given how I've never found an app like this as feature-rich and relatively bug-free as this, I'm more than satisfied. It worked perfectly for videos too. One item to look out for: I was initially frustrated because Chrome would not accept the password so that I could connect the device and my desktop via wifi. But it worked fine in Safari, so be aware of this!
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.
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!
Very nice… but just a few things
by Saver 106 on 2018/10/12 02:59
Can you make it so that, if you want to select multiple photos at once, you can. Example: Lets say you have a music album, with around 1,000 photos in it. And you want to move 5 pictures from the bottom to the middle or top. The hard way of doing it is to select individual photos. The easier way would be to selecting multiple photos at once, or another option (that you guys can up with). Also a way to move up and down the page faster while holding a picture. An optional suggestion: when you select a photo, then you want to select the "start slideshow" at the bottom. Then a big screen comes up and you have to reach all the way to the top. To me a better way is that you can do a small menu that pops up. Similar to if you're on an iPad in safari you hold down the plus button and a small menu shows up.
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
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.
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.
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 for hiding photos and videos
by Wsidell on 2017/05/17 23:26
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!
Great product, cumbersome UX
by Clark Battle on 2019/05/07 18:50
Ive been using this app (pro version) for many years now and its never lost a pic. The photo editor is amazing! Sometimes ill even import a photo just to edit it and then export it because the editor is so much more capable than the stock iOS photo editor. My only complaint is that it requires way too many button clicks to do most things. For example, to import a photo from you library it requires nine button clicks! The worst it the three dialogs that must be dismissed after every import. Two of them could easily be removed. The experienced user doesn’t need to read those warnings every single time. Editing a photo also requires way too many clicks. Taking a photo within the app is a great feature but each photo requires four clicks! It should be one. The app is stable and well coded but it smells like the software developer was also the UX Designer. If thats the case it could really use a dedicated designer. Developers think from the perspective of the technology (for example the photo library they chose). Designers think from the perspective of the user. It's a huge difference and it shows. One missing feature is nested directories. Even two levels would be enough. Another missing feature is multiple (more than two) alternate vaults. There's no reason why there should be only two.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Lost Data !!!
by Gotu6665543 on 2019/04/08 12:09
I have the Private Photo Vault Pro version and it worked great for a couple of years, but since the recent update I have lost about half of my data. The data lost now appears as a white square with no thumbnail image. When I tap it, it opens to a grey and black background with a wavy line. Another review posted 3 days ago mentions the same issue after the recent update. This is true for about half my folders while the other half are still good. This took place directly after the recent update. There has been another recent review posted saying how someone after the recent update also noticed white squares instead of thumbnail images but was able to resolve them by scrolling up and down, I also noticed this at first but then those stopped working and half my data is unviewable. Is there a resolution to this? I do not have a backup. I also noticed the itunes share option is missing since this recent update.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
geoMan
by Tbilisigeo on 2017/11/09 02:14
Just downloaded pro version since it supports Live Photo’s, but still far from perfect. I hope developers improve this app to display and import/export Live Photo with bounce or loop feature. If you import Live Photo with bounce or loop it does not show image, just black screen. And second very important feature is to play slow-mo videos, this app doesn’t not support slow motion, it says unsupported video format. So far those two bugs found will update my reviews later. ...I tried 4K video back up it says unsupported format, I am removing another star for that. It is not optimized for iPhone X. Will wait month or so for update and after will update my review with more or less stars..
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!
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!
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 :(
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
Gives good peace of mind
by CAV024 on 2017/05/25 04:26
This app is top notch, even in the free version. I'd say the decoy passcode is my favorite feature. I gave the free version a shot, then watched the ads to get free access to the premium features (not sure if that deal is still going on, had this app for ages). Either way, I'd gladly buy the app at full price for the peace of mind it gives me. Being able to store away anything I'd like to keep private and being able to trust the program it's in, is priceless. Photo Vault and Telegram are my 2 favorite security related apps on iPhone and I haven't seen any yet that top them.
XD awesome!
by 1mk1r4 on 2018/08/25 07:18
i have used sooo many of these type of apps since the beginning of app store and not many make the cut for me. this 1 is truly awesome! i couldn’t ask for more besides encrypted icloud backup if i even trysted my pix 2 icloud, which i don’t. it plays gif 2. so all my pix r safe. i haven’t tried videos so i don’t know about that, but the itunes file transfer is completely safe, u can’t backup through itunes file transfer, which is actually a great idea 2 leave out bcuz its safer 2 export 2 photos app & backup using syncios. awesome app!! u can even choose the thumbnail for folders!!
RIDICULOUS..
by Jojo rain puppy on 2018/03/08 02:56
You will be hit with an advertisement EVERY 4th IMAGE! They are strategically placed to make it difficult to exit without inadvertently opening whatever crap you're trying to remove. In particular is the HORRIBLE Final Fantasy, which you cannot exit for 20 seconds! You can upgrade without advertisements for an additional $5.00. They have already taken enough money thank you very much. I have filed 2 complaints with no response. RIP OFF Time to fix this! Why am I supposed to pay AN ADDITIONAL FEE to make app worthwhile?! I am upgrading my phone and IT IS UP TO YOU as to whether I dump this app. You really should be ashamed of this! It will take more effort than I care for to download my images to a new platform for which I have you to thank. I would like a response to this.... repeat, I WOULD LIKE A RESPONSE TO THIS..
Good but got questions
by SneakerHead005 on 2019/01/08 16:02
I’ve been using this app for years and it’s great I just have a few questions and suggestions. For one, what’s the difference between the regular and pro version? I did not notice a difference between the two. Two, what is an alternative way to back up your photos without the use of iTunes? Because I had photos on a previous phone and lost them all because I didn’t back this app up on iTunes. Three, a suggestion would be to create accounts or something where your saved images and videos would always be saved whether you back up this app or not. You would just have to log in, no matter what phone you use etc. Possible suggestion, because there’s no option to back this app up through iCloud at all. & lastly please improve app to support 4K videos. I have 4K settings toggled on to my phone for my videos but I can’t transfer 4K videos to this app but it doesn’t support the resolution! This is a must , please add this feature!!
