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private photo Vault Pro
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This is the professional version of private photo Vault®. 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: 5 Stars: "Wow, I have been wanting a way to hide some of my photos for a while, this is a perfect solution." 5 Stars: "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 + Download Photos Directly to the App ** This is the same as the In App Purchase in the private photo Vault Application *** All your photos stored in private photo Vault are 100% private. Your photos are only stored on your device and are never uploaded to our servers. We have no ability to remotely access your photos.
Love it!
by Dark_knight251 on 2019/06/23 20:15
I love this app. One code to get in and another code to enter each separate folder.
Crash !
by мσταẁαяỵ on 2019/06/21 13:27
The app does not run in the background for more than two minutes! Then I have to open the picture again If this is a compulsory feature, I do not want it
??
by nawaf11222222 on 2019/06/21 03:18
Why you removed iTunes album????
Cannot recover password!!!
by Blanknickname152033 on 2019/06/18 01:26
I have used this app for a while. I set up a recovery email so that in the case that I forget my password I could still use the app. Well I recently forgot my password and the prompt asked me if I would like an email with my password. I said yes and went to find the email. THEY DID NOT SEND ANYTHING. I tried it again several times and still no email. They have my correct email address and it says “message sending”, but I didn’t get anything. (Yes, I checked the spam folder and all the other folders). I sent in a complaint about it and they said that they would get back to me, but I have heard nothing. I’m very frustrated, because I set up the recovery email, so why isn’t it working??
I will not use this app any longer
by Gpstanley on 2019/06/18 00:17
Can no longer recommend this app. The ability to sync with iTunes has been removed. The description of the app includes the ability to sync with iTunes, false advertising, that statement should be removed
No option for iTunes file sharing anymore..
by Physco-corndog on 2019/06/10 14:18
Not only has the app been crashing lately I can’t transfer any of my files from Photo Vault to my pc anymore. Why take away that feature? I can’t use the wireless syncing option because the app keeps crashing every 10 seconds. Pls fix this
ITunes File Sharing ?
by FARTFARTNUT2 on 2019/06/10 03:44
This was a great app until a recent update removed the iTunes file sharing. Now when I add files in iTunes, they don’t show up in my iPad and shared album is not there. Your FAQ and tutorials offer no help with this and no response from support !
😡😡
by ride off 12 on 2019/06/07 04:31
This application crap me lose thousands of photos and videos and I see that do nothing to repair it 😡😡😡😡😡😡
Missing Upgrade to PRO
by Frrussre on 2019/05/30 01:50
Several years ago I paid $9.99 for the Pro version. Somewhere during one of the updates I ended up with the 10.3 basic version. Just had to pay $3.99 for Pro version. Then had to manually export 100’s multiple photos and redo albums. Then delete FOC version. Very unimpressed with what was a great App. And buying it twice.
Took away editing features
by Mike Evan on 2019/05/24 13:17
It used to have all kinds of great editing features. Now most are missing.
Used to be good
by ForgottenNombre on 2019/05/21 22:34
This would earn a higher rating if the developer would fix a few bugs that were introduced in version 10. Emails have been sent to the developer with no response. Sad. Hopefully they can get things straightened out soon.
Problems with Access
by dlnqmt on 2019/05/21 21:38
I have submitted an online help request more than once and have not received a response. I like the app but it is currently not letting me in. The developers need to be more responsive to help requests and get the problems with the app fixed.
Flawed.
by MatthewKirby on 2019/05/21 18:42
App was updated and everything was gone, all data, media, etc erased. Almost as if the app was uninstalled.
All photos lost, replaced with generic icon
by KenJefferson12 on 2019/05/21 02:00
Criminally terrible updates. Zero fixes for 2 or so months. Latest update has rendered this app useless. All photos have a generic black & grey thumbnail and can’t be loaded. Hoping the photos aren’t lost for good. Fix immediately please.
Lost Hundreds of Photos After Update
by AndrewL86 on 2019/05/16 09:31
It’s been months and I am missing hundreds of photos after the most recent update. All I see are blank thumbnails where the photos should be. I have used this app for years. Why are there issues all of the sudden? When will there be a fix? Over 2 months and still no update to fix this issue! When will there be an update to bring back the photos that are missing???
No backup means you lose all pics
by Excellent714 on 2019/05/16 03:44
I’ve tried for years to get an answer how to copy these pics to my pc for backup and get no answer. There is no way to do it. So be prepared if you use this app, when you reinstall iOS or go to a new iPhone, YOU WILL LOSE EVERY PICTURE YPU TRUSTED THESE PEOPLE TO SAVE FOR YOU. OTHERWISE IT WORKS FINE BIT NO BACKUP IS ABSURD. DO NOT BUY IF YOU VALUE YOUR PICS.
Really enjoy this expo
by Cissygirl#65 on 2019/05/12 22:13
Great App, do a great job with helping you organize, categorize and import/export photo ‘s/Video’s seamlessly.
Gifs are very laggy!! PLEASE FIX.
by ldj55 on 2019/05/12 20:56
When I first downloaded this app a couple of months ago, large gifs could be imported to this app withought any problem, and they ran at 25 frames per second, but I believe after the recent update, all the gifs in my albums have d to run very slow, as if they were missing frames. This wasn’t a problem before, as I could have gifs as large as 50mbs and they still ran smoothly. I would reeeally like for this to be fixed, especially since I payed for this app. Thanks.
Great app! UX needs improvement.
by Clark Battle on 2019/05/07 18:53
Ive been using this app (pro version) for many years now and its never lost a pic. The photo editor is amazing! Sometimes ill even import a photo just to edit it and then export it because the editor is so much more capable than the stock iOS photo editor. I use this app every day. It's persisted photos over bricked phones with no worries. Rock solid. My only complaint is that it requires way too many button clicks to do most things. For example, to import a photo from you library it requires nine button clicks! The worst it the three dialogs that must be dismissed after every import. Two of them could easily be removed. The experienced user doesn’t need to read those warnings every single time. Editing a photo also requires way too many clicks. Taking a photo within the app is a great feature but each photo requires four clicks! It should be one. The app is stable and well coded but it smells like the software developer was also the UX Designer. If thats the case it could really use a dedicated designer. Developers think from the perspective of the technology (for example the photo library they chose). Designers think from the perspective of the user. It's a huge difference and it shows. One missing feature is nested directories. Even two levels would be enough. Another missing feature is multiple (more than two) alternate vaults. There's no reason why there should be only two.
Almost there
by GiovaniCacciatore on 2019/05/05 16:10
I like this App, however, I wish someone can make it possible to finally name the individual photos.
Horrible upgrade
by Moewine on 2019/05/05 15:18
I love this app, but this latest upgrade has ruined it. The photo adjustments are next to useless. What happened to the beautiful array of photo modifications you had in the previous version? You could fix blemishes, Blurred things, adjust many different variables, and now it has the same basic adjustments as the cheapest apps. Please go back to the previous rev!
Recover password email not working
by Lostpicture on 2019/05/03 10:14
I set up the email recovery and each time it says sending email but I never receive it.
Web browser is now buggy.
by Big Al 717 on 2019/04/29 09:59
The latest update was a real lemon for me. The browser no longer plays well with the forum software on my favorite haunts. The photo storage is still pretty solid as always. The app has been super stable and usable for YEARS, so I’m hoping that the developers will take a second to fix whatever went wrong.
Angry
by miahbeansssss on 2019/04/27 22:42
Literally lost have of my pictures when it updated its just blank pictures and they never load
Photos gone
by Colt Lee on 2019/04/26 05:45
Loved the app until the last update lost almost all my photos and all they are now are white place holders. The “support” or lack there of is pathetic I’ve submitted to requests and heard nothing and as I read the reviews all I see are “a fix will be coming” when? A year from now? Get your act together.
Hate apps that nag me for a review
by FreeFly42 on 2019/04/25 17:23
Actually like this app. But it’s nagging me for a review so one star. That’s it.
LOVE!
by Lolee729 on 2019/04/25 15:43
Keeps my pics private and organized.
Where did my pictures go!!!???
by JamesNicvkname on 2019/04/22 20:12
I installed the new version in April 2019 and all my pictures are GONE!! They only show white tiles now in the app and there has been no update to fix this! Do not buy or use this app if you are trying to keep pictures. I had no problems for a while and then one update and POOF everything is gone. GONE. Buy/Try another app...
Bring back blur & heal tools
by Freditomom on 2019/04/22 11:57
Please bring these back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great App
by emptyonine on 2019/04/21 00:55
Enjoy using the app and all the features. If it could install photos by creation date would make it even better
It was good/what happened?
by Napoleon1975 on 2019/04/19 11:46
I have had this app for a little bit and didn’t have any issues with it until probably the last update. I have 101 pictures and videos in it but it’s only giving me 38 of those pictures and videos. This is very upsetting. A lot of these things can not be replaced. If this had not happened it would have been a 5 stars review. If this can be fixed please do.
Lost photos
by upset 2025 on 2019/04/19 06:25
Almost all of my photos in this app on my iPad are inaccessible. What can I do to recover them?!
itunes Sync
by JuLiO-Skype on 2019/04/18 18:45
itunes sync doesn’t work anymore, i can’t export my photos making this app useless. All my photos are stacked in the app and can’t move them out
Was a great app
by Tmonkey85 on 2019/04/17 19:56
Web browsers will not got to links. This app worked so well in the past. Please update.
Love this app!
by omwiggles on 2019/04/16 19:12
I really love this app but I wish you could put the same photos in more than one album.
No ITunes Sync
by Muzzi iphne on 2019/04/15 13:48
Dear support, Please tell me where's my iTunes sync my friend has gifted me this app in pro version and I cannot see that feature in import option
Take a cue from St@sh app
by Ko cho on 2019/04/14 23:35
Just like the other user’s feedback. St@sh was the best of all. * Must be able to sort inside the folders. All users want it. * able to hide within the app with tap finger gestures * this took too much space on storage while scrolling photos
Disappointed in lack of support
by Chrisl518 on 2019/04/14 20:28
Really disappointed in the lack of support with this app and the app itself. It appears my entire album on my iPad is corrupted and half of the album on my iPhone. I’ve tried deleting the app and restoring my iPad. I’ve tried wireless sync and none of that works. I’ve contacted support multiple times with no response.
Photos gone!
by Aljasper on 2019/04/14 20:13
After the latest update, I can’t view most of my photos. It’s as if the photos and videos are there but when I click on them, I get nothing but a black screen. This app used to be really dependable and easy to use. Now I’ve lost years of photos. Based on other reviews, it sounds like this is a common occurrence after the latest update despite the developer’s comment that only a small group are affected. I wish they took responsibility and actually fixed the problem. I sincerely hope they fix this soon. I’m heartbroken to lose all of my photos.
After Update Password becomes unknown and All pictures & videos becomes wave icons
by Extassy420 on 2019/04/13 20:54
You guys should not be in encryption business. Updates supposed to make apps better, not worst as I've also noticed people losing data after update. And changing/resetting password without user permission is unacceptable!!
