On android devices by default any multimedia files such as pictures and movies saved on your phone memory or external memory will always show up in gallery automatically, I was at first pissed at this when I started using an Android phone, because at times you may not want some movies or pictures to show up in your media gallery because you know this is the first place anyone holding your phone will go to and definitely you wouldn't want them to see some private pictures and videos on your phone.
Though there is no way to edit what shows up in gallery because the gallery folder has set to speed-read for any types of multimedia files be it videos or pictures on your phone or external storage and display it. But don't lose hope yet I can give you some tricks to hide specific photos or videos from showing up in gallery. Wait! I know there are some Android Apps that hide files and folder on your phones, but who needed those apps when you can do it without apps? isn't that cool?
I will try to simplify this so that everyone reading this post will understand (including my grandma :) first i will let you know how to hide files and folder on your Android devices
How to Hide Files and Folder on your Android Devices
This is a very easy process just begin the file name with dot (.Filename) without the brackets that’s You’ve a folder or file named Bluetooth on your storage and you want to hide it
- Just select the file
- Click on rename
- Put dot At the beginning of the filename
- Ta Da! the folder is hidden.
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Note that if “show hidden files” is enabling those hidden files will be faintly visible so that you will know which files or folder you've hidden, just like it is on window s operating system.
Now to Hide Multimedia Files from showing up in Gallery
This is also very simple process, just copy all the multimedia files (videos and pictures) you don’t want to show in gallery into one folder, rename the folder to (.nomedia) and Viola you cant see any files you put in nomedia folder on your gallery ever again.
The Process to Hide Multimedia files from Gallery on Android Device
- Create a new folder and name it .nomedia
- Copy any pictures or videos you don’t want to show in gallery into .nomedia folder
Note that there is dot (.) Before the filename therefore .nomedia folder will not be visible until you enable "show hidden files and folders" this will make the original folder invincible and the media contents inside the folder invisible in gallery!
Are you a webmaster? Then you should know how the no index tag work when you don’t want Google bot to crawl your web content. then you should know where Google get the idea…who knows
Though we are still compiling the lists of related tricks on android and when we do, you will be the first to read it here. Got any android tips to share with us? Do so using the comment box below.