Why do we not simply hide the information vs delete it?

Why do we not simply hide the information vs delete it?

While there are some situations where hiding information may be helpful, if an observant, clever or suspicious person gets hold of your phone, they will notice one of 2 things: Folders with names such as “Secure Folder”

Secure Folder

or menu items such as “unhide” , “move to private” or “move to secure folder”

or similar commands. This will result in you having to turn over another password to unlock the secure/private folders.  Another disadvantage of hiding information is that in the event a technical competent person gets a hold of your phone, they may be able to copy all of the contents on your phone, including the hidden files.

Therefore deletion provides a greater degree of security and ensures that you remain protected from unwanted phone searches.