Smartphone technology has taken the entire world by a storm, there is hardly anyone in the world without a smartphone. These smartphones have become a reflection of us, we tend to save our reminders, passwords, bank account details and other personal information on it. But just imagine for a moment, how easy it would be for someone to impersonate you if he/she gets their hand on your phone. They can send text messages to people on your contact list, update status on social media and they can even shop using the bank account details. This is terrifying! With convenience, these smartphones do have some strings attached.
The best way to go about all of this is that you need to keep your information safe. One way is not keeping anything on the phone, but that destroys the personal assistant objective of the phone. If you think this is not possible, you don’t have to worry, we do have a solution for you as well. We are going to show you ways through which you can hide your apps, files, and photos on Android phones. We are sure that you will love every moment of it, let’s get started!
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How to hide Apps on Android Phones
Most of the androids do not come with an inbuilt hiding your files option, so you would have to use a third-party app. There are a number of apps available on Google store, not all of these apps are worth your time. If you are looking for something simple and efficient yet free you need to download File Hide Expert. It is the perfect app for hiding any type of files as long as you know where the files are on your phone. To download the app and hide your files, please follow the steps below.
- Go to Google Play Store, write File Hide Expert in the search bar.
- One you see it, tap on it to install it on your phone.
- Once downloaded, open the app, a message will prompt stating that you have an empty hide file list.
- To add files, you need to tap on the folder icon located at the top-right corner.
- Add as many files as you want and then hit on Hide all. Your files are hidden away.
- To further protect them, you need to enable the password facility by going to Menu button and selecting the first option “enable a password”. Select a password and you are done!
How to Hide Photos on your Android
You can hide any file with File Hide Expert, but for pictures, you need something more sophisticated like KeepSafe. In very little time, it has become one of the most popular apps for safeguarding all your personal information and keeping it in one place. All you have to do is download it from Google Store and the setup guide will walk you through each and every step.
How to Hide apps on your Android
Do you want to get rid of those inbuilt apps that can’t be deleted without rooting the phone? If yes is the answer, you are in for a treat. We might not be able to delete the apps, but we sure can hide them. Out of sight, out of mind! Most of the new smartphones do come with inbuilt hiding apps, but if your phone does not have one, you should give NovaLauncher a chance.
Download the app from Play store, go to its settings, from there to apps and widget drawer and finally tap on hide apps. Select all the apps that you want to hide.