Hands-On With NQ Mobile's Vault App, Keep Your Personal Data From Prying Eyes

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NQ Mobile's Vault is the app every celebrity who had their "personal" photos stolen from their phone wishes they had. The app password protects users' most personal photos, videos, texts and contacts from any and all prying eyes behind a security wall. And to show just how serious Vault is about protecting your information, the app doesn't provide you with any password hints if you can't remember your password. That's good for protecting your data, but bad if you forgot to write your password down, because there's no other way to access your information.

We gave Vault a try during a brief demo and found its interface to be very straightforward. When you log into the app, you're provided with a menu screen that gives you access to your hidden photos, videos, texts and contacts. Any files stored in the app are invisible elsewhere on the phone. One of our favorite features of Vault was its ability to hide text messages. What make the feature so good is that it suppresses alerts for messages that are supposed to be hidden. So the only way to check a message that you have hidden using Vault is to enter the app itself.

Another interesting feature in Vault is Stealth Mode, which allows users to completely hide Vault's presence on their phone. Once activated, we weren't able to find any app shortcuts on our demo phone's home screen or in the apps menu. To access the app again, we had to open the phone's dialer and enter ## followed by Vault's password, then begin making a call. But instead of dialing a number, the code brings you immediately to Vault's home screen. That feature alone should make even the most privacy-conscious users happy.

NQ Mobile is available as a beta app through Google Play; however, the company says a final version of the app is expected to hit the market in the coming weeks.

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Daniel P. Howley
Daniel P. Howley, LAPTOP Senior Writer
A newspaper man at heart, Dan Howley wrote for Greater Media Newspapers before joining Laptopmag.com. He also served as a news editor with ALM Media’s Law Technology News, and he holds a B.A. in English from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
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  • Karan Says:

    Hello sir first I have hide my voult app when I have opening with my voult password it doesn't working and it doesn't opining how to open my voult app I stored important pics the voult app please help me sir

  • abhishek Says:

    I hide my vault with the stealth mode and I can't access it back even after dialing the ##my vault code from my dial pad, pls help, am using a asus zenfone 2 lazer

  • kenny fancy Says:

    pls I hide my vault with the stealth mode and I can't access it back even after dialing the ## and my vault code pls help am using a tecno c5

  • Pawan jaat Says:

    after update vault app I lost all my personal data,please help me sir
    what is the way to recover

  • manimaran Says:

    I have forgot my vault code pls help me

  • gitanshu Says:

    pls help me with this,i cant open it in the dialer even my password is correct, ## then password. Even once the app never open after i acivate it..pls NQ..i have some important files stored in the vault. Hoping for your quick response..thank u

  • sudeepa chauhan Says:

    pls help me... I doesn't delete my photos in vault.. it deleted itself.. I opened vault to hide my pics and what I saw is none of my photos was there pls help me..how can I get them back...

  • Ramises amar Says:

    Good day! I really love the apps..pls help me with this,i cant open it in the dialer even my password is correct, ## then password. Even once the app never open after i acivate it..pls NQ..i have some important files stored in the vault. Hoping for your quick response..thank u so much..more power..God bless

  • svnvisnu Says:

    Vault-Hide in stealth mode is invisible on my vivox3smobile.it is not appearing even after entering ##vault password.please help it out

  • akansha Says:

    N Vault-Hide in stealth mode is invisible on my motoe2 mobile. It is not appearing even after entering ##valut password. Please help

  • Chicac Says:

    I'm also trying to export my Vault text messages back to my devices messaging but the export function is not working. Is there any other way to import back?

  • manoj bisht Says:

    I have lost my Mobile, NQ Vault was installed on it. how to deactivate or delete my personal pictures/videos from that ??? can anyone access my personal information of vault???I

  • Kuldeep Says:

    N Vault-Hide in stealth mode is invisible on my mi4i mobile. It is not appearing even after entering ##valut password. Please help

  • taenda Says:

    i cant find pictures I encrypted using NQ vault before opening a fake vault

  • Sissy Says:

    I can't open my vault when I click on it it don't open and I need things out of there . Personal data for work what do I do to open it without losing my data

  • Tammy Says:

    Does information still appear on your phone carrier bill? Like phone numbers?

  • Katrina Says:

    I'm trying to export my Vault text messages back to my device messaging and its not exporting. Is there another way of doing it ?

  • Bishnu Shah Says:

    Hi,
    I am user of NQ Valut and i kept my few very personal videos and phots in the valut, one day when i open the vault all the vidoes and phots were deleted. i am 100% sure that those phots and videos were not deleted by me.i dont how photos and videos removed from there.
    There after i tried a lot to recover the same like app update/mobile switch off /on but result was zero.
    Now i want to recover the same, So please help me and suggest how can i recover the same

  • Vince Says:

    plz help me, my vault hide my pics itself, how can retrieve my photos? tnxs

  • Shailesh nanavati Says:

    I m not able to open the vault what shud i do have imp pics stored in it

  • aayushi Says:

    I imported da vault data into a fake vault when da notification of upgradation came..... i dnt knw da fake vault passwrd how can i gat them back sir plsss help me

  • Sanket Says:

    I have lost all my data saved in nq Vault Automatically after the last update.
    I had saved my personal very important data.Please help me out to retrieve them back.
    Please look forward to it and help me.