Does what it is supposed to minimalisticly
by HapyChapy on 2017/05/20 09:05
Your photo's are safe but with the file and lock App image, it begs the question to nosy individuals to what is hidden inside. A less obvious representation would be nice. You can only export via the camera roll or the std Text message platform. Would be nice if you could export via WhatsApp or other cheaper messaging more user friendly platforms. Could also use a duplicate identification feature to eliminate duplicate photo's or videos. But other than that, it does what it advertises. Hopefully the developer will listen to its customers and improve a otherwise functional app.
Thanks for fixing the finger print problem means a lot
by appsucks2020 on 2019/03/27 21:36
Thanks for bringing back the finger print option back with the new update on photo vault I did not have no way to access my photos as I don’t know my passcode and forgot it really hope to not have any more problems with this app but I do appreciate that this update fix this problem and hope to not have any more problems with this app again I appreciate that this problem with the finger print option to access the photos on the photo vault app was fix a lot hope this app does not have anymore problems but thanks for fixing this problem photo vault developers it means a lot
Great App
by Nandocraycray on 2019/04/08 05:53
I’ve been using photo vault for a few years now and it’s done amazing so far. As of late however, the app keeps freezing whenever I try to transfer photos from my camera roll to the app. I used to be able to transfer 20+ photos in one single transfer, but now if I try to transfer more than 2 photos or videos at a time the app freezes and I have to force shut and try again. I’ve kept my version up to date and nothing seems to work. Can there please be a fix to this soon, it’s beginning to be very frustrating. Thank you! Otherwise a very solid app!
Cool App but a ripoff
by j90skid99 on 2018/04/30 03:07
As much as I do like this app, a lot, it’s a freaking rip off. You can only create 1 album? And only 2 on the deluxe one that’s worth nearly $4? Really? For as much money as I paid for this, I should be able to create as many albums as I please. This app has some great features. For example, I absolutely love that you can save photos from the web and put them into folders. It’s great for ideas you have for things in your life. It’s just that as good as its features are, it’s quite limited! And that’s really disappointing. Photo Vault it’s time to step up your game, cause I am not spending more $4 on this to able to have one more feature.
Don’t trust this App!!
by Rightv on 2018/04/21 07:23
My iCloud is telling me the pics are backed up due to the size. This app is prompting me to sign up as a new user. There is a review that said some update fixed the issue and there photos have been returned. I do not believe that because I have not received a update and my pics are still lost..please help so I can give a better ratings and trust this app again. Original review:This is my second review..why do you guys give us your support email BUT DO NOT REPLY..I paid for your service and I need my picture and content back!. PLEASE..review my emails and reply so we can get to the bottom of the situation. Your app has my media but is not allowing me to restore my purchase so I will be able to be in my old account with my pictures. I have my receipt and so does APPLE.
Keeps prying eyes out
by 10-oh on 2017/09/24 13:39
Just what you need if you want to keep some photos or videos on your phone but keep others out. Photos of important banking documents, credit cards, or those photos and videos from your honeymoon that you only want to share with your spouse and dirty cousin Samantha and her husband, cuz she's a swinging freak and gets off on that sort of thing. ;) A "must buy" app for every actor, musician, or dutchess who doesn't want their vacation picture in the tabloids from a phone hacking. An update for iOS 11....the app is still great! Who'd-a-thunkit!
iOS live photo
by MisterQuiver on 2018/05/21 21:24
Are use this app a lot, my wife likes to send me things and lately she has been sending me gifts made with the iOS 11 live/bounce feature. When she sends it through the text message it saves and ask like a gift should but if I go to save it to the vault it just turns into a black screen. If this app could be updated to support the iOS 11 live feature this would be amazing. As it is I already think this is an amazing app to begin with. That would just make it a little better in my opinion
Best app ever created!!
by Masteratm on 2018/02/23 05:33
I have been using this app as long as I can remember. The developers and the team are so great at remembering and responding to issue users are having. They will usually have the app fixed or update to the newer version in a couple of months. That’s what I call a great app. Unfortunately, I have had a issue with the app. It’s now not letting me download/save pictures that I have taking. It just crashes when I try to save or even select the ones to save. But like I said it will be most likely fixed very soon.
Less stress ❤️ Thank you
by Junior2247 on 2017/07/14 23:56
Thanks for the free application. I giving this application 5 stars due to the fact that it'll keep certain information that I need partial protected for my eyes only. Keeps me less worried generally to know covered at least in another way. It's free so hey I'm cool with a brief add pop up once a while which unlike other apps you can just press the exit X button to get back to your account rather being stuck for 5 to 30 seconds on other apps. Thank you again for the assistant Photo Vault! 😎🤙
Great App, regular updates
by TCapple on 2019/03/14 00:04
Very useful and well designed. It’s been supported for many years, with frequent updates and good support. The most recent round of revisions in March 2019 are fantastic. Dramatically increase speed, better organization and layout, and a better app overall. I’m impressed that they were able to improve on what was already the best of its kind app. It’s hard to over emphasize how important the long-term support of this app has been. These guys of been issuing regular improvements for years and years.
Forced update, new version still not good
by Derrick187 on 2018/04/20 06:31
*Update Was forced to update to the latest version & I still refuse to give it 5 stars until you: 1. Add a grouping function to move multiple pics & organize them. *Was not expecting an email from the devs. To clarify, I do not mean moving a bunch of pics from one album into another album. I meant selecting multiple pics, gifs or videos, then moving them WITHIN the album to organize them with other pics similar to the ones selected. It's tiring to select one image at a time to group it with other pics & moving all the pics out of the album to group them together is no proper solution. 2. Add Webm support. 3. Add a GIF editor. 4. Bring back the function to disable the password after initially opening the app & keeping it running in the background. Was a key feature in older versions so why’d you remove it? Plus I'm no fan of the paid options, web browser, & limited albums implemented in later versions but that's just me
Great but...
by bones9812 on 2017/09/30 05:58
...when an album gets close to reaching max capacity, the app will periodically import random pics from my phone, instead of the ones I'm choosing to put in. Or I will click on a thumbnail pic and the one that enlarges will be another random shot. Since I use this app exclusively for adult pics, I find it odd that the random ones uploaded and enlarged are always non-adult shots. I've tried to delete pics to decrease the number of photos to improve the accuracy but it doesn't work. Otherwise, it's privacy feature and editing options are exactly as promoted
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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: * * * * * "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 * * * * * * All your photos stored in private photo Vault are 100% private. Your photos are only stored on your device and are never uploaded to our servers. We have no ability to remotely access your photos.
