How easy is it for someone to know your identity if they take control of your Android phone? Depending on your internal defenses, someone else can text people as you, access your bank accounts, post to Facebook account or make purchases without knowing it.

Technology has made smartphones part of our identity. Just as you hide certain personal information to some people and disclose it to others, the desire to hide photo or files on your device is a popular one.

You may be having photos that you would prefer you parents not stumble across if she takes your smartphone. In addition, you may be having some private files which contain sensitive personal info. More so, you may be having contents that are not quite ‘kid friendly’ and it makes feel unsafe when handing your device to your device to your nephew.

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Whatever reason you have, many options for hiding content on your smartphone. Here is a roundup of the best ways to hide files and photos on your smartphone.

Hide photos

If you like snapping the occasional funny or amazing pic now and then, you should try checking KeepSafe.

This application forms a digital vault that allows you to save anything you do not want showing other people. You are required to create a PIN that should be entered every time you need to access your application.

It also has an option to back up your private docs on the cloud, if you are okay doing so. That way, it is easy to recover the lost pictures if your smartphone gets broken or lost.

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The app is free to use with premium version going for $4.99 a month. This version gives you more features like a fake PIN which make users think they have gained access to your photos if they use it, a snazzy PIN theme, and a ‘secret door’ which disguises KeepSafe as a utility application unless the icon is long pressed.

Hide files

Most smartphones do not have a stock capability of hiding stuff, so no matter how you want to hide your files, you will find yourself resorting to a third-party app.

One of the highly recommended app for hiding files is File Hide Expert. It is a free application that lets you hide any files from your device easily. To get things on the go, first, download File Hide Expert from the Play Store.

Open the application – you will see a messaging saying that the hidden file list is empty. Hit the folder icon at the top-right of your handset’s screen to start hiding files.

This application works just like the basic file manager app. As long as you are aware where you file is, you can easily hide it irrespective of the type. Locate