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The Best and Most private photo and Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Millions of people trust private photo Vault® to keep their photos hidden. Top 100 Photography App in USA, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, India, Italy, Finland, UK, South Africa, Egypt, Mexico, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, France, Ireland, Germany and many more countries. Reviews for Photo Vault®: * * * * * "Wow, I have been wanting a way to hide some of my photos for a while, this is a perfect solution." * * * * * "Exactly what I'm looking for, can organize albums and even 'hide' others that I feel I need to." PROTECT YOUR "SPECIAL" PHOTOS + VIDEOS • Password Protected App Entry       • Pin Lock       • Pattern/Dot Lock • Password Protected Photo Albums       (Keep people out of your private albums) • Break-in Report: Photo + GPS • Decoy Password PHOTO MANAGEMENT • Create Albums right in the App • Import/Export from Photo App • iTunes Syncing • Wireless Photo Transfer • Email Photos • Text Message Photos PHOTO VIEWING • Image Gallery • Slideshow • Intuitive Interface just like Photo App VIDEO SUPPORT • Import/Export from Photo App • Watch Videos PRIVATE WEB BROWSER • Browse the Internet Privately • Download Photos directly to the app NOTE: Photo Vault® keeps local copies of your photos and videos on your phone only. Please ensure to keep separate backups of your photo/video data.
💕😁
by inerdeep on 2020/11/26 15:20
Love the app. Used it for years now . Great for anyone . Very user friendly . Well worth the price .👍👍
Changed my password!
by plz just help me on 2020/11/26 14:17
Dear creators, if you tell me a way I can get back into my photos since it decided to change my password I will change this to a 5 star review, because it’s a good app but I have my progress pictures for my Invisalign in there and now I don’t know the password!
Please recovered photos
by btull mama on 2020/11/26 09:37
Please recovered video and photos
so perfect
by Fateme1374 on 2020/11/25 15:06
i love it and so security's
Lies
by ChappyChapps on 2020/11/24 20:43
App works fine. Dose as intended. But they advertise a wireless syncing feature. However it’s worthless. They make it sound like it will allow you to keep your photos in the cloud. And if u get a new phone. U can just download the app again and your photos will be there. This is not the case. Took my 5$ nonetheless.
Great App to use to hide your favor videos on my momma!!!
by CNeal24 on 2020/11/24 16:55
Great app
توجد مشكلة بليززز
by تًوجد مشكلة on 2020/11/24 01:43
لايفتح
more albums
by aprilttrn on 2020/11/23 19:35
i love this app a lot! but i wish i could get more albums with out needing pro.
Great app
by Sp1dey922 on 2020/11/23 15:07
It was great but I deleted it not knowing it would delete all the pictures as well I’m not sure on how to get them back
No support
by That1guy815 on 2020/11/23 13:20
I know I didn’t forget my pin to get into the app and one day it says I’m wrong.. so ok I emailed support multiple times and still no response I just want to reset my password other than that it would have a5 star rating but their lazy
Not that friendly experience
by Faqyall on 2020/11/23 13:18
The app is good but the performance is a little slow when tapping the pictures it takes up to a second to open lol same when closing them out .. its late-responsive compared to all photo apps
Complete Sh*t
by Bingoborb on 2020/11/23 04:37
No way to recover photos if you’ve deleted them, even with pro
Photos Gone!!
by Dee7467 on 2020/11/22 13:38
Overall the app works great. But if you get another phone and try to back up your photos your wasting your time. I had 300 photos and videos from parties to my sons birth all gone. The app started up like I never used it before so now I’m like what’s the point. Minus well erase it and try another app. I’m so disappointed about this. I tried other apps and THIS never happened to me before. I’m so lost for words. I don’t get it, the app should have in store backups from people getting new devices so when you redownload the app it’s right thee loading up. I read other reviews and apparently this was suppose to had changed 2 years ago, obviously it didn’t. It’s sad.
Crashing
by Paytardd on 2020/11/22 03:58
Everytime I try to move a new picture to the app it crashes.
Very gooood
by Elinazkhatoon on 2020/11/21 22:28
Very great
Please help😢
by tmnahadi on 2020/11/20 17:31
The app turns offload on my phone(iPhone 6, version 12.4.9) but I can’t download it again, what should I do? How can I save my photos again? They are so important for me 😞
Muy seguro y práctico
by vivamosbueno on 2020/11/20 04:32
Muy seguro
Very bad
by Hadibz on 2020/11/20 00:01
THIS APP DELETED MY VERY IMPORTANT PHOTOS First day my photos was 220 and after 2 weeks this app deleted my 20 photos and I don't know what I can do? why you made this???
No recovery email!
by Keliraee on 2020/11/19 22:25
Not happy that I cannot access my photos. I forgot my password and yes I set up recovery email. Each time it tells me it’s going to send an email it never does!
Great app
by Rok47 on 2020/11/18 14:29
Keeps everything secure and organized
Photo App with Great Security
by RandytheGreay on 2020/11/18 12:56
I would have rated this app 5 stars, if the system allowed one to custom arrange / group folders.
5 star ⭐️ for photo vault 👌
by 🌸 princessa on 2020/11/18 07:19
The best photo keeper EVER I’ve been using this app for about 2 years now ! 👌👌👌😍😍😍😍
Space- would be even better if the app gives a lot more memory 🤔
by Sheldonab on 2020/11/18 05:40
Wish I got more free space
Not able to get into my folder
by officialswagganator on 2020/11/17 20:51
I downloaded the app and loved it & created a folder and made it password protected w an emoji as the password (dumb on my end i know but it let me) & it worked fine until recently (i guess an update) i tried to get in and it wont let me type in an emoji. Tried copy and pasting the emoji into the password said password incorrect. Tried emailing the password to my email i set it up with and it said the password was “?” which I tried and still said it was incorrect. I deleted the photos off my phone so i can no longer access these photos. Wish there was some way to fix this or be able to change the password on the folder.
Almost perfect
by Mcw1906 on 2020/11/17 15:31
I wish I go directly to vault to retrieve pictures when sending them as attachments. But unless I’m doing something wrong, I have to resave pic to phone and then retrieve them.
What happened to the auto delete?
by Tntpoms on 2020/11/16 16:29
When I first tried this app, whatever pictures I chose to add to photo vault would automatically be deleted from my photos. Now that I purchased the app, that does not happen. I can’t find a way to turn this feature back on. How do I fix this?
Privacy! Security!!
by Cataldo family on 2020/11/16 09:12
Photo Vault has enabled me to have a secure online “safe” for private documents and photos.
Worth the extra money for add-ons
by sklogan92 on 2020/11/16 04:08
I am digging this app- it’s super easy to use and great for organized storage of pictures. I especially like the function to delete pictures from your camera roll after they’re uploaded. They’re always accessible to put back on your phone if you want to print out or put elsewhere, so it keeps my phone free of clutter.
Amazing!
by Captain Marvel Reviews!! on 2020/11/16 02:47
I didn’t have proper iCloud storage for a long time so I tried to find a photo saver,this was amazing! You could delete your photo from your actually photos on your phone and it would stay in the vault, it was like a normal camera/photo app! 10/10 should use
Videos
by gorkau1 on 2020/11/16 01:22
Have found my private videos have been damaged and only reproduce sound track. What happens with my videos. You should understand the importance of loosing confident on you app. Very disappointed until you fix the problem and recover my videos both audio an image. 1 star for now
Didn’t get the upgrade I paid for
by Kyleee# on 2020/11/15 21:31
I upgraded to “pro” & paid for it & everything then went back to the app to use the features and it told me I needed to pay for the upgrade again. Rather annoying and irritating. I’m not going to try it again for it just to have me keep paying it over and over again
Love it
by fiubhjhgghjhg on 2020/11/15 14:54
I need to cloud it
Works great
by Kingcoleman63 on 2020/11/14 23:49
Does all things described very well
No Backup
by AppleUser83 on 2020/11/14 14:17
I’ve used this app for years without a problem however I upgraded my phone recently and lost all my pictures. The iCloud backup worked for everything else except this app. Probably just a glitch but it’d be nice if the app had a back up plan.
iPhone
by Not worth yourtime9 on 2020/11/14 13:26
Switched to iPhone 12 and it did not sync correctly lost all pictures. Great for locking on one device. But if you up grade, I would drop all photos back in phone album before transferring phones.
Good App
by RanahW on 2020/11/13 19:21
This is a nice app. I use this for pics I want to save (as evidence), but don’t want to keep in my main albums. The only problem I have with this app, (and it’s a significant one), is that there are no dates on the pictures. It is important to have the date when the picture was taken. Maybe the app developers can improve the app in this way.
Won’t access iCloud backup
by sogafyrfytr on 2020/11/13 02:30
This was the perfect app. But i recently forced to cancel an install after a reset on my iphone. Now my iPhone says the iCloud data is there but the app doesn’t have a way to import almost 50 gigs of data! Fix this issue developer and I’ll give you 5 stars again.
Reseńa
by bucho grande on 2020/11/11 21:47
De 5 le doy 3 por que en caso de cambio de teléfono no se puede oh no me ha salido recuperar oh transferir las fotos guardadas
New Update is a Downgrade
by Tim Morris Jr. on 2020/11/11 00:44
I’ve been using the pro version for over 5 years now. I’ve always found it to be a reliable place to keep scans of private documents and other sensitive items. However, this latest update has taken away a few things that I immediately noticed. First, the order of photos no longer remains the same as it was in your phone’s library. The photos get mixed up when they’re moved to the app, leaving me with a mess of items that are out of order. For example, if I’m moving scans of a document that has 100 pages, and those scans were in order in my phone’s photo library, they’ll be out of order after they’ve been moved to this app. This is a new bug that needs to be fixed. Second, the “Select All” option is gone when importing, forcing you to manually select all the photos you want. Again, in the case of importing scans of several documents that are 100 pages in length, this is extremely inconvenient. I just want the old app back that allowed you to select all items at once to be imported in the correct order. Please fix this. This used to be a super reliable app.
Tabby girl I just love this app I have been using it for 7 years now
by old folks home on 2020/11/11 00:24
I
The app
by Sexy boy22 on 2020/11/10 21:11
Good looking on this app I needed it
love this app! wish there a way for it to save ur album content even when u switch over to new phone
by Mercedes03 on 2020/11/10 16:37
I love this app! I just wish there a way for it to save your album and content even when you switch over to a new phone
Great app
by sweeteater creap on 2020/11/10 15:49
Hides everything perfectly
Some missing things
by Marcosanch on 2020/11/10 14:31
It’s a good app but you can’t edit videos once they’re locked, only pictures. Sometimes if you upload a bunch of pictures (like 10+) they will lock in a whole different order and they’ll be mixed around.
