How to Safely Take Nude and Sexy Photos on Your iPhone or iPad

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After the celebrity photo scandal, people started wondering if iCloud is a safe place to store your sexy photos. It's important to maintain the discretion of your photo collection, but it is not difficult to make sure you are keeping those photos safe.

Airplane Mode: Stop Auto Uploads

First, turn on Airplane Mode. This step will shut down all communication to and from the device, making it virtually unhackable and preventing photos from being uploaded to iCloud through My Photo Stream or iCloud Photo Library. The trick here is to stop the photo from being uploaded to the internet before it is uploaded rather than deleting after it is uploaded. 

Turn on Airplane Mode in the control panel by swiping up from the very bottom of the screen. You can also get at Airplane Mode in the iPhone or iPad's Settings app.  

Next, take your photos or video. So long as Airplane Mode is on, they aren't going anywhere beyond your device.

After your photo session, transfer your photos before you turn Airplane Mode off. Transfer the photos using iTunes by using the cable that came with your iPad to connect it to your PC and sync your iPad's photos, or copy them directly to your PC.

Even Deleted Photos Stay on Your Device! 

The Photos app features a Recently Deleted photos folder, which keeps photos around for 30 days after they are removed. So if you are planning to delete the photos before you turn Airplane Mode back on, remove them from both the Camera Roll and the Recently Deleted folder in the Photos app.  If they are still stored in Photos when you turn Airplane Mode back on, they will be transferred to iCloud's Photo Stream or Photo Library services if you have those features turned on.