Stash app was the best
by calliope1975 on 2019/04/13 18:42
Can you add: 1. Ability to sort photos by size so dupes can be deleted 2. Can you add “smart folders” that will add photos based on criteria like size, etc, or by adding the ability to tag photos with keywords so they can all appear in smart folders? 3. You need to help people easily remove dupes
Lost 100’s of photos and albums
by Seetom on 2019/04/13 15:20
Lost 100’s of photos and dozens of albums collected over many years suddenly due to a faulty app update. Developer does not reply to my 2 latest emails. WARNING: DO NOT USE THIS APP
Photo app! Five stars!
by RhinoMan NE on 2019/04/13 12:50
Best app!! For photos and videos! So glad that it supports video now!!! Very happy camper!!! Evevrybody should get!!👍✌again happy camper!!😃👍five star app!!😃 Still using app!! Very happy still. 2019 and going!!!
Export
by jlg926 on 2019/04/12 03:25
You used to be able to export through the iTunes file sharing, but not anymore. It’s a serious inconvenience and may even result in me deleting this app
Changed Without Notice
by Main-jj on 2019/04/11 20:19
The app used to play video instantly, and now everything is encrypted and the video won’t play on Apple TV any more. Turned awesome app into paper weight.
Please fix.
by Olympian 34 on 2019/04/10 19:32
I’ll give 5 stars when my videos can play consecutively and when they can play on Apple TV.
I Don’t Like The New Pro Version
by Chlodog143 on 2019/04/10 17:15
I used to love this app and recommended it to everyone I could. The new version auto updated and several editing features disappeared and the editing layout and functionality are not very user friendly. Also when the app updated my albums were out of order and the pictures don’t seem as hi resolution as before. I’m going to try another app until they get this version fixed.
I hate it
by 90sjunkie on 2019/04/09 21:44
I recently bought an iPad Pro and while yes it transferred the photos in my photo vault from my iPhonex but when I try to transfer photos from my photo vault on my ipad2, running into frustration after frustration. The first issue was the USB A to USB C cord. I bought one from amazon for 6 dollars. It didn’t work at all. So I mean that was my fault. I then went to a high end technology device store and bought the Belkin brand USB A to USB C cord. And that costs me 40 dollars. I was initially happy because the Belkin cord recognized my iPad Pro. But then when it’s time to restore backup from iTunes for my iPad 2, it starts syncing but halfway through it says “stopped because iPad not connected anymore” which is a lie because I’m sitting right there looking at everything. Then I tried the iCloud method, all that does is takes me to a page and I toggle from off to on, then a website comes up with the photos from my iPad2 but then when I try to download them, the whole website page disappeared and said “oops we’ve encountered a problem.” All I want is for my private photo vault pics from my ipad2 plus my private photo vault pics from my iPhonex to all be in my private photo vault section on my new iPad Pro. AND I accidentally bought the photo vault pro version twice without realizing it. So looking at the overall costs (initial cord from amazon , then Belkin cord, then upgrading twice to photo vault pro), just disappointed
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by wl macara on 2019/04/09 17:57
Muy util y segura
Update Changed Photo Editing
by ZSandZ on 2019/04/09 06:10
I enjoyed the way the app was prior to this update. I used the editing features of blur, whiten, etc. all are now gone. The new version is very disappointing.
New version destroyed half my pics
by prahkatakuno on 2019/04/08 21:07
Your newest version, which installed automatically, has lost half my pictures. They won’t load at all, just show a wave icon. Total fail.
Something is missing
by TJ66699 on 2019/04/08 18:45
The app updates but several key tools like blemish and such are missing.
Photos...
by Casper Manuel on 2019/04/07 14:32
Es la app perfecta 👍🏽
Ruined editing with update
by HerbParis on 2019/04/07 11:37
Loved this app for a long time. Now, the latest update has taken away the great editing functions that made this app worth the price. Competition is good, I’ll find another and recommend you do the same.
Great app
by nicklesmitty on 2019/04/07 01:52
Nice, easy to use, secure.
I hate the new version of the app
by Stopaskingformydamnname! on 2019/04/06 22:33
The previous version of this app was very stable between updates and I’ve been able to add and edit large numbers of photos without problems on my Ipad ever since I bought the pro version nearly 3 years ago. Well lo and behold my Ipad somehow turned on auto update in the App Store without my express permission and installs this train wreck of an app. I am unable to move pictures around in my albums without the app crashing and not saving my changes. Also when I scroll through an album random thumbnails will turn white and I have to scroll up or down on the screen to restore the thumbnail images. Restarting my Ipad does nothing to resolve the issues and reinstalling the app is completely unreasonable due to the amount of pictures I’d have to back up somewhere and reinstall. I also am not a fan of the edit toolbar changes. It isn’t as intuitive as the last version. The crop tool in particular is very buggy and the image keeps moving around on my screen when I try to adjust what I want to crop. This is very disappointing because I used this app extensively and there aren’t really any better alternatives on the App Store. I hope someone is actually reading these reviews (although I seriously doubt it) and gets to work on repairing this “update”. Otherwise I think I’m done using this app for good. Device info: Ipad Pro non cellular version 256GB storage capacity 130GB used purchased in 2018 IOS version 12.1.1
Photo Vault Pro
by Kid Recoe on 2019/04/06 13:08
Best photo vault app there is! Used this app on 4 consecutive iPhones. Currently now on my iPhone 10s Max & I've had no problems!! I definitely recommend it!!!
Great app
by Crw195501 on 2019/04/06 11:37
I’ve had this app for quite a while. Never any problems and the maker sends out updates when needed.
Once-great app, now stripped-down & worthless
by Dobbs214 on 2019/04/06 10:47
The latest update reduced the editing functions to bare bones. The previous versions had a fantastic range of editing tools (for an app) and was far more intuitive. Those lost editing capacities are a deal-breaker, time to look for another photo storage app.
Angry, Mad, and Furious
by annpyed longtime user on 2019/04/06 07:21
Days have passed and new versions have been released. But the most serious problem—turning existing files into unreadable empty files—has not been solved; nor has the development team released any statement regarding the glitches and warned customers against updating until the problem is solved. As a Pro user I am very disappointed at the team and this App. I felt my support in the last few years has been tossed into water like nothing... For those interested in purchasing the Pro version especially, please refrain from doing so until they solve the problem, if ever. For those Pro users, DO NOT UPDATE at all!
Buenísimo muy buena
by coconyjf on 2019/04/04 16:02
Muy buena
Safe et pratique
by chtrougounof on 2019/04/04 12:57
Application simple, pratique et safe. Je la recommande vivement !!!
Latest update is bad!!
by Pravaasi on 2019/04/04 02:02
Latest update messed up the database it seems. Now half of my videos are not playable at all :(
Love
by Heaven77780 on 2019/04/04 00:20
Buy the full version you wont be sorry
Es una aplicación que te permite guardar imágenes
by Humjar on 2019/04/03 14:29
Recomendada
More Than Expected
by Ohiohuff on 2019/04/03 12:23
Intuitive, easy to use app that also offers a pretty good editing program.
Very limited features
by Fed Up WB User on 2019/04/03 09:09
No way to sort photos by most recently used or other useful sort orders. Videos can’t be set to slow motion or fast motion, can’t be set to loop automatically, etc. App is at least stable, does not crash, so that’s something, but would be great if they created even some modest capabilities beyond simple display.
Reliable and secure
by Anon2568 on 2019/04/03 08:29
I have been using this app to store stuff for several years now. Everything still works fine after all this time and it’s not hard to transfer data to another apple device. The built in web browser also adds a nice layer of privacy and convenience. Thank you developers.
Bad update
by timtimotal on 2019/04/03 05:46
Your recent update blanked out my stored vids. Please repair
RIP OFF 3
by zelnoandfrye on 2019/04/02 22:53
Lost 10,000 photos from the app after the last upgrade. Had 5 private albums each with the same passcode. I requested the recovery password as instructed. The email stated simply “ The recovery passcode for (album name) is...” and then nothing. No recovery password at all. None. None of the five albums sent the recovery. This was a trustworthy app that I have used for a few years. I don’t know what happened. I will gladly correct this review if I can get an answer.
Awesome app
by My train on 2019/04/02 21:46
I love this app for security of private information
Haven't had issues
by Atzman90 on 2019/04/02 18:54
This is the only app I've used to store special pics. It's worked without flaw. No complaints! Definitely recommend
The only photo app I need
by Chinkeyedrican on 2019/04/02 16:10
It’s one of the best apps that I have on my cell phone,,,,,,
Safe and great
by Lucas sunrise on 2019/04/02 05:04
I liked photo vault because it's safe and useful. It’s worth the money too.
First rate
by Jim from Arkansas on 2019/04/01 20:33
This is a first rate app for keeping your pictures. I have no complaints about it and I’d typically have plenty. The developers have done a great job with this one
Extremely useful and easy to use. Never had issues
by KennethDev on 2019/04/01 05:00
Good for keeping extra copies of photos and videos.
Read The Fine Print
by UpliftingSolace on 2019/04/01 03:58
Make sure you read their legal docs. “Private” seems to end at the app title.
Why did u update a good app
by JackyTheBoss on 2019/03/31 18:37
It it aint broken dont fix it, You guys just messed up my private photos the ones i had for years with this update Fix the issue immediately or expect a class suit
Secure and Easy
by Kmccoy9999 on 2019/03/31 16:27
I have been using the app for 6 years and it has been everything I hoped in terms of security and ease of use. I actually use it to organize picture folders to make them easier to access.
Where’d everything go???
by Ohiostatesteff on 2019/03/31 14:09
I don’t know what kind of update you did, but your editing lacks way more features than you used to have. It’s now made this useless for me and I can no longer use it for what you previously advertised it to be with the free trial. It’s really disappointing. Waste of money apparently.
Great Security
by S H Smith on 2019/03/31 03:47
For a basic and intuitive editing tool... Easy to learn and use
Great Photo Security
by Sparky1956SanDiego on 2019/03/31 02:33
The functionality of this app is great. Lock albums you don’t want people to view. Have a “spoof” password that opens a separate album so no one knows of the other. Works great. Would recommend to everyone.
New update crashes!
by giacomo1954 on 2019/03/30 07:26
Just updated this app for my iPhone 5s. It deleted all of my pictures. My iPad is fine. What have you guys done?
Lost images
by Spiker42 on 2019/03/30 01:05
March 2019. After upgrading, many of my photo vault files went blank and never could be recovered. I lost hundreds of photos and several folders. Just a warning:
Older then an week ago Photo Vault was much better.
by rathaDWC on 2019/03/29 16:17
The Old Photo Vault got all these good reports. Your new one has no blemish controls, or and the filter are not as good as the older app. Others who feel the same way state your experiences. Maybe we all can get the Photo Vault people to offer the old one. Also why can a app company change an app without notice. When I purchase an app I should have some say if I want to upgrade. Bring back the old Photo Vault.
I love this app
by road dog three on 2019/03/29 07:19
For years i’ve been compiling photos and videos without any categorization. This app, allows you to save, categorize, crop picture, Display as a slideshow, lock album files, export import from iPhone to computer and vice versa and much more. Once the files have been Uploaded to photo vault, one has the option of deleting them from photo album on iPhone or keeping them. Don’t waste your time on the free app of this version, it doesn’t work properly, nor allow full upload of the pictures. One problem I’ve experienced thus far, is the creation of albums. Sometimes I have to tap numerous times for the creation of the album. For four bucks, it’s money well spent.
