Top 8 Vault Apps for iPhone

Modern iOS devices tend to employ excellent security measures, offering you a variety of tools and settings that allow you to protect your gadget from almost every known threat. This applies to every iPhone, too – they may have their problems, but Apple makes sure that your data is safe, whatever it takes. Some users even feel that these measures are a bit over-the-top, but you can count on a phone to keep your personal information safe, and there's nothing wrong with that.

But what if you want some additional security? Even if you trust people around you, there probably are a couple of files on your iPhone that you don't want anyone to see. That's not a rare problem, so there's a specific niche of mobile apps already that allow you to solve it easily. Such apps are known as vault apps since they create a digital vault inside your phone that gives your files extra protection along with some tools to monitor threats. So let's look at the best vault apps out there.

The Vault

The Vault app screenshot

This app is simply one of the best security tools for your iPhone. While it tries to make managing the security of your digital vault as simple as possible, it still provides a lot of powerful tools to secure a document of any type. It allows you not only to hide your files but to search them, too. The security algorithms are very strong, and the app gets frequent updates, which is especially important for such apps. All in all, The Vault is a great way to keep your files protected, and there is this backup system that makes sure your encrypted files won't be lost.


Stashword app screenshot

Stashword is another highly encrypted app that doubles as password storage for your other apps or sites. The interface is a little complicated, but it's the price you pay for an expanded range of options that include a timer, a protected digital wallet, a password generator, and so on. Stashword can sync across all of your iOS devices, so your passwords and important files are easily accessible with your fingerprint or a password. It's worth noting, however, that you need to purchase the subscription, or else you won't be able to access some crucial features. But if you don't need military-grade security, you can always stop at the basic functions.

Photo Vault & Videos Safe App

Photo Vault & Videos Safe App screenshot

Photo Vault is a vault app that specializes on securing photos, but it allows you to store your videos, documents, notes and other files, too. You can use the app to manage hidden folders, to search for a specific type of files, or to open your documents right from the app's interface. Photo Vault supports the majority of popular formats, including .mp3 and .mp4, so you don't need a separate player to see what contents are kept in your secure folders. The app also allows you to create decoy users, or sync your hidden folders across multiple devices.

Private Photo Vault

Private Photo Vault app screenshot

Private Photo Vault is another vault app for pictures. It doesn't have a lot of features, but it provides you with a simple way to keep your photos and other valuable files hidden from other people. There are enough tools to manage your secret storage and share documents, create custom tags for photos, and so on. The interface is very simple, and the app syncs across all of your devices, making it quite useful. Of course, some features are unavailable to free users, but you can still use it for managing a small vault with a couple of photos.

Lock Photos Free

Lock Photos Free app screenshot

Lock Photos Free is yet another app that allows you to keep your photos protected. It combines safe algorithms with a simple design, creating a very convenient app with a lot of useful tools. It has cloud backup options and a custom label system, and you can use it to manage a lot of files simultaneously. It allows you to create and import albums, send your photos directly to the app instead of the iPhone's camera roll, and there's also a detailed guide to the app's functionality. All in all, Lock Photos Free's features make it one of the best vault apps for iPhone. Sure, the app has a lot of ads, but if you enjoy the app, you can always remove them by purchasing a certain in-app option.

Keep Safe Private Photo Vault

Keep Safe Private Photo Vault game screenshot

Photos and videos that should not be seen by others can be lost or stolen – and that's exactly why all of the most popular vault apps have serious security systems. Keep Safe Private Photo Vault has this security system, too. It allows you to protect your digital storage with two PINs, or you can access it simply with your fingerprint. Other features of the app are quite typical: custom albums, managing and sharing options, a full-screen viewing mode, and so on. And it's free to use, so if you don't need an especially protected vault, this app is perfect for you.

Private Photo Vault

Private Photo Vault app screenshot

Photos seem to be the most valuable files for the majority of mobile users. That's what makes photo vault apps so popular, and Private Photo Vault allows you to protect your photos with a passcode. It has a special report system that will send you a notification if somebody tries to break in. Moreover, it will save a photo of the intruder and the GPS location of the incident. Of course, there are typical features that allow you to create and delete folders, share files with other users, and so on. The app's interface is intuitive, so you don't have to get used to it – or to read any instructions.

Best Secret Folder

Best Secret Folder app screenshot

Best Secret Folder may not really be the best vault app there is, but it's definitely good enough to be on our list. It creates a secure folder on your phone that can store photos, videos, notes, and so on. It can be protected by a passcode, and if someone gets it wrong, the app will make a loud sound. Best Secret Folder ensures that your files are protected, and there are a couple of convenient tools to sort and edit your hidden files. Of course, there are also import and export options, along with a security log option that keeps track of your actions.

Choosing Right

While there are a lot of different apps, choosing the right one for you is pretty easy: just check their descriptions. And don't forget to comment on your choice, too.