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January 10, 2014

Asha App Spotlight: Image Hider

Your Nokia Asha can store thousands of photographs using memory cards, but keeping embarrassing or silly images private and away from prying eyes can be a concern. That’s where Image Hider comes in.

The idea behind Image Hider is a simple one. Without a password, nobody can view the photographs you’ve encrypted. So, if you have party snaps you want to share with friends but keep hidden from other people, it’s the ideal solution.

The first time you use Image Hider, you’ll be asked to pick a password, confirm the password and enter your email address. You’ll also be asked to enter a reminder for your password, just in case you forget. Once that’s done, you’re good to go. Then, it’s a simple case of picking the images you want to hide.


Clicking the large Image Hider icon that fills the screen brings up a directory of your files: Memory card, Phone and Private. There’s no need to navigate through sub directories – choose between phone and memory card and all of your photographs will show up automatically.

To protect an image, tap and hold it. Once highlighted, then press ‘hide’. Once hidden, a small lock icon appears alongside the file name.


Encrypted photographs show up as plain black squares when viewing the image gallery on your Nokia Asha. The more you encrypt, the more plain squares show up.

To view a photograph again, log into Image Hider, tap to select it, and then press ‘Unhide’.

The end result means that casual acquaintances who may be playing around with your Asha won’t get to see that snap of you wearing a silly hat, decked out in fancy dress.



The whole process is wonderfully simple, and it’s a great way of keeping photographs close to your heart safe.

Image Hider is available to download for your Nokia Asha 501, Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 now.