Love it
by Kevin Rissell on 2019/03/28 17:54
It does what I want it to do. Fingerprint lockdown. Deletes pictures and videos when imported (you still have to clear the ‘recently deleted’ folder in the public photos app). Allows good organization for imported photos and vids. Quick and easy.
Review
by Music_Man91803 on 2019/03/27 16:04
AWESOME !!!!
Images unaccessible after updates
by LittleSagara on 2019/03/26 21:57
After the latest updates, all of my images are unaccessible. The metadata is still there but all of them are corrupted. Contacting to support still no response
Decoy password is useless & Syncs Passcode between devices without consent
by StarCross6 on 2019/03/26 14:37
The update broke the decoy function, rendering it useless. Also I have noticed that if you have this app loaded onto multiple iOS devices, it will sync your security passcode without your consent. There is currently no way to turn that off.
⁉️GIFS WITHOUT WON'T PLAY ON IPAD⁉️
by cutetiger1987 on 2019/03/26 14:00
⁉️GIFS WITHOUT WON'T PLAY ON IPAD⁉️ GIFS ONLY PLAY ON IPHONE NOT ON.IPAD LIKE THEY USED TOO HELP 😱❗️
Latest update locked me out
by Amilli01 on 2019/03/26 00:23
I updated to 10.2 and it says I need to enter my main account password which I have done and still will not unlock...
Best!
by Hal NYC on 2019/03/25 20:47
I’ve had it for a while now, and I got rid of every other photo safe/vault on my phone. This one is fully intuitive to set it up with the folders I want, renaming, change the order folders or pics / vids inside the folder. You can use your thumbprint to open the file or 4 digit code. If you go to anything else in your phone it goes back to needing your code or thumbprint. Airplay to TV. You can set up a fake code so if you have to reveal it to someone they go to the fake code/folders. You can easily copy edit crop. When you import pictures you can click to trash the originals or save them. The last image in a folder is your thumbnail ...which you can move around to change the folder’s thumbnail and name. Its the best! You can save them back to your camera roll. It’s well thought out. Very happy with the app!
Bug during move/export
by azi amin on 2019/03/25 09:15
There is still bug/error during move/export of videos. Iphone 6 user with latest ios.
Update 10.2 didn’t fix anything
by Michael Sh on 2019/03/25 04:49
Hundreds of my photos went to a not visible state with the new update for 10.1, and the new 10.2 downloaded and installed and it still hasn’t fixed anything. Almost all of my photos just come up as blank right now.
So far
by Fallin_snow on 2019/03/24 17:59
One of the best apps I’ve used so far. Just hope when I get my new phone everything will still be there
Perfect
by kamel harbouki on 2019/03/24 07:02
5 stars
Photos not visible after update to 10.1
by vanillalemming on 2019/03/24 04:16
None of my photos are visible since updating to 10.1. Fix it.
The best
by Insta king on 2019/03/23 21:12
The best app ever
Rip off 2
by ScrewyLouie 47 on 2019/01/15 14:29
I had the same problem I got a new iPhone and when everything backed up from iCloud onto it my photo vault app was empty and I lost precious pictures of my grandchildren and other memories that I cannot get back. It’s sad. Now I bought this brand new iPhone and the same thing happened again my pictures are gone and all I have is a clean photo vault to start with. This app and I think I paid $1.99 for it I can’t remember is a rip off and it screwed me over on my memories that I can no longer get back to show somebody or see ever again.
Great app! UX needs improvement.
by Clark Battle on 2019/05/07 18:53
Ive been using this app (pro version) for many years now and its never lost a pic. The photo editor is amazing! Sometimes ill even import a photo just to edit it and then export it because the editor is so much more capable than the stock iOS photo editor. I use this app every day. It's persisted photos over bricked phones with no worries. Rock solid. My only complaint is that it requires way too many button clicks to do most things. For example, to import a photo from you library it requires nine button clicks! The worst it the three dialogs that must be dismissed after every import. Two of them could easily be removed. The experienced user doesn’t need to read those warnings every single time. Editing a photo also requires way too many clicks. Taking a photo within the app is a great feature but each photo requires four clicks! It should be one. The app is stable and well coded but it smells like the software developer was also the UX Designer. If thats the case it could really use a dedicated designer. Developers think from the perspective of the technology (for example the photo library they chose). Designers think from the perspective of the user. It's a huge difference and it shows. One missing feature is nested directories. Even two levels would be enough. Another missing feature is multiple (more than two) alternate vaults. There's no reason why there should be only two.
I hate the new version of the app
by Stopaskingformydamnname! on 2019/04/06 22:33
The previous version of this app was very stable between updates and I’ve been able to add and edit large numbers of photos without problems on my Ipad ever since I bought the pro version nearly 3 years ago. Well lo and behold my Ipad somehow turned on auto update in the App Store without my express permission and installs this train wreck of an app. I am unable to move pictures around in my albums without the app crashing and not saving my changes. Also when I scroll through an album random thumbnails will turn white and I have to scroll up or down on the screen to restore the thumbnail images. Restarting my Ipad does nothing to resolve the issues and reinstalling the app is completely unreasonable due to the amount of pictures I’d have to back up somewhere and reinstall. I also am not a fan of the edit toolbar changes. It isn’t as intuitive as the last version. The crop tool in particular is very buggy and the image keeps moving around on my screen when I try to adjust what I want to crop. This is very disappointing because I used this app extensively and there aren’t really any better alternatives on the App Store. I hope someone is actually reading these reviews (although I seriously doubt it) and gets to work on repairing this “update”. Otherwise I think I’m done using this app for good. Device info: Ipad Pro non cellular version 256GB storage capacity 130GB used purchased in 2018 IOS version 12.1.1
I love this app
by road dog three on 2019/03/29 07:19
For years i’ve been compiling photos and videos without any categorization. This app, allows you to save, categorize, crop picture, Display as a slideshow, lock album files, export import from iPhone to computer and vice versa and much more. Once the files have been Uploaded to photo vault, one has the option of deleting them from photo album on iPhone or keeping them. Don’t waste your time on the free app of this version, it doesn’t work properly, nor allow full upload of the pictures. One problem I’ve experienced thus far, is the creation of albums. Sometimes I have to tap numerous times for the creation of the album. For four bucks, it’s money well spent.
Best Photo and Video Manager
by Frequent Flyer 4321 on 2018/02/20 20:55
PVP crushes all competitors with outstanding functionality and smooth integration including excellent management of photo storage, (completely independent of Apple photo library), killer photo edit features, a good browser, and easy uploads and downloads. CONS No browser tabs which make it very difficult to use with some websites, no resume video from last location, no multiple photo select with an easy tap and swipe motion, no user assigned photo attributes such as favorites.
Bug Report
by Lux2412 on 2019/01/18 19:58
Great app does what it promises and the Import From Clipboard (aka Pasting the pic without downloading it is EXTRA useful) HOWEVER when I’m in the Gallery on my iPhone, select multiple images and try to Import them from the Share panel it tries to load them in the popup but crashes, only works for 1pic at a time. App and software is both updated to latest, tried removing and re-adding app from Share panel, rebooting my phone nothing worked. Reinstalling is not an option since there are so many pics i would have to migrate. Importing multiple photos from app works but isn’t as conveniet. Developer pls fix.
Update review for 10.1
by Blade1984 on 2019/03/17 19:24
First off, the update did fix some of the issues. Log in is faster, however, it seems if you import an video or edit, a large chunk of your pictures and videos become placeholders and not the picture itself. I’ve lost big slices of my content and since my device backed up with the new version, I can not restore back. So I hope that the next update will restore my items. I am sorry to say that I may have to start moving what items that are left to an different platform. I’ll give the designers of this program a week or so before I do. But sadly, until then, my use of the application will have to be at a minimum.
Great features and organization beyond camera roll
by letterb on 2017/06/02 16:57
Well worth the price. 2nd photo account is useful. Breakin reports are awesome too. This is great for all kinds of things you don't want on your normal camera roll like memes or crude things, and it's great for albums like Simpsons or your favorite show quotes, receipts or recipes, notes from class. Then your camera roll can be just an unorganized photo dump. New interface is great, lots of new useful features. I love the alarm that catches people who put in the wrong pin.
It Works!
by Knitpicker59 on 2018/02/01 19:35
I have searched for months to find a secure photo app that actually works and isn’t another of the many bait and switch apps that barely function. This app works, it is easy to use, and it perfectly uploads photos from my computer and it is easy to sync between my PC and Apple devices. The best thing is that there is a real developer behind this who is dedicated to responding to questions and continuously improving the program. Thank you so much!!!
Cannot recover password!!!
by Blanknickname152033 on 2019/06/18 01:26
I have used this app for a while. I set up a recovery email so that in the case that I forget my password I could still use the app. Well I recently forgot my password and the prompt asked me if I would like an email with my password. I said yes and went to find the email. THEY DID NOT SEND ANYTHING. I tried it again several times and still no email. They have my correct email address and it says “message sending”, but I didn’t get anything. (Yes, I checked the spam folder and all the other folders). I sent in a complaint about it and they said that they would get back to me, but I have heard nothing. I’m very frustrated, because I set up the recovery email, so why isn’t it working??
It enables me to do what I've been too scared to do.
by LovinItForSure on 2017/06/15 07:07
The title of this review says it all. At first, I used the app but still didn't trust it to keep anything totally secure. Then progressed from there to trusting it more and more. On a device that we are scared to keep anything REALLY private on, this app has restored that lost value of having private material on the device we take with us everywhere we go. Should the device fall into the wrong hands, our data stays hidden. Nice.
So far so good
by Steel_tiger1 on 2017/09/24 13:17
Wonderful tool to keep those special pictures out of sight. Easy to transfer them to the app and keep them safe from prying eyes. Only wish you could text them directly from the app instead of having to move them back to your pics album. Then remember to move them again. Update: you can text pictures right straight from the app now. So it is perfect for those special pictures.
Fine vault; needs improvements
by MikeSooch on 2017/07/05 13:33
I purchased the pro version of this app to replace what I feel was the best photo vault app out there, Stash. But Stash, however, appears to have been discontinued and will be obsolete under future OS versions. This app is fine and has a clean interface, and is quite fast in wireless import, but there are a few features I'd like to see added. For one I'd like to see tabbed browsing on the included browser. Also, I'd like to see integration with Dropbox. Overall, though, I'm happy with this app.
Pro version doesn't work
by 10Darcy on 2017/06/07 15:25
Bought pro version doesn't have all the functions it only has basic functions says you need to upgrade when you try won't let you because you already bought pro version....need fixed. Can't say if I will like app because it is not working right to even try it. Makes me nervous to store videos on site not functioning right to begin with.
No Favoriting, Limited zoom-in, Slow w large libraries
by rspinoza on 2019/02/22 11:11
Works relatively decently, as advertised. However, limitations compared with native photos app on the iPhone: - No Favoriting. In fact, it doesn't preserve the fact that you have favored at certain photos, as you import them. - Limited Zoom-in. In the native Photos app, you can zoom in quite far on any photo. You can't zoom in as far in this app. - Takes a little bit too long, when importing from a large photo library. It takes a while just to let you start importing.
