Android Files Safe folder: Password protect files in Android 8+ with PIN/Pattern.
The Android Files Safe folder is a feature introduced in Android 8 that allows users to password protect any files stored in the Files app. It is a great way to safeguard sensitive documents and images from unauthorized access.
To use the Safe folder, users need to have a device running on at least Android 8. To set up the Safe folder, users can open the Files app and locate the Safe folder icon near the bottom of the window. They can then choose to lock the folder with either a PIN or Pattern and set the lock.
Once the Safe folder is set up, users can move files to it by selecting the desired file(s) in the Files app, tapping the three-dot menu button at the top right, and then selecting Move to Safe folder. They will be prompted for either their PIN or Pattern and the file(s) will be moved to the Safe folder.
To view or use the files in the Safe folder, users open the Files app, tap the Safe folder icon, enter their PIN or Pattern, and the files will be ready to access. This feature can be used in conjunction with Google Photos Locked Folder to protect all sensitive files on a user’s phone.
Overall, the Android Files Safe folder is a great way to ensure that sensitive documents and images are kept secure and out of the hands of unauthorized users. It is easy to set up and use, and provides an additional layer of protection for files stored in the Files app.