Last update messed things up
by seatiki on 2020/11/10 12:20
I’ll start by saying this app has been great and when working properly, is awesome but the last update seems to have made it so when you add items to it, they end up all out of order and add it causes the album to rearrange stuff in weird places. It’s frustrating
I would trust it but..
by Danella.A on 2020/11/10 10:08
A while back, around 2014 I had soooo many photos that I cherished saved in it. One day I went on to see my photos and a pop up showed up. I didn’t get the option to close it and all I could do was click agree, so I did. Upon realizing all of the photos I had saved got deleted. I was furious, and tried to find ways to get my pictures back but, they all completely disappeared. I was 13 so I didn’t realize I should have kept a back up because I deleted them all from my photo album. I hope after all these years that problem was fixed. It was a good app, but after the experience it kind of ruined it for me.
Slow
by egow06 on 2020/11/10 04:15
Slow to import videos and photos
Good app
by Nasco110 on 2020/11/09 15:05
This is a very good app for photo security. I have been using it for about 3 years now and I am thinking of upgrading to the pro version. Thing is I just see an amount to pay but I don’t know if it’s one time or monthly. Can I get help with this please ?
IT TAKES UP SO MUCH SPACE IDK WHY?
by Den305 on 2020/11/09 05:16
I only have a couple videos and pics in the app and he takes up over 10gb of space and I know for a fact it’s only about 2 gb of content in it so something is wrong with this app
Password
by jessimeli on 2020/11/08 11:26
Hi, excellent app, but I don’t remember my password and my email don’t recieve the recovery password. 🙁
Helpppp
by I got an avocado on 2020/11/08 06:41
Is there a way for the photos you put in the app to be in the same order as they are in your phone? It was in order a while ago but I guess an update changed it or something
Sad for it
by Abir Toha on 2020/11/07 19:38
Can’t open my hidden video..It’s showing some file is missing..but i saw the video earlier
Saving my pictures and videos
by Demond Shell on 2020/11/07 03:23
Say I delete the app with all my photos on it and then want to download it again. Will all my photos and videos be on it still? Does it save my stuff?
KT
by KAT Claw on 2020/11/06 23:15
Awesome App, Store things on back pages of phone
A fabulous app has tanked! DON’T TRUST THIS!
by RangerMac61 on 2020/11/06 15:07
I’ve used this app for years. I used to love it and recommend it to friends. However, all that has changed!!! Somewhere in the various iOS 13 updates two bugs appeared. First, when typing in a new password for a new file, the number keyboard shifted back to the letter keyboard after the first number entry. Second, and far more serious, when a series of photos were entered into a file from the Apple Photos app, the original order of the photos was scramble!!! I immediately reported these bugs to Photo Vault support, and was informed that they would be fixed when iOS 14 came out. Well, iOS 14 came out, and the bugs remained. Being a patient person, I waited until Apple’s next update, iOS 14.1 came out. Still the bugs remained!!! Yesterday, iOS 14.2 was released and guess what? The bugs remain!!! The designers of this app either can’t or won’t fix the bugs reported above. Time for me to find another app to store photos!!! Save yourself the grief of having to move photos to a new storage app and don’t give this one further consideration!
Oposiciónes
by c vkbvegufhhg on 2020/11/06 13:47
Me gustaría que tuviera la opción de guardar las fotos Esque en varios casos cambio de cell y pierden las fotos
Please delete this app
by bad this app on 2020/11/05 19:26
This app don’t have internet block porn , my kids can open this app see porn website that don’t have blocked!!!! Please delete this app bad!!!!
Doesn’t save photos in chronological order
by I Love Y0u on 2020/11/05 16:30
Very stupid app used to work fine and “new update” caused it now to save photos in chronological order as they are in your photo albums, instead the app just saves them randomly by size probably so when you look back there is no timely order. Good luck backing up a lot of photos in a time dependent way, the developers are dumb for not minding this attention to detail, basic stuff like this and them not replying after a month of inquiries through customer support is why they now deserve this 1 star. App is crap at the moment as it is. Why back up photos if they’re not even in order? Makes no sense..
Lobe this app!
by Chela 42 on 2020/11/05 16:20
I have the free version. It's kept my most valuable pics and videos safe despite the years of getting different phones. I feel confident that my pics are safe with Photo Vault! Thanks!!👍🔐💜😁
I have one suggestion for the app
by Dilmer Sandoval on 2020/11/05 06:48
Will you add dark mode
BP
by Bpish on 2020/11/05 06:16
Excellent service
eh
by TylerTheGloriois on 2020/11/03 15:59
why i gotta pay for more photo albums, KeepSafe has lots more albums
Kev
by Whale25 on 2020/11/03 13:40
Great app
Question
by your oldest 2013 player uwu on 2020/11/03 06:21
Is there any how I can get the pictures I had saved on the app before now?
Unreliable!
by 9lolograce on 2020/11/03 05:22
Copy only 5 photos and then shows “Errors “ and don’t delete photos from library! Please fix ! Juan Mahecha
One problem
by bluebombgamer on 2020/11/03 00:13
When uploading photos they don’t come in order. This has caused issues with the types of photos I upload where they don’t make sense if they aren’t in order, otherwise good app, like the slideshow feature
Very Disappointed
by Onaire17 on 2020/11/02 18:35
I’ve had photo vault and iCloud storage for years now. Got a new iPhone because last iPhone broke. Photo vault logged in as normal but nothing transferred over.
Photo back
by iqhlas hossain. on 2020/11/02 15:07
How do I get my photos back ?
Love it
by bugger picker all day on 2020/11/02 14:49
Awesome app!!
Cambiar algunas cosas
by ojos saltones on 2020/11/01 13:50
En ves de tener la imagen de un álbum debería de ser la fachada de algún juego porque si usamos este medio es para ocultar algo no así que para mi debería de ser discreto es mi punto de vista
Photos not stay
by photovaultdoesntwork on 2020/10/31 22:57
Doesn’t give an option to recover my photos
Recover photos
by CMFLBMC on 2020/10/31 21:36
Is there a way to recover photos after deleting the app and redownloading ?
This app destroyed a bunch of my photos and videos
by Jah Fire Rain Down!!! on 2020/10/31 15:20
No idea why, but about half my photos and videos are no longer viewable. I suggest backing them up elsewhere as well. Very disappointed
love ❤️
by DODO😍 on 2020/10/31 14:31
really wonderfull app but Space is too short plz give us more storage in it plz 😭
Great app but can’t get in touch with customer service.
by BCastro77 on 2020/10/31 08:34
I just got the iPhone 12 pro only because my 11 was lost. I have 250gb worth of pics and videos and when I try to download the app from iCloud on my new phone it syncs up to 100gb then starts over from scratch as if it was only at 25gb. I’ve reached out to customer service numerous times and can’t get a return email. I didn’t get a chance to back anything up to iTunes but the app is backed up in the cloud. Is there a way to fix this?
DO NOT USE
by Samikaytl on 2020/10/31 07:17
I’ve had this app for 5 years now and had hundreds of private photos stored on here. The app was unloaded by my iPhone, which I did not choose to happen. Upon re downloading it, no photos were stored. I lost years of footage trusting this app. Not worth it.
Be careful
by Jacob Sandens on 2020/10/31 04:59
The app password randomly changed on me and when redownloaded got rid of all of my files attached to it
Pleas help
by buwetefal on 2020/10/30 18:41
Help hellp
I like it but the Pro version needs more features
by PrynceQue on 2020/10/30 10:48
This is a pretty good app. However, there needs to be an option to back up your files so you don’t lose them. I also think the password to get into the app should be 6 numbers instead of 4, the albums should be icons instead of list, and there needs to be the time of the video instead of just the video icon on a video file...CAN YALL PLEASE MAKE THESE UPDATES!!!???
Paid pro
by Killer77g1 on 2020/10/30 03:50
Is the $5 to upgrade to pro a one time purchase or a monthly payment?
Awesome
by Perrot48 on 2020/10/29 21:22
I love keeping my photos private
Email not working
by trisha90 on 2020/10/29 18:52
I forgot my password and I’m trying to recover it from my email but it keeps saying email failed.
Bruh
by ☾𝙰𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚎♫ on 2020/10/28 04:27
Idk if it was the update or what, but whenever I click on the app to open it, it immediately crashes and takes me right back to my home screen. Like, instantly. The app doesn’t even open. I have an iPhone 8 + but I’ve never had any problems before this. I REALLY don’t want to try and delete the app and redownload bc I’m scared I’ll lose my pictures.
Lost my nudies of x girlfriend
by Limp Johnny on 2020/10/27 16:44
Well I’m sure the title explains it all, I got a new phone a year ago and when everything is transferred over my photo vault was empty. Long gone with the photos of my ex-girlfriend, who was smoking hot and dumped me and broke my heart, now I don’t even have the Photos so I can stare at her supple boobys. Booooooo
Used it for years. Hadn’t opened in a while and photos and videos seem to be lost.
by Bootocrash on 2020/10/27 09:21
I have had this app for many years and had photos and videos in it that I felt were safe. And they had been for a long time. I hadn’t check on it for a good while but now I open up the folders and most are gone. Their place holders are there but they do not open. Like they have been corrupted. many of which I can’t replace any longer. Only reason I don’t give it a one star is because for a short time at least it works well.
Exceptional
by FreeManontheland on 2020/10/27 07:10
Great app easy to navigate
How to recover pictures
by JC CORONADO on 2020/10/26 13:09
I had this app on another phone I just wish there was a way to recover my pictures from that phone hopefully you can give me some information on how to do it
Issue importing photos, no response from customer support
by Gotu6665543 on 2020/10/25 22:33
Ever since the update to iOS 14, photos from the camera roll get imported completely out of order. Prior to the iOS update the photos always updated in perfect order from the camera roll. This is true with multiple devices. I sent an email to customer support but never heard back. This is incredibly inconvenient and I will need to find a different app if this is not resolved.
Be mindful
by sweetmomoftwo on 2020/10/25 19:33
Love app so much! As a medical professional I have to keep some pics private. I did learn however that if u switch phones u loose all pics they do not carry over so be mindful. Otherwise great app
The worst App
by $x- bz on 2020/10/25 14:40
Every time there’s an update my pictures get deleted. What’s the point of having pictures saved if they will be deleted with each update.
Vault
by GusLeonJr on 2020/10/25 03:34
Great App, use it all the time to lock up some great sexy pics
The best !
by tuvituansusu on 2020/10/24 20:15
I love this app,it is safe and you count on it. It is highly recommended.
It works
by Rogerp59 on 2020/10/24 15:58
It’s easy to use and works. Love it!
Ultimate Privacy
by MZBoston on 2020/10/24 05:49
far the best App. I recommend it.
تجربتي مع البرنامج
by اكرم بيمان on 2020/10/24 00:23
البرنامج ممتاز وسهل الاستخدام وامن انصح بتحميله
Great app easy to use
by wilson 68 on 2020/10/23 21:43
Always love it and love the privacy it has
Muy perfecta
by salmonsito on 2020/10/23 18:42
Megusta
need help answer asap
by bannanananamannanana on 2020/10/23 03:22
my phone recently broke an i had all my pictures in this app is there a way i can log in using my old icloud account to access all the pictures i had in this app?
