Files by Google introduces a ‘Safe folder’ that can hide your files with a 4 digit PIN

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Now hide your any files, nude photos, videos using File by Google “Safe Folder”

Files by Google is a file management app that helps you: Free up space with cleaning recommendations, Find files faster with search and simple browsing, Share files offline with others, fast and without data, Back up files to the cloud to save you space on the device. Files by Google is a file manager app that has become the de facto default file manager for Google Pixel devices on Android 11 as the AOSP Files app is now only accessible from storage settings.

Files by Google recently seen working on a new update Version 1.0.315 with a new “Safe Folder” feature that will allow you to hide and encrypt files using a 4-digit PIN. The New “Safe Folder” button appears in the “Collections” section of the “Browse” tab. When you tap on the Safe Folder, you’ll be asked to set a 4-digit PIN. Once you set a PIN, it warns you that you can’t open the Safe Folder again if you forget the PIN. After setting up a PIN, you can move files by selecting one or more of them and then choosing the “Move to Safe folder” on the menu.

Files by Google Safe Folder Files by Google Safe Folder

Under-the-hood, files are stored in a folder called.FilesByGoogle in the root directory of the external storage (located at /data/media/{user}). The contents of this folder are hidden from other applications thanks to a .nomedia file in the directory. The files themselves seem to be encrypted, so there’s indeed no way to recover them if you forget your PIN.

Files by Google is a three in one tool app while taking very little storage on your device, Files does three things in one: 1. Free up space – Clean junk files and cache, boost your mobile phone or tablet as you clean up the phone memory, and optimize your smartphone performance. 2. Find files fast – Browse your storage and find everything fast without being an expert in file management. 3. Share files – Send pictures, share videos, transfer large files, or app apks. All of this with super fast speed with a rate up to 480 Mbps over an encrypted direct wifi network.

This feature is not yet available for users in the latest version of the Files by Google app. However, once it rolls out, we will let you know.

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