How to hide data in Redmi & Mi Phones – Xiaomi MIUI 8/ MIUI 9

Hello MIUIers, hope you are doing well. Today we talk about hiding feature which is preinstalled in our Xioami phones which runs on MIUI OS. Yes, this time we need to say MIUI OS because now Xiaomi also makes stock Android phones like Mi A1. So here we are talking about content hiding feature of Xiaomi phones which have MIUI 7, MIUI 8 or latest MIUI 9. Through the help of MIUI customization, you can hide anything which you want in your Xiaomi phones.

These hide content features works on all Xiaomi phones like Redmi 1s, Redmi 2/Prime, Redmi 3, Redmi 3s/Prime, Redmi 4, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 5, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 5, Mi 6, Mi Max, Mi Max 2, Mi Mix 2, Mi Pad etc But you can not enjoy this hide content facility on stock Android phone Mi A1.

In Xiaomi content hiding feature, you can enjoy Photo hide, album hide, picture hide, message hide, file hidee etc. like if you are thinking what is the best thing in my Xiaomi phone then please must visit below article which tells you how powerful is your Xiaomi Phone.

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Here we only talk about File hiding feature which is the most used feature in Mi Phones no matter which is Redmi Mobile or Mi Mobile. Everyone has some personal pics/files. No one wants to show these pics to another person. But what should we do when our friend/relative ask for our phone. We don’t have any other way except giving our phone to them. But here Xiaomi’s MIUI offer more for us. We can use Secondary Space feature to solve this problem or we can also use content/picture hide facility to handle this situation.

How to Hide Picture in Redmi & Mi Phones MIUI 8/9:

  1. Open Gallery.
  2. View on any photo which you want to hide.
  3. Tap on anywhere on pic.
  4. Now choose more option. and choose hide option.
  5. All set, Done.

After following above steps your secret personal picture is hidden on your device. here we want to clear one thing this picture only hide from the gallery you can watch or download this pic from MI cloud.

How to unhide Picture in Redmi & Mi devices:

  1. Open Gallery.
  2. Slide left the screen and go to Album section.
  3. Now tap down the whole screen (Make sure Mi Cloud enable on your device).
  4. System asks for the password if you using first time else give your old password.
  5. Here you see your all hide pictures.
  6. All Set, Done.

How to Hide the whole Picture Album in Redmi & Mi Phones MIUI 8/9:

  1. Open Gallery.
  2. Slide left the screen and choose which album which your want to hide.
  3. long press on that album.
  4. A menu appears on screen choose Hide option.
  5. All Set, Done. Your required folder is hidden in Gallery.

Here we want to clear one thing this album only hidden from the gallery, So if you use another Gallery app or any other app which shows gallery data then this hidden album easily viewable. If you want to hide from all other apps then you need to file hide functionality of MIUI.

Steps to show hidden album in Gallery MIUI 8/9:

  1. Go to settings.
  2. System Apps -> Gallery
  3. Here you need to enable Show hidden albums option.
  4. All set, Done.

How to Hide file (File Hide) in Redmi & Mi Phones MIUI 8/9:

Here MIUI encrypts all files which you hide and can’ t be viewable via any other app.

  1. Go to the File manager.
  2. Choose any file which you want to hide with encryption.
  3. Tap on more icon.
  4. Now Hide that file.
  5. All Set, Done.

Now your file is hidden with encryption. No other app or laptop can find these hidden files. Only MIUI decrypt these files.

how to view hidden files in MIUI 8/9: 

  1. Go To File Explorer.
  2. Tap down the whole screen.
  3. System asks for a new password if you using first time else enter old password.
  4. Here you see all your hidden pics.
  5. All set, Done.

So now you see Xiaomi’s MIUI give many options to hide your data from others. Even you can also hide Apps which is installed on your Xiaomi (Redmi & Mi) mobile via MIUI hide function. You don’t need to use third party launcher in order to hide installed apps. MIUi 8 & MIUI 9 both are capable to hide apps on your mobile which is installed and not want to show any other person. Here Second space feature also a useful function for your needs. You can use according to your need.

So if you are searching which is the best feature in Xiaomi phones then might be you give no. 1 position of this file hide option. But he we want to share one thing with you if you are using file hide encryption method then, please recover your photos/files before updating your mobile. in short, if you get MIUI OTA update on your Xiaomi device then please first take backup your files then update your mobile because there are higher chances to damage encrypted files.

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