Delete option
by brad305 on 2020/10/22 21:20
Please bring back the delete after transfer option ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
Best in class for photo security
by Appleman7934 on 2020/06/21 22:57
One of my friends recommended this app to me years ago for securing my private photos and videos. I’ve now been using it since 2015, it continues to be supported with each new version of iOS and they provide good customer support when needed. To break down the features that I like, the break-in report and decoy password are really cool. The break in report will take a photo whenever someone tries to get into the app. It is great for detecting snoopers. The decoy password gives you a whole separate account you can login to that opens to a different set of photos. This is perfect if someone wants to know what is in the app. The app has the ability to create a pin for the overall app as well as passwords for each of the individual albums. When you import photos from the photos app, it asks you if you’d like to delete them from the Photos app which is really convenient. Just make sure you also delete them from recently deleted too. Looking at some of the reviews, it looks like people are forgetting their passwords. The app gives you the ability to set a backup email address, so if you set that setup you are fine. Each update brings new features. I’m glad to have picked this one. It is fast, secure, reliable and feature rich. I highly recommend this app if you want a well supported app for securing your photos. I’m excited to see what they add next.
Don't trust this app to make backups to iCloud.
by Nickname1122339 on 2017/07/29 20:58
I've been using the pro version of this app for about 4 years. Currently it's pretty well developed. The only issue I've ever had was losing 400+ pictures/videos due to the app not backing up to iCloud (2 years ago). I lost my phone while on a trip in Europe, after returning I tried a backup only to find that all data within the app was lost (literally as if I had never used the app before). I tried a fresh backup several times, each with the same results. Going into detail: I used photo vault for 2 years prior to the loss of the phone. I had pictures in my stock photo album that were dated same as some photos in the photo vault. The backup recovered 700+ pictures that were in my photo album (and other apps/app data) ... some dating up to just a couple weeks before I lost the phone. Basically I guess photo vault was never backed up, while just about everything else was? You'd think after paying for the pricey Pro Version and 2 years of constant use, there would be some element of assurance... I have had little use for this app since losing everything.
Great App Until You Lose your Phone and all Pictures are Lost
by Brytalozy on 2019/09/09 18:31
I have been a regular user of photo vault. I started with the regular version and then paid to get upgraded to the pro version. Everything seemed fine even until I lost my iPhone in summer 2019 during my research trip and had to restore/recover lost data. Lol and behold, not even a single one of the over 3,000 archival/research document pics that I got and moved to the vault were restored; I mean, not even a single one. I tried restoring from my itunes and iCloud yet no way. Never trust this app to recover your lost photo files. To make matters worse, I wrote several emails to the developers and even went to their company website to lodge a request to Legendary Software Labs LLC and not even a single response. At least, if you cannot solve the situation, calm your clients and respond to a single request. I cannot believe that after paying the monthly fee, I cannot even recover any thing. I felt frustrated because I so much believed in this app and even got my friends to get it. Now, I am lost and disappointed to say the least. Thanks but no thanks.
Tech Support will not reply
by Vin_D on 2019/04/06 03:53
First off I’ve used this product for years without any issues. Recently they released Ver 10.3 I believe and it was automatically downloaded and updated my app. I noticed there must have been an update after seeing a much improved editor when I edited a vid. I closed the app, reopened it 15 minutes later and all of my files were encrypted or at least I’m assuming that because over 3,000 pics & vids showed nothing but the grayscale wave in all the directories. That’s it, the only viewable file out of almost 3,000 was the one I edited. I’ve tried texting, emailing, copying, etc out of the app but nadda! I have pics of everything critical in there. My last backup was over 3 months ago. That puts me out of almost a thousand pics & vids. I can’t get a Tech support reply, I’ve sent multiple request for help but nothing. I’m very frustrated that their success has given them a sense of complacency to my need for help. I have almost 75gb of data (+-3000 files)that only shows up as a defective wave. I need those pics to access accounts created in the past few months. BE WARNED-Back up you iPhone on a frequent basis. Help!!!!!!!
New Update is a Downgrade
by Tim Morris Jr. on 2020/11/11 00:44
I’ve been using the pro version for over 5 years now. I’ve always found it to be a reliable place to keep scans of private documents and other sensitive items. However, this latest update has taken away a few things that I immediately noticed. First, the order of photos no longer remains the same as it was in your phone’s library. The photos get mixed up when they’re moved to the app, leaving me with a mess of items that are out of order. For example, if I’m moving scans of a document that has 100 pages, and those scans were in order in my phone’s photo library, they’ll be out of order after they’ve been moved to this app. This is a new bug that needs to be fixed. Second, the “Select All” option is gone when importing, forcing you to manually select all the photos you want. Again, in the case of importing scans of several documents that are 100 pages in length, this is extremely inconvenient. I just want the old app back that allowed you to select all items at once to be imported in the correct order. Please fix this. This used to be a super reliable app.
Not a good look
by Mondo Rondo on 2019/08/08 07:43
Since starting high school I’ve had a lot of use for this app. Starting in 9th grade I asked my friends what app I should use to store photos and they recommend this however, I wish they didn’t. I went along my high school journey quite smoothly using the app with minor or little problems but now I just finished my senior year and I am about to enter college and my photos are completely erased. It’s been like this for at least 8 months maybe a year. I had two albums inside the app. One for videos and one for pictures. All 600 pictures in the picture album have become corrupted because they all show a standard image. However with my videos I can say that around only 30 out of 130 videos are corrupted. I don’t know how this occurred and I’ve Tried everything to get them back but nothing has worked. Keep in mind when you add any photo or video to an album they give you the option to delete it from your camera roll. I did this and now the pictures and videos are lost forever I guess. So if you plan on using this long term I would suggest finding another app because you will be heartbroken once you see everything is corrupted. :(
Great app for hiding photos and videos
by Wsidell on 2020/06/19 17:47
This app is pretty much the original app to password protect photos and videos on iPhone. I have had it since the beginning and the password protection is a really nice thing to have on your phone. I highly recommend this app to everyone. The animated gifs work really well, photos load quickly, and I no no longer have to worry about anyone looking at my private pics. I also like how you can rearrange photos in the app within albums and the albums themselves. Additionally, in the latest version, the UI has been beautified and works better than ever. The new wireless photo transfer is great now that it supports batch upload and download. Touch ID is nice as well. Please, do yourself a favor, if you are looking for an app to hide photos, look no further. Private photo vault is the best. Highly recommended. There was recently a bug that caused the app to crashed and it was fixed extremely quickly. Update: live photo support is great. Highly recommend Another great update, the team at Private Photo Vault always does a good job. I saw a review mentioning the privacy policy, and it protects the users privacy very well and does not share data with any 3rd parties. A+, keep up do the good work. Thanks for keeping up the updates! Customer service is there to help if you need it. I forgot, my password they reached out within the day and were able to help me.
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.
Cool if it worked
by Musaabo on 2019/09/23 22:50
I use this all the same way everyone else does. Needless to say after an updated about a year ago, all the photos and videos I had disappeared. The photos and videos are still there but they don’t show and causes the app to crash. I reached out to support and they informed me that this was an issue <300 of a million people were experiencing and that an update was coming. After no luck I figured id upgrade to the premium app hoping I can restore the pics. After a year and several phones, the issue still persists. I figured I’d try the WiFi sync which I got to login but once I click the album, the app crashes on my phone and the page won’t load. I tried to export the photos and the same thing. Needless to say the developers have yet to address this issue and are blaming the way the phone is backed up, yet all my other apps seem to be working. If the photos are still there, it seems the app is failing to open them correctly. Hopefully they find a solution or a work around. Avoid the “first of all I’m sorry you’re experiencing this issue” response and resolve the issue or provide me on away to recover my stuff.
Great 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.
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.
Photos disappeared then got restored
by natasha-k on 2017/06/01 02:44
Just like another user who seems to have just reported the same problem on March 17, I've used this app for years without any issues. Then one day I logged in and the app acted like I had just downloaded it, and all my photos were gone -- same exact story as "Thedoomsong" user described. I also never deleted and reinstalled, no issues with my Apple account. iOS still thinks that the app has my photos based on the total amount of storage used by Photo Vault, but the app doesn't see them. I've reached out to customer service twice to see if I could salvage the photos and got no response. To say that I am frustrated is an understatement. UPDATE: I never heard back from customer service, but the app did get fixed. I saw a note about a bug fix in the latest release and, thankfully, my photos are back. The folder names are gone, but that's nothing in comparison. Thank you, app developers!! I really appreciate that you got it fixed!
Torn About This App
by Major_Ursa on 2019/03/27 15:06
The update to 10.x seems to have corrupted all my photos on my iPad. I had a lot of photos on there but now they just show white squares that won’t open and I can’t export. I’ve been using this app for 3+ years without issue before this update and it’s been great but now I’m really concerned about sticking with it. However - on my iPhone, the update to 10.x hasn’t messed anything up (yet, fingers crossed). Maybe it’s because I haven’t opened it as much or at all between minor updates in the versions 10+ and onward or maybe it’s because I only have 3 albums and a much smaller number of photos. Also it could be that all my iPhone pictures were imported through app extensions while on my iPad I used the web import feature a ton. I honestly have no clue why one device works and the other doesn’t. For reference: my devices are an iPhone XR and iPad Pro 10.5” both running the latest version of iOS and this app (10.3). Hopefully this info can help the developer nail down these issues
Great app! I’ve been using it for years, but...
by Rafy jr on 2018/06/11 05:52
The app is definitely great! I have used it since 2013. Here’s my thing though: I downloaded it for the first time on my dad’s account. Later on i created one of my own, which was no problem. I’d just go into my dad’s account to download it and that’s it. Last time i changed phones, i had been with my old one for a long time. I downloaded the app from my account but it gave me no option to retrieve the pictures (that, by the way, i had not saved anywhere else) unless it had been downloaded from the same account. I thought it was safe and put it off because i had forgotten my dad’s password. I just re-downloaded the app, from my dad’s account this time, and i cannot find an option to retrieve those pictures. And I cannot find a “Contact us” option. I’d appreciate if something could be done about this. I’m sure i’m not the only person this has happened to. If you, developers, could contact me, please do so.
A fabulous app has tanked! DON’T TRUST THIS!
by RangerMac61 on 2020/11/06 15:07
I’ve used this app for years. I used to love it and recommend it to friends. However, all that has changed!!! Somewhere in the various iOS 13 updates two bugs appeared. First, when typing in a new password for a new file, the number keyboard shifted back to the letter keyboard after the first number entry. Second, and far more serious, when a series of photos were entered into a file from the Apple Photos app, the original order of the photos was scramble!!! I immediately reported these bugs to Photo Vault support, and was informed that they would be fixed when iOS 14 came out. Well, iOS 14 came out, and the bugs remained. Being a patient person, I waited until Apple’s next update, iOS 14.1 came out. Still the bugs remained!!! Yesterday, iOS 14.2 was released and guess what? The bugs remain!!! The designers of this app either can’t or won’t fix the bugs reported above. Time for me to find another app to store photos!!! Save yourself the grief of having to move photos to a new storage app and don’t give this one further consideration!
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.