Your app has kept my evidence safe. Thank you
by Hirams Oma on 2017/11/27 09:09
I have had to keep a very ugly, messed up file hidden for some time now. Tonight once again the meth has taken him over. I have sent the file to several people and hope I don't get in trouble for sending such messed up stuff. If something should happen and the threats keep coming your app made it possible to find who is responsible.
Angry, Mad, and Furious
by annpyed longtime user on 2019/04/06 07:21
Days have passed and new versions have been released. But the most serious problem—turning existing files into unreadable empty files—has not been solved; nor has the development team released any statement regarding the glitches and warned customers against updating until the problem is solved. As a Pro user I am very disappointed at the team and this App. I felt my support in the last few years has been tossed into water like nothing... For those interested in purchasing the Pro version especially, please refrain from doing so until they solve the problem, if ever. For those Pro users, DO NOT UPDATE at all!
Gifs are very laggy!! PLEASE FIX.
by ldj55 on 2019/05/12 20:56
When I first downloaded this app a couple of months ago, large gifs could be imported to this app withought any problem, and they ran at 25 frames per second, but I believe after the recent update, all the gifs in my albums have d to run very slow, as if they were missing frames. This wasn’t a problem before, as I could have gifs as large as 50mbs and they still ran smoothly. I would reeeally like for this to be fixed, especially since I payed for this app. Thanks.
Amazing but needs alittle something
by Hammerkirby101 on 2017/07/05 15:11
I love this app I use it all the time and because of that I have ALOT of folders. I wish you could add a feature that allows you to put your folders into categories, like I have family folders dog folders and cat folders you would be able to put all the dog folders in 1 big folder and it still would have your smaller folders
Works as described, no problems
by maliVuk on 2017/06/03 19:57
The fact that it is currently being supported is the most important feature for me. I had to transfer an archive of videos and photos from another app which is no longer supported and which Apple warns will not work after the next major iOS upgrade. Other than that, it has worked flawlessly.
I love this app
by Wolfgirl on 2018/08/20 19:23
Do you guys support iCloud too? I don't wanna lose my pictures if something happens to my iPhone or I'm getting a new upgrade. Also, can you guys make the folders have folders within the folders too please? Ya know for example. If I make a rainbow folder and within it I make folders for separate colors like red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Yeah like that. Can you guys make that happen please? Thx!
Update Worked
by Mpm185 on 2019/03/13 22:33
I recently wrote a slightly negative review of this app due to a recent upgrade. The upgrade on my phone and ipad caused the app to crash immediately. I contacted support who responded within 24 hours and within 3 days a new update was released. App now works perfectly. Have used this app for two years and am very satisfied. Thanks for the update and awesome customer support 👍
Reliable and secure
by Anon2568 on 2019/04/03 08:29
I have been using this app to store stuff for several years now. Everything still works fine after all this time and it’s not hard to transfer data to another apple device. The built in web browser also adds a nice layer of privacy and convenience. Thank you developers.
Photos gone!
by Aljasper on 2019/04/14 20:13
After the latest update, I can’t view most of my photos. It’s as if the photos and videos are there but when I click on them, I get nothing but a black screen. This app used to be really dependable and easy to use. Now I’ve lost years of photos. Based on other reviews, it sounds like this is a common occurrence after the latest update despite the developer’s comment that only a small group are affected. I wish they took responsibility and actually fixed the problem. I sincerely hope they fix this soon. I’m heartbroken to lose all of my photos.
Great till last update
by ryangooddj on 2019/03/22 19:44
Love the app and have used it for a long time, though with the recent update I can’t transfer videos from iTunes and drop into the main file like I’ve always been able to do. Maybe because I’m on iPhone 6? Either way it’s been a solid app for years so maybe I’ll find a solution to my issue.
latest update crashes, bricks ipad BROKEN UPDATE!
by Miguel Luna on 2019/03/13 21:53
this is unusable. stalls when attempting to load a video and essentially bricks the ipad. I keep having to reboot the ipad as a result. UPDATE: Almost a week after the update, this still isn’t fixed. UPDATE 2: Fixed and working well. To be fair, the developer was quick to respond. So kudos for that!
Great!
by Kami Asuka on 2017/07/24 07:10
Have had this app for a while and love it! I've used it on multiple devices and it's a great way to lock pictures you don't want others to see. People tend to take my phone from my hands and go through it. However, I do wish that at least the pro version of the app could also have a section for notes! I think it would be a cool idea!
Kid safe
by John G 1968 on 2018/01/11 05:27
I let my kids play games on my phone now and then. That happens less often now that they also have phones, but either way I don't want them accessing my private photos. This app works great for securing them! The app's icon is visible alongside the other apps on my phone, but it's contents remain safely secured. Works for me.
Awesome
by Appleman7934 on 2017/05/18 05:00
Private photo vault is the best app I have found for protecting my pictures. The interface is very nice and easy to use. I really like the break in reports. Anyone that tries to get into my pictures gets a picture secretly taken of their face and logs the time and location of the break in. And the ability to have a second secret account that you can show prying people and keep your real photos private is great. All you have to do is set up the second account. It gets its own password. And then when people ask to see the pictures, you input the fake password and they see the fake account. Really cool.
Was Awesome
by Marc Egba on 2019/03/15 06:41
Used to be an awesome app. I also store very sensitive data in this app. But Your last update has caused a glitch in my albums. Content is not showing. Password recognition is no longer straight. I am on the verge of loosing very important set of sensitive data I had saved in this app. Please can this be corrected and urgently?
Tricky but nice
by Nakataboi on 2017/09/21 03:30
Was a bit tricky getting some videos and pictures into this app from the computer. I found that if you Dropbox the movie you want to add, save it to the camera roll, then import to the photo locker it will work. The iTunes import just fails though. Is nice once it works.
Glitchy
by Mr. Ticks on 2019/03/11 22:59
With latest update (March 2019), I can’t keep the app open for over 10 seconds without it freezing/exiting. I have never had any issues with this app until this most recent update. Hopefully they will get it right with a fix soon...
Apparently abandoned
by stephenfleming on 2018/01/31 19:44
iTunes importing stopped working months ago with an iOS11 update, and causes an immediate crash. The app still hasn’t been updated, Tech support doesn’t respond to email. I think it’s dead, Jim. Fundamentally, they never figured out how to work with Apple’s new Photo Library format, so folders are ignored and albums are presented in random order... not very useful when you have 500 albums in 20 folders! Great concept, but the creaky underpinnings have caught up with it. Without a rewrite, I’ll be looking for a replacement.
Mostly excellent
by Timstal on 2017/09/20 19:26
All this app needs is a better way to reorganize pictures in an album. Currently the only option is to drag images one at a time. This is very unsatisfactory when an album has hundreds of pictures, or when you want to move several pictures together.
Great product
by AnotherOldGuy on 2017/05/18 20:00
It does exactly what it's supposed to do. It would be nice if I could move photos from one folder to another without having to copy, paste, delete original. Also folders within folders would help in organizing things.
Missing photos.
by drpkckjo on 2018/04/01 04:10
So, I bought this app yesterday after reading all the good reviews. Well today, I looked through the photos I had, and some wouldn’t show up?!? Just this picture of a wave like graphic. You can see the photo in the menus, but when you click to enlarge it, that generic graphic comes up. So thanks for that. I knew those reviews looked sketchy. Probably reviews made up by the company. Sure it’s easy to use, but is this app doesn’t keep the photos I put in it, what use is it? Pure garbage.
It's not perfect but...
by The•Reader on 2017/05/24 00:11
I've use this app for about two years it works as indicated but with flaws. It will sometime received a picture but not move it back to your camera roll and it will the a video and reformat it in a way there renders it useless and unable to be viewed That being said 90% of the time it works well.
I Don’t Like The New Pro Version
by Chlodog143 on 2019/04/10 17:15
I used to love this app and recommended it to everyone I could. The new version auto updated and several editing features disappeared and the editing layout and functionality are not very user friendly. Also when the app updated my albums were out of order and the pictures don’t seem as hi resolution as before. I’m going to try another app until they get this version fixed.
Lost image
by lucaymami on 2017/06/30 22:45
Hi, I have the application actually I upgrade to pro and I have a big problem, when I open the app I go to the album and I see all my pictures in this album but when I open a picture the image is not my pic is a black box with no image and now how I recover it?
I need help
by tjgaff on 2017/09/02 22:21
I've had no problems with this app for the 4 years I've had it, but ever since last week, it says I have no photos in my only photo album, I checked my storage in my settings and it still shows 1.2 GB of storage from my photo vault. I contacted support 3 times and haven't gotten a response, I really need help. If that problem gets resolved my rating will go to a 5/5 stars
Quirky
by caranddriver on 2017/07/07 05:52
It is the same app as the free one of you upgrade. However none of your photos transfer over! Bad! To actually get the pro features working after you buy it. You have to reboot your device or it doesn't unlock pro features. Annoying! Otherwise worked the same as the free.
So far I like it.
by Amber Starfield on 2017/06/08 16:09
For those that bought the pro version and are seeing the "upgrade to pro" message, I had this problem too. However, all I had to do was close the app and re-open it. Then I had access to the pro features.
Love it, just one thing
by IsaiahCH on 2019/02/18 21:06
Can you please make it to where it auto plays videos if you’re in slideshow mode. Also would like it if slideshow mode didn’t restart every time I pause it. Other than those two things, I really like it
Don't buy
by Docbrian on 2017/06/28 18:03
I also paid for the pro version and didn't get it. When you try to upgrade it says internet failed. Fix your app, developer! Still looking for a decent replacement for Stash, which Apple mysteriously pulled last year.
Good app, wish video function was better.
by JC Redd on 2018/08/28 20:58
Works as advertised. Videos store in their original format, so if you’ve turned them using iMovie, they revert back to the original format. Also, some video transfers don’t come through so check before you delete from your original source.
This app is perfect
by Bubu Master on 2019/03/13 20:35
I had a problem with the previous version (v10) crashing but the developer contacted me and issued an update in a very timely manner. This app is perfect, I've been using it for years and I have no issues with it at all. Totally recommend it
It was good/what happened?
by Napoleon1975 on 2019/04/19 11:46
I have had this app for a little bit and didn’t have any issues with it until probably the last update. I have 101 pictures and videos in it but it’s only giving me 38 of those pictures and videos. This is very upsetting. A lot of these things can not be replaced. If this had not happened it would have been a 5 stars review. If this can be fixed please do.
Loss my favorite feature
by Me1233557890 on 2019/03/12 18:43
I had no issues with the upgrade as far as crashing but the Heal function when editing pictures was removed in the update, is that a mistake, if it doesn’t come back I’ll move to different product. Removing functionality after buying a product just shouldn’t happen.
AVOID THIS APP
by Saltydog 13 on 2019/02/11 08:00
As a couple others have mentioned, your photos will not be backed up when you restore to new phone. Their FAQ states photos are backed up to iCloud but when I restored all I got was an empty vault! I truly loved this app until yesterday when I got new iPhone and after following the instructions from the developers FAQ all my photos were gone. I feel betrayed and am very angry. Avoid this app if you want to keep your memories. A waste of money and loss of memories I will never get back!
