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  1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    The photos and videos that I have sent via Kik used to save to their own folder in my gallery. Since I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app, this feature does not happen. where are these photos going?
    01-23-2019 10:56 AM
  2. gkennedy88's Avatar
    I actually found where they are being stored now. It's just complicated to get to.

    I'm using mixplorer, but I think any files application would show you.

    So you basically go like this through the file directory: internal storage > android > kik.android > files > kik
    And bam there's the pics.

    Dunno why they moved it to there, makes it a lot more difficult to find, but maybe thats what they intended, who knows.
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Go to Settings>Apps, select kik, then Permissions. Does it have Storage permission turned on?
    01-23-2019 12:20 PM
  4. Claire Smith2's Avatar
    This is also happening to me. I have been into settings and the storage is turned on. Where are my pictures going?
    08-02-2019 03:21 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Using a file manager app, look through the various directories on your phone to see if you can find the directory Kik uses. Start with the /Pictures directory, but it might also be a subdirectory of /Android/data.
    08-02-2019 03:38 PM
  6. Claire Smith2's Avatar
    Thanks I have tried your suggestions and I still can't find them any other ideas? I use kik in a secure folder app, if that makes a difference. I have looked in it's directories too. Where are the pics going?
    08-04-2019 08:30 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you manually saving these image files to the phone? In other words, when you receive a picture from someone in Kik, are you selecting that image and then tapping Save/Download?
    08-04-2019 01:02 PM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    If they're in a secure directory, you won't see them, because even the filenames are encrypted. Change kik for a time to save to a plain directory, have it save a few pictures and see if you can find them. (Then set it back to the secure directory if you need that.)
    08-04-2019 03:19 PM
  9. alexa10101's Avatar
    Looking for some help. I found a 'kik' album on my android a while back. Had some photos in it but i am not tech savy. Were these photos that I have taken/sent in the kik app? Thanks!
    09-15-2021 09:35 AM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! If you ever installed kik, then it would not be unusual for it to create a kik directory where it saves images that you view in the chat threads. I wouldn't worry about it. If you don't use kik any more, just delete that directory using a file manager app.
    09-15-2021 09:37 PM
  11. KeriLoo's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Using a file manager app, look through the various directories on your phone to see if you can find the directory Kik uses. Start with the /Pictures directory, but it might also be a subdirectory of /Android/data.
    Is there a way to redirect where the pictures are being saved to? This just recently started happening to me yesterday. They used to save to pictures now they're saving to data.
    10-22-2021 10:25 AM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Is there a way to redirect where the pictures are being saved to? This just recently started happening to me yesterday. They used to save to pictures now they're saving to data.
    Welcome to AC!

    Which device you have ?
    Picture saving to data ? Not sure what u mean , sd card ?

    Is this happening when you take a picture or downloading somewhere?
    10-22-2021 11:26 AM
  13. KeriLoo's Avatar
    Welcome to AC!

    Which device you have ?
    Picture saving to data ? Not sure what u mean , sd card ?

    Is this happening when you take a picture or downloading somewhere?
    I have a pixel 5 and it just started happening last night after updating to Android 12. If I saved or took a picture in Kik I could find it in my picture library. Now they're being saved to

    /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/kik.android
    10-22-2021 11:29 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have a pixel 5 and it just started happening last night after updating to Android 12. If I saved or took a picture in Kik I could find it in my picture library. Now they're being saved to

    /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/kik.android
    Hmm can you tell me what permissions the app has ? Long press kik then tap info>tap on permission
    10-22-2021 11:49 AM
  15. KeriLoo's Avatar
    Hmm can you tell me what permissions the app has ? Long press kik then tap info>tap on permission
    Camera, microphone both only while using the app.
    Files and media - allow access to media only.
    (There is no option to allow access to files)
    10-22-2021 11:53 AM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Camera, microphone both only while using the app.
    Files and media - allow access to media only.
    (There is no option to allow access to files)
    Maybe uninstall it then install again, see my screenshot on my pixel 5Pictures from Kik no longer saving to Gallery after uninstall/reinstalling?-screenshot_20211022-125441.jpg
    10-22-2021 11:55 AM
  17. KeriLoo's Avatar
    Maybe uninstall it then install again, see my screenshot on my pixel 5Click image for larger version. 

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    Yup I've done that about four times now. The pictures will not go back to being in the image library
    10-22-2021 11:56 AM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yup I've done that about four times now. The pictures will not go back to being in the image library
    Wonder why yours cant give permission to all storage like mine Pictures from Kik no longer saving to Gallery after uninstall/reinstalling?-screenshot_20211022-125725.jpg
    10-22-2021 11:58 AM
  19. KeriLoo's Avatar
    Wonder why yours cant give permission to all storage like mine Click image for larger version. 

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    I have no idea. 🤷🏻*♀️
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    10-22-2021 12:05 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have no idea. *
    Maybe try contacting the Dev of kik see what they say
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    10-22-2021 03:32 PM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Using a file manager, look in that directory and make sure there's no file called ".nomedia". If there is, delete it, since that file instructs the system to ignore that folder when scanning for images to add to the gallery database.
    10-22-2021 09:46 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    Using a file manager, look in that directory and make sure there's no file called ".nomedia". If there is, delete it, since that file instructs the system to ignore that folder when scanning for images to add to the gallery database.
    It's weird we have two different optionsfor permission same device no?
    10-22-2021 09:48 PM
  23. Android Central Question's Avatar
    As of yesterday it was working fine , if someone sent me a pic or video in kik , I could click on the download icon and then it would give me a checkmark and then the pic would be saved on my camera roll & uploaded into my gallery on my samsung galaxy s10 and it even created a folder named kik where the pics were and now for some reason unknown if I download a pic from kik it says "Image saved " but the image is not in the camera roll or in the kik folder for my galley and I cannot find it on my phone ? Should I just quit kik because there are no answers and not support ?
    10-23-2021 10:28 AM
  24. mustang7757's Avatar
    We had a member post same issue in this thread , your more then welcome to join in .

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...nstalling.html

    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    10-23-2021 11:04 AM
  25. Taylor Latham's Avatar
    Kik will not save my pictures as of yesterday
    As of yesterday it was working fine , if someone sent me a pic or video in kik , I could click on the download icon and then it would give me a checkmark and then the pic would be saved on my camera roll & uploaded into my gallery on my samsung galaxy s10 and it even created a folder named kik where the pics were and now for some reason unknown if I download a pic from kik it says "Image saved " but the image is not in the camera roll or in the kik folder for my galley and I cannot find it on my phone ? Should I just quit kik because there are no answers and not support ?

    Any help would be great !
    10-23-2021 02:27 PM
  26. mustang7757's Avatar
    Any help would be great !
    Hi, welcome to AC!

    Are you the one that seen the link I provided when you posted as a guest?
    10-23-2021 05:45 PM
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