The vault you’re looking for
by Chaos Hawk on 2020/09/19 18:28
This is it, the best photo vault I’ve tried for iOS. Set passwords to photo albums, photo/video/gif capable, decoy password and more. Runs smoothly, no bugs unlike other apps I’ve tried. Sure, some features are paid which is completely fair. If you don’t like paying to support the devs you can use it with limited capacity for free. After you know you like it a one time payment is perfect. The only downside is while their privacy policy is good, it’s not perfect. Not spying on the stored media is good but no meta data should really be sent. Switch over to securing all your photos/videos by default with this app, and use DuckDuckGo or SnowHaze for browsing. The one included within this app also is lackluster for privacy.
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.
Upload via iTunes?
by Alejobulala on 2019/05/29 21:40
I’ve had this app for quite awhile and it usually worked well. Now I noticed that much of my saved data will not open. It’s as if the encryption change rendered much of my library useless. I have since deleted and reinstalled the app to my phone and iPad, but now I’m noticing that when I try to upload my data back into the app via iTunes it does not show that anything was added. The app is definitely holding 20+GB of data (at least it shows it is holding that much when I check individual app storage) but it is not in the “main album”. Is sharing via iTunes still an option or is it only via wireless upload that the data will actually take and show in the app?
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!
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.
Perfect
by Zack Daddy101 on 2020/10/22 13:43
I’ve used other photo & video safes before, but this is the best one. It lets you choose between biometric (Touch ID or Face ID) or passcode unlock, and it automatically deletes your photos after you move them if you a hide to do so. You can move the photos and videos in & out of the vault at will. Best of all, my photos and videos are safe. I upgrade my iPhone every year, and for the past 3+ years, I’ve had no problems transferring from one phone to the next, and haven’t lost a single photo. I can’t say that for other similar apps I’ve used in the past, when upgrading from an old phone to a new phone. I would recommend this app for anyone who wants to keep photos & videos private and secure.
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.
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.
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
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!
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 :(
Web view crashes too often
by Zx5000 on 2019/01/06 12:13
I bought the pro version ($3.99) a long time ago and this issue is always there with every release. Many times have I written to the app support email but never any response. The developer needs to look at the crash logs occasionally. It always crashes if a pop up ad appears and is then closed (swipe down). It will then crash either immediately or a few seconds later. Other issues are the top of the web window is hidden so that toolbars can’t be tapped, the screen also gets overlaid with a blue select layer over and over again. The workaround is to switch tabs then go back.
WARNING: Data Loss VERY Possible!
by kernelpickle on 2017/10/12 09:07
I used this App for years to keep a small number of photos private, and never had any issues--until I had to replace a damaged phone, and restore it from an iCloud backup. For some strange reason, the App wasn't restored and upon re-downloading the App, realized there was no way to restore my data. I realize that guys who are stepping out on their lady, might appreciate the fact that nothing is store anywhere but their device, and are willing to take the risk of data loss--because the risk of getting caught is a far worse than data loss. I on the other hand, simply wanted a private storage area for photos that was kept separate, and wouldn't be synced to every device I own or log into! Now I've got the wonderful task of trying to recover a ton of login information, account numbers, and other sensitive info that I stored as "photos" instead of text (for an added layer of security by obscurity.) I really wish I would have thought about manually backing up that information somewhere, BEFORE I wiped my old phone, and returned it to Apple--but again, I didn't know that it wasn't part of my iCloud backup, and never even thought to check! So, just a heads up to anyone else that actually cares about their data AND their privacy--you may want to find an alternative solution!
Review
by Roadking1966 on 2019/04/29 02:31
I have used this app. for years. It was easy to use and worked well. The last update has changed my opinion. It will definitely hide your photos and keep them away from the people you don't want to see them. The edit feature was easy to use and worked effortlessly. The update now has the edit words deep blue against a black background making them difficult to read. There also is less ability to edit your pics and it is more difficult now to manipulate a photo. You might want to look for a program that makes it easier to read the lettering and better edit options.
Lost iPhone and can’t recover photos
by Jamesrg1234 on 2019/08/29 08:26
Hi all, so I recently dropped my phone in the ocean and had to buy a new one. I bought a new phone and began downloading all of my apps over again, “photo vault” being one of them however none of my photos appear in the vault anymore. I’ve used this app for years and even bought the pro version since I enjoyed it so much however it’s a bit of a bummer I’m not able to recover my photos as I had over 3k photos in the app. The app advertises ITunes syncing so I’m wondering if maybe anyone has a solution for me? I saw people’s reviews with similar issues and the app had told them an update would be soon to fix this... that was years ago so I’m hoping there’s a solution now? It also wants me to repurchase the app. Support has not replied.
What happened?!?!
by Legalchick627 on 2017/09/25 18:14
I’ve used Private Photo Vault for a couple of years and found it to be awesome. However now I find I can no longer export pics to my regular photo album. I watched the tutorial and followed it...I can move pics inside PPV but can’t export any to my camera roll. The screen just goes black, no “complete” showing. What happened?!?!?!? AHA!!! Update! I received a response from the developer telling me to make sure I have the most current PPV. I checked my updates in App Store and there WAS one. I updated and everything works fine. This is a great app!!!! I just wish I could change my one star rating to a 5 star...it totally deserves it!
Outstanding
by Cloudy Shelton on 2017/05/18 23:20
I've been using this app for close to two years and I've never had a problem. It's simple to use, but it's not a simple app. The only thing I have an issue with is when editing (cropping) and you hit the done button, you don't see the final image. You have to save it and then you get the final image. Size does count. Images get fuzzy when blown-up. I always save it to a copy to see how it'll turn out. If I like it, I delete the original. If not, I delete it and tweak the original until I get what I want. As far as complaints go that is seriously minor. I would highly recommend this app. It won't disappoint.
Amazing app
by OAKWOODCRES on 2019/10/22 13:25
This app is a godsend, it allows me to store my personal photos and videos of my family and friends and they aren’t out there floating around in some cloud. It allows me to sort the photos into multiple files to separate them into different topics such as Sporting Events, Family, Interests, Misc. Photos, Etc.... I’ve used this app for at least a few years now and I have never had a single problem with it. I advise that all users pay the small monthly fee to enlarge their storage capacity, it is well worth the money. Thanks again to the makers of this app for helping make photo storing a safe and much appreciated app to have.
Friggin’ AWESOME APP!!!
by Jellisedd on 2018/08/18 05:04
Hide the photos of your mistress from your wife!!! Noooooo problem!!!! Got x-rated pics to hide from the kids??? Perfect!!! Got selfies of yourself naked!!! Got ‘em secured!!! NO one will EVER see ‘em if they don’t know your 4-digit pin! Easily put pics in individually labeled folders! (Keep multiple babes separate!) Transfer them back to your phone’s photos without deleting them in Photo Vault. Multiple editing features are terrific! Save edited photo pics without bumping originals. PLUS... if someone tries to tap in a pin and it’s wrong? The app takes THEIR pic... sooooo you know who’s tampering with it! AWESOME all the way around!! LOVE IT!!!
I love this app, and I'd like a new feature for ease and convenience.
by Essence24 on 2017/12/05 00:57
I use this app all the time, and I love how secure it is. I've bought the premium version In app purchase, and I'm glad I did. But the new feature I'd like to propose is a wireless copy / transfer directly between devices with the app installed via local network or Bluetooth. Copying all of my private photos between devices was and still is a huge chore or copying, moving, uploading and whatever else. And the photos get out of order and disorganized. So this little feature could help tremendously. That's all. Get this app, buy the premium mode, and enjoy. It's great.
Amazing
by BubblesTheOne on 2019/10/27 19:38
I love this app and use it all the time. There are 2 small issues with it though... The first one is that when I am scrolling through folders some photos appear white and I can’t see them. Which brings me to my next problem. You guys really need to add sub folders. I know that I’m kinda a nerd when it comes to organizing things but still I would love it you could make a Folder inside another folder. Honestly, I love this app and I think that it is worth fixing so If you fix these small issues I will definitely change to 5 stars. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope that this app grows to reach its full potential. Sincerely, ya boi Bubbles
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.
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.
Edited videos revert back to original when saved in vault
by adam5543 on 2020/05/13 12:56
I like the app. It does what I need it to for the most part. However, there is one big problem. When I edit a video using the iPhone photo edit feature, and save it into the vault, it reverts back to the original unedited version in the vault. I can save a new clip of a video on my phone and put the clipped version in the vault and that solves that particular issue, but I can’t edit the lighting or anything in a video because the app will revert it back to the original in the vault. I emailed the developer about this issue several months ago and got no response. It’s a shame; I paid for the app, and I’d like to keep using it but this is a big problem for me.
Gets worse with each update
by Charmanderik on 2020/09/22 02:01
I rely on this app to hide my photos as my phone is subject to inspection. This app seems to be getting worse in UI with each update. The latest update, to make it compatible with iOS 14, brings 2 major headaches for importing photos: 1) You can no longer select all photos in an album; taking away the Select All function is TRULY DUMB! 2) Even dumber is when you import photos, they are no longer kept in the original chronological order! Instead, photos are now added in a random order. This is TRULY, ABSOLUTELY DUMB! This all is getting more and more annoying to use. It also has issues with playing back certain photos and videos, and displaying thumbnails properly. There are other bugs as well. It just seems much less reliable than back in 2018 and before.
Don’t waste your click
by Tip pon yuh toe on 2019/07/02 13:24
I would’ve given the app 5 stars if it saved all my pictures. I’ve gotten 2 iPhones after downloading the app the first time and all my memories are gone. A real slap to the face because I lost the first phone the app was on and lost all my pictures when it happened and the best memories were in that app and I can’t get them back. With that being said, what’s the point of having the app that only saves pictures for that particular phone? I want to be able to open the app and have all my pictures backed up. Or at least have an option to access it another way. Free or not, the app has lots of flaws. Plus reading the pro, I didn’t sense you’d get your pictures back when downloading the app to a new iPhone either. Will not be using this app again on a new iPhone 🤷🏾‍♀️
Have to change my Review
by Dr. Smith023 on 2020/10/19 22:12
So I’ve been using Photo Vault for quite a while never had any issues. Only a dislike of not being able to sort Albums together or putting a folder inside a folder instead of scrolling forever. Glad they brought back the iTunes file folder and love the faster access to photos folder, when clicking multiple photos at once where it use to when you clicked in between photos it would try an import every photo and you would have to start over. My issue right now is when you import multiple photos it use to come in order from top to bottom mine no longer does that it’s absolutely random and completely disappointing can that be fixed. Please an thank you
Editing functions removed from newer version
by Chrisz1212 on 2020/07/08 23:20
This program is helpful if you have private photos you don’t want others using your device to see. However, I use it heavily to edit photos stored in my vault. The newer version no longer has the blemish removal feature (if it does I can’t find it). It’s frustrating. Now I have to move the photo out of the vault, load it into a different app (photoshop), edit the photo, then move it back to the vault. Next time you recomend to a user that they update the version of the app on their device, warn them that you got rid of certain features and tell them which ones. At the very least, list them item by item in the App store. I never would have updated the app had you told me.