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Description
This is the professional version of private photo Vault®. 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: 5 Stars: "Wow, I have been wanting a way to hide some of my photos for a while, this is a perfect solution." 5 Stars: "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 + Download Photos Directly to the App ** This is the same as the In App Purchase in the private photo Vault Application *** All your photos stored in private photo Vault are 100% private. Your photos are only stored on your device and are never uploaded to our servers. We have no ability to remotely access your photos.
Love it!
by Dark_knight251 on 2019/06/23 20:15
I love this app. One code to get in and another code to enter each separate folder.
Crash !
by мσταẁαяỵ on 2019/06/21 13:27
The app does not run in the background for more than two minutes! Then I have to open the picture again If this is a compulsory feature, I do not want it
??
by nawaf11222222 on 2019/06/21 03:18
Why you removed iTunes album????
Cannot recover password!!!
by Blanknickname152033 on 2019/06/18 01:26
I have used this app for a while. I set up a recovery email so that in the case that I forget my password I could still use the app. Well I recently forgot my password and the prompt asked me if I would like an email with my password. I said yes and went to find the email. THEY DID NOT SEND ANYTHING. I tried it again several times and still no email. They have my correct email address and it says “message sending”, but I didn’t get anything. (Yes, I checked the spam folder and all the other folders). I sent in a complaint about it and they said that they would get back to me, but I have heard nothing. I’m very frustrated, because I set up the recovery email, so why isn’t it working??
I will not use this app any longer
by Gpstanley on 2019/06/18 00:17
Can no longer recommend this app. The ability to sync with iTunes has been removed. The description of the app includes the ability to sync with iTunes, false advertising, that statement should be removed
No option for iTunes file sharing anymore..
by Physco-corndog on 2019/06/10 14:18
Not only has the app been crashing lately I can’t transfer any of my files from Photo Vault to my pc anymore. Why take away that feature? I can’t use the wireless syncing option because the app keeps crashing every 10 seconds. Pls fix this
ITunes File Sharing ?
by FARTFARTNUT2 on 2019/06/10 03:44
This was a great app until a recent update removed the iTunes file sharing. Now when I add files in iTunes, they don’t show up in my iPad and shared album is not there. Your FAQ and tutorials offer no help with this and no response from support !
😡😡
by ride off 12 on 2019/06/07 04:31
This application crap me lose thousands of photos and videos and I see that do nothing to repair it 😡😡😡😡😡😡
Missing Upgrade to PRO
by Frrussre on 2019/05/30 01:50
Several years ago I paid $9.99 for the Pro version. Somewhere during one of the updates I ended up with the 10.3 basic version. Just had to pay $3.99 for Pro version. Then had to manually export 100’s multiple photos and redo albums. Then delete FOC version. Very unimpressed with what was a great App. And buying it twice.
Took away editing features
by Mike Evan on 2019/05/24 13:17
It used to have all kinds of great editing features. Now most are missing.
Used to be good
by ForgottenNombre on 2019/05/21 22:34
This would earn a higher rating if the developer would fix a few bugs that were introduced in version 10. Emails have been sent to the developer with no response. Sad. Hopefully they can get things straightened out soon.
Problems with Access
by dlnqmt on 2019/05/21 21:38
I have submitted an online help request more than once and have not received a response. I like the app but it is currently not letting me in. The developers need to be more responsive to help requests and get the problems with the app fixed.
Flawed.
by MatthewKirby on 2019/05/21 18:42
App was updated and everything was gone, all data, media, etc erased. Almost as if the app was uninstalled.
All photos lost, replaced with generic icon
by KenJefferson12 on 2019/05/21 02:00
Criminally terrible updates. Zero fixes for 2 or so months. Latest update has rendered this app useless. All photos have a generic black & grey thumbnail and can’t be loaded. Hoping the photos aren’t lost for good. Fix immediately please.
Lost Hundreds of Photos After Update
by AndrewL86 on 2019/05/16 09:31
It’s been months and I am missing hundreds of photos after the most recent update. All I see are blank thumbnails where the photos should be. I have used this app for years. Why are there issues all of the sudden? When will there be a fix? Over 2 months and still no update to fix this issue! When will there be an update to bring back the photos that are missing???
No backup means you lose all pics
by Excellent714 on 2019/05/16 03:44
I’ve tried for years to get an answer how to copy these pics to my pc for backup and get no answer. There is no way to do it. So be prepared if you use this app, when you reinstall iOS or go to a new iPhone, YOU WILL LOSE EVERY PICTURE YPU TRUSTED THESE PEOPLE TO SAVE FOR YOU. OTHERWISE IT WORKS FINE BIT NO BACKUP IS ABSURD. DO NOT BUY IF YOU VALUE YOUR PICS.
Really enjoy this expo
by Cissygirl#65 on 2019/05/12 22:13
Great App, do a great job with helping you organize, categorize and import/export photo ‘s/Video’s seamlessly.
Gifs are very laggy!! PLEASE FIX.
by ldj55 on 2019/05/12 20:56
When I first downloaded this app a couple of months ago, large gifs could be imported to this app withought any problem, and they ran at 25 frames per second, but I believe after the recent update, all the gifs in my albums have d to run very slow, as if they were missing frames. This wasn’t a problem before, as I could have gifs as large as 50mbs and they still ran smoothly. I would reeeally like for this to be fixed, especially since I payed for this app. Thanks.
Great app! UX needs improvement.
by Clark Battle on 2019/05/07 18:53
Ive been using this app (pro version) for many years now and its never lost a pic. The photo editor is amazing! Sometimes ill even import a photo just to edit it and then export it because the editor is so much more capable than the stock iOS photo editor. I use this app every day. It's persisted photos over bricked phones with no worries. Rock solid. My only complaint is that it requires way too many button clicks to do most things. For example, to import a photo from you library it requires nine button clicks! The worst it the three dialogs that must be dismissed after every import. Two of them could easily be removed. The experienced user doesn’t need to read those warnings every single time. Editing a photo also requires way too many clicks. Taking a photo within the app is a great feature but each photo requires four clicks! It should be one. The app is stable and well coded but it smells like the software developer was also the UX Designer. If thats the case it could really use a dedicated designer. Developers think from the perspective of the technology (for example the photo library they chose). Designers think from the perspective of the user. It's a huge difference and it shows. One missing feature is nested directories. Even two levels would be enough. Another missing feature is multiple (more than two) alternate vaults. There's no reason why there should be only two.
Almost there
by GiovaniCacciatore on 2019/05/05 16:10
I like this App, however, I wish someone can make it possible to finally name the individual photos.
Horrible upgrade
by Moewine on 2019/05/05 15:18
I love this app, but this latest upgrade has ruined it. The photo adjustments are next to useless. What happened to the beautiful array of photo modifications you had in the previous version? You could fix blemishes, Blurred things, adjust many different variables, and now it has the same basic adjustments as the cheapest apps. Please go back to the previous rev!
Recover password email not working
by Lostpicture on 2019/05/03 10:14
I set up the email recovery and each time it says sending email but I never receive it.
Web browser is now buggy.
by Big Al 717 on 2019/04/29 09:59
The latest update was a real lemon for me. The browser no longer plays well with the forum software on my favorite haunts. The photo storage is still pretty solid as always. The app has been super stable and usable for YEARS, so I’m hoping that the developers will take a second to fix whatever went wrong.
Angry
by miahbeansssss on 2019/04/27 22:42
Literally lost have of my pictures when it updated its just blank pictures and they never load
Photos gone
by Colt Lee on 2019/04/26 05:45
Loved the app until the last update lost almost all my photos and all they are now are white place holders. The “support” or lack there of is pathetic I’ve submitted to requests and heard nothing and as I read the reviews all I see are “a fix will be coming” when? A year from now? Get your act together.
Hate apps that nag me for a review
by FreeFly42 on 2019/04/25 17:23
Actually like this app. But it’s nagging me for a review so one star. That’s it.
LOVE!
by Lolee729 on 2019/04/25 15:43
Keeps my pics private and organized.
Where did my pictures go!!!???
by JamesNicvkname on 2019/04/22 20:12
I installed the new version in April 2019 and all my pictures are GONE!! They only show white tiles now in the app and there has been no update to fix this! Do not buy or use this app if you are trying to keep pictures. I had no problems for a while and then one update and POOF everything is gone. GONE. Buy/Try another app...
Bring back blur & heal tools
by Freditomom on 2019/04/22 11:57
Please bring these back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great App
by emptyonine on 2019/04/21 00:55
Enjoy using the app and all the features. If it could install photos by creation date would make it even better
It was good/what happened?
by Napoleon1975 on 2019/04/19 11:46
I have had this app for a little bit and didn’t have any issues with it until probably the last update. I have 101 pictures and videos in it but it’s only giving me 38 of those pictures and videos. This is very upsetting. A lot of these things can not be replaced. If this had not happened it would have been a 5 stars review. If this can be fixed please do.
Lost photos
by upset 2025 on 2019/04/19 06:25
Almost all of my photos in this app on my iPad are inaccessible. What can I do to recover them?!
itunes Sync
by JuLiO-Skype on 2019/04/18 18:45
itunes sync doesn’t work anymore, i can’t export my photos making this app useless. All my photos are stacked in the app and can’t move them out
Was a great app
by Tmonkey85 on 2019/04/17 19:56
Web browsers will not got to links. This app worked so well in the past. Please update.
Love this app!
by omwiggles on 2019/04/16 19:12
I really love this app but I wish you could put the same photos in more than one album.
No ITunes Sync
by Muzzi iphne on 2019/04/15 13:48
Dear support, Please tell me where's my iTunes sync my friend has gifted me this app in pro version and I cannot see that feature in import option
Take a cue from St@sh app
by Ko cho on 2019/04/14 23:35
Just like the other user’s feedback. St@sh was the best of all. * Must be able to sort inside the folders. All users want it. * able to hide within the app with tap finger gestures * this took too much space on storage while scrolling photos
Disappointed in lack of support
by Chrisl518 on 2019/04/14 20:28
Really disappointed in the lack of support with this app and the app itself. It appears my entire album on my iPad is corrupted and half of the album on my iPhone. I’ve tried deleting the app and restoring my iPad. I’ve tried wireless sync and none of that works. I’ve contacted support multiple times with no response.
Photos gone!
by Aljasper on 2019/04/14 20:13
After the latest update, I can’t view most of my photos. It’s as if the photos and videos are there but when I click on them, I get nothing but a black screen. This app used to be really dependable and easy to use. Now I’ve lost years of photos. Based on other reviews, it sounds like this is a common occurrence after the latest update despite the developer’s comment that only a small group are affected. I wish they took responsibility and actually fixed the problem. I sincerely hope they fix this soon. I’m heartbroken to lose all of my photos.
After Update Password becomes unknown and All pictures & videos becomes wave icons
by Extassy420 on 2019/04/13 20:54
You guys should not be in encryption business. Updates supposed to make apps better, not worst as I've also noticed people losing data after update. And changing/resetting password without user permission is unacceptable!!