Amazing
by gucci butt hole on 2019/05/20 02:53
Amazing it cannot be better than any other app that hides photos, you can also search the web so you can hide what you search
Issues with 10.1/.2/.3
by etob81 on 2019/05/19 17:37
Update 5/19- Came back to see if any updates have happened and still same issue. Even more people posting issues - looks like developer bailed out knowing the app busted pics for a lot of people. Wish Apple would pull down this app to prevent it from causing anyone else issues. Update 4/25- The developer says the solution is to restore from a backup and that this only affects 300 people. This just tells me that those photos are completely gone and that this problem is way bigger than they think. At this point I am going to stop using the app because it is not safe or reliable Update 4/12- The developer has no response to the number of people complaining about the same issue with the update. Those pictures are gone and they are just going to say nothing and try to let it blow over. Update 4/2- Still no update or word on when a fix is coming. I would stay away from this app until issues are resolved. I feel like the developer just doesn’t want to drop the bomb that these pictures are gone. Update 3/26- Issue still occurring with generic pictures thumbnails and files missing. It seems like the developer is going through all the bugs but I would hold off on updating until all issues are resolved. Update: Still having the same issue after 10.2, some of the pictures and videos are showing the generic picture image and not loading Upgraded to 10.1 and still having issues where some photos and videos are not showing up. I have one folder where they are all broken. When exporting these it gives a “Cocoa Error -1”
Photos are gone!
by Zane pringlez on 2019/05/19 16:18
I’ve used this app for several years. I opened it after a period of non use to find all my saved photos and videos gone!!! I did not delete them. I’ve reached out to support several times with no response. You can not trust this app.
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.
Trouble
by Meeru Cute on 2019/05/19 06:26
When i transfer photos using laptop to this app.. they do not show up in the photo vault app.. kindly fix that
I lose all of my photos everytime I delete this app. I something more from this app.
by Danny Montero on 2019/05/19 01:45
I wanted this app to let me enter a more than a 4-number password for me to enter. Also, I need an email address and password for in case I have deleted and reinstall the app, I could re-enter the email address and password. And I want it work on two devices like how KeepSafe keeps the same photos and videos for both my iPad and smartphone. I hope it has so much storage like more than 500 photos for free unlike Keepsafe with 200 unless I buy the premium version, which I didn’t want to do.
Good
by kholio king on 2019/05/18 15:45
It is really good and safety
Lost all my photos
by Jacob Frantz on 2019/05/18 14:42
Bought the Pro version, everything runs normally for a couple of months. I opened the app up today to find out all my albums and photos were gone as if the app just reset itself. I really am disappointed that I’ve lost what I lost because I trusted an app to backup my photos. Would like a refund or for all my albums and photos to return as they were.
Excelente
by julio almanzar on 2019/05/18 11:02
Es muy Confidencial.... excelente
Missing Pic
by Missing Pics on 2019/05/17 20:19
Still haven’t received a response from Technical Support and my pictures have not been restored. This is the 19th request. DO NOT UPDATE THIS APP AND THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS HORRIBLE! I’ve had this app for yrs and it was pretty good until I updated my app recently. The pics appeared and then minutes later, they disappeared. I’ve contacted technical support several times with no response. I’ve lost hundreds of pictures. Please, please provide some customer service and restore my pictures. What’s the hold up?
File Sharing Gone!
by Sherrifgonnagetcha on 2019/05/17 19:48
For those upset with latest update and loss of iTunes File Sharing, your should move to Pocket Files. It does it all and does it better than Photo Vault ever did. Latest update removes file sharing via iTunes, which was a great way to backup all your photos to your computer and not have to worry about storage space or lost photos etc. Now all the users here complaining that the update lost and/or broke their photos can’t even backup via file sharing anymore. Why do so many developers make updates that are less functional? Should have never updated!!’
This app corrupted 75% of my photos
by Cole FTX on 2019/05/17 14:17
This app corrupted almost 5 years of photos and the customer service department will not reply. Do not trust this app with anything you don’t mind losing.
No support
by jmill013 on 2019/05/17 12:37
This app is great to hide and store your pictures, but I’ve been without my password for months, their support team hasn’t answered any of my emails.
iTunes Album
by Liza08 CT on 2019/05/17 07:08
Please bring back the iTunes Album! It’s so important!
.....
by Ahahshshe on 2019/05/16 23:01
Okay so this app is good, nothing really wrong with it but then photo vault put a folder calling it Icloud something but yeah I moved all my photos there thinking oh nice I can move it and delete the app and redownload it and still have my pictures?? but nope that wasn’t the case I deleted it and redownloaded the app and where was this folder with all my pictures gone... and no I didnt create the folder myself, I had default folder, never made one
👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
by PHX1325 on 2019/05/16 17:17
‼️FANTASTIC‼️ I RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE‼️
Paid version doesn’t work
by n8982 on 2019/05/16 16:09
I upgraded to the paid version and now I can’t see half my pictures. I have tried contacting customer support and do not get any response.
Lost Photos
by CJD2 on 2019/05/16 15:10
I had over 200 photos in my vault and I accidentally erased the app and when i re-downloaded it, it erased all of them. Now i will never have my photos back and I'm very upset because I thought I could trust this app.
Do NOT buy
by ILikeShah on 2019/05/16 12:14
I lost so many cherished pictures and videos because of this app not saving and backing things up properly. 2 of them were videos of my grandad, who died 6 years ago. I reached out to the develops twice and they never even responded. Bunch of a$$holes.