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The Best and Most private photo and Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Millions of people trust private photo Vault® to keep their photos hidden. Top 100 Photography App in USA, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, India, Italy, Finland, UK, South Africa, Egypt, Mexico, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, France, Ireland, Germany and many more countries. Reviews for Photo Vault®: * * * * * "Wow, I have been wanting a way to hide some of my photos for a while, this is a perfect solution." * * * * * "Exactly what I'm looking for, can organize albums and even 'hide' others that I feel I need to." PROTECT YOUR "SPECIAL" PHOTOS + VIDEOS • Password Protected App Entry       • Pin Lock       • Pattern/Dot Lock • Password Protected Photo Albums       (Keep people out of your private albums) • Break-in Report: Photo + GPS • Decoy Password PHOTO MANAGEMENT • Create Albums right in the App • Import/Export from Photo App • iTunes Syncing • Wireless Photo Transfer • Email Photos • Text Message Photos PHOTO VIEWING • Image Gallery • Slideshow • Intuitive Interface just like Photo App VIDEO SUPPORT • Import/Export from Photo App • Watch Videos PRIVATE WEB BROWSER • Browse the Internet Privately • Download Photos directly to the app NOTE: Photo Vault® keeps local copies of your photos and videos on your phone only. Please ensure to keep separate backups of your photo/video data.
💕😁
by inerdeep on 2020/11/26 15:20
Love the app. Used it for years now . Great for anyone . Very user friendly . Well worth the price .👍👍
Changed my password!
by plz just help me on 2020/11/26 14:17
Dear creators, if you tell me a way I can get back into my photos since it decided to change my password I will change this to a 5 star review, because it’s a good app but I have my progress pictures for my Invisalign in there and now I don’t know the password!
Please recovered photos
by btull mama on 2020/11/26 09:37
Please recovered video and photos
so perfect
by Fateme1374 on 2020/11/25 15:06
i love it and so security's
Lies
by ChappyChapps on 2020/11/24 20:43
App works fine. Dose as intended. But they advertise a wireless syncing feature. However it’s worthless. They make it sound like it will allow you to keep your photos in the cloud. And if u get a new phone. U can just download the app again and your photos will be there. This is not the case. Took my 5$ nonetheless.
Great App to use to hide your favor videos on my momma!!!
by CNeal24 on 2020/11/24 16:55
Great app
توجد مشكلة بليززز
by تًوجد مشكلة on 2020/11/24 01:43
لايفتح
more albums
by aprilttrn on 2020/11/23 19:35
i love this app a lot! but i wish i could get more albums with out needing pro.
Great app
by Sp1dey922 on 2020/11/23 15:07
It was great but I deleted it not knowing it would delete all the pictures as well I’m not sure on how to get them back
No support
by That1guy815 on 2020/11/23 13:20
I know I didn’t forget my pin to get into the app and one day it says I’m wrong.. so ok I emailed support multiple times and still no response I just want to reset my password other than that it would have a5 star rating but their lazy
Not that friendly experience
by Faqyall on 2020/11/23 13:18
The app is good but the performance is a little slow when tapping the pictures it takes up to a second to open lol same when closing them out .. its late-responsive compared to all photo apps
Complete Sh*t
by Bingoborb on 2020/11/23 04:37
No way to recover photos if you’ve deleted them, even with pro
Photos Gone!!
by Dee7467 on 2020/11/22 13:38
Overall the app works great. But if you get another phone and try to back up your photos your wasting your time. I had 300 photos and videos from parties to my sons birth all gone. The app started up like I never used it before so now I’m like what’s the point. Minus well erase it and try another app. I’m so disappointed about this. I tried other apps and THIS never happened to me before. I’m so lost for words. I don’t get it, the app should have in store backups from people getting new devices so when you redownload the app it’s right thee loading up. I read other reviews and apparently this was suppose to had changed 2 years ago, obviously it didn’t. It’s sad.
Crashing
by Paytardd on 2020/11/22 03:58
Everytime I try to move a new picture to the app it crashes.
Very gooood
by Elinazkhatoon on 2020/11/21 22:28
Very great
Please help😢
by tmnahadi on 2020/11/20 17:31
The app turns offload on my phone(iPhone 6, version 12.4.9) but I can’t download it again, what should I do? How can I save my photos again? They are so important for me 😞
Muy seguro y práctico
by vivamosbueno on 2020/11/20 04:32
Muy seguro
Very bad
by Hadibz on 2020/11/20 00:01
THIS APP DELETED MY VERY IMPORTANT PHOTOS First day my photos was 220 and after 2 weeks this app deleted my 20 photos and I don't know what I can do? why you made this???
No recovery email!
by Keliraee on 2020/11/19 22:25
Not happy that I cannot access my photos. I forgot my password and yes I set up recovery email. Each time it tells me it’s going to send an email it never does!
Great app
by Rok47 on 2020/11/18 14:29
Keeps everything secure and organized
Photo App with Great Security
by RandytheGreay on 2020/11/18 12:56
I would have rated this app 5 stars, if the system allowed one to custom arrange / group folders.
5 star ⭐️ for photo vault 👌
by 🌸 princessa on 2020/11/18 07:19
The best photo keeper EVER I’ve been using this app for about 2 years now ! 👌👌👌😍😍😍😍
Space- would be even better if the app gives a lot more memory 🤔
by Sheldonab on 2020/11/18 05:40
Wish I got more free space
Not able to get into my folder
by officialswagganator on 2020/11/17 20:51
I downloaded the app and loved it & created a folder and made it password protected w an emoji as the password (dumb on my end i know but it let me) & it worked fine until recently (i guess an update) i tried to get in and it wont let me type in an emoji. Tried copy and pasting the emoji into the password said password incorrect. Tried emailing the password to my email i set it up with and it said the password was “?” which I tried and still said it was incorrect. I deleted the photos off my phone so i can no longer access these photos. Wish there was some way to fix this or be able to change the password on the folder.
Almost perfect
by Mcw1906 on 2020/11/17 15:31
I wish I go directly to vault to retrieve pictures when sending them as attachments. But unless I’m doing something wrong, I have to resave pic to phone and then retrieve them.
What happened to the auto delete?
by Tntpoms on 2020/11/16 16:29
When I first tried this app, whatever pictures I chose to add to photo vault would automatically be deleted from my photos. Now that I purchased the app, that does not happen. I can’t find a way to turn this feature back on. How do I fix this?
Privacy! Security!!
by Cataldo family on 2020/11/16 09:12
Photo Vault has enabled me to have a secure online “safe” for private documents and photos.
Worth the extra money for add-ons
by sklogan92 on 2020/11/16 04:08
I am digging this app- it’s super easy to use and great for organized storage of pictures. I especially like the function to delete pictures from your camera roll after they’re uploaded. They’re always accessible to put back on your phone if you want to print out or put elsewhere, so it keeps my phone free of clutter.
Amazing!
by Captain Marvel Reviews!! on 2020/11/16 02:47
I didn’t have proper iCloud storage for a long time so I tried to find a photo saver,this was amazing! You could delete your photo from your actually photos on your phone and it would stay in the vault, it was like a normal camera/photo app! 10/10 should use
Videos
by gorkau1 on 2020/11/16 01:22
Have found my private videos have been damaged and only reproduce sound track. What happens with my videos. You should understand the importance of loosing confident on you app. Very disappointed until you fix the problem and recover my videos both audio an image. 1 star for now
Didn’t get the upgrade I paid for
by Kyleee# on 2020/11/15 21:31
I upgraded to “pro” & paid for it & everything then went back to the app to use the features and it told me I needed to pay for the upgrade again. Rather annoying and irritating. I’m not going to try it again for it just to have me keep paying it over and over again
Love it
by fiubhjhgghjhg on 2020/11/15 14:54
I need to cloud it
Works great
by Kingcoleman63 on 2020/11/14 23:49
Does all things described very well
No Backup
by AppleUser83 on 2020/11/14 14:17
I’ve used this app for years without a problem however I upgraded my phone recently and lost all my pictures. The iCloud backup worked for everything else except this app. Probably just a glitch but it’d be nice if the app had a back up plan.
iPhone
by Not worth yourtime9 on 2020/11/14 13:26
Switched to iPhone 12 and it did not sync correctly lost all pictures. Great for locking on one device. But if you up grade, I would drop all photos back in phone album before transferring phones.
Good App
by RanahW on 2020/11/13 19:21
This is a nice app. I use this for pics I want to save (as evidence), but don’t want to keep in my main albums. The only problem I have with this app, (and it’s a significant one), is that there are no dates on the pictures. It is important to have the date when the picture was taken. Maybe the app developers can improve the app in this way.
Won’t access iCloud backup
by sogafyrfytr on 2020/11/13 02:30
This was the perfect app. But i recently forced to cancel an install after a reset on my iphone. Now my iPhone says the iCloud data is there but the app doesn’t have a way to import almost 50 gigs of data! Fix this issue developer and I’ll give you 5 stars again.
Reseńa
by bucho grande on 2020/11/11 21:47
De 5 le doy 3 por que en caso de cambio de teléfono no se puede oh no me ha salido recuperar oh transferir las fotos guardadas
New Update is a Downgrade
by Tim Morris Jr. on 2020/11/11 00:44
I’ve been using the pro version for over 5 years now. I’ve always found it to be a reliable place to keep scans of private documents and other sensitive items. However, this latest update has taken away a few things that I immediately noticed. First, the order of photos no longer remains the same as it was in your phone’s library. The photos get mixed up when they’re moved to the app, leaving me with a mess of items that are out of order. For example, if I’m moving scans of a document that has 100 pages, and those scans were in order in my phone’s photo library, they’ll be out of order after they’ve been moved to this app. This is a new bug that needs to be fixed. Second, the “Select All” option is gone when importing, forcing you to manually select all the photos you want. Again, in the case of importing scans of several documents that are 100 pages in length, this is extremely inconvenient. I just want the old app back that allowed you to select all items at once to be imported in the correct order. Please fix this. This used to be a super reliable app.
Tabby girl I just love this app I have been using it for 7 years now
by old folks home on 2020/11/11 00:24
I
The app
by Sexy boy22 on 2020/11/10 21:11
Good looking on this app I needed it
love this app! wish there a way for it to save ur album content even when u switch over to new phone
by Mercedes03 on 2020/11/10 16:37
I love this app! I just wish there a way for it to save your album and content even when you switch over to a new phone
Great app
by sweeteater creap on 2020/11/10 15:49
Hides everything perfectly
Some missing things
by Marcosanch on 2020/11/10 14:31
It’s a good app but you can’t edit videos once they’re locked, only pictures. Sometimes if you upload a bunch of pictures (like 10+) they will lock in a whole different order and they’ll be mixed around.
