Best apps to hide text messages

With the increasing popularity of messaging apps, text messages have taken a secondary role in our communications. Since apps like WhatsApp, LINE and Facebook Messenger allow to stay in touch for free, many people prefer them. There is no doubt that they are very convenient, but that doesn’t mean that SMS texts are completely out of the picture. If you don’t have an internet connection or don’t use instant messaging apps, an SMS text would be a practical solution to remind someone about an important event, or let them know that you are running late for an appointment, for example. In addition, many services and companies send notifications via SMS. Some of this information is confidential and you probably don’t want others to get access to it. This is why it is a good idea to have an app that allows you to hide your text messages. Here we will present the best options that are currently available.

Private SMS & Call – Hide Text 

As the name suggests, this app can keep your SMS and call information private. It sets up something called “PrivateSpace”, which ensures that only you get to see your messages, even if you leave your phone unattended or lend it to someone. Starting to use the app is very easy and the first step of the set up is to create a PIN-based lock that you can use to access the app in the future. As you set up the app, you can select the option to keep the app hidden so that others can’t even see that it is installed on your device. When the app is running, you just need to import contacts into the app, which will be marked as private. Then you can hide them from your system address book too. The messages sent or received from the contacts selected, won’t be shown in your messages. In addition, you can hide call logs or block calls from certain contacts when needed.

Message Locker – SMS Lock 

What sets Message Locker – SMS from other apps in the list is that instead of hiding your messages, it acts as an app locker that will protect your stock messaging app, as well as other apps in your device. You can easily set up this app by creating a PIN-based password, which you can also change to a pattern at a later stage. The main screen of the app features a list of apps that you are likely to want to lock such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Skype and the standard Messaging app. It is also possible to add other apps by tapping the “+” lock that is located at the bottom right of the screen. You can lock an app by tapping on the lock symbol, and to unlock it, you can tap the same symbol. IN order to access any of the locked apps, you will have to enter the PIN/Pattern that you previously set up.

Vault-Hide SMS Pics and Video

This app developed by NQ Mobile Security allows you to hide your SMS messages, as well as your contacts, photos, videos and other data that you don’t want others to see. You can add all the files to your vault and use a password to protect them, making sure that no one else can see them, except you. With the app, you can even set up a Fake Vault with fake data, so others will think that they found the vault when they actually have been tricked. You can also protect your data hiding the vault app itself so that others won’t even know that the app is installed on the phone. Once you add contacts to the vault, they won’t appear in your phonebook and their messages won’t be displayed in the stock messaging app.


If you are looking for an effective way to hide your messages without raising any suspicion, you should definitely check out Calculator by ChirpApps. It looks like a standard calculator and it even works as one, but it actually serves as a vault to keep your data hidden. Others will only see a normal calculator, but you can access the hidden vault entering a code that will take you to the main screen of the app. There you will be able to add contacts that you want to keep private. All the messages and call logs related to the contacts that you add to the vault, will be hidden from the phone’s system. Calculator is a simple solution that lets you hide important messages effectively.


This is a popular app that offers a wide range of customization options and an innovative interface that is also user-friendly. GO SMS Pro doesn’t only offer great looks, it is also an effective solution to hide messages. The app requires you to set up a PIN-based lock to protect your private box, where you can keep the data that you don’t want to be accessible by anyone else but you. You can add contacts and all the messages exchanged with them will be kept apart from all other messages. It is also possible to hide the private box icon from within the app, which will ensure that there are no suspicions. It is a good alternative to the standard messenger app and at the same time, it allows you to protect your privacy.

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