Photo vault
by Thafundraiser on 2019/05/16 04:41
It’s a good app but I feel like they should make an account like google so it won’t go away after deleting the app
Could of been 5
by dozkxixizyJsisjxim on 2019/05/15 22:05
Some of my pictures that have been here for awhile are unable to view and i would love for that to be fixed cause i don’t have these pictures anywhere else
Doesn’t save photos
by 154820 on 2019/05/15 17:30
All my photos show a black mountain screen. Terrible app
Hus
by hus zafr on 2019/05/15 13:13
Zafr
This is disgusting!
by B/YondPissed on 2019/05/15 09:39
Duped! Don’t waste your $5 or whatever! Starts really good, until you get to about 30 pics, gets really slow, so you TRY to set up their “really easy” WiFi pic transfer which is basically non-existent with no instructions. Nothing but hair pulling AND WASTE OF HOURS OF TIME AND I DO KNOW COMPUTERS! Oh and don’t try to put “Safari browser” in anywhere on their sight, as you’ll get an actual African Safari adventure tour company site that comes up & won’t leave, even after DELETING it! Ask for help? Oh yeah, they want $24. SCAM, SCAM & SCAM. Must be Democrats!
Help!
by darereu on 2019/05/14 21:58
I had a lot of pics on this app. Had to do a phone reset. How do I get the pics I had on here back
Recomendada
by SAMPOL CALIDAD on 2019/05/14 21:17
Excelente!!!!!!. La recomiendo 100%
Nice app i love it. I recommend
by Pakito0 on 2019/05/14 21:12
Nice app.
Not a good app
by youngxfett25 on 2019/05/14 10:18
Everything got deleted and the app uninstalled on it own. I lost all my photos
Amazing app
by Darkbaron99 on 2019/05/14 06:35
I have been using this all for years and it’s very secured and easy to use
My data is gone!
by JayUFO on 2019/05/14 05:54
Why is my data gone ? I uninstalled the app . I reinstalled it and now my data is gone .
Videos won’t load
by dwarman84 on 2019/05/14 01:34
I have been using the pro version of this app for years. When the update to version 10 came out, I upgraded. Ever since then my videos won’t load. New they are on version 10.3 and my videos still won’t load. I’ve contacted customer service and still no help. So now all my videos I had are now gone. All the files are messed up and won’t play anywhere.
Deleted a lot of my pics
by Nachos6667 on 2019/05/13 22:37
I had this app for about two years and everything was fine till one day I couldn’t access a whole folder, it shows the photos are there but I can’t click on them or view any of them
اخطاء
by عكَاب ابراهيم المرير on 2019/05/13 18:45
التحديث القبل كان افضل وتحسن
Pictures gone after update just blank boxes.
by happyuntilupdate on 2019/05/13 18:13
Pictures and videos gone after update. Need a fix please!!!
Lost pics
by fixit11111 on 2019/05/13 12:52
My app was deleted and so were my pics a few days ago how do I recover them back
Hi
by bardia77 on 2019/05/13 04:35
This app is too much useful and cool👍👍☺️☺️
Cool app
by JoshuaVSor on 2019/05/13 02:22
Great app like how I can use it to keep some personal stuff personal.
Excellent
by AlphTpr on 2019/05/12 21:15
Great app
Pictures gone
by MrJungStuffed on 2019/05/12 20:14
Had a bunch of pics and videos stored, all but 4 are un accessable, just blank squares that wont load 🤬
Love it.
by rvbLpam on 2019/05/12 19:58
I like this app you can put your photos or documents in locket and easy to get to and easy to use .
Great
by PR THE STAR on 2019/05/12 18:39
Very Nice App People, it really secure your pictures and videos🤗
Suggestion
by TheLastAfro on 2019/05/12 12:27
Loving the app, only thing that would make it better is when you put an album on shuffle being able to manual control it instead of having it set to a timer!
Keep it alive ...
by Fashionlook1 on 2019/05/12 11:20
wish only that the transfer to PC would be faster and easier and multi selection possible for export... I guess work in progress...
I need help. I am locked out of my photo vault. How do I reset or get my pin?
by Its me V on 2019/05/12 10:40
Love app but I'm locked out. Got a new phone and don't know my pin. Help me.
Deleted photos
by Sonic Greg on 2019/05/12 05:03
This app is very great and I like it a lot, but about two months ago someone broke my phone and I had to restart on this phone and now all my photos that were on the app are just not there anymore. How can u get them back?
Be very careful
by jfeim80 on 2019/05/11 17:06
This app has always been great, but if you get low on space and Apple offloads the app, when you reload it, many of your pictures and videos will be missing. The app still shows them as if though they are there, but will not display them.
!!Do Not Use This App!! You Will Lose Your Photos!!
by GermanyW on 2019/05/11 14:34
I have 300+ pictures lost by using this app. I saved them to photo vault and now they come up blank and can not be retrieved. This has been going on a couple of months and the company has not resolved the issue and looks like they have no resolution.
Password Recovery Impossible
by PatGio21 on 2019/05/11 14:02
Forgot Password and have tried many times to recovery via the email option and contacting support. Haven’t been able to get in touch with anyone for months.
So Close To Perfection
by Izzy Chulkebuck on 2019/05/11 09:01
This apps does nearly every thing right, it’s just that for some reason , at least with what I’m experiencing, gifs put on the app are playing at a slower rate than what they are in my photo library. It’s quite off putting.
Lost photos
by VSroadie342 on 2019/05/10 17:31
I got the latest update of this app and noticed that I lost a significant amount of photos that I won’t ever be able to get back
Worked great until the last update
by sadangrypanda on 2019/05/10 14:51
I’ve had this app about a year and never a problem. I have auto updates off but decided to see if they did anything cool with the update. The only thing this update did for me was make 70% of my videos unplayable. Grey screen “decrypting” and then doesn’t play. Starting to think they are gone forever 😭
Pure Admiration
by Sirlexyl on 2019/05/10 04:20
My love for this app is unexplainable
Pictures disappeared
by Mannybakes on 2019/05/10 02:41
I’ve had this app for at least a couple years and now about 348 Photos +videos disappeared. It’s just blank spaces being counted as if there were still photos there. Must have happened with the recent updates. 4-22-19 now Dozens of pictures and videos are missing from my other iPad. This app is getting really horrible. Update 5-9-19. There has been no improvement. Both of my iPads continue with the same problem and it’s getting worse. Besides the above, other different pictures go blank and you have to press on them to see them.
