Album update (6.3.A.0.10) allows you to hide pictures from grid and “Select all” added

by XB on 12th September 2014

in Applications, Imaging

Album 6.3.A.0.10_3A new update to Sony’s Album application is currently rolling which brings a few small additions. First of all, you now have an option to hide pictures from the grid as well as the top ribbon. There is also now an option to “Select all”, a simple but important feature that has been missing up until now.

The other main addition is that within PlayMemories Online, favourites and rotation will also now work. The update has been released across a number of Sony Xperia devices, so check out the “Update Center” app. If you haven’t received it, you can download the APK below.

DOWNLOAD: Album (6.3.A.0.10) [Thanks Desean!]

Album 6.3.A.0.10_1 Album 6.3.A.0.10_2

Album 6.3.A.0.10_3

Album 6.3.A.0.10_4 Album 6.3.A.0.10_5

Thanks to all that sent this in!

  • XperiaSP


  • Guest

    they won’t give it

  • Guest

    they won’t give it :(

  • RbbrDcky


    This must be what iPhone users fell like on a regular basis when they finally features that everyone else has already had for years.. hehe…

  • xAntifreeZe

    After my album update, there seems to be an error, everything started to flash…

  • Faisal Armand

    Album is a great app.. But there is one thing that I find quite frustrating. I want the ISO & shutter speed to be displayed in the details menu.

    Anyone know a good app for that?

  • Zedd

    Sp has end the software update

  • Zedd

    The settings is not showing on xperia e1?

  • shhh

    You need an EXIF viewer app.

  • shhh


  • Faisal Armand


  • Victor Ferreira

    After this update via OTA, the screen is fading, when I’m on the album, it happens to anyone else? P.S Xperia Z, 4.4.2

  • ishu

    downloading it on my xperia Z2… i hope it works fine.

  • bigsun007

    Installed on my Xperia U :p

  • Earl

    No issues on my Z1

  • sumit

    My album flashing after update………update sucks

  • Cezary Raczy?ski

    the same problem, Xperia Z 4.4.2

  • vigneshprince


  • Truetist

    No password required for access? still not suitable for porn!

  • here is the updated another .apk OMG its working on all android devices guys :D :D :D

  • Jesus

    here is the updated another .apk OMG its working on all android devices guys :D :D :D

  • biskrem070

    ?m Using that apk thanks dude (y)

  • Faisal Armand

    Off topic but.. HOLY FU*KIN SH*T!

  • Sergio

    Screen flashes when I enter the app. Update doesn’t works well. Please fix it. I use Xperia ZL C6502.

  • thougts

    This is the bare minimum, really if you are in the hide folder and leave the app and start album again you automatically enter the hide folder instead of the startscreen, if you are in the hide folder leave it and tap the multitasking icon you are shown the hidden images, there is no encryption, no password protection and i guess there are thumbnails made of the images in the hidden folder, so this is really poor. Sony need to improve this to a much higher level and do the same for audio and video and notes and messages and sketches. And sony needs user selling points in the software department to really make any sense for the z4 line to come into existence. So this is there opportunity and my advice free of charge hehe

  • thoughts

    Their not there

  • arifkpi

    Me too, Xperia Z 4.4.2, screen blinking(black screen).

  • thoughts

    There is more to be protected in this world than porn not only in the sense of images also videos, audio(recordings), notes, sketches, documents etc.

  • arifkpi

    Same here, Xperia Z 4.4.2, screen blinking(black screen).

  • arifkpi


  • Hideg Jen? Péter

    Aaand, Now finally can be cheat in exam with hide picture. :’D

  • thoughts

    I agree sony could provide a “more” option in the details list to show all available information. And the built in editor should allow to edit the image data. I like to remove geotags for example or device that made photo etc. Come on sony make it happen, throw your “make • believe” line away say with Philips “lets make things better”

  • Abdul Ghani


  • thoughts

    And no issues on my z1

  • arifkpi

    Nothing in Gsmarena(Battery Test section).

  • Abdul Ghani
  • Samuel

    The screen flickering or fading was reported using the Album from Z3, I think it has the same build numer. Good news is that when using this new app and a port of X-Reality and vivid from Z3 they both work, not just X-Reality :D

  • David Hvatov

    Works fine on my Z2.

  • David Hvatov

    X-Reality is more than enough, although colours are pretty much oversaturated.

  • Ivo Dotsev

    Same here… Xperia Z 4.4.2

  • ishu

    working good on my Z2. Hide feature is good. give you some privacy for your private content.

  • Sugam

    Same here ZL 4.4.2

  • AHM

    Wow. One of the highest rating ever, with only 2600mAh battery, compared to the top ratings with 3500mAh and even 4000+.

  • ash

    Virus !!! ???

  • ash

    Clear data mat be it will help

  • Rick N


  • krish

    I got 4.4.4 and missed album update

  • Raj Singh

    Is it too hard to memorize something?

  • thoughts

    Indeed nothing i repeat NOTHING in whats new is useful for me and the same thing with sony select. Sony should remove all these standalone crap and offer one removable app wich contains everything sony a là playstore

  • z2

    would have been better if you can add password to the hidden pictures.

