You can store a lot of data in your Android smartphone including your ‘private files’. But your phone always not remains in your hands. There are times when you give it to a kid to play a game or your spouse takes it to make a call.
Just look at your phone, there may be photos and videos which you do not want others to see. However, once your device is unlocked, everything stored inside it is accessible.
But don’t worry, you can avoid embarrassing moments when people use your device by putting your private files in a hidden folder or by protecting them with a password.
There are several apps which let you create a hidden folder and keep your private files safe from prying eyes. Hereare some of them.
Keepsafe is a simple to use photo locker app trusted by millions of people around the world. It has a number of useful options which enable to you to easily set up thing as you want.
You can keep your private files in a devoted category and access them through a PIN, pattern or your fingerprint. The app also keeps a backup of your files so you can easily recover them in case your phone is damaged or lost.
You can also create a decoy Keepsafe photo vault and a fake PIN for it to keep your private files secure in case somebody asks you for your real PIN.
The app also provides the users with ‘break-in alerts’ by capturing a photo and timestamp of a suspicious attempt.
The basic version of the app serves as a 30-day trial to the premium service, which is available at $5/month.
GalleryVault is another privacy protection app which enables you to hide your private photos, videos or any other files.
The app offers numerous fantastic features, most notable of which is that you can hide app’s icon so no one else knows about its existence in your device. After hiding the icon, you can access the app through several clandestine methods, e.g by typing a pin into your dialer or a URL in the built-in browser.
It is pertinent to mention that uploading something in GalleryVault does not remove it from its original location and you will have to manually do so it if you don’t want to see it there.
The free version of the app contains ads. If you don’t want to see ads and enjoy some advance features, you can upgrade to the premium version for $4.
Folder Lock
Another recommended app is Folder Lock. It has a simple interface which allows you to easily import your sensitive files.
The app is available for free at Google Play Store. However, I’d recommend you to get a premium pack for $4 to unlock more features, such as Cloud Backup, Stealth Mode (hide icon) and Decoy Mode (fake user) and data recovery.
Another amazing premium feature of the app is Panic Switch, which enables you to immediately switch from one app to another just by shaking your device once or by placing your palm on its screen in case you sense someone is monitoring your activity.