Stash app was the best
by calliope1975 on 2019/04/13 18:42
Can you add: 1. Ability to sort photos by size so dupes can be deleted 2. Can you add “smart folders” that will add photos based on criteria like size, etc, or by adding the ability to tag photos with keywords so they can all appear in smart folders? 3. You need to help people easily remove dupes
Lost 100’s of photos and albums
by Seetom on 2019/04/13 15:20
Lost 100’s of photos and dozens of albums collected over many years suddenly due to a faulty app update. Developer does not reply to my 2 latest emails. WARNING: DO NOT USE THIS APP
Photo app! Five stars!
by RhinoMan NE on 2019/04/13 12:50
Best app!! For photos and videos! So glad that it supports video now!!! Very happy camper!!! Evevrybody should get!!👍✌again happy camper!!😃👍five star app!!😃 Still using app!! Very happy still. 2019 and going!!!
Export
by jlg926 on 2019/04/12 03:25
You used to be able to export through the iTunes file sharing, but not anymore. It’s a serious inconvenience and may even result in me deleting this app
Changed Without Notice
by Main-jj on 2019/04/11 20:19
The app used to play video instantly, and now everything is encrypted and the video won’t play on Apple TV any more. Turned awesome app into paper weight.
Please fix.
by Olympian 34 on 2019/04/10 19:32
I’ll give 5 stars when my videos can play consecutively and when they can play on Apple TV.
I Don’t Like The New Pro Version
by Chlodog143 on 2019/04/10 17:15
I used to love this app and recommended it to everyone I could. The new version auto updated and several editing features disappeared and the editing layout and functionality are not very user friendly. Also when the app updated my albums were out of order and the pictures don’t seem as hi resolution as before. I’m going to try another app until they get this version fixed.
I hate it
by 90sjunkie on 2019/04/09 21:44
I recently bought an iPad Pro and while yes it transferred the photos in my photo vault from my iPhonex but when I try to transfer photos from my photo vault on my ipad2, running into frustration after frustration. The first issue was the USB A to USB C cord. I bought one from amazon for 6 dollars. It didn’t work at all. So I mean that was my fault. I then went to a high end technology device store and bought the Belkin brand USB A to USB C cord. And that costs me 40 dollars. I was initially happy because the Belkin cord recognized my iPad Pro. But then when it’s time to restore backup from iTunes for my iPad 2, it starts syncing but halfway through it says “stopped because iPad not connected anymore” which is a lie because I’m sitting right there looking at everything. Then I tried the iCloud method, all that does is takes me to a page and I toggle from off to on, then a website comes up with the photos from my iPad2 but then when I try to download them, the whole website page disappeared and said “oops we’ve encountered a problem.” All I want is for my private photo vault pics from my ipad2 plus my private photo vault pics from my iPhonex to all be in my private photo vault section on my new iPad Pro. AND I accidentally bought the photo vault pro version twice without realizing it. So looking at the overall costs (initial cord from amazon , then Belkin cord, then upgrading twice to photo vault pro), just disappointed
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by wl macara on 2019/04/09 17:57
Muy util y segura
Update Changed Photo Editing
by ZSandZ on 2019/04/09 06:10
I enjoyed the way the app was prior to this update. I used the editing features of blur, whiten, etc. all are now gone. The new version is very disappointing.
New version destroyed half my pics
by prahkatakuno on 2019/04/08 21:07
Your newest version, which installed automatically, has lost half my pictures. They won’t load at all, just show a wave icon. Total fail.
Something is missing
by TJ66699 on 2019/04/08 18:45
The app updates but several key tools like blemish and such are missing.
Photos...
by Casper Manuel on 2019/04/07 14:32
Es la app perfecta 👍🏽
Ruined editing with update
by HerbParis on 2019/04/07 11:37
Loved this app for a long time. Now, the latest update has taken away the great editing functions that made this app worth the price. Competition is good, I’ll find another and recommend you do the same.
Great app
by nicklesmitty on 2019/04/07 01:52
Nice, easy to use, secure.
I hate the new version of the app
by Stopaskingformydamnname! on 2019/04/06 22:33
The previous version of this app was very stable between updates and I’ve been able to add and edit large numbers of photos without problems on my Ipad ever since I bought the pro version nearly 3 years ago. Well lo and behold my Ipad somehow turned on auto update in the App Store without my express permission and installs this train wreck of an app. I am unable to move pictures around in my albums without the app crashing and not saving my changes. Also when I scroll through an album random thumbnails will turn white and I have to scroll up or down on the screen to restore the thumbnail images. Restarting my Ipad does nothing to resolve the issues and reinstalling the app is completely unreasonable due to the amount of pictures I’d have to back up somewhere and reinstall. I also am not a fan of the edit toolbar changes. It isn’t as intuitive as the last version. The crop tool in particular is very buggy and the image keeps moving around on my screen when I try to adjust what I want to crop. This is very disappointing because I used this app extensively and there aren’t really any better alternatives on the App Store. I hope someone is actually reading these reviews (although I seriously doubt it) and gets to work on repairing this “update”. Otherwise I think I’m done using this app for good. Device info: Ipad Pro non cellular version 256GB storage capacity 130GB used purchased in 2018 IOS version 12.1.1
Photo Vault Pro
by Kid Recoe on 2019/04/06 13:08
Best photo vault app there is! Used this app on 4 consecutive iPhones. Currently now on my iPhone 10s Max & I've had no problems!! I definitely recommend it!!!
Great app
by Crw195501 on 2019/04/06 11:37
I’ve had this app for quite a while. Never any problems and the maker sends out updates when needed.
Once-great app, now stripped-down & worthless
by Dobbs214 on 2019/04/06 10:47
The latest update reduced the editing functions to bare bones. The previous versions had a fantastic range of editing tools (for an app) and was far more intuitive. Those lost editing capacities are a deal-breaker, time to look for another photo storage app.
Angry, Mad, and Furious
by annpyed longtime user on 2019/04/06 07:21
Days have passed and new versions have been released. But the most serious problem—turning existing files into unreadable empty files—has not been solved; nor has the development team released any statement regarding the glitches and warned customers against updating until the problem is solved. As a Pro user I am very disappointed at the team and this App. I felt my support in the last few years has been tossed into water like nothing... For those interested in purchasing the Pro version especially, please refrain from doing so until they solve the problem, if ever. For those Pro users, DO NOT UPDATE at all!
Buenísimo muy buena
by coconyjf on 2019/04/04 16:02
Muy buena
Safe et pratique
by chtrougounof on 2019/04/04 12:57
Application simple, pratique et safe. Je la recommande vivement !!!
Latest update is bad!!
by Pravaasi on 2019/04/04 02:02
Latest update messed up the database it seems. Now half of my videos are not playable at all :(
Love
by Heaven77780 on 2019/04/04 00:20
Buy the full version you wont be sorry
Es una aplicación que te permite guardar imágenes
by Humjar on 2019/04/03 14:29
Recomendada
More Than Expected
by Ohiohuff on 2019/04/03 12:23
Intuitive, easy to use app that also offers a pretty good editing program.
Very limited features
by Fed Up WB User on 2019/04/03 09:09
No way to sort photos by most recently used or other useful sort orders. Videos can’t be set to slow motion or fast motion, can’t be set to loop automatically, etc. App is at least stable, does not crash, so that’s something, but would be great if they created even some modest capabilities beyond simple display.
Reliable and secure
by Anon2568 on 2019/04/03 08:29
I have been using this app to store stuff for several years now. Everything still works fine after all this time and it’s not hard to transfer data to another apple device. The built in web browser also adds a nice layer of privacy and convenience. Thank you developers.
Bad update
by timtimotal on 2019/04/03 05:46
Your recent update blanked out my stored vids. Please repair
RIP OFF 3
by zelnoandfrye on 2019/04/02 22:53
Lost 10,000 photos from the app after the last upgrade. Had 5 private albums each with the same passcode. I requested the recovery password as instructed. The email stated simply “ The recovery passcode for (album name) is...” and then nothing. No recovery password at all. None. None of the five albums sent the recovery. This was a trustworthy app that I have used for a few years. I don’t know what happened. I will gladly correct this review if I can get an answer.
Awesome app
by My train on 2019/04/02 21:46
I love this app for security of private information
Haven't had issues
by Atzman90 on 2019/04/02 18:54
This is the only app I've used to store special pics. It's worked without flaw. No complaints! Definitely recommend
The only photo app I need
by Chinkeyedrican on 2019/04/02 16:10
It’s one of the best apps that I have on my cell phone,,,,,,
Safe and great
by Lucas sunrise on 2019/04/02 05:04
I liked photo vault because it's safe and useful. It’s worth the money too.
First rate
by Jim from Arkansas on 2019/04/01 20:33
This is a first rate app for keeping your pictures. I have no complaints about it and I’d typically have plenty. The developers have done a great job with this one
Extremely useful and easy to use. Never had issues
by KennethDev on 2019/04/01 05:00
Good for keeping extra copies of photos and videos.
Read The Fine Print
by UpliftingSolace on 2019/04/01 03:58
Make sure you read their legal docs. “Private” seems to end at the app title.
Why did u update a good app
by JackyTheBoss on 2019/03/31 18:37
It it aint broken dont fix it, You guys just messed up my private photos the ones i had for years with this update Fix the issue immediately or expect a class suit
Secure and Easy
by Kmccoy9999 on 2019/03/31 16:27
I have been using the app for 6 years and it has been everything I hoped in terms of security and ease of use. I actually use it to organize picture folders to make them easier to access.
Where’d everything go???
by Ohiostatesteff on 2019/03/31 14:09
I don’t know what kind of update you did, but your editing lacks way more features than you used to have. It’s now made this useless for me and I can no longer use it for what you previously advertised it to be with the free trial. It’s really disappointing. Waste of money apparently.
Great Security
by S H Smith on 2019/03/31 03:47
For a basic and intuitive editing tool... Easy to learn and use
Great Photo Security
by Sparky1956SanDiego on 2019/03/31 02:33
The functionality of this app is great. Lock albums you don’t want people to view. Have a “spoof” password that opens a separate album so no one knows of the other. Works great. Would recommend to everyone.
New update crashes!
by giacomo1954 on 2019/03/30 07:26
Just updated this app for my iPhone 5s. It deleted all of my pictures. My iPad is fine. What have you guys done?
Lost images
by Spiker42 on 2019/03/30 01:05
March 2019. After upgrading, many of my photo vault files went blank and never could be recovered. I lost hundreds of photos and several folders. Just a warning:
Older then an week ago Photo Vault was much better.
by rathaDWC on 2019/03/29 16:17
The Old Photo Vault got all these good reports. Your new one has no blemish controls, or and the filter are not as good as the older app. Others who feel the same way state your experiences. Maybe we all can get the Photo Vault people to offer the old one. Also why can a app company change an app without notice. When I purchase an app I should have some say if I want to upgrade. Bring back the old Photo Vault.
I love this app
by road dog three on 2019/03/29 07:19
For years i’ve been compiling photos and videos without any categorization. This app, allows you to save, categorize, crop picture, Display as a slideshow, lock album files, export import from iPhone to computer and vice versa and much more. Once the files have been Uploaded to photo vault, one has the option of deleting them from photo album on iPhone or keeping them. Don’t waste your time on the free app of this version, it doesn’t work properly, nor allow full upload of the pictures. One problem I’ve experienced thus far, is the creation of albums. Sometimes I have to tap numerous times for the creation of the album. For four bucks, it’s money well spent.
