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Be Careful When Hiding Information In iOS Screenshot

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Written by Hassan Abbas

iOS 11 brought one of my favorite features to the iPhone and iPad. This is the tools for quick editing of screenshots, a function that I use almost every day. Many users also find it very useful and have found very specific uses such as hiding information in this type of captures.

However, if it is not done correctly there is a very easy way to reveal the hidden content. Let’s see how to show it and what we can do to avoid it.

iOS Screenshot

How to Hide Information in Screenshot

The quick way to hide information in an iPhone capture is using the tools that appear in the iOS 11 edition. You choose the pen, pen or pencil and you make passes over the text or object to hide with black. Until making it impossible to read at a glance.

Hiding Information

Hiding Information

And it is true. Nobody will be able to read what he puts in the crossed out zones. Unless you happen to edit the image, something that can be done from the iPhone (or any computer) by following these steps:

Step 1: Go to the image you saved in iOS Photos and hit Edit.
Step 2: In the editing options, choose the Color> Brightness and upload it to the maximum.
Step 3: Now you will be able to see the hidden message in its entirety, as shown in the image above.

You can play with other settings, but the one that best reveals the hidden content on the iPhone is the brightness. In general, it will depend on how many colors passes the author has made to hide the text. But if the naked eye is not noticed, it is very likely that with this trick you can reveal the content.

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How to hide information from an iPhone Screenshot correctly

iOS Screenshot

iOS Screenshot

Fortunately, there is a simple way to correctly hide the contents of an iPhone or iPad capture. For this, we will follow these steps:

Step 1: In Photos, choose the iPhone capture you want to hide and click on Edit.
Step 2: Tap the button with a circle and three points, then hit Marking.
Step 3: Now, click on the “+” button and choose the square. This will place a black border square but empty.
Step 4: Tap the figure at the bottom to choose a filled square.
Step 5: Now you can move it and resize it to hide what you want.

Do not forget to save the changes of the edition. Now you can send the image without anyone being able to reveal the hidden data.

Via: Reddit

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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