Update
by meimjustme456 on 2019/05/10 02:00
I can’t add anything or use my password
😘
by hama barez on 2019/05/09 16:11
I love this app, but i have a comment when i resave the(photo/video) not showing the same date/time when i took the picture please solve that problem😘😘😘
Poor photo editor in latest update
by 4jsk5 on 2019/05/09 15:51
The new photo editor is absurd. Blur and blemish remover have been eliminated. These to me were the two most important edit functions. Would have never updated had I known this was going to happen. Next time leave well enough alone.
DO NOT USE!!!!!
by cwu105 on 2019/05/09 15:48
Lost a bunch of my photos for no reason when I opened one day. Tried contacting support and they ABSOLUTELY IGNORED me!!!! HORRIBLE SERVICE and app.
The app is %100 good
by mp31111 on 2019/05/09 06:24
I have used the app for over 3 years and I mistakenly deleted all my videos and pictures in the app, is it possible for me to recover them?
Nice app
by JeffTNYC on 2019/05/09 01:26
This is a really nice app to keep your private photos secure and I love that the app itself has a separate passcode. I recently had to reformat my iPhone and I reinstalled this app. Where are all my 50-100 images that were saved in private photo vault? I have photo vault installed on my iPad and it has the majority of my photos, how do I transfer them into my iPhone? I wish that there were a way to store full apps you don't want people to see you have installed, videos, movies, music, text messages, notes, phone numbers etc. There should be an entire folder you can hide if needed. Maybe from within the app you can make a check mark on a folder and set to private. If I was able to do all this, I would buy the app this second. I do however get REALLY annoying video ads. A few minutes ago I got a video ad with sound BLASTING and it's 3:23AM! You should set ads not to have audio past a certin time of night. Surely this can be programmed.
Great
by Gui:) on 2019/05/08 22:16
Best of
Editing problems
by BJLeach on 2019/05/08 19:40
I like the app, but lately I am I no longer able to edit the photos like before. Other than that, I’m happy with the app
problem with password
by tota.teen on 2019/05/08 14:29
i’ve been forgetting my password, please help me how to recover it.
Top
by salpietro on 2019/05/07 21:37
Great to put security pictures in
Great product, cumbersome UX
by Clark Battle on 2019/05/07 18:50
Ive been using this app (pro version) for many years now and its never lost a pic. The photo editor is amazing! Sometimes ill even import a photo just to edit it and then export it because the editor is so much more capable than the stock iOS photo editor. My only complaint is that it requires way too many button clicks to do most things. For example, to import a photo from you library it requires nine button clicks! The worst it the three dialogs that must be dismissed after every import. Two of them could easily be removed. The experienced user doesn’t need to read those warnings every single time. Editing a photo also requires way too many clicks. Taking a photo within the app is a great feature but each photo requires four clicks! It should be one. The app is stable and well coded but it smells like the software developer was also the UX Designer. If thats the case it could really use a dedicated designer. Developers think from the perspective of the technology (for example the photo library they chose). Designers think from the perspective of the user. It's a huge difference and it shows. One missing feature is nested directories. Even two levels would be enough. Another missing feature is multiple (more than two) alternate vaults. There's no reason why there should be only two.
Can’t see the images anymore
by Luxetumbra on 2019/05/07 17:56
Update 5/7: No news from developer. No response either. Vendor crypto locked the files and most likely doesn’t know how to fix it. I would expect to at least then to acknowledge that so that I can move on. Never ever trust this app. Who told them to re-encrypt the files? Why didn’t they do that safely? Hope I could give negative stars. - - - Update 4/18: No news on this issue. Developer does not respond. Broken promises. Very disappointed. - - - After one of the latest upgrades, I can’t see any of the images. Make sure you backup somewhere else. Can’t trust this app anymore. Reported this issue to developer but apparently they have bigger issues to fix. Data integrity should always be the main priority. What’s the point of stronger encryption or more features if the data is destroyed? Looking forward to change my rating when they fix this problem.
The new update has the older files damaged or not readable
by vault@1 on 2019/05/07 15:35
The new update of this app has made many of my files damaged or without thumbnail and does not read. Also the videos show decrypting before playing each time
Lost Photos and Videos
by Seasoms on 2019/05/07 11:32
I’ve been using this App for years and it has been great! But recently it provided me an update and I lost most of my photos and videos. The App is showing the memory is being used but no photos or videos are being shown. I tried to delete a lot of my apps hoping to provide more memory but none of my photos or videos ever recovered.
Blur and blemish remover
by sinisterprime on 2019/05/07 04:56
Please bring back the blue and blemish remover in the edit functions. That was one of the best features
These ads will kill u
by Jerome me on 2019/05/06 15:04
I hate that I’m trying to open my photos then boom, ad pops up then u have to wait... horrible
bulls**t
by Ousar on 2019/05/06 07:50
i had lost 500+ private photo couple months ago, because of this application, i still can not see any photos or videos, i was waiting for uldates and still nothing, and support did not responded to me... ,,thank you guys, you are the best’’
Backup and Live Photos Issue
by NotContent on 2019/05/06 06:08
I’ve had this app for several years and it appears that it still does not support Live Photos. As soon as you add Live Photos they all break and become still ones. Also I’ve lost several pictures and videos due to not having a backup feature.
Excellent app
by kissters20 on 2019/05/06 05:09
I have used this app for several years. Its an excellent way to keep pictures safely tucked away for a rainy day. Even through several phone changeovers, everything is safe as the day i put them in my vault. Definitely an app worth having.