Love it
by Kevin Rissell on 2019/03/28 17:54
It does what I want it to do. Fingerprint lockdown. Deletes pictures and videos when imported (you still have to clear the ‘recently deleted’ folder in the public photos app). Allows good organization for imported photos and vids. Quick and easy.
Review
by Music_Man91803 on 2019/03/27 16:04
AWESOME !!!!
Images unaccessible after updates
by LittleSagara on 2019/03/26 21:57
After the latest updates, all of my images are unaccessible. The metadata is still there but all of them are corrupted. Contacting to support still no response
Decoy password is useless & Syncs Passcode between devices without consent
by StarCross6 on 2019/03/26 14:37
The update broke the decoy function, rendering it useless. Also I have noticed that if you have this app loaded onto multiple iOS devices, it will sync your security passcode without your consent. There is currently no way to turn that off.
⁉️GIFS WITHOUT WON'T PLAY ON IPAD⁉️
by cutetiger1987 on 2019/03/26 14:00
⁉️GIFS WITHOUT WON'T PLAY ON IPAD⁉️ GIFS ONLY PLAY ON IPHONE NOT ON.IPAD LIKE THEY USED TOO HELP 😱❗️
Latest update locked me out
by Amilli01 on 2019/03/26 00:23
I updated to 10.2 and it says I need to enter my main account password which I have done and still will not unlock...
Best!
by Hal NYC on 2019/03/25 20:47
I’ve had it for a while now, and I got rid of every other photo safe/vault on my phone. This one is fully intuitive to set it up with the folders I want, renaming, change the order folders or pics / vids inside the folder. You can use your thumbprint to open the file or 4 digit code. If you go to anything else in your phone it goes back to needing your code or thumbprint. Airplay to TV. You can set up a fake code so if you have to reveal it to someone they go to the fake code/folders. You can easily copy edit crop. When you import pictures you can click to trash the originals or save them. The last image in a folder is your thumbnail ...which you can move around to change the folder’s thumbnail and name. Its the best! You can save them back to your camera roll. It’s well thought out. Very happy with the app!
Bug during move/export
by azi amin on 2019/03/25 09:15
There is still bug/error during move/export of videos. Iphone 6 user with latest ios.
Update 10.2 didn’t fix anything
by Michael Sh on 2019/03/25 04:49
Hundreds of my photos went to a not visible state with the new update for 10.1, and the new 10.2 downloaded and installed and it still hasn’t fixed anything. Almost all of my photos just come up as blank right now.
So far
by Fallin_snow on 2019/03/24 17:59
One of the best apps I’ve used so far. Just hope when I get my new phone everything will still be there
Perfect
by kamel harbouki on 2019/03/24 07:02
5 stars
Photos not visible after update to 10.1
by vanillalemming on 2019/03/24 04:16
None of my photos are visible since updating to 10.1. Fix it.
The best
by Insta king on 2019/03/23 21:12
The best app ever
Rip off 2
by ScrewyLouie 47 on 2019/01/15 14:29
I had the same problem I got a new iPhone and when everything backed up from iCloud onto it my photo vault app was empty and I lost precious pictures of my grandchildren and other memories that I cannot get back. It’s sad. Now I bought this brand new iPhone and the same thing happened again my pictures are gone and all I have is a clean photo vault to start with. This app and I think I paid $1.99 for it I can’t remember is a rip off and it screwed me over on my memories that I can no longer get back to show somebody or see ever again.
Great app! UX needs improvement.
by Clark Battle on 2019/05/07 18:53
Ive been using this app (pro version) for many years now and its never lost a pic. The photo editor is amazing! Sometimes ill even import a photo just to edit it and then export it because the editor is so much more capable than the stock iOS photo editor. I use this app every day. It's persisted photos over bricked phones with no worries. Rock solid. My only complaint is that it requires way too many button clicks to do most things. For example, to import a photo from you library it requires nine button clicks! The worst it the three dialogs that must be dismissed after every import. Two of them could easily be removed. The experienced user doesn’t need to read those warnings every single time. Editing a photo also requires way too many clicks. Taking a photo within the app is a great feature but each photo requires four clicks! It should be one. The app is stable and well coded but it smells like the software developer was also the UX Designer. If thats the case it could really use a dedicated designer. Developers think from the perspective of the technology (for example the photo library they chose). Designers think from the perspective of the user. It's a huge difference and it shows. One missing feature is nested directories. Even two levels would be enough. Another missing feature is multiple (more than two) alternate vaults. There's no reason why there should be only two.
I hate the new version of the app
by Stopaskingformydamnname! on 2019/04/06 22:33
The previous version of this app was very stable between updates and I’ve been able to add and edit large numbers of photos without problems on my Ipad ever since I bought the pro version nearly 3 years ago. Well lo and behold my Ipad somehow turned on auto update in the App Store without my express permission and installs this train wreck of an app. I am unable to move pictures around in my albums without the app crashing and not saving my changes. Also when I scroll through an album random thumbnails will turn white and I have to scroll up or down on the screen to restore the thumbnail images. Restarting my Ipad does nothing to resolve the issues and reinstalling the app is completely unreasonable due to the amount of pictures I’d have to back up somewhere and reinstall. I also am not a fan of the edit toolbar changes. It isn’t as intuitive as the last version. The crop tool in particular is very buggy and the image keeps moving around on my screen when I try to adjust what I want to crop. This is very disappointing because I used this app extensively and there aren’t really any better alternatives on the App Store. I hope someone is actually reading these reviews (although I seriously doubt it) and gets to work on repairing this “update”. Otherwise I think I’m done using this app for good. Device info: Ipad Pro non cellular version 256GB storage capacity 130GB used purchased in 2018 IOS version 12.1.1
I love this app
by road dog three on 2019/03/29 07:19
For years i’ve been compiling photos and videos without any categorization. This app, allows you to save, categorize, crop picture, Display as a slideshow, lock album files, export import from iPhone to computer and vice versa and much more. Once the files have been Uploaded to photo vault, one has the option of deleting them from photo album on iPhone or keeping them. Don’t waste your time on the free app of this version, it doesn’t work properly, nor allow full upload of the pictures. One problem I’ve experienced thus far, is the creation of albums. Sometimes I have to tap numerous times for the creation of the album. For four bucks, it’s money well spent.
Best Photo and Video Manager
by Frequent Flyer 4321 on 2018/02/20 20:55
PVP crushes all competitors with outstanding functionality and smooth integration including excellent management of photo storage, (completely independent of Apple photo library), killer photo edit features, a good browser, and easy uploads and downloads. CONS No browser tabs which make it very difficult to use with some websites, no resume video from last location, no multiple photo select with an easy tap and swipe motion, no user assigned photo attributes such as favorites.
Bug Report
by Lux2412 on 2019/01/18 19:58
Great app does what it promises and the Import From Clipboard (aka Pasting the pic without downloading it is EXTRA useful) HOWEVER when I’m in the Gallery on my iPhone, select multiple images and try to Import them from the Share panel it tries to load them in the popup but crashes, only works for 1pic at a time. App and software is both updated to latest, tried removing and re-adding app from Share panel, rebooting my phone nothing worked. Reinstalling is not an option since there are so many pics i would have to migrate. Importing multiple photos from app works but isn’t as conveniet. Developer pls fix.
Update review for 10.1
by Blade1984 on 2019/03/17 19:24
First off, the update did fix some of the issues. Log in is faster, however, it seems if you import an video or edit, a large chunk of your pictures and videos become placeholders and not the picture itself. I’ve lost big slices of my content and since my device backed up with the new version, I can not restore back. So I hope that the next update will restore my items. I am sorry to say that I may have to start moving what items that are left to an different platform. I’ll give the designers of this program a week or so before I do. But sadly, until then, my use of the application will have to be at a minimum.
Great features and organization beyond camera roll
by letterb on 2017/06/02 16:57
Well worth the price. 2nd photo account is useful. Breakin reports are awesome too. This is great for all kinds of things you don't want on your normal camera roll like memes or crude things, and it's great for albums like Simpsons or your favorite show quotes, receipts or recipes, notes from class. Then your camera roll can be just an unorganized photo dump. New interface is great, lots of new useful features. I love the alarm that catches people who put in the wrong pin.
It Works!
by Knitpicker59 on 2018/02/01 19:35
I have searched for months to find a secure photo app that actually works and isn’t another of the many bait and switch apps that barely function. This app works, it is easy to use, and it perfectly uploads photos from my computer and it is easy to sync between my PC and Apple devices. The best thing is that there is a real developer behind this who is dedicated to responding to questions and continuously improving the program. Thank you so much!!!
Cannot recover password!!!
by Blanknickname152033 on 2019/06/18 01:26
I have used this app for a while. I set up a recovery email so that in the case that I forget my password I could still use the app. Well I recently forgot my password and the prompt asked me if I would like an email with my password. I said yes and went to find the email. THEY DID NOT SEND ANYTHING. I tried it again several times and still no email. They have my correct email address and it says “message sending”, but I didn’t get anything. (Yes, I checked the spam folder and all the other folders). I sent in a complaint about it and they said that they would get back to me, but I have heard nothing. I’m very frustrated, because I set up the recovery email, so why isn’t it working??
It enables me to do what I've been too scared to do.
by LovinItForSure on 2017/06/15 07:07
The title of this review says it all. At first, I used the app but still didn't trust it to keep anything totally secure. Then progressed from there to trusting it more and more. On a device that we are scared to keep anything REALLY private on, this app has restored that lost value of having private material on the device we take with us everywhere we go. Should the device fall into the wrong hands, our data stays hidden. Nice.
So far so good
by Steel_tiger1 on 2017/09/24 13:17
Wonderful tool to keep those special pictures out of sight. Easy to transfer them to the app and keep them safe from prying eyes. Only wish you could text them directly from the app instead of having to move them back to your pics album. Then remember to move them again. Update: you can text pictures right straight from the app now. So it is perfect for those special pictures.
Fine vault; needs improvements
by MikeSooch on 2017/07/05 13:33
I purchased the pro version of this app to replace what I feel was the best photo vault app out there, Stash. But Stash, however, appears to have been discontinued and will be obsolete under future OS versions. This app is fine and has a clean interface, and is quite fast in wireless import, but there are a few features I'd like to see added. For one I'd like to see tabbed browsing on the included browser. Also, I'd like to see integration with Dropbox. Overall, though, I'm happy with this app.
Pro version doesn't work
by 10Darcy on 2017/06/07 15:25
Bought pro version doesn't have all the functions it only has basic functions says you need to upgrade when you try won't let you because you already bought pro version....need fixed. Can't say if I will like app because it is not working right to even try it. Makes me nervous to store videos on site not functioning right to begin with.
No Favoriting, Limited zoom-in, Slow w large libraries
by rspinoza on 2019/02/22 11:11
Works relatively decently, as advertised. However, limitations compared with native photos app on the iPhone: - No Favoriting. In fact, it doesn't preserve the fact that you have favored at certain photos, as you import them. - Limited Zoom-in. In the native Photos app, you can zoom in quite far on any photo. You can't zoom in as far in this app. - Takes a little bit too long, when importing from a large photo library. It takes a while just to let you start importing.