  • puzzle man Says:

    Whaouh !! Awesome article !!

  • Saam Says:

    My Mobile is stolen, NQ vault was installed on that. can I delete my personal information from that??

  • Saam Says:

    I have lost my Mobile, NQ Vault was installed on it. how to deactivate or delete my personal pictures/videos from that ??? can anyone access my personal information of vault???

  • sumit Says:

    All the pictures and videoa automatically deleted from my vault and those pics and videoa havent been upload onthe cloud is der any chance to recover them

  • ROHAN MALKAR Says:

    sir,
    my important photos were hidden in vault.one day acidentaly the data stored in internal storage deleted by me.
    that photos r very impotant to me. so sir pls help in this problem

  • Christian Says:

    I accidentally deleted my nq mobile vault on my iphone 4s can you please help me to recover my pics. inside the app

  • Rexford Says:

    where does vault hide photos and videos???how we can get them back if we have uninstalled vault?

  • Nitin Prasad Says:

    Hi,
    I am user of NQ Valut and i kept my few very personal videos and phots in the valut, one day when i open the vault all the vidoes and phots were deleted. i am 100% sure that those phots and videos were not deleted by me.i dont how photos and videos removed from there.
    There after i tried a lot to recover the same like app update/mobile switch off /on but result was zero.

    Now i want to recover the same, So please help me and suggest how can i recover the same

  • girraj sharma Says:

    I HAVE LOST MY ANDROID MOBILE PHONE VAULT WAS INSTALLED ON IT. iS IT POSSIBLE TO DOWNLOAD THE DATA.

  • ritesh khandelwal Says:

    NQ Vault is inbuilt in My Phone I imported my entire pictures and videos through NQ vault. and by mistake I changed the actual loaction of exported file and when i go in vault I lost My all Picture and videos... please help Me.. How can I get back my Pics and videos...


    How can i export – decrypt- my losted pictures??
    i found its path with extensions *.bin

  • ron Says:

    hi. I installed vault on my android phone and use it under stealth mode and administrator to protect from unwanted deletion. but unfortunately I clear data on my application manager, what can I do to open again the vault or how can I re-install it. thank you. by the I subscribe for a one month premium subscription.

  • stephen Says:

    I forgot my password how can I recover

  • vikesh Says:

    The Vault app was deleted from m Samsung phone by mistake and when I install it again I lost all photos and videos saved to the app. Can please help me to get back my photos and videos please.

    please help me

    Regards

  • vikesh Says:

    where does vault hide photos and videos???how we can get them back if we have unistalled vault? Please help me........I have lost ma life only so plz help fast

  • 404cameljockey Says:

    I urge you all not to pay for this app. I have been writing emails to NQ since early September and only one reply initially asking me for more info which I gave. After that, nothing. I put phone numbers in Vault, SMS messages and pictures. All fine to start with. Then pictures started to disappear completely if I tried to move them from Gallery to Vault using 'share'. Now all pictures, SMS messages and phone numbers I successfully moved there before are not even visible in Vault, and anyone whose number is in there who tries to call me gets voicemail as I can't hear the call. I can't move these numbers out from Vault as I cant see them. I can't add the same numbers again to Vault (an experiment) because it tells me they are already in there. But you know, it's not even the fact that the app seems junk, it's the fact that NQ won't even talk to me. Disgusted, truly. I still have the app paid for for this month, my bad.

  • kelvin Says:

    I have hide my vault from my screen but now I want to put back on my screen but I dont know how please advice

  • Nabeel ahmed Says:

    where does vault hide photos and videos???how we can get them back if we have unistalled vault?
    Please help me

  • Nabeel ahmed Says:

    where does vault hide photos and videos???how we can get them back if we have unistalled vault?

  • vishwas Says:

    I have forgot my vault's password. Please tell me how to recover it.

  • rohini Says:

    how to become a premium member?

  • Aml Says:

    I have installed Nq vault to my Samsung S2. I turned my vault in to stealth mode. Once my phone got struck and I exit from all the active applications and cleared the memory from the task manager. Now I'm not able to open it through the dial pad. Now how I'm suppose to open it back?

  • Tito Says:

    I switched phones and I am a premium member. The problem is that I have no access to my premium features on my new phone and it will not allow me to repurchase the premium access because I already bought it. I can't use stealth mode or set up a fake vault without having access to my premium features. How do I regain access to features that I already paid for?

  • Homoud Says:

    The Vault app was deleted from my samsung phone by mistake and when I install it again I lost all photos and videos saved to the app. Can please help me to get back my photos and videos please.

    please help me

    Regards,

  • ab sattar Says:

    same problem is with me freinds any idea to get the data back please help me my very importamt pics gone

  • febb Says:

    hi.. can you tell how can i export my contacs which i have back up in this NQmobile seciruty.. i really need to exports my contacts.. i hope you can help me

  • Sameh Moamen Says:

    I installed the application then imported my entire pictures through NQ vault finally i uninstalled it.
    The problem now that pictures are siappeared from the NQ GUI and through the Gallary after installing it again>


    How can i export - decrypt- my losted pictures??
    i found its path with extensions *.bin

  • sahil narang Says:

    where does vault hide photos and videos???how we can get them back if we have unistalled vault?

  • Aly Says:

    where does vault hide photos and videos???how we can get them back if we have unistalled vault?

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