Anouk requires biometric or passcode authentication to access the Hidden album on pwned iOS 15 devices

User privacy is a very important for a lot of people, which is why it didn’t make a lot of sense that Apple waited until iOS & iPadOS 16 to require biometric authentication before accessing the Hidden album in the native Photos app.

Anouk authentication for Hidden album iOS 15.

Fortunately for anyone who might be jailbroken on iOS or iPadOS 15 by way of Fugu15 Max or palera1n, iOS developer yandevelop has just released a new and free jailbreak tweak called Anouk that forces biometric authentication to access the Hidden album in the Photos app.

The concept certainly isn’t new, as HiddenAlbum14 offered the same functionality on jailbroken installations of iOS & iPadOS 14 and older, but what the latest release does is support newer firmware just below iOS & iPadOS 16 in which Apple introduced this feature natively.

For anyone wondering, Anouk does not support the XinaA15 jailbreak, which was recently deprecated by both the Sileo and Zebra teams and is now being considered for discontinuation due to the successes of Fugu15 Max.

Anyone interested in trying Anouk can download the tweak for free from the Havoc repository via whichever package manager they might be using. The tweak is only intended for pwned iOS & iPadOS 15.X devices and is open source on the developer’s GitHub page.

Do you plan to take advantage of Anouk? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.