Your app has kept my evidence safe. Thank you
by Hirams Oma on 2017/11/27 09:09
I have had to keep a very ugly, messed up file hidden for some time now. Tonight once again the meth has taken him over. I have sent the file to several people and hope I don't get in trouble for sending such messed up stuff. If something should happen and the threats keep coming your app made it possible to find who is responsible.
Angry, Mad, and Furious
by annpyed longtime user on 2019/04/06 07:21
Days have passed and new versions have been released. But the most serious problem—turning existing files into unreadable empty files—has not been solved; nor has the development team released any statement regarding the glitches and warned customers against updating until the problem is solved. As a Pro user I am very disappointed at the team and this App. I felt my support in the last few years has been tossed into water like nothing... For those interested in purchasing the Pro version especially, please refrain from doing so until they solve the problem, if ever. For those Pro users, DO NOT UPDATE at all!
Gifs are very laggy!! PLEASE FIX.
by ldj55 on 2019/05/12 20:56
When I first downloaded this app a couple of months ago, large gifs could be imported to this app withought any problem, and they ran at 25 frames per second, but I believe after the recent update, all the gifs in my albums have d to run very slow, as if they were missing frames. This wasn’t a problem before, as I could have gifs as large as 50mbs and they still ran smoothly. I would reeeally like for this to be fixed, especially since I payed for this app. Thanks.
Amazing but needs alittle something
by Hammerkirby101 on 2017/07/05 15:11
I love this app I use it all the time and because of that I have ALOT of folders. I wish you could add a feature that allows you to put your folders into categories, like I have family folders dog folders and cat folders you would be able to put all the dog folders in 1 big folder and it still would have your smaller folders
Works as described, no problems
by maliVuk on 2017/06/03 19:57
The fact that it is currently being supported is the most important feature for me. I had to transfer an archive of videos and photos from another app which is no longer supported and which Apple warns will not work after the next major iOS upgrade. Other than that, it has worked flawlessly.
I love this app
by Wolfgirl on 2018/08/20 19:23
Do you guys support iCloud too? I don't wanna lose my pictures if something happens to my iPhone or I'm getting a new upgrade. Also, can you guys make the folders have folders within the folders too please? Ya know for example. If I make a rainbow folder and within it I make folders for separate colors like red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Yeah like that. Can you guys make that happen please? Thx!
Update Worked
by Mpm185 on 2019/03/13 22:33
I recently wrote a slightly negative review of this app due to a recent upgrade. The upgrade on my phone and ipad caused the app to crash immediately. I contacted support who responded within 24 hours and within 3 days a new update was released. App now works perfectly. Have used this app for two years and am very satisfied. Thanks for the update and awesome customer support 👍
Reliable and secure
by Anon2568 on 2019/04/03 08:29
I have been using this app to store stuff for several years now. Everything still works fine after all this time and it’s not hard to transfer data to another apple device. The built in web browser also adds a nice layer of privacy and convenience. Thank you developers.
Photos gone!
by Aljasper on 2019/04/14 20:13
After the latest update, I can’t view most of my photos. It’s as if the photos and videos are there but when I click on them, I get nothing but a black screen. This app used to be really dependable and easy to use. Now I’ve lost years of photos. Based on other reviews, it sounds like this is a common occurrence after the latest update despite the developer’s comment that only a small group are affected. I wish they took responsibility and actually fixed the problem. I sincerely hope they fix this soon. I’m heartbroken to lose all of my photos.
Great till last update
by ryangooddj on 2019/03/22 19:44
Love the app and have used it for a long time, though with the recent update I can’t transfer videos from iTunes and drop into the main file like I’ve always been able to do. Maybe because I’m on iPhone 6? Either way it’s been a solid app for years so maybe I’ll find a solution to my issue.
latest update crashes, bricks ipad BROKEN UPDATE!
by Miguel Luna on 2019/03/13 21:53
this is unusable. stalls when attempting to load a video and essentially bricks the ipad. I keep having to reboot the ipad as a result. UPDATE: Almost a week after the update, this still isn’t fixed. UPDATE 2: Fixed and working well. To be fair, the developer was quick to respond. So kudos for that!
Great!
by Kami Asuka on 2017/07/24 07:10
Have had this app for a while and love it! I've used it on multiple devices and it's a great way to lock pictures you don't want others to see. People tend to take my phone from my hands and go through it. However, I do wish that at least the pro version of the app could also have a section for notes! I think it would be a cool idea!
Kid safe
by John G 1968 on 2018/01/11 05:27
I let my kids play games on my phone now and then. That happens less often now that they also have phones, but either way I don't want them accessing my private photos. This app works great for securing them! The app's icon is visible alongside the other apps on my phone, but it's contents remain safely secured. Works for me.
Awesome
by Appleman7934 on 2017/05/18 05:00
Private photo vault is the best app I have found for protecting my pictures. The interface is very nice and easy to use. I really like the break in reports. Anyone that tries to get into my pictures gets a picture secretly taken of their face and logs the time and location of the break in. And the ability to have a second secret account that you can show prying people and keep your real photos private is great. All you have to do is set up the second account. It gets its own password. And then when people ask to see the pictures, you input the fake password and they see the fake account. Really cool.
Was Awesome
by Marc Egba on 2019/03/15 06:41
Used to be an awesome app. I also store very sensitive data in this app. But Your last update has caused a glitch in my albums. Content is not showing. Password recognition is no longer straight. I am on the verge of loosing very important set of sensitive data I had saved in this app. Please can this be corrected and urgently?
Tricky but nice
by Nakataboi on 2017/09/21 03:30
Was a bit tricky getting some videos and pictures into this app from the computer. I found that if you Dropbox the movie you want to add, save it to the camera roll, then import to the photo locker it will work. The iTunes import just fails though. Is nice once it works.
Glitchy
by Mr. Ticks on 2019/03/11 22:59
With latest update (March 2019), I can’t keep the app open for over 10 seconds without it freezing/exiting. I have never had any issues with this app until this most recent update. Hopefully they will get it right with a fix soon...
Apparently abandoned
by stephenfleming on 2018/01/31 19:44
iTunes importing stopped working months ago with an iOS11 update, and causes an immediate crash. The app still hasn’t been updated, Tech support doesn’t respond to email. I think it’s dead, Jim. Fundamentally, they never figured out how to work with Apple’s new Photo Library format, so folders are ignored and albums are presented in random order... not very useful when you have 500 albums in 20 folders! Great concept, but the creaky underpinnings have caught up with it. Without a rewrite, I’ll be looking for a replacement.
Mostly excellent
by Timstal on 2017/09/20 19:26
All this app needs is a better way to reorganize pictures in an album. Currently the only option is to drag images one at a time. This is very unsatisfactory when an album has hundreds of pictures, or when you want to move several pictures together.
Great product
by AnotherOldGuy on 2017/05/18 20:00
It does exactly what it's supposed to do. It would be nice if I could move photos from one folder to another without having to copy, paste, delete original. Also folders within folders would help in organizing things.
Missing photos.
by drpkckjo on 2018/04/01 04:10
So, I bought this app yesterday after reading all the good reviews. Well today, I looked through the photos I had, and some wouldn’t show up?!? Just this picture of a wave like graphic. You can see the photo in the menus, but when you click to enlarge it, that generic graphic comes up. So thanks for that. I knew those reviews looked sketchy. Probably reviews made up by the company. Sure it’s easy to use, but is this app doesn’t keep the photos I put in it, what use is it? Pure garbage.
It's not perfect but...
by The•Reader on 2017/05/24 00:11
I've use this app for about two years it works as indicated but with flaws. It will sometime received a picture but not move it back to your camera roll and it will the a video and reformat it in a way there renders it useless and unable to be viewed That being said 90% of the time it works well.
I Don’t Like The New Pro Version
by Chlodog143 on 2019/04/10 17:15
I used to love this app and recommended it to everyone I could. The new version auto updated and several editing features disappeared and the editing layout and functionality are not very user friendly. Also when the app updated my albums were out of order and the pictures don’t seem as hi resolution as before. I’m going to try another app until they get this version fixed.
Lost image
by lucaymami on 2017/06/30 22:45
Hi, I have the application actually I upgrade to pro and I have a big problem, when I open the app I go to the album and I see all my pictures in this album but when I open a picture the image is not my pic is a black box with no image and now how I recover it?
I need help
by tjgaff on 2017/09/02 22:21
I've had no problems with this app for the 4 years I've had it, but ever since last week, it says I have no photos in my only photo album, I checked my storage in my settings and it still shows 1.2 GB of storage from my photo vault. I contacted support 3 times and haven't gotten a response, I really need help. If that problem gets resolved my rating will go to a 5/5 stars
Quirky
by caranddriver on 2017/07/07 05:52
It is the same app as the free one of you upgrade. However none of your photos transfer over! Bad! To actually get the pro features working after you buy it. You have to reboot your device or it doesn't unlock pro features. Annoying! Otherwise worked the same as the free.
So far I like it.
by Amber Starfield on 2017/06/08 16:09
For those that bought the pro version and are seeing the "upgrade to pro" message, I had this problem too. However, all I had to do was close the app and re-open it. Then I had access to the pro features.
Love it, just one thing
by IsaiahCH on 2019/02/18 21:06
Can you please make it to where it auto plays videos if you’re in slideshow mode. Also would like it if slideshow mode didn’t restart every time I pause it. Other than those two things, I really like it
Don't buy
by Docbrian on 2017/06/28 18:03
I also paid for the pro version and didn't get it. When you try to upgrade it says internet failed. Fix your app, developer! Still looking for a decent replacement for Stash, which Apple mysteriously pulled last year.
Good app, wish video function was better.
by JC Redd on 2018/08/28 20:58
Works as advertised. Videos store in their original format, so if you’ve turned them using iMovie, they revert back to the original format. Also, some video transfers don’t come through so check before you delete from your original source.
This app is perfect
by Bubu Master on 2019/03/13 20:35
I had a problem with the previous version (v10) crashing but the developer contacted me and issued an update in a very timely manner. This app is perfect, I've been using it for years and I have no issues with it at all. Totally recommend it
It was good/what happened?
by Napoleon1975 on 2019/04/19 11:46
I have had this app for a little bit and didn’t have any issues with it until probably the last update. I have 101 pictures and videos in it but it’s only giving me 38 of those pictures and videos. This is very upsetting. A lot of these things can not be replaced. If this had not happened it would have been a 5 stars review. If this can be fixed please do.
Loss my favorite feature
by Me1233557890 on 2019/03/12 18:43
I had no issues with the upgrade as far as crashing but the Heal function when editing pictures was removed in the update, is that a mistake, if it doesn’t come back I’ll move to different product. Removing functionality after buying a product just shouldn’t happen.
AVOID THIS APP
by Saltydog 13 on 2019/02/11 08:00
As a couple others have mentioned, your photos will not be backed up when you restore to new phone. Their FAQ states photos are backed up to iCloud but when I restored all I got was an empty vault! I truly loved this app until yesterday when I got new iPhone and after following the instructions from the developers FAQ all my photos were gone. I feel betrayed and am very angry. Avoid this app if you want to keep your memories. A waste of money and loss of memories I will never get back!
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