How To Make Some Pictures Not to Show in Your Android Smartphone Gallery or Google Photos

If you are reading this post now, i believe you want too know how to make some of your pictures not to show in your android smartphone gallery or Google Photos.


i will be showing you how to do it without using a third party application, all you need is your android smartphone and your default file manager or you can use any other file manager of your choice. Note: If you use Google Photos, you will need to turn off backup and sync options.

How To Make Some Pictures Not to Show in Your Android Smartphone Gallery or Google Photos

  • Open your file manager and create a new folder, then name it whatever you like. For this example, i will use “Hidden” as the folder name. If you want to hide files in a specific folder that already exists, skip this step.
  • Note: I am using solid explorer for my illustrations.
  • Open this new folder (or navigate an existing folder you want to hide from the Gallery), then tap the + button. This time, choose “New file.” Name the new file .nomedia and tap OK. This file basically tells Gallery applications not to scan this folder for media files.
  • The new file may immediately disappear, which is okay, that is what supposed to happen. You will have to tell your file manager to show hidden files and folders if you want to see it, which can be found in Solid Explorer by tapping the three-button menu in the upper-right corner, selecting “Folder Options,” then toggling the “Show hidden files” box.
  • If you’re just trying to hide files in a specific folder (like “Downloads”), you’re done.
  • If you created a specific folder and want to move files into it, then this is where Solid Explorer really excels, because when you flip the phone to landscape mode, it shows two folders at once, making it really easy to cut and paste files from one place to another.
  • First, navigate to the folder where the pictures you’d like to hide are found. If you’re looking for pictures that were taken with the camera, those are found in the DCIM > Camera folder. Long-press the file (or files) you’d like to move, then select “Cut.” This is denoted by the scissors icon in the top panel in Solid.
  • Next, just paste the file(s) into the folder with the .nomedia file you created earlier. In Solid, you can do this by tapping the clipboard icon in the lower corner.
  • Done.
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