How Do I Unhide a Video on My Camera Roll?

Are you having trouble locating a video that seems to have disappeared from your camera roll? Don’t worry, it’s quite common to lose track of files on our smartphones.

Fortunately, retrieving hidden videos is not as difficult as it may seem. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you step-by-step on how to unhide a video on your camera roll.

Step 1: Open the Photos App

To start, open the “Photos” app on your smartphone. This app is typically pre-installed on all smartphones and can be easily located from the home screen. Once you’ve opened the app, navigate to the “Camera Roll” section where all of your photos and videos are stored.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Albums’

Next, tap on the “Albums” option located at the bottom of your screen. This will display a list of all albums created in your Photos app.

Step 3: Locate Hidden Videos Album

In some cases, hidden videos are automatically moved to a separate album called “Hidden”. Tap on this album to find out if your missing video has been moved here.


If you don’t see a “Hidden” album, don’t worry! You can still retrieve your hidden videos by following these additional steps:

Step 4: Search for Hidden Videos Manually

If you still can’t find your hidden video(s), try searching for them manually by scrolling through each album in your Photos app. Keep an eye out for greyed-out thumbnails with a crossed-out eye icon. These indicate that the video has been hidden.


If you’re still unable to locate your hidden video after scrolling through all albums, it’s possible that the video may have been accidentally deleted. If this is the case, you may need to restore your device from a backup or use data recovery software to retrieve the lost file.

Step 5: Unhide the Video

Once you’ve located your hidden video, simply tap on it to open it. Then, tap on the “Share” icon located at the bottom left corner of your screen. This will display a list of options.

Tap on “Unhide” to remove the hidden flag from your video. Your video will now be visible in your camera roll like any other video or photo.


If you want to hide a video again after unhiding it, simply tap on the “Share” icon and select “Hide”.


In conclusion, retrieving hidden videos from your camera roll is not as difficult as it may seem. By following these simple steps, you can easily unhide any videos that have been accidentally hidden and restore them to your camera roll.