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Google Photos Locked Folder: Enable on any Android device

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  • Dec 21,2024
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Privacy and security is something people are now looking to. Sensing this need from users, companies such as Samsung, Google, Apple and others are now focusing on providing security to their hardware as well as software.

In this line Google Photos is the most important application that saves your important lovely moments, and securing is one of the crucial things. In view of this Google has introduced the Locked Folder feature in Google Photos that will help you to pass-lock your folders containing important images.

You can also store the photo in the locked folder right after taking it from the camera app. We’re not sure if this works in other camera apps since most manufacturers have their camera apps. Another thing to remember is; photos stored in locked folders will not be backed up, and pictures that will be moved to the same will also be deleted from the backups. Hence, you’ll need to manually transfer photos from the locked folder when moving to a different device.

This guide will help you to enable Google Photos Locked Folder on any Android Device.

Steps to Enable Google Photos Locked Folders

1. Head over to Google Photos > Library > Utilities.

2. Scroll down and find the “Set up Locked Folder” card and tap on “Get Started.”

Google Photos Locked Folder

3. Tap on the Setup button at the bottom right corner.

4. Touch your device’s fingerprint scanner to confirm.

5. Select the photos you want to move to the locked folder, tap on the three dots on the top left corner, and tap on the “Move to Locked Folder” option.

This feature is something every user will appreciate. Google is surely making things secure and safe for our data. Though Google Photos has limited the number of images being uploaded still it is a great application for photo backup.

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