Wed, 05 Aug 2020 21:23:48
Google has created a password-protected folder feature for Android devices. The feature called “Save Folder” in the Files by the Google app now appears in the “Collections” section of the “Browse” tab.
Files that you add to the Safe Folder can only be accessed if someone enters a 4-digit PIN but can be moved to another folder on the device without any restrictions. This feature very similar to Microsoft Personal Vault on OneDrive.
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PIN-protected folders on an Android device cannot be accessed without a password and not visible to other applications on the mobile.
Remember, if you ever forget a 4 digit PIN, the file will disappear because Google will encrypt the file in Safe Folder.
Also, the Safe Folder won’t be saved on the cloud, so you can’t transfer its contents between devices. This also creates another issue: if you delete and re-install the Files app without recovering your files or lose your phone — the data will be lost forever.
The Safe Folder feature is currently being rolled out for Files by Google app version 1.0.323. If you want the feature right away, you can download the APK from APKMirror or wait until it arrives officially on the Google Play Store.
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