Last update messed things up
by seatiki on 2020/11/10 12:20
I’ll start by saying this app has been great and when working properly, is awesome but the last update seems to have made it so when you add items to it, they end up all out of order and add it causes the album to rearrange stuff in weird places. It’s frustrating
I would trust it but..
by Danella.A on 2020/11/10 10:08
A while back, around 2014 I had soooo many photos that I cherished saved in it. One day I went on to see my photos and a pop up showed up. I didn’t get the option to close it and all I could do was click agree, so I did. Upon realizing all of the photos I had saved got deleted. I was furious, and tried to find ways to get my pictures back but, they all completely disappeared. I was 13 so I didn’t realize I should have kept a back up because I deleted them all from my photo album. I hope after all these years that problem was fixed. It was a good app, but after the experience it kind of ruined it for me.
Slow
by egow06 on 2020/11/10 04:15
Slow to import videos and photos
Good app
by Nasco110 on 2020/11/09 15:05
This is a very good app for photo security. I have been using it for about 3 years now and I am thinking of upgrading to the pro version. Thing is I just see an amount to pay but I don’t know if it’s one time or monthly. Can I get help with this please ?
IT TAKES UP SO MUCH SPACE IDK WHY?
by Den305 on 2020/11/09 05:16
I only have a couple videos and pics in the app and he takes up over 10gb of space and I know for a fact it’s only about 2 gb of content in it so something is wrong with this app
Password
by jessimeli on 2020/11/08 11:26
Hi, excellent app, but I don’t remember my password and my email don’t recieve the recovery password. 🙁
Helpppp
by I got an avocado on 2020/11/08 06:41
Is there a way for the photos you put in the app to be in the same order as they are in your phone? It was in order a while ago but I guess an update changed it or something
Sad for it
by Abir Toha on 2020/11/07 19:38
Can’t open my hidden video..It’s showing some file is missing..but i saw the video earlier
Saving my pictures and videos
by Demond Shell on 2020/11/07 03:23
Say I delete the app with all my photos on it and then want to download it again. Will all my photos and videos be on it still? Does it save my stuff?
KT
by KAT Claw on 2020/11/06 23:15
Awesome App, Store things on back pages of phone
A fabulous app has tanked! DON’T TRUST THIS!
by RangerMac61 on 2020/11/06 15:07
I’ve used this app for years. I used to love it and recommend it to friends. However, all that has changed!!! Somewhere in the various iOS 13 updates two bugs appeared. First, when typing in a new password for a new file, the number keyboard shifted back to the letter keyboard after the first number entry. Second, and far more serious, when a series of photos were entered into a file from the Apple Photos app, the original order of the photos was scramble!!! I immediately reported these bugs to Photo Vault support, and was informed that they would be fixed when iOS 14 came out. Well, iOS 14 came out, and the bugs remained. Being a patient person, I waited until Apple’s next update, iOS 14.1 came out. Still the bugs remained!!! Yesterday, iOS 14.2 was released and guess what? The bugs remain!!! The designers of this app either can’t or won’t fix the bugs reported above. Time for me to find another app to store photos!!! Save yourself the grief of having to move photos to a new storage app and don’t give this one further consideration!
Oposiciónes
by c vkbvegufhhg on 2020/11/06 13:47
Me gustaría que tuviera la opción de guardar las fotos Esque en varios casos cambio de cell y pierden las fotos
Please delete this app
by bad this app on 2020/11/05 19:26
This app don’t have internet block porn , my kids can open this app see porn website that don’t have blocked!!!! Please delete this app bad!!!!
Doesn’t save photos in chronological order
by I Love Y0u on 2020/11/05 16:30
Very stupid app used to work fine and “new update” caused it now to save photos in chronological order as they are in your photo albums, instead the app just saves them randomly by size probably so when you look back there is no timely order. Good luck backing up a lot of photos in a time dependent way, the developers are dumb for not minding this attention to detail, basic stuff like this and them not replying after a month of inquiries through customer support is why they now deserve this 1 star. App is crap at the moment as it is. Why back up photos if they’re not even in order? Makes no sense..
Lobe this app!
by Chela 42 on 2020/11/05 16:20
I have the free version. It's kept my most valuable pics and videos safe despite the years of getting different phones. I feel confident that my pics are safe with Photo Vault! Thanks!!👍🔐💜😁
I have one suggestion for the app
by Dilmer Sandoval on 2020/11/05 06:48
Will you add dark mode
BP
by Bpish on 2020/11/05 06:16
Excellent service
eh
by TylerTheGloriois on 2020/11/03 15:59
why i gotta pay for more photo albums, KeepSafe has lots more albums
Kev
by Whale25 on 2020/11/03 13:40
Great app
Question
by your oldest 2013 player uwu on 2020/11/03 06:21
Is there any how I can get the pictures I had saved on the app before now?
Unreliable!
by 9lolograce on 2020/11/03 05:22
Copy only 5 photos and then shows “Errors “ and don’t delete photos from library! Please fix ! Juan Mahecha
One problem
by bluebombgamer on 2020/11/03 00:13
When uploading photos they don’t come in order. This has caused issues with the types of photos I upload where they don’t make sense if they aren’t in order, otherwise good app, like the slideshow feature
Very Disappointed
by Onaire17 on 2020/11/02 18:35
I’ve had photo vault and iCloud storage for years now. Got a new iPhone because last iPhone broke. Photo vault logged in as normal but nothing transferred over.
Photo back
by iqhlas hossain. on 2020/11/02 15:07
How do I get my photos back ?
Love it
by bugger picker all day on 2020/11/02 14:49
Awesome app!!
Cambiar algunas cosas
by ojos saltones on 2020/11/01 13:50
En ves de tener la imagen de un álbum debería de ser la fachada de algún juego porque si usamos este medio es para ocultar algo no así que para mi debería de ser discreto es mi punto de vista
Photos not stay
by photovaultdoesntwork on 2020/10/31 22:57
Doesn’t give an option to recover my photos
Recover photos
by CMFLBMC on 2020/10/31 21:36
Is there a way to recover photos after deleting the app and redownloading ?
This app destroyed a bunch of my photos and videos
by Jah Fire Rain Down!!! on 2020/10/31 15:20
No idea why, but about half my photos and videos are no longer viewable. I suggest backing them up elsewhere as well. Very disappointed
love ❤️
by DODO😍 on 2020/10/31 14:31
really wonderfull app but Space is too short plz give us more storage in it plz 😭
Great app but can’t get in touch with customer service.
by BCastro77 on 2020/10/31 08:34
I just got the iPhone 12 pro only because my 11 was lost. I have 250gb worth of pics and videos and when I try to download the app from iCloud on my new phone it syncs up to 100gb then starts over from scratch as if it was only at 25gb. I’ve reached out to customer service numerous times and can’t get a return email. I didn’t get a chance to back anything up to iTunes but the app is backed up in the cloud. Is there a way to fix this?
DO NOT USE
by Samikaytl on 2020/10/31 07:17
I’ve had this app for 5 years now and had hundreds of private photos stored on here. The app was unloaded by my iPhone, which I did not choose to happen. Upon re downloading it, no photos were stored. I lost years of footage trusting this app. Not worth it.
Be careful
by Jacob Sandens on 2020/10/31 04:59
The app password randomly changed on me and when redownloaded got rid of all of my files attached to it
Pleas help
by buwetefal on 2020/10/30 18:41
Help hellp
I like it but the Pro version needs more features
by PrynceQue on 2020/10/30 10:48
This is a pretty good app. However, there needs to be an option to back up your files so you don’t lose them. I also think the password to get into the app should be 6 numbers instead of 4, the albums should be icons instead of list, and there needs to be the time of the video instead of just the video icon on a video file...CAN YALL PLEASE MAKE THESE UPDATES!!!???
Paid pro
by Killer77g1 on 2020/10/30 03:50
Is the $5 to upgrade to pro a one time purchase or a monthly payment?
Awesome
by Perrot48 on 2020/10/29 21:22
I love keeping my photos private
Email not working
by trisha90 on 2020/10/29 18:52
I forgot my password and I’m trying to recover it from my email but it keeps saying email failed.
Bruh
by ☾𝙰𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚎♫ on 2020/10/28 04:27
Idk if it was the update or what, but whenever I click on the app to open it, it immediately crashes and takes me right back to my home screen. Like, instantly. The app doesn’t even open. I have an iPhone 8 + but I’ve never had any problems before this. I REALLY don’t want to try and delete the app and redownload bc I’m scared I’ll lose my pictures.
Lost my nudies of x girlfriend
by Limp Johnny on 2020/10/27 16:44
Well I’m sure the title explains it all, I got a new phone a year ago and when everything is transferred over my photo vault was empty. Long gone with the photos of my ex-girlfriend, who was smoking hot and dumped me and broke my heart, now I don’t even have the Photos so I can stare at her supple boobys. Booooooo
Used it for years. Hadn’t opened in a while and photos and videos seem to be lost.
by Bootocrash on 2020/10/27 09:21
I have had this app for many years and had photos and videos in it that I felt were safe. And they had been for a long time. I hadn’t check on it for a good while but now I open up the folders and most are gone. Their place holders are there but they do not open. Like they have been corrupted. many of which I can’t replace any longer. Only reason I don’t give it a one star is because for a short time at least it works well.
Exceptional
by FreeManontheland on 2020/10/27 07:10
Great app easy to navigate
How to recover pictures
by JC CORONADO on 2020/10/26 13:09
I had this app on another phone I just wish there was a way to recover my pictures from that phone hopefully you can give me some information on how to do it
Issue importing photos, no response from customer support
by Gotu6665543 on 2020/10/25 22:33
Ever since the update to iOS 14, photos from the camera roll get imported completely out of order. Prior to the iOS update the photos always updated in perfect order from the camera roll. This is true with multiple devices. I sent an email to customer support but never heard back. This is incredibly inconvenient and I will need to find a different app if this is not resolved.
Be mindful
by sweetmomoftwo on 2020/10/25 19:33
Love app so much! As a medical professional I have to keep some pics private. I did learn however that if u switch phones u loose all pics they do not carry over so be mindful. Otherwise great app
The worst App
by $x- bz on 2020/10/25 14:40
Every time there’s an update my pictures get deleted. What’s the point of having pictures saved if they will be deleted with each update.
Vault
by GusLeonJr on 2020/10/25 03:34
Great App, use it all the time to lock up some great sexy pics
The best !
by tuvituansusu on 2020/10/24 20:15
I love this app,it is safe and you count on it. It is highly recommended.
It works
by Rogerp59 on 2020/10/24 15:58
It’s easy to use and works. Love it!
Ultimate Privacy
by MZBoston on 2020/10/24 05:49
far the best App. I recommend it.
تجربتي مع البرنامج
by اكرم بيمان on 2020/10/24 00:23
البرنامج ممتاز وسهل الاستخدام وامن انصح بتحميله
Great app easy to use
by wilson 68 on 2020/10/23 21:43
Always love it and love the privacy it has
Muy perfecta
by salmonsito on 2020/10/23 18:42
Megusta
need help answer asap
by bannanananamannanana on 2020/10/23 03:22
my phone recently broke an i had all my pictures in this app is there a way i can log in using my old icloud account to access all the pictures i had in this app?