Pictures will get lost!!!
by CaneZMD on 2019/05/06 03:35
As others have stated, this app has lost hundreds of my pics since the latest updates. They just show up as broken files in the app. I have emailed the devs multiple times and get no response!!!! I’ve read responses to others where they say “find an old iTunes backup and restore from that backup”. Well that’s not a solution. You really want me to restore my phone from a file that is many months old? So I can some photos back, but all my other apps will get restored to 6 + months ago? Rewind the clock on 100 other apps just to get your app to give me back my picture?? Please just fix your app so those of us that lost pics can get our pictures back!!!
App
by scor-pio on 2019/05/06 02:31
Too many commercial interruptions
No help
by jezzi345 on 2019/05/06 01:32
I got a new phone and want my photos back how do i do that
Lost photos
by Che$teR on 2019/05/06 00:05
I had been using this app as a way to save photos on my phone, I saved a lot of photos close to 1000 and lost more than half, when they all became greyed out for some reason. Although I sent an email still haven’t had much of a response so that leaves me even more bummed out because I thought it was a secure way to save photos but it did the complete opposite.
Password
by pushi314 on 2019/05/05 22:35
I forgot my password, does anyone know how I can reset it
No longer good
by LilFellaGuy on 2019/05/05 22:10
Version 10.3. Still have issues with GIF playback. And why video playback “decrypting” delays? Removed iTunes compatibility. Heading downhill fast.
Total security
by pat33tie on 2019/05/05 21:33
Thank you for letting me have total control over my privacy!
Why you removed iTunes album??
by Yoyox8 on 2019/05/05 12:26
Why you removed iTunes album?? Its so hard na to keep retrive the photos back to camera roll then will be mixed with other pics in camera roll and its more complicated than before when I was just connect it to iTunes then get all the pics in one time
What happened ?
by twin bags on 2019/05/05 05:37
I’ve used this app for several years and have enjoyed its wonderful features ...... until today, when an update was automatically installed , erased some of the best features i.e. sharpness , blemish. Now I’m very disappointed. Many of my photos may have been lost as well. What happened????? ☹️☹️😫😫 No response from customer service .
Disappointed
by Datdude_35 on 2019/05/05 04:39
When will there be another update for this app to restore lost pics and videos? ... last update 10.3 wiped all pics and videos.
What I was looking for...
by BERNSUN on 2019/05/04 21:42
Very good ! Perfect ! SUPER
Great App
by gabedominique on 2019/05/04 19:08
Very good and convenient app
Many ads
by kabas on 2019/05/04 18:49
this application is still useful, but there are many in-app ads currently.
Update the app
by jejedbbe on 2019/05/04 12:36
Update app for new software
What the #%$!
by Itsjustme16 on 2019/05/04 10:46
7+ years ago I got my first smart phone, downloaded this app, and never looked back - and I’ve lost hundreds of irreplaceable photos Twice by accidentally deleting photovault (both times). Although frustrating, both times were user error and I’ve since learned from my mistakes. So it’s really unfortunate that I’m currently looking for a replacement but this recent update took ALL of the useful editing tools away. Even the tools they left aren’t as versatile or helpful as they used to be. Whoever created this new format and/or whoever approved its implementation honestly destroyed what used to be an amazing app.
Keep freezing
by Shadowslayer3-_- on 2019/05/04 09:46
It is a good app but it just keep freezing and I can’t scroll pls fix
Do Not Use App
by rotero65 on 2019/05/04 06:00
Lost everything after update. No help at all from tech support. There are other options. You will lose data if you use this app. Stay clear of this one. Read all the negative feedback....they same the same thing. The positive ones are fake. CAUTION
Latest update bad. Can not export photos
by CharlieAtlanticC on 2019/05/03 20:01
Has always worked until the 5/3/19 update. Now not able to export photos or videos.
Best App EVER
by Rurodnb on 2019/05/03 18:38
I had to delete all data on iPad via iCloud due to losing the device. When found, I feared the content of the app would be gone for ever.... to my amazement, everything was there waiting when I reinstalled the app!!!!!
Cool stuff
by how you remember your $ on 2019/05/03 09:27
Good to keep your personal stuff private!
Amazing
by Nouf krishan on 2019/05/03 09:15
Amazing
Hi
by zibabwey on 2019/05/03 05:43
I need help one day I woke up tried to login in my account it kept saying wrong password then I deleted the app download it again now it looks like it everything new I have to start all over again lost all my pictures and videos I’m sad😞
Gif support
by Fixitplz on 2019/05/03 02:33
Please add gif support
password
by hshsjnfbdkke on 2019/05/03 01:49
why is there not an option for forgetting your password
Love this app
by The Differencemaker Rick on 2019/05/03 00:49
I use it all the time
Don’t use
by Cappytone on 2019/05/02 22:40
Seemed to work fine then just lost 1/2 my photos - no support to help bring back.
Lost Everything
by Andrew Ols on 2019/05/02 20:27
I’ve lost everything with the latest update. Everything is encrypted, doesn’t decrypt, and it is all just grey icons. Nothing works anymore. I tried wireless syncing to save my data and download It back to my PC, but it crashes as soon as I try to open a folder while synced. It’s all gone. My latest backup on my iPad was years ago. It’s all just backed up through iCloud now, so I’m not sure I’ll ever get any of this back. Really disappointing.
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.
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!!!!!!!
Great app
by Randy at WCG on 2018/03/19 18:04
I've downloaded and tried several apps over the years for keeping photos and videos private, but Private Photo Vault is the first time one that was the "complete package." The wifi import (and export) function allowed me to easily transfer and upload/download photos, and I was impressed by well thought-out features like the option of deleting photos from your device's camera roll once you've imported them into the Photo Vault. One minor suggestion--mentioned by someone else--would be the ability to re-arrange photos within the album in a batch format, but given how I've never found an app like this as feature-rich and relatively bug-free as this, I'm more than satisfied. It worked perfectly for videos too. One item to look out for: I was initially frustrated because Chrome would not accept the password so that I could connect the device and my desktop via wifi. But it worked fine in Safari, so be aware of this!
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.
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!
