Saturday, April 6, 2013

Hiding pictures and videos on BlackBerry 10

A very long time ago I wrote an article on how to hide certain private files, pictures and videos on the legacy BlackBerry devices. One of the first things people discover when upgrading to #BlackBerry10 is that these files are no longer hidden and show up in the pictures app and video app. The good news is there is an easy fix! Built in to #BlackBerry10 is a file manager app that can zip and unzip files quickly and easily.

Here's how to do it:

 Open the file manager app. Navigate to the folder where the files you want to hide are located. You can switch between the device memory and your SD card using the icon in the bottom left corner. Once you locate the files, long press on one of the files. The menu will slide out from the right hand side. Click the check mark (to select more).
After you have selected all the files you wish to hide click the zip button. This will create a zip file. The files will no longer show up in any  media apps. In order to find them again, just use file manager to navigate to the zip file and click on it. You can preview the files without having to unzip them.

That's it!