Delete option
by brad305 on 2020/10/22 21:20
Please bring back the delete after transfer option ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
Best in class for photo security
by Appleman7934 on 2020/06/21 22:57
One of my friends recommended this app to me years ago for securing my private photos and videos. I’ve now been using it since 2015, it continues to be supported with each new version of iOS and they provide good customer support when needed. To break down the features that I like, the break-in report and decoy password are really cool. The break in report will take a photo whenever someone tries to get into the app. It is great for detecting snoopers. The decoy password gives you a whole separate account you can login to that opens to a different set of photos. This is perfect if someone wants to know what is in the app. The app has the ability to create a pin for the overall app as well as passwords for each of the individual albums. When you import photos from the photos app, it asks you if you’d like to delete them from the Photos app which is really convenient. Just make sure you also delete them from recently deleted too. Looking at some of the reviews, it looks like people are forgetting their passwords. The app gives you the ability to set a backup email address, so if you set that setup you are fine. Each update brings new features. I’m glad to have picked this one. It is fast, secure, reliable and feature rich. I highly recommend this app if you want a well supported app for securing your photos. I’m excited to see what they add next.
Don't trust this app to make backups to iCloud.
by Nickname1122339 on 2017/07/29 20:58
I've been using the pro version of this app for about 4 years. Currently it's pretty well developed. The only issue I've ever had was losing 400+ pictures/videos due to the app not backing up to iCloud (2 years ago). I lost my phone while on a trip in Europe, after returning I tried a backup only to find that all data within the app was lost (literally as if I had never used the app before). I tried a fresh backup several times, each with the same results. Going into detail: I used photo vault for 2 years prior to the loss of the phone. I had pictures in my stock photo album that were dated same as some photos in the photo vault. The backup recovered 700+ pictures that were in my photo album (and other apps/app data) ... some dating up to just a couple weeks before I lost the phone. Basically I guess photo vault was never backed up, while just about everything else was? You'd think after paying for the pricey Pro Version and 2 years of constant use, there would be some element of assurance... I have had little use for this app since losing everything.
Great App Until You Lose your Phone and all Pictures are Lost
by Brytalozy on 2019/09/09 18:31
I have been a regular user of photo vault. I started with the regular version and then paid to get upgraded to the pro version. Everything seemed fine even until I lost my iPhone in summer 2019 during my research trip and had to restore/recover lost data. Lol and behold, not even a single one of the over 3,000 archival/research document pics that I got and moved to the vault were restored; I mean, not even a single one. I tried restoring from my itunes and iCloud yet no way. Never trust this app to recover your lost photo files. To make matters worse, I wrote several emails to the developers and even went to their company website to lodge a request to Legendary Software Labs LLC and not even a single response. At least, if you cannot solve the situation, calm your clients and respond to a single request. I cannot believe that after paying the monthly fee, I cannot even recover any thing. I felt frustrated because I so much believed in this app and even got my friends to get it. Now, I am lost and disappointed to say the least. Thanks but no thanks.
Tech Support will not reply
by Vin_D on 2019/04/06 03:53
First off I’ve used this product for years without any issues. Recently they released Ver 10.3 I believe and it was automatically downloaded and updated my app. I noticed there must have been an update after seeing a much improved editor when I edited a vid. I closed the app, reopened it 15 minutes later and all of my files were encrypted or at least I’m assuming that because over 3,000 pics & vids showed nothing but the grayscale wave in all the directories. That’s it, the only viewable file out of almost 3,000 was the one I edited. I’ve tried texting, emailing, copying, etc out of the app but nadda! I have pics of everything critical in there. My last backup was over 3 months ago. That puts me out of almost a thousand pics & vids. I can’t get a Tech support reply, I’ve sent multiple request for help but nothing. I’m very frustrated that their success has given them a sense of complacency to my need for help. I have almost 75gb of data (+-3000 files)that only shows up as a defective wave. I need those pics to access accounts created in the past few months. BE WARNED-Back up you iPhone on a frequent basis. Help!!!!!!!
New Update is a Downgrade
by Tim Morris Jr. on 2020/11/11 00:44
I’ve been using the pro version for over 5 years now. I’ve always found it to be a reliable place to keep scans of private documents and other sensitive items. However, this latest update has taken away a few things that I immediately noticed. First, the order of photos no longer remains the same as it was in your phone’s library. The photos get mixed up when they’re moved to the app, leaving me with a mess of items that are out of order. For example, if I’m moving scans of a document that has 100 pages, and those scans were in order in my phone’s photo library, they’ll be out of order after they’ve been moved to this app. This is a new bug that needs to be fixed. Second, the “Select All” option is gone when importing, forcing you to manually select all the photos you want. Again, in the case of importing scans of several documents that are 100 pages in length, this is extremely inconvenient. I just want the old app back that allowed you to select all items at once to be imported in the correct order. Please fix this. This used to be a super reliable app.
Not a good look
by Mondo Rondo on 2019/08/08 07:43
Since starting high school I’ve had a lot of use for this app. Starting in 9th grade I asked my friends what app I should use to store photos and they recommend this however, I wish they didn’t. I went along my high school journey quite smoothly using the app with minor or little problems but now I just finished my senior year and I am about to enter college and my photos are completely erased. It’s been like this for at least 8 months maybe a year. I had two albums inside the app. One for videos and one for pictures. All 600 pictures in the picture album have become corrupted because they all show a standard image. However with my videos I can say that around only 30 out of 130 videos are corrupted. I don’t know how this occurred and I’ve Tried everything to get them back but nothing has worked. Keep in mind when you add any photo or video to an album they give you the option to delete it from your camera roll. I did this and now the pictures and videos are lost forever I guess. So if you plan on using this long term I would suggest finding another app because you will be heartbroken once you see everything is corrupted. :(
Great app for hiding photos and videos
by Wsidell on 2020/06/19 17:47
This app is pretty much the original app to password protect photos and videos on iPhone. I have had it since the beginning and the password protection is a really nice thing to have on your phone. I highly recommend this app to everyone. The animated gifs work really well, photos load quickly, and I no no longer have to worry about anyone looking at my private pics. I also like how you can rearrange photos in the app within albums and the albums themselves. Additionally, in the latest version, the UI has been beautified and works better than ever. The new wireless photo transfer is great now that it supports batch upload and download. Touch ID is nice as well. Please, do yourself a favor, if you are looking for an app to hide photos, look no further. Private photo vault is the best. Highly recommended. There was recently a bug that caused the app to crashed and it was fixed extremely quickly. Update: live photo support is great. Highly recommend Another great update, the team at Private Photo Vault always does a good job. I saw a review mentioning the privacy policy, and it protects the users privacy very well and does not share data with any 3rd parties. A+, keep up do the good work. Thanks for keeping up the updates! Customer service is there to help if you need it. I forgot, my password they reached out within the day and were able to help me.
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.
Cool if it worked
by Musaabo on 2019/09/23 22:50
I use this all the same way everyone else does. Needless to say after an updated about a year ago, all the photos and videos I had disappeared. The photos and videos are still there but they don’t show and causes the app to crash. I reached out to support and they informed me that this was an issue <300 of a million people were experiencing and that an update was coming. After no luck I figured id upgrade to the premium app hoping I can restore the pics. After a year and several phones, the issue still persists. I figured I’d try the WiFi sync which I got to login but once I click the album, the app crashes on my phone and the page won’t load. I tried to export the photos and the same thing. Needless to say the developers have yet to address this issue and are blaming the way the phone is backed up, yet all my other apps seem to be working. If the photos are still there, it seems the app is failing to open them correctly. Hopefully they find a solution or a work around. Avoid the “first of all I’m sorry you’re experiencing this issue” response and resolve the issue or provide me on away to recover my stuff.
Great 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.
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.
Photos disappeared then got restored
by natasha-k on 2017/06/01 02:44
Just like another user who seems to have just reported the same problem on March 17, I've used this app for years without any issues. Then one day I logged in and the app acted like I had just downloaded it, and all my photos were gone -- same exact story as "Thedoomsong" user described. I also never deleted and reinstalled, no issues with my Apple account. iOS still thinks that the app has my photos based on the total amount of storage used by Photo Vault, but the app doesn't see them. I've reached out to customer service twice to see if I could salvage the photos and got no response. To say that I am frustrated is an understatement. UPDATE: I never heard back from customer service, but the app did get fixed. I saw a note about a bug fix in the latest release and, thankfully, my photos are back. The folder names are gone, but that's nothing in comparison. Thank you, app developers!! I really appreciate that you got it fixed!
Torn About This App
by Major_Ursa on 2019/03/27 15:06
The update to 10.x seems to have corrupted all my photos on my iPad. I had a lot of photos on there but now they just show white squares that won’t open and I can’t export. I’ve been using this app for 3+ years without issue before this update and it’s been great but now I’m really concerned about sticking with it. However - on my iPhone, the update to 10.x hasn’t messed anything up (yet, fingers crossed). Maybe it’s because I haven’t opened it as much or at all between minor updates in the versions 10+ and onward or maybe it’s because I only have 3 albums and a much smaller number of photos. Also it could be that all my iPhone pictures were imported through app extensions while on my iPad I used the web import feature a ton. I honestly have no clue why one device works and the other doesn’t. For reference: my devices are an iPhone XR and iPad Pro 10.5” both running the latest version of iOS and this app (10.3). Hopefully this info can help the developer nail down these issues
Great app! I’ve been using it for years, but...
by Rafy jr on 2018/06/11 05:52
The app is definitely great! I have used it since 2013. Here’s my thing though: I downloaded it for the first time on my dad’s account. Later on i created one of my own, which was no problem. I’d just go into my dad’s account to download it and that’s it. Last time i changed phones, i had been with my old one for a long time. I downloaded the app from my account but it gave me no option to retrieve the pictures (that, by the way, i had not saved anywhere else) unless it had been downloaded from the same account. I thought it was safe and put it off because i had forgotten my dad’s password. I just re-downloaded the app, from my dad’s account this time, and i cannot find an option to retrieve those pictures. And I cannot find a “Contact us” option. I’d appreciate if something could be done about this. I’m sure i’m not the only person this has happened to. If you, developers, could contact me, please do so.
A fabulous app has tanked! DON’T TRUST THIS!
by RangerMac61 on 2020/11/06 15:07
I’ve used this app for years. I used to love it and recommend it to friends. However, all that has changed!!! Somewhere in the various iOS 13 updates two bugs appeared. First, when typing in a new password for a new file, the number keyboard shifted back to the letter keyboard after the first number entry. Second, and far more serious, when a series of photos were entered into a file from the Apple Photos app, the original order of the photos was scramble!!! I immediately reported these bugs to Photo Vault support, and was informed that they would be fixed when iOS 14 came out. Well, iOS 14 came out, and the bugs remained. Being a patient person, I waited until Apple’s next update, iOS 14.1 came out. Still the bugs remained!!! Yesterday, iOS 14.2 was released and guess what? The bugs remain!!! The designers of this app either can’t or won’t fix the bugs reported above. Time for me to find another app to store photos!!! Save yourself the grief of having to move photos to a new storage app and don’t give this one further consideration!
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.
