FireLock - Free Secret Folder and Data Vault to Hide and Lock Photo & Video for iOS

By Nam Kennic Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 9, 2014

FireLock is a straightforward app that lets you keep photos and videos in a passcode-protected vault on your device. It doesn't have a ton of features, but if you need to keep images and videos away from prying eyes, it might be exactly what you're looking for.


Ease of use: FireLock is one of those apps that doesn't need tutorials or instructions; everything is pretty self-explanatory. The first time you launch the app it prompts you to set a four- or five-digit passcode, and from there it looks very much like the iOS Camera Roll. You can either import existing images from elsewhere on your device, or use the in-app camera to create new ones.

Security: The only way to view the media stored inside of FireLock is to enter the passcode, ensuring that your private images and videos stay private. There was no trace of the photos or videos stored within FireLock elsewhere on our iPhone.


Video bait and switch: At first glance, it seems as though FireLock stores both photos and videos, which we thought was great. We shot a short video from within the app, and it appeared in the album with our images. However, when we went to play it, we got a message stating that this was a premium feature, and we'd have to upgrade to enable it. Sneaky!

Less than discreet: FireLock's icon looks like a safe with flames licking the bottom, and touching the icon brings up the passcode entry screen. Although there's no indication of what's stored inside FireLock, it will be obvious to anyone nosing around on your device that you have something to hide. Depending on what you're hiding and from whom, this may or may not be a problem.

Bottom Line

If you have sensitive images or videos stored on your iOS device, it makes sense to protect yourself. FireLock is an easy, no-hassle way to accomplish this, though you'll have to pay for an upgrade if you want to be able to store and play videos with it.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.4

Bug fixes


Release June 12, 2016
Date Added June 12, 2016
Version 4.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, ipad23g, iphone4s, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g


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Developer's Description

Protect your private photos, videos by hiding them inside the ultrasafe security app!Unlike many other similar apps that only import your photos into a folder, they are only hidden, not encrypted, so your photos still can be accessed by using some other tools like iExplorer or iTools. FireLock always scrambles your data, so no one can access your data without your password. 100% secure.SECRET SAFE+ All data is securely stored in a secret tiny corner with multiple lock options+ Export photos and videos to your secret folders + Take private photos and shoot videos right in the app + Move photos and videos between folders with a few taps+ Save pics from other apps to your secret folders: just tap the Share button and pick "FireLock" action+ Enjoy the app in both iPhone & iPadSECURITY + Data scrambled at maximum level (super safe!)+ Combination Lock with 4-Digits, 5-Digits and Strong Password+ Touch ID protection: unlock your secret content with the touch of a finger+ Decoy Password: hide your real secrets and control what you want others to see+ Data scrambled at maximum level (super safe!)Hiding your secret data from prying eyes has never been so easy! Lock your private stuff safely and keep intruders out! DISCLAIMER: All your private data is locked inside the app and is protected with a code of your choice. This app is not designed to lock your device. Notes: - After importing photos, videos and contacts to the app, please make sure to manually delete them from your local folders, camera roll and photo library.- All your photos and videos are stored in the application.Follow FireLock:Twitter: @FireLockAppFacebook: www.facebook.com/FireLockwww.firelock-app.comsupport@firelock-app.com

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