(9 days left!) Be the first with a 200MP camera! Visit Samsung to reserve and gain $100 in Samsung credit!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Google Photos Locked Folder feature rolling out to Samsung smartphones


Last updated: December 6th, 2021 at 08:33 UTC+01:00

Google had revealed the Locked Folder feature for Google Photos earlier this year. Back then, the feature was exclusive to Pixel smartphones. Later, the internet search giant announced that the new Google Photos feature would be rolled out to non-Pixel Android smartphones and tablets.

Samsung smartphones have now started getting Google Photos’ Locked Folder feature. It allows you to securely store private or sensitive images and videos locally on your smartphone or tablet. Those images don’t get uploaded to the cloud or appear in your Google Photos library. You can only access data inside the Locked Folder using a passcode or fingerprint (or a supported biometric authentication method).

You can access the Locked Folder feature in the Google Photos app through the Utilities section in the Library tab. Before you use the feature, you should know that the data in the Locked Folder will be lost if you uninstall Google Photos. Moreover, data inside the folder won’t be automatically moved to a new device if you switch to a new smartphone or tablet.

Samsung already has a similar feature on its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The company’s Secure Folder feature lets you protect images, videos, audio, documents, and other files. You can even back up that data to cloud storage or move it to a new device.

Samsung Google Photos Locked Folder

Join SamMobile’s Telegram group and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get instant news updates and in-depth reviews of Samsung devices. You can also subscribe to get updates from us on Google News and follow us on Twitter.

General GoogleGoogle Photos
Load 0 comments

You might also like

Google Clock gets easier alarm controls, new timer UI

Google is rolling out an update to the Google Clock app. It bumps the app’s version to 7.4 and brings two changes. The first change is new alarm controls, which are easier to use than before and look more in line with the company’s current design philosophy. The second change is a redesigned UI for […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 hours ago

Android 14’s tight security to block you from downloading outdated apps

With every passing year, Google enhances the security of Android to safeguard users’ privacy and data. Well, it seems like Android 14 will bring a great security feature that will stop you from downloading outdated apps on your phone. Apparently, Android 14 will block the installation of apps meant for outdated Android versions. For years, Android […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 2 hours ago

Google Photos app could display RAW images by default

Going by the strings of code found in the latest version of the Google Photos app (v6.20) for Android, Google might be working on the option to always show RAW images in the Photo app’s main feed. RAW images are unprocessed images that are larger in size and show you the image captured directly from […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 3 hours ago

Google Messages will soon get user profiles, new delivery indicators

Google Messages recently received a Material You makeover and a redesigned account switcher. Now, as per the latest user report, Google Messages is set to receive one more interesting feature soon. According to a screenshot shared by a Reddit user, u/seeareeff, Google Messages will allow you to create your own user profile. Do note that […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 8 hours ago

Google Smart Unlock won’t be replaced by Wear OS Watch Unlock

Android comes with many handy features, one of which is Smart Unlock. It allows you to keep your smartphone unlocked when you have connected it to a Bluetooth accessory and have it with you at a trusted location. The security of the Smart Unlock comes into question when you use it with a smartwatch, as […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 1 day ago

You can no longer use Google Voice Smart Reply on your Samsung phone

With the latest update to Google Voice, Google has removed the Smart Reply feature from the app. This feature is no longer supported on your Samsung or any other Android phone. Also, this feature isn’t available on iOS either. Google added the Smart Reply feature to Google Voice last February, and it appeared at the […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 4 days ago