The vault you’re looking for
by Chaos Hawk on 2020/09/19 18:28
This is it, the best photo vault I’ve tried for iOS. Set passwords to photo albums, photo/video/gif capable, decoy password and more. Runs smoothly, no bugs unlike other apps I’ve tried. Sure, some features are paid which is completely fair. If you don’t like paying to support the devs you can use it with limited capacity for free. After you know you like it a one time payment is perfect. The only downside is while their privacy policy is good, it’s not perfect. Not spying on the stored media is good but no meta data should really be sent. Switch over to securing all your photos/videos by default with this app, and use DuckDuckGo or SnowHaze for browsing. The one included within this app also is lackluster for privacy.
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.
Upload via iTunes?
by Alejobulala on 2019/05/29 21:40
I’ve had this app for quite awhile and it usually worked well. Now I noticed that much of my saved data will not open. It’s as if the encryption change rendered much of my library useless. I have since deleted and reinstalled the app to my phone and iPad, but now I’m noticing that when I try to upload my data back into the app via iTunes it does not show that anything was added. The app is definitely holding 20+GB of data (at least it shows it is holding that much when I check individual app storage) but it is not in the “main album”. Is sharing via iTunes still an option or is it only via wireless upload that the data will actually take and show in the app?
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!
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.
Perfect
by Zack Daddy101 on 2020/10/22 13:43
I’ve used other photo & video safes before, but this is the best one. It lets you choose between biometric (Touch ID or Face ID) or passcode unlock, and it automatically deletes your photos after you move them if you a hide to do so. You can move the photos and videos in & out of the vault at will. Best of all, my photos and videos are safe. I upgrade my iPhone every year, and for the past 3+ years, I’ve had no problems transferring from one phone to the next, and haven’t lost a single photo. I can’t say that for other similar apps I’ve used in the past, when upgrading from an old phone to a new phone. I would recommend this app for anyone who wants to keep photos & videos private and secure.
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.
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.
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
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!
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 :(
Web view crashes too often
by Zx5000 on 2019/01/06 12:13
I bought the pro version ($3.99) a long time ago and this issue is always there with every release. Many times have I written to the app support email but never any response. The developer needs to look at the crash logs occasionally. It always crashes if a pop up ad appears and is then closed (swipe down). It will then crash either immediately or a few seconds later. Other issues are the top of the web window is hidden so that toolbars can’t be tapped, the screen also gets overlaid with a blue select layer over and over again. The workaround is to switch tabs then go back.
WARNING: Data Loss VERY Possible!
by kernelpickle on 2017/10/12 09:07
I used this App for years to keep a small number of photos private, and never had any issues--until I had to replace a damaged phone, and restore it from an iCloud backup. For some strange reason, the App wasn't restored and upon re-downloading the App, realized there was no way to restore my data. I realize that guys who are stepping out on their lady, might appreciate the fact that nothing is store anywhere but their device, and are willing to take the risk of data loss--because the risk of getting caught is a far worse than data loss. I on the other hand, simply wanted a private storage area for photos that was kept separate, and wouldn't be synced to every device I own or log into! Now I've got the wonderful task of trying to recover a ton of login information, account numbers, and other sensitive info that I stored as "photos" instead of text (for an added layer of security by obscurity.) I really wish I would have thought about manually backing up that information somewhere, BEFORE I wiped my old phone, and returned it to Apple--but again, I didn't know that it wasn't part of my iCloud backup, and never even thought to check! So, just a heads up to anyone else that actually cares about their data AND their privacy--you may want to find an alternative solution!
Review
by Roadking1966 on 2019/04/29 02:31
I have used this app. for years. It was easy to use and worked well. The last update has changed my opinion. It will definitely hide your photos and keep them away from the people you don't want to see them. The edit feature was easy to use and worked effortlessly. The update now has the edit words deep blue against a black background making them difficult to read. There also is less ability to edit your pics and it is more difficult now to manipulate a photo. You might want to look for a program that makes it easier to read the lettering and better edit options.
Lost iPhone and can’t recover photos
by Jamesrg1234 on 2019/08/29 08:26
Hi all, so I recently dropped my phone in the ocean and had to buy a new one. I bought a new phone and began downloading all of my apps over again, “photo vault” being one of them however none of my photos appear in the vault anymore. I’ve used this app for years and even bought the pro version since I enjoyed it so much however it’s a bit of a bummer I’m not able to recover my photos as I had over 3k photos in the app. The app advertises ITunes syncing so I’m wondering if maybe anyone has a solution for me? I saw people’s reviews with similar issues and the app had told them an update would be soon to fix this... that was years ago so I’m hoping there’s a solution now? It also wants me to repurchase the app. Support has not replied.
What happened?!?!
by Legalchick627 on 2017/09/25 18:14
I’ve used Private Photo Vault for a couple of years and found it to be awesome. However now I find I can no longer export pics to my regular photo album. I watched the tutorial and followed it...I can move pics inside PPV but can’t export any to my camera roll. The screen just goes black, no “complete” showing. What happened?!?!?!? AHA!!! Update! I received a response from the developer telling me to make sure I have the most current PPV. I checked my updates in App Store and there WAS one. I updated and everything works fine. This is a great app!!!! I just wish I could change my one star rating to a 5 star...it totally deserves it!
Outstanding
by Cloudy Shelton on 2017/05/18 23:20
I've been using this app for close to two years and I've never had a problem. It's simple to use, but it's not a simple app. The only thing I have an issue with is when editing (cropping) and you hit the done button, you don't see the final image. You have to save it and then you get the final image. Size does count. Images get fuzzy when blown-up. I always save it to a copy to see how it'll turn out. If I like it, I delete the original. If not, I delete it and tweak the original until I get what I want. As far as complaints go that is seriously minor. I would highly recommend this app. It won't disappoint.
Amazing app
by OAKWOODCRES on 2019/10/22 13:25
This app is a godsend, it allows me to store my personal photos and videos of my family and friends and they aren’t out there floating around in some cloud. It allows me to sort the photos into multiple files to separate them into different topics such as Sporting Events, Family, Interests, Misc. Photos, Etc.... I’ve used this app for at least a few years now and I have never had a single problem with it. I advise that all users pay the small monthly fee to enlarge their storage capacity, it is well worth the money. Thanks again to the makers of this app for helping make photo storing a safe and much appreciated app to have.
Friggin’ AWESOME APP!!!
by Jellisedd on 2018/08/18 05:04
Hide the photos of your mistress from your wife!!! Noooooo problem!!!! Got x-rated pics to hide from the kids??? Perfect!!! Got selfies of yourself naked!!! Got ‘em secured!!! NO one will EVER see ‘em if they don’t know your 4-digit pin! Easily put pics in individually labeled folders! (Keep multiple babes separate!) Transfer them back to your phone’s photos without deleting them in Photo Vault. Multiple editing features are terrific! Save edited photo pics without bumping originals. PLUS... if someone tries to tap in a pin and it’s wrong? The app takes THEIR pic... sooooo you know who’s tampering with it! AWESOME all the way around!! LOVE IT!!!
I love this app, and I'd like a new feature for ease and convenience.
by Essence24 on 2017/12/05 00:57
I use this app all the time, and I love how secure it is. I've bought the premium version In app purchase, and I'm glad I did. But the new feature I'd like to propose is a wireless copy / transfer directly between devices with the app installed via local network or Bluetooth. Copying all of my private photos between devices was and still is a huge chore or copying, moving, uploading and whatever else. And the photos get out of order and disorganized. So this little feature could help tremendously. That's all. Get this app, buy the premium mode, and enjoy. It's great.
Amazing
by BubblesTheOne on 2019/10/27 19:38
I love this app and use it all the time. There are 2 small issues with it though... The first one is that when I am scrolling through folders some photos appear white and I can’t see them. Which brings me to my next problem. You guys really need to add sub folders. I know that I’m kinda a nerd when it comes to organizing things but still I would love it you could make a Folder inside another folder. Honestly, I love this app and I think that it is worth fixing so If you fix these small issues I will definitely change to 5 stars. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope that this app grows to reach its full potential. Sincerely, ya boi Bubbles
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.
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.
Edited videos revert back to original when saved in vault
by adam5543 on 2020/05/13 12:56
I like the app. It does what I need it to for the most part. However, there is one big problem. When I edit a video using the iPhone photo edit feature, and save it into the vault, it reverts back to the original unedited version in the vault. I can save a new clip of a video on my phone and put the clipped version in the vault and that solves that particular issue, but I can’t edit the lighting or anything in a video because the app will revert it back to the original in the vault. I emailed the developer about this issue several months ago and got no response. It’s a shame; I paid for the app, and I’d like to keep using it but this is a big problem for me.
Gets worse with each update
by Charmanderik on 2020/09/22 02:01
I rely on this app to hide my photos as my phone is subject to inspection. This app seems to be getting worse in UI with each update. The latest update, to make it compatible with iOS 14, brings 2 major headaches for importing photos: 1) You can no longer select all photos in an album; taking away the Select All function is TRULY DUMB! 2) Even dumber is when you import photos, they are no longer kept in the original chronological order! Instead, photos are now added in a random order. This is TRULY, ABSOLUTELY DUMB! This all is getting more and more annoying to use. It also has issues with playing back certain photos and videos, and displaying thumbnails properly. There are other bugs as well. It just seems much less reliable than back in 2018 and before.
Don’t waste your click
by Tip pon yuh toe on 2019/07/02 13:24
I would’ve given the app 5 stars if it saved all my pictures. I’ve gotten 2 iPhones after downloading the app the first time and all my memories are gone. A real slap to the face because I lost the first phone the app was on and lost all my pictures when it happened and the best memories were in that app and I can’t get them back. With that being said, what’s the point of having the app that only saves pictures for that particular phone? I want to be able to open the app and have all my pictures backed up. Or at least have an option to access it another way. Free or not, the app has lots of flaws. Plus reading the pro, I didn’t sense you’d get your pictures back when downloading the app to a new iPhone either. Will not be using this app again on a new iPhone 🤷🏾‍♀️
Have to change my Review
by Dr. Smith023 on 2020/10/19 22:12
So I’ve been using Photo Vault for quite a while never had any issues. Only a dislike of not being able to sort Albums together or putting a folder inside a folder instead of scrolling forever. Glad they brought back the iTunes file folder and love the faster access to photos folder, when clicking multiple photos at once where it use to when you clicked in between photos it would try an import every photo and you would have to start over. My issue right now is when you import multiple photos it use to come in order from top to bottom mine no longer does that it’s absolutely random and completely disappointing can that be fixed. Please an thank you
Editing functions removed from newer version
by Chrisz1212 on 2020/07/08 23:20
This program is helpful if you have private photos you don’t want others using your device to see. However, I use it heavily to edit photos stored in my vault. The newer version no longer has the blemish removal feature (if it does I can’t find it). It’s frustrating. Now I have to move the photo out of the vault, load it into a different app (photoshop), edit the photo, then move it back to the vault. Next time you recomend to a user that they update the version of the app on their device, warn them that you got rid of certain features and tell them which ones. At the very least, list them item by item in the App store. I never would have updated the app had you told me.
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