How to Encrypt iOS App Photos Outside Camera Roll

Last updated May 24, 2021 by Liron Dror


Learn the 5 Easy Steps to Encrypt iOS App Photos Outside Camera Roll. Prevent iOS apps from storing photos on device photo library. No Code, No SDK, Continuous Security

You can protect your mobile app privacy and data by adding features like keep mobile app photos private from Appdome’s Mobile Privacy category. Appdome’s APP-ONLY PHOTOS feature is an important part of mobile app privacy and data loss prevention. Sensitive application data can leak through photos taken by the user within the app. Appdome’s APP-ONLY PHOTOS feature ensures that photos taken by a protected application are accessible only within the context of the protected app – no other apps can access those photos.

This Knowledge Base article provides step-by-step instructions to use the APP-ONLY PHOTOS feature in Appdome’s Mobile Security Suite.

We hope you find it useful and enjoy using Appdome!

Why Encrypting iOS App Photos Outside the Camera Roll Increases Security

APP-ONLY PHOTOS protects any mobile app photos taken by the application. When a photo is taken by a user within the application, Appdome intercepts the “saving” request and saves the photo to the application’s private files, which would ensure those photos receive the same level of protection as other data stored in the same protected location.

This will ensure that all the app photos are protected privately and inaccessible to other applications. Furthermore, with Appdome’s TOTALData Encryption the app photos and sensitive data will be encrypted at runtime using industry-standard AES 256  cryptographic protocols.

Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, to Android and iOS apps without coding.  This KB shows mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals how to use Appdome’s simple ‘click to build’ user interface to quickly and easily Encrypt iOS App Photos Outside the Mobile Camera Roll

5 Easy Steps to Encrypt iOS App Photos Outside the Mobile Camera Roll

Follow these 5 easy steps to Encrypt iOS App Photos Outside the Camera Roll

Please follow these steps to upload a mobile app to your Appdome account.

From the “Build” tab, go to Security

  1. Open Mobile Privacy category
  2. Toggle the APP-ONLY PHOTOS switch
  3. (Optional) Toggle the Combined Camera Roll to make the public (device) camera roll accessible to your application. Private photos will only be accessible to your application and will be marked with Appdome default favicon.
  4. (Optional) Add your customized icon as a favicon to private photos’ thumbnails.
  5. Click Build My App



Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to protect Android and iOS apps. When an Appdome user clicks “Build My App,” Appdome leverages a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of security plugins, and an adaptive code generation engine that matches the correct required plugins to the development environment, frameworks, and methods in each app.

Prerequisites for Using APP-ONLY PHOTOS

In order to use Appdome’s no code implementation of APP-ONLY PHOTOS, you’ll need:

No Coding Dependency

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to build secured apps. There is no SDK and no library to manually code or implement in the app. The Appdome technology adds the relevant standards, frameworks, and logic to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all.

How to Sign & Publish Secured Mobile Apps Built on Appdome  

After successfully securing your app using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include 

Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome. 

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