Vault - Hide Pics, App Lock

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About this app

Vault is a mobile app designed to hide private photos, videos on your phone. Currently there are more than 100 million users worldwide using Vault to protect their mobile privacy while enjoying App Lock, Private Bookmark, Incognito Browser, Cloud Backup and many other helpful features for completely free! Join them now!

Top Features

Hide and Protect Photos & videos: Photos and videos imported into phone can only be viewed or played after the correct password is entered. These photos and videos can also be backed up to Cloud Space for better protection.

App Lock (Privacy Protection): Use App Lock to protect your social, photo, call logs and telephone apps to prevent privacy leak.

Private Browser: With Private browser, your internet surf will leave no traces behind. There is also Private Bookmark feature.

Cloud Backup: Back up your photos and videos to Cloud so they never get lost.

Data Transfer:With Cloud Backup feature, you could easily transfer your data to a new phone by cross-device synchronization.

Password recovery: Worried about forgetting your password? Set a security email in Vault so you can retrieve it.

Advanced Features

Multiple Vault & Fake Vault
Create multiple vaults with different passwords for storing photos, videos respectively. And one of them can be a fake vault.

Stealth Mode
Make Vault icon disappear from your home screen and it can only be found again with the correct password, so no one knows it exists.

Break-in Alerts
Secretly snaps a picture of any one who attempts to access with a wrong password. Vault captures a photo, the time stamp and PIN code entered by all intruders.



1. What if I forgot my password?

If you have a security Email set up before, you should be able to see a "Forgot Password" en-trance once you input the wrong password. Tap on the entrance and follow the instructions to reset your password.

If you do not have a security Email but you had backed up your data to cloud space, then the data can be recovered from the cloud by reinstalling Vault app.

2. How do I enter vault in stealth mode?

1. Put Vault back to the phone’s home screen by adding Vault widget, once it appears on home screen, tap on it, and then input your password to enter, or,

2. Download "NQ calculator" in Google Play, open it, and input correct password then tap "=".

3. Why are my photos/videos lost?

Some cleaning or free storage apps may automatically delete Vault’s data folder used to store pictures and videos. So, as a best practice, please do not choose to delete Vault’s data folder and subfolders (mnt/sdcard/SystemAndroid) when you use such apps.

You can also backup your pictures and videos to cloud by using "Cloud Backup" feature in the premium page of Vault.

Facebook Page & Messager:
Vault – hide pics&videos, sms, lock app @nqvaultapp

This app uses the Device Administrator permission.
Updated on
Apr 28, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.27M reviews
Brandon Feeley
June 7, 2024
Well...apparently they went all in on show as many adds as possible! Now the supposed fixed crash issue shows me adds just after logging in, click into a section...heres an add. Try to look at a pic or a video...heres an add. I watch more adds in this app then I look at my stuff that is vaulted!!! Looking for a new app to use because this on is almost useless now, and not even very secure to be honest. From what I understand the app literally just moves files, and changes the file extension.....
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Wafer Co.
March 4, 2024
Dear user, Thank you for using Vault and sorry for your inconvenience. Technical staff found a crashed problem on some phone models, they have fixed it, please update new version in Google Play and try again. Would you mind rating us 5 stars? That would be very encouraging for us. Best regards!
Nicky Ross
January 30, 2024
Loved the app for the first year. It kept asking me to backup to Google, which is the reason I picked this app: my kids have access to my Google as a family account. I had no issues and then randomly photos or videos would just... disappear. So, yes, those bad eeviews are valid. I am missing items that I cannot get back and I don't understand why. They are things in the middle of my timeline with this app... I would understand "out with the old" but it seems random. You get to keep I'd say 80%
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Martha Cross
December 20, 2021
I've had this app for quite a few years and up until the past several months I loved it. Even told friends and family about it. I've tried renewing for months now and it won't allow me. Also lost pictures and videos. Sent many emails starting back in November 2019 addressing the problem and still haven't received a reply. NEED ASAP!!! If my problem with the application is addressed, I will gladly change this review.
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What's new

Adapt to Android 13
General fixes and stability improvements.