  • I just got it , Amman, Jordan :)

  • Samuel

    Many people love shitty over saturated, Samsung-like colors. Sony’s just doing business.

  • Calum Price

    Well, the update to the album app has buggered the pictures up on my phone. however, they are ok on my laptop… weird.

  • Raphael Ndem

    Not sure if this is new, but if you select a number of photos from the Album app, you now have the option to ‘Generate collage’.

    Can anyone confirm this? Or was it always there?

  • LaineG

    Depends. If you’re memorizing a song it’s easy but try going to law school and you’ll know

  • Killian Khoo

    Haven’t get the ablum update on Xperia ZR 4.4.4 ~

    Will update this post later, when I get it ~

  • Revanth

    Yeaa not at all able to use it . heavily flickering

  • Ritwij

    Didn’t get the update (Xperia Z 4.4.4)

  • Ritwij

    Off topic again: I updated my Xperia Z to 4.4.4 and my Walkman was updated to 8.4.xxxxx automatically. I want the 8.1.xxxx one and tried installing the apk, it was installed successfully too.. But still the 8.4.xxxx one shows up when I open Walkman.

  • Bassam

    Screen flickering.. Not working not worthy

  • Robson Kanyama

    I received the update yesterday and this morning as I wanted to update it I found its not there in the update centre…….surprising

  • Moehamad Pay

    yes I also experienced the same thing to My ZL

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Hollly cow, I wanna see Z3 endurance.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Try using titanium backup to uninstall and install it back

  • Sadman Khan

    You think Jesus would link you to a virus?

  • mash

    I got 4.4.4

  • ishu

    Please help.. I can not turn on HDR mode in manual mode on my Z2. Also SCN scene selection option is Disable on manual mode. how do i correct it? anyone. and also.. What is the maximum ISO value in manual mode. mine is showing 800.

  • RealityCheck2013

    i.e ‘hide pictures from Wife’ :D

  • ishu

    or girlfriend.. :D

  • lol

    xperia L receive this update

  • Euss

    No… But!!, humas would

  • scrp

    The update has been pulled and the problem is being looked at…

  • Boonerski

    What’s the use of hiding your files if there is no form of encryption or security?? Yeah the thumbnail can be hidden from the main grid but just a swipe from the navigation bar reveals the menu for the ‘Hidden’ files. Sony’s being very inconsistent with these feature. It’s totally NOT fool-proof.

  • Yeah!

    Album app should support raw and gif and can sort by date, size, name.

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  • rakuen

    i think there are bug when generating .png thumbnails

  • Rick N

    yes also socialife, sony select, xperia care, but right now the most important is “what’s new” it’s very very annoying, accidentally swipe all the time (can’t disable except root / using 3rd apps). Everyone please upvote so sony can read

  • yuskhayru

    havent receive yet here in malaysia.

  • Vincentius Phang

    Is there any way to get direction or extract the gps coordinate from a pic geo tag, if im using the sony album? My dad’s S4 has get direction in it’s galerry option, I can’t find it in my Z1.

  • Sony Xperia S user

    Just downloaded and install on my Xperia S, Version 4.1.2 and work very well :)

  • AlexperiaT


  • Faisal Armand

    I dislike X-Reality engine. I turned it off all the time.

    I dislike it because it oversaturates my photos & videos then makes them look heavily processed

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Same here, having problems with the latest Walkman app aswell, lucky me im using PowerAmp instead :p

  • thoughts

    Lower the megapixels to 8

  • rubinaish

    Try Lockdown Pro to lock the apps you would like to. Or move your data to the internal storage and create, with another file manager, a .nomedia file in the specific folder to hide it. It will no longer be accessible in ordinary apps like Album and Movie, only with a file manager that allows to view such folders. File Commander does not include this feature.

  • Tjaldid

    Should be around 168h

  • On mine the screen ‘blinks’. What has Sony done to the app?

  • Alejandro De Leon

    Been searching about this bug as well.. Hope sony release an update asap. BTW.. I still dont have the 4.4.4 :(

  • Killian Khoo

    Xperia ZR with 4.4.4 update here at Malaysia havent get the update ~

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  • jj

    They need a way to organize photos into folders, or bridge the gap between the photos and album programs. It defeats the purpose of hiding photos when they still show up in the Camara preview and the photos program.

  • Millet

    GOOD MORNING! Has anyone ever experienced not seeing some of their pictures from th album? I have a 6.5.A.0.10 version in my Sony Z ultra. Some of my photos just went black. I was checking on my internal storage and its says ” memory unavailable “.

    Help!! How can I retrieve my photos? Thanks for the help.

  • Rickey Rickey

    I got new mobile as a birthday gift from my brother. I am searching from the internet
    about how to hide images. Your blog has given me the right answer for that.

  • Joel

    Got a z3 and couldn’t see the iso details of any pics. Anyone has an idea why…

  • Burhanuddin Taiyabi

    but plzzzz guide how to view hidden picture…..and how to unhide it again….plzzzzzzzz

  • mari

    How can i unhide the photo?thanks

  • mari

    How can i unhide the photos in z2? Thanks

  • J?nis Lecis

    Why hidden pictures are not password?

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