Whether you’re taking nudes for a long-distance partner, a sexy date or just for yourself, it’s important to store intimate photos safely. That’s especially true if you use Google Drive or iCloud to store your photos.
Despite their convenience, cloud services are susceptible to data leaks and hacks. So it’s best to store your intimate photos locally instead of using cloud storage.
Save them in a password-protected folder on your device
One of the best ways to protect your intimate photos or videos is by saving them in a password-protected folder on your device. This way, if you lose your phone, someone can’t access it and find the pictures. There are a few different methods to choose from, and some phones even have built-in options to help you keep your nudes safe.
The first method is to use a third-party app that allows you to encrypt your files and lock them behind a password. There are several options available in both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. It’s important to find one that encrypts your photos without uploading them to third-party cloud services, and to be sure it offers TouchID support if you’re using iOS.
Another option is to create a hidden folder on your device that’s password-protected with a security pattern, passcode, or biometric feature. Then, you can move all your sexy pics there to hide them from everyone.
Alternatively, you can also put your sensitive photos inside a secret note in the Notes app. This works a bit more securely than the other methods, as you can set up multiple notes and lock them with a fingerprint or Face ID. However, it’s not a foolproof method, and you can’t add more than one photo to the same note.
If you want to make sure your nudes are completely secure, you can use a computer operating system like Apple’s macOS or Windows 10. You can also create a password-protected folder on the desktop and then encrypt it with a passcode. You can then save your sexy pics in this folder to keep them out of reach from hackers and ex-lovers.
While you might be tempted to save your most intimate photos on cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive, this isn’t a great idea. These services are vulnerable to hacks and data leaks, so you should always store them locally or encrypt them. If you have a Mac, you’ll be happy to know that they have an app called Disc Utility that lets you create password-protected folders.
There are several other good reasons to encrypt your most sensitive nudes, including protecting them from ex-lovers who might try and blackmail you by leaking them online. You’ll also want to make sure you have the correct credentials when meeting with police or legal representatives. There are even some new laws involving the recording and sharing of the most impressive photos (so long as they’re not illegal) that might be of some help to you in the event that you need to make a case against someone. The best way to do this is to ask questions, collect evidence and write down the relevant facts. The right information at the right time can save you from a hefty fine or jail time.
Store them in a safe place
If you’re sending someone a nude photo, make sure you know them well enough to trust that they won’t share it with others or keep it longer than you agree. If they do, remind them that once the picture is sent, it’s almost impossible to get it back or control how it’s shared.
Another option is to save your nudes in a password-protected folder on your device or an external hard drive. This way, if your phone gets stolen or you lose it, no one can access the photos. It’s also a good idea to use remote tools like those in Apple and Google phones that let you find lost devices, lock them remotely and erase them if they are in danger of being hacked or stolen.
Ultimately, the best way to protect your nudes is to ensure that you always have a choice about how they are shared with others and whether or not you want them to be deleted at any time. If you’re in a long-term relationship, it might be a good idea to limit the amount of nudes that you send – but if you are just sharing them for fun, then there is no need to worry about that.
Many people find it hard to delete intimate photos once they’ve been shared online, whether through social media or via other platforms. However, it’s a very simple step to take that can make all the difference.
According to research by specialist abuse lawyers Bolt Burdon Kemp, one in ten Brits has not deleted an ex’s nudes once their relationship ends – with men far more likely to keep them on file. A recent case in Germany, involving a man who refused to delete erotic photos of his ex, was an interesting one, with the court ruling that it’s perfectly acceptable for a person to request their nudes be deleted from online platforms before they are put up for public viewing.
Before you try to get your images removed, though, it’s vital to take evidence with you to help you. This includes taking screenshots of the site where they are shared and preserving any emails or messages from them about the removal process. These can be essential for if you decide to pursue legal action against them later on. You can also use them to inform eSafety or the police about the abuse, if you feel it’s necessary. They may be able to give you further advice on how to protect yourself and your family, or if you are in a particularly vulnerable situation.