Very nice… but just a few things
by Saver 106 on 2018/10/12 02:59
Can you make it so that, if you want to select multiple photos at once, you can. Example: Lets say you have a music album, with around 1,000 photos in it. And you want to move 5 pictures from the bottom to the middle or top. The hard way of doing it is to select individual photos. The easier way would be to selecting multiple photos at once, or another option (that you guys can up with). Also a way to move up and down the page faster while holding a picture. An optional suggestion: when you select a photo, then you want to select the "start slideshow" at the bottom. Then a big screen comes up and you have to reach all the way to the top. To me a better way is that you can do a small menu that pops up. Similar to if you're on an iPad in safari you hold down the plus button and a small menu shows up.
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
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.
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.
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 for hiding photos and videos
by Wsidell on 2017/05/17 23:26
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!
Great product, cumbersome UX
by Clark Battle on 2019/05/07 18:50
Ive been using this app (pro version) for many years now and its never lost a pic. The photo editor is amazing! Sometimes ill even import a photo just to edit it and then export it because the editor is so much more capable than the stock iOS photo editor. My only complaint is that it requires way too many button clicks to do most things. For example, to import a photo from you library it requires nine button clicks! The worst it the three dialogs that must be dismissed after every import. Two of them could easily be removed. The experienced user doesn’t need to read those warnings every single time. Editing a photo also requires way too many clicks. Taking a photo within the app is a great feature but each photo requires four clicks! It should be one. The app is stable and well coded but it smells like the software developer was also the UX Designer. If thats the case it could really use a dedicated designer. Developers think from the perspective of the technology (for example the photo library they chose). Designers think from the perspective of the user. It's a huge difference and it shows. One missing feature is nested directories. Even two levels would be enough. Another missing feature is multiple (more than two) alternate vaults. There's no reason why there should be only two.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Lost Data !!!
by Gotu6665543 on 2019/04/08 12:09
I have the Private Photo Vault Pro version and it worked great for a couple of years, but since the recent update I have lost about half of my data. The data lost now appears as a white square with no thumbnail image. When I tap it, it opens to a grey and black background with a wavy line. Another review posted 3 days ago mentions the same issue after the recent update. This is true for about half my folders while the other half are still good. This took place directly after the recent update. There has been another recent review posted saying how someone after the recent update also noticed white squares instead of thumbnail images but was able to resolve them by scrolling up and down, I also noticed this at first but then those stopped working and half my data is unviewable. Is there a resolution to this? I do not have a backup. I also noticed the itunes share option is missing since this recent update.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
geoMan
by Tbilisigeo on 2017/11/09 02:14
Just downloaded pro version since it supports Live Photo’s, but still far from perfect. I hope developers improve this app to display and import/export Live Photo with bounce or loop feature. If you import Live Photo with bounce or loop it does not show image, just black screen. And second very important feature is to play slow-mo videos, this app doesn’t not support slow motion, it says unsupported video format. So far those two bugs found will update my reviews later. ...I tried 4K video back up it says unsupported format, I am removing another star for that. It is not optimized for iPhone X. Will wait month or so for update and after will update my review with more or less stars..
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!
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!
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 :(
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
Gives good peace of mind
by CAV024 on 2017/05/25 04:26
This app is top notch, even in the free version. I'd say the decoy passcode is my favorite feature. I gave the free version a shot, then watched the ads to get free access to the premium features (not sure if that deal is still going on, had this app for ages). Either way, I'd gladly buy the app at full price for the peace of mind it gives me. Being able to store away anything I'd like to keep private and being able to trust the program it's in, is priceless. Photo Vault and Telegram are my 2 favorite security related apps on iPhone and I haven't seen any yet that top them.
XD awesome!
by 1mk1r4 on 2018/08/25 07:18
i have used sooo many of these type of apps since the beginning of app store and not many make the cut for me. this 1 is truly awesome! i couldn’t ask for more besides encrypted icloud backup if i even trysted my pix 2 icloud, which i don’t. it plays gif 2. so all my pix r safe. i haven’t tried videos so i don’t know about that, but the itunes file transfer is completely safe, u can’t backup through itunes file transfer, which is actually a great idea 2 leave out bcuz its safer 2 export 2 photos app & backup using syncios. awesome app!! u can even choose the thumbnail for folders!!
RIDICULOUS..
by Jojo rain puppy on 2018/03/08 02:56
You will be hit with an advertisement EVERY 4th IMAGE! They are strategically placed to make it difficult to exit without inadvertently opening whatever crap you're trying to remove. In particular is the HORRIBLE Final Fantasy, which you cannot exit for 20 seconds! You can upgrade without advertisements for an additional $5.00. They have already taken enough money thank you very much. I have filed 2 complaints with no response. RIP OFF Time to fix this! Why am I supposed to pay AN ADDITIONAL FEE to make app worthwhile?! I am upgrading my phone and IT IS UP TO YOU as to whether I dump this app. You really should be ashamed of this! It will take more effort than I care for to download my images to a new platform for which I have you to thank. I would like a response to this.... repeat, I WOULD LIKE A RESPONSE TO THIS..
Good but got questions
by SneakerHead005 on 2019/01/08 16:02
I’ve been using this app for years and it’s great I just have a few questions and suggestions. For one, what’s the difference between the regular and pro version? I did not notice a difference between the two. Two, what is an alternative way to back up your photos without the use of iTunes? Because I had photos on a previous phone and lost them all because I didn’t back this app up on iTunes. Three, a suggestion would be to create accounts or something where your saved images and videos would always be saved whether you back up this app or not. You would just have to log in, no matter what phone you use etc. Possible suggestion, because there’s no option to back this app up through iCloud at all. & lastly please improve app to support 4K videos. I have 4K settings toggled on to my phone for my videos but I can’t transfer 4K videos to this app but it doesn’t support the resolution! This is a must , please add this feature!!
Does what it is supposed to minimalisticly
by HapyChapy on 2017/05/20 09:05
Your photo's are safe but with the file and lock App image, it begs the question to nosy individuals to what is hidden inside. A less obvious representation would be nice. You can only export via the camera roll or the std Text message platform. Would be nice if you could export via WhatsApp or other cheaper messaging more user friendly platforms. Could also use a duplicate identification feature to eliminate duplicate photo's or videos. But other than that, it does what it advertises. Hopefully the developer will listen to its customers and improve a otherwise functional app.
