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How to Use Locked Folder in Google Photos

Last Updated on June 18, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Do you want to hide your personal photos in the Google photos app? Google Photos add a new locked folder feature to hide sensitive photos & videos in your Pixel 5/Pixel 4a 5G/Pixel 4/ Pixel 4 XL/Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL/Pixel 3a/Pixel 3a XL. Here’s how to set up and use locked folder in Google Photos. You can use your device screen lock security (Fingerprint/PIN/Password/Pattern lock) to secure it. Items are locked folder can’t be backed up or shared. They also won’t appear in your photos gird, search, or apps that access your device photos.

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How to Set Up a Locked Folder in Google Photos in Pixel 5/Pixel 4a 5G/Pixel 4/4XL/3/3 XL/3a/3a XL

You can use a camera to take and save private photos & videos to your locked folder in Google Photos. Make sure the Google photos app updated with the latest version.

Step 1: Open the Google Photo app on your Pixel and other devices.

Library settings in Google photos app in your Pixels

Step 2: Tap on Library at the bottom right corner.

Utilities settings to use Google photos locked folder feature

Step 3: Tap on Utilities.

Set up locked folder in Google Photos in Pixels

Step 4: Tap on Set up locked folder.

Step 5: Unlock your phone screen using your current lock screen security.

Step 6: Select the photos & videos you want to hide and tap on Move at the top right corner.

This pop-up message appears: Move items to locked folder?

 

Step 7: Tap on Move.

Now, selected photos have been moved to a locked folder in your Pixel devices.

2nd Way: Use Google Photos Locked Folder

Step 1: Open the Google photos app in your Pixels.

Step 2: Select photos or videos in your Pixels.

Open any photos and move it to locked folder in your Pixel

Step 3: Tap on Three vertical dots at the top right corner.

Hide your personal photos in the Google photos app on Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a 5G

Step 4: Tap on Move to locked folder.

Hide sensitive photos & videos in your Pixel 5 using locked folder

Step 5: Tap on Move.

To view moved photos, you need to unlock the locked folder using your current screen lock.

How to Get Back Photos to Gallery from Locked Folder in Pixel 4a 5G/Pixel 5/Pixel 4/4XL/3a XL

Step 1: Open the Google Photos app.

Step 2: Tap Library at the bottom right corner.

Step 3: Tap Utilities.

How to Use Locked Folder in Google Photos

Step 4: Tap Locked folder.

Step 5: Unlock the locked folder.

Step 6: Select pictures or videos you want to get back to the phone gallery and tap on Move at the bottom left corner.

How to Change Camera Storage Location in Pixels

By default camera photos default storage is phone gallery. If you want to directly store photos in a locked folder, follow the below-given steps.

Step 1: Open the Camera app in your Pixel.

Tap on storage icon at the camera at the top in your Pixel device

Step 2: Tap on Storage icon at the upper right corner.

By default set photo gallery.

How to Set Up a Locked Folder in Google Photos in Pixel 5

Step 3: Tap on Locked folder.

Step 4: Capture the photo or video you want.

Step 5: You can find these photos or videos in the locked folder only. You can’t find it in your Google photos or phone gallery.

Do you still have any questions about use locked folder in Google Photos app in your Pixels? Tell us in below comment box. Stay and connect with us for the latest Google photos update.

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