Hide files android- How to hide files on android

Hide files android

Hide files android- Best methods

Hide files android: If you want to hide some important files of your android device, it is possible and there is many methods to do it. You may keep secure your files by creating pattern lock, pin lock which is really perfectly sensitive.

Basically you ofcourse dont want that others can get the access of your android device. You can do that by hiding the files so that only you’re the only person that knows how to find them.

It is a nice thing i guess to hide apps or files on android device by not using any locks.

So what is need to do that? You will only need to be using a file manager, and that’s all – you don’t need a third-party app to hide files. There are a wide variety of file managers for Android available to use, such as ES File Explorer, Astro File Manager or File Expert. You can find some options with a quick search in the Google Play Store for file manager. Here will be using ES File Explorer in this example.

To hide files, you need to start by opening your file manager app.


First Method: Creating a hidden folder

This method is so much easy and secured. In this method you just need to create a folder. Then you you have to put the files that you want to hide in that folder.

You dont need to worry about the file type. It would be photos/documents/music whatever.

Open up your file manager so you can see all of the folders currently on your phone. Click on New to create a new folder.

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Hide files android
Hide files android

Here you can name the folder anything you want, as long as you put a dot in front. For example, if you want to call the folder Folder1, you should use the name. Folder1. The dot is what causes the folder and the files in it to become hidden.

Hide files android
Hide files android

This is because Android is based on Linux, and both operating systems are set up to hide any file that begins with a dot.

Now you are done actually. Once you have created the hidden folder, move any files you want to hide into it. Another thing you have remember that doing this should also stop the files from appearing elsewhere in your phone, such as in your phone’s gallery.

If you want the folder and its files to show up again, you have to go into the file manager’s settings and then find Display settings. In that menu, tick the box next to Show hidden files and folders. This will be the only way to see files or folders you have hidden in this way on your phone.

Hide files android
Hide files android


Second Method: Hiding files with .nomedia

Yeah this method is also cool!

Here is the description how can you hide folder with .nomedia:

With this method, you can hide the files in an existing folder. Simply open up the folder containing the files you’d like to hide. Once inside, create a new file by tapping on New. You will need to name the new file .nomedia and then save it. This will hide all the pictures and videos in that folder and stop apps from interacting with them.

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Please note here, your hidden folder or file will be visible on a computer. The dot naming convention for hidden files is not universal.

In addition, it is best to keep your important files to secure places. It will be better to dont use phone device to keep important files.

You may also like any locker to use you may brows this link- Best 5 android apps you should keep on your device

Here you will find a nice locker named “app locker” which is best locker apps in android i think.

So, if you have any other idea to protect data from others feel free to comments. Please share it more and more if you like this post.

Thank you for reading.

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