How to Recover ‘My Eyes Only’ Pictures on Snapchat? – A Quick Guide

Recover ‘My Eyes Only’ Pictures on Snapchat

If you never used ‘My Eyes Only’ on Snapchat and have no idea about how it works or if you have set up the feature some time ago but just don’t remember the passcode; either way this blog post is a must read for you.

We have compiled this article to let you understand about how to use ‘My Eyes Only’ on Snapchat and what to do to recover ‘My Eyes Only’ pictures on Snapchat in case you just forgot its passcode.

So with no further delay, let’s get straight to the point and learn everything that it needed to be known in this regard. But to start with, here’s a brief about the ‘My Eyes Only’ feature on Snapchat.

About ‘My Eyes Only’ Section on Snapchat:

My Eyes Only feature is meant for Snaps which users want to be extra private and keep them secretly! You will get to see this ‘My Eyes Only’ section On Snapchat, where in you can move Snaps and Stories from your Memories. These media files are saved and stored here, which can only be visible and accessible to you by using a passcode.

You can see “My Eyes Only’, by first swiping up from the camera screen to enter Memories, and then from there swipe left to access the ‘My Eyes Only’ tab by entering your passcode.

Note: You can only access and view ‘My Eyes Only’ Snaps and Stories via the passcode. If you haven’t used the feature earlier you are require to first set up ‘My Eyes Only’ passcode. The section mentioned underneath will  help you in setting up passcode for your ‘My Eyes Only’ on Snapchat

How to Set-up ‘My Eyes Only’, the Very First Time?

If you would like to use ‘My Eyes Only’ on Snapchat, then you have to do a quick setup for choosing your passcode. As a pre-requisite to it, you must have a minimum of one Snap or Story saved to Memories, or else you need to have some shared content from your phone’s Camera Roll to your Snapchat. This will allow you to set-up ‘My Eyes Only’ on Snapchat for the very first time. To do so, you must follow these steps:

  • Open Snapchat on your device
  • Swipe up from the Camera screen to open Memories
  • Now, just press and hold on a Snap and then tap on ‘My Eyes Only
  • Next tap the ‘Quick Setup’ option.
  • Thereafter you are required to create a passcode.

Note: This passcode will be your only way to access My Eyes Only. If you don’t like to opt for a 4-digit passcode, you can in its place set a passphrase (which can consist of letters and numbers) by tapping on ‘Use Passphrase’ option.

  • Go through the provided information and once you agree to it, make a tap on the circle icon followed by ‘Continue
  • Finally, tap the ‘Finish’ option to complete the setting up process.

How to Move Pictures and Snaps in Memories to My Eyes Only Section?

Once you have saved a Snap or Story to your Memories on Snapchat, it can be moved easily to ‘My Eyes Only’ section. Not only that, you are also allowed to move other photos and videos stored in to your phone’s gallery, and get them saved in ‘My Eyes Only’.

To move Pictures, Videos from Camera roll and Snaps from Memories to My Eyes Only, you need to perform following steps:

  • Open Snapchat on your device
  • Swipe up from the Camera screen to open Memories
  • Then tap the Tick-mark icon The multi-select button provided at the top
  • Next tap the stuff you want to move to My Eyes Only
  • To finish the process, tap on the ‘Lock’ icon provided at the bottom and then tap ‘Move‘. You will now be asked to provide your passcode, just enter it and you are done.

How to Change Your Current Passcode for My Eyes Only?

There is an open choice available for you to change your passcode. If you know your current passcode and want to replace it with a new one, you can do it at any time by just using the steps provided below:

  • Open Snapchat on your device
  • Swipe up from the Camera screen to enter Memories
  • Now on Memories, swipe left to open the ‘My Eyes Only’ tab
  • Find the ‘Options‘ provided at the bottom and tap it
  • Thereafter make a tap on the ‘Change Passcode‘ option
  • Here you are required to enter your current passcode for ‘My Eyes Only’
  • Next enter the new passcode which you want to use in future and tap on ‘Next’ (Note: If you no more wish to have a 4-digit passcode, you can alternatively set a passphrase, which can be a combination of letters and numbers, by tapping on the ‘Use Passphrase’ option provided at the bottom.)
  • Now, you must read the information thoroughly and if you agree to abide by it, tap on the circle icon and then on ‘Continue
  • Lastly, tap on ‘Finish’ to get your passcode replaced.

Note: Changing your passcode is pretty different from resetting it in case of a forgotten passcode. While changing your passcode, there’s nothing to be worried about as changing passcode won’t delete the stuff currently stored in My Eyes Only.

How to Recover ‘My Eyes Only’ Pictures on Snapchat?

No matter what, if you don’t know your Current Passcode, it is impossible to access ‘My Eyes Only’. You must remember and enter your passcode to view pictures saved there in. There is no other way to open ‘My Eyes Only’if you forget your current passcode, and even Snapchat can’t help you to recover My Eyes Only pictures and snaps.

In such a situation the only possibility is to reset your passcode, but doing that will result in permanent deletion ofeverything which is currently saved in My Eyes Only. However if you suspect that your Snapchat account is hacked or compromised, you are left with no option but to reset your paascode. The next section below will let you learn about how to reset your passcode for ‘My Eyes Only’.

‍How to Reset Your ‘My Eyes Only’ Passcode?

Here’s how to reset your passcode…

  • Open Snapchat on your device
  • Swipe up from the Camera screen to enter Memories
  • Now on Memories, swipe left to open the ‘My Eyes Only’ tab
  • Locate and tap ‘Options‘ provided at the bottom
  • Next make a tap on ‘Forgot Passcode‘ option
  • Thereafter enter the password of your Snapchat account and then tap on ‘Next‘ (Note: Your Snapchat account password is different from your My Eyes Only passcode)
  • Now go through the information by reading it carefully and if you agree to it, then tap the circle icon followed by the ‘Continue‘ option
  • Finally, this will let you to create a new passcode, re-enter the same to confirm it.

Note: In any case where you don’t remember your current passcode for ‘My Eyes Only’ and opt to reset the same, you must note that resetting your passcode will make you lose the whole thing presently saved in the ‘My Eyes Only’ section.

That’s all you have to do to reset your ‘My Eyes Only’ paascode. Once again you must note that there is no way by which you can recover ‘My Eyes Only’ pictures on Snapchat, if forgotten your passcode.

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