Thanks for fixing the finger print problem means a lot
by appsucks2020 on 2019/03/27 21:36
Thanks for bringing back the finger print option back with the new update on photo vault I did not have no way to access my photos as I don’t know my passcode and forgot it really hope to not have any more problems with this app but I do appreciate that this update fix this problem and hope to not have any more problems with this app again I appreciate that this problem with the finger print option to access the photos on the photo vault app was fix a lot hope this app does not have anymore problems but thanks for fixing this problem photo vault developers it means a lot
Great App
by Nandocraycray on 2019/04/08 05:53
I’ve been using photo vault for a few years now and it’s done amazing so far. As of late however, the app keeps freezing whenever I try to transfer photos from my camera roll to the app. I used to be able to transfer 20+ photos in one single transfer, but now if I try to transfer more than 2 photos or videos at a time the app freezes and I have to force shut and try again. I’ve kept my version up to date and nothing seems to work. Can there please be a fix to this soon, it’s beginning to be very frustrating. Thank you! Otherwise a very solid app!
Cool App but a ripoff
by j90skid99 on 2018/04/30 03:07
As much as I do like this app, a lot, it’s a freaking rip off. You can only create 1 album? And only 2 on the deluxe one that’s worth nearly $4? Really? For as much money as I paid for this, I should be able to create as many albums as I please. This app has some great features. For example, I absolutely love that you can save photos from the web and put them into folders. It’s great for ideas you have for things in your life. It’s just that as good as its features are, it’s quite limited! And that’s really disappointing. Photo Vault it’s time to step up your game, cause I am not spending more $4 on this to able to have one more feature.
Don’t trust this App!!
by Rightv on 2018/04/21 07:23
My iCloud is telling me the pics are backed up due to the size. This app is prompting me to sign up as a new user. There is a review that said some update fixed the issue and there photos have been returned. I do not believe that because I have not received a update and my pics are still lost..please help so I can give a better ratings and trust this app again. Original review:This is my second review..why do you guys give us your support email BUT DO NOT REPLY..I paid for your service and I need my picture and content back!. PLEASE..review my emails and reply so we can get to the bottom of the situation. Your app has my media but is not allowing me to restore my purchase so I will be able to be in my old account with my pictures. I have my receipt and so does APPLE.
Keeps prying eyes out
by 10-oh on 2017/09/24 13:39
Just what you need if you want to keep some photos or videos on your phone but keep others out. Photos of important banking documents, credit cards, or those photos and videos from your honeymoon that you only want to share with your spouse and dirty cousin Samantha and her husband, cuz she's a swinging freak and gets off on that sort of thing. ;) A "must buy" app for every actor, musician, or dutchess who doesn't want their vacation picture in the tabloids from a phone hacking. An update for iOS 11....the app is still great! Who'd-a-thunkit!
iOS live photo
by MisterQuiver on 2018/05/21 21:24
Are use this app a lot, my wife likes to send me things and lately she has been sending me gifts made with the iOS 11 live/bounce feature. When she sends it through the text message it saves and ask like a gift should but if I go to save it to the vault it just turns into a black screen. If this app could be updated to support the iOS 11 live feature this would be amazing. As it is I already think this is an amazing app to begin with. That would just make it a little better in my opinion
Best app ever created!!
by Masteratm on 2018/02/23 05:33
I have been using this app as long as I can remember. The developers and the team are so great at remembering and responding to issue users are having. They will usually have the app fixed or update to the newer version in a couple of months. That’s what I call a great app. Unfortunately, I have had a issue with the app. It’s now not letting me download/save pictures that I have taking. It just crashes when I try to save or even select the ones to save. But like I said it will be most likely fixed very soon.
Less stress ❤️ Thank you
by Junior2247 on 2017/07/14 23:56
Thanks for the free application. I giving this application 5 stars due to the fact that it'll keep certain information that I need partial protected for my eyes only. Keeps me less worried generally to know covered at least in another way. It's free so hey I'm cool with a brief add pop up once a while which unlike other apps you can just press the exit X button to get back to your account rather being stuck for 5 to 30 seconds on other apps. Thank you again for the assistant Photo Vault! 😎🤙
Great App, regular updates
by TCapple on 2019/03/14 00:04
Very useful and well designed. It’s been supported for many years, with frequent updates and good support. The most recent round of revisions in March 2019 are fantastic. Dramatically increase speed, better organization and layout, and a better app overall. I’m impressed that they were able to improve on what was already the best of its kind app. It’s hard to over emphasize how important the long-term support of this app has been. These guys of been issuing regular improvements for years and years.
Forced update, new version still not good
by Derrick187 on 2018/04/20 06:31
*Update Was forced to update to the latest version & I still refuse to give it 5 stars until you: 1. Add a grouping function to move multiple pics & organize them. *Was not expecting an email from the devs. To clarify, I do not mean moving a bunch of pics from one album into another album. I meant selecting multiple pics, gifs or videos, then moving them WITHIN the album to organize them with other pics similar to the ones selected. It's tiring to select one image at a time to group it with other pics & moving all the pics out of the album to group them together is no proper solution. 2. Add Webm support. 3. Add a GIF editor. 4. Bring back the function to disable the password after initially opening the app & keeping it running in the background. Was a key feature in older versions so why’d you remove it? Plus I'm no fan of the paid options, web browser, & limited albums implemented in later versions but that's just me
Great but...
by bones9812 on 2017/09/30 05:58
...when an album gets close to reaching max capacity, the app will periodically import random pics from my phone, instead of the ones I'm choosing to put in. Or I will click on a thumbnail pic and the one that enlarges will be another random shot. Since I use this app exclusively for adult pics, I find it odd that the random ones uploaded and enlarged are always non-adult shots. I've tried to delete pics to decrease the number of photos to improve the accuracy but it doesn't work. Otherwise, it's privacy feature and editing options are exactly as promoted
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