In 2021, an estimated 2 trillion pictures were taken. That’s a colossal figure. It’s so enormous that it’s difficult for our minds to comprehend it.
To put that into perspective, 2 trillion seconds is more than 30,000 years of memories collected in only 2021. It’s all because of the smartphone, a palm-sized beast in our pocket that made it feasible.
But we don’t only use our cellphones to take pictures; we also use them to save data. While we want to retain these memories close at hand, there are certainly sensitive and intimate pictures we’d rather keep secret – out of the hands of anybody who may attempt to hack into our phone. So, if you’re looking for a simple and efficient method to conceal pictures on Android smartphones and preserve your privacy, here are four options.
Creating a Locked Folder
- Creating a Locked Folder
- Open your Galaxy’s Settings. To find them, pull down the Notifications bar, then tap the gear icon at the top-right corner of the screen.
- Scroll down and tap Lock screen and security.
- Tap Secure Folder.
- Tap the NEXT to continue.
- Tap Start. Now you can start setting up your new locked folder.
- Log in to your Samsung account. Once signed in, you’ll see a tutorial that explains what the feature can do.
- Tap Next after selecting a lock type. PIN lets you create a four-digit numeric code, Pattern lets you draw a pattern with your finger, andSet an alphanumeric password using this password. Iris to scan your eye or fingertip to utilise your Galaxy’s fingerprint reader (if supported).
- Make a PIN, a pattern, or another kind of locking option. You’ll have to go through your input again to make sure it’s accurate. Select “OK.” On the screen, your new secure folder will appear. Now is the time to upload your pictures to this new safe folder and protect them.
2. Adding Photos to the Locked Folder
- Adding Photos to the Locked Folder
- Press the Home button. It’s the button at the bottom-center of the screen. This returns you to the home screen.
- Open the Gallery app. You should find it in the app drawer or on the home screen.
- Tap the Albums tab. This displays a list of photo folders on your Galaxy.
- Tap and hold a folder you want to protect. This selects the folder.
- If you just want to protect an individual photo, tap the Pictures tab at the top of the screen, then tap and hold the picture.
- Tap . It’s at the top-right corner.
- Tap Move to Secure Folder. You’ll be prompted to enter your security details.
- Enter your PIN, Pattern, or other locking method. Once your security details are verified, the selected album or photo will be moved to the folder.
- Open the Secure Folder app to view your protected files. You’ll find it in the app drawer. Once launched, you’ll have to enter your security credentials to view the files inside. Nobody will be able to access these photos unless they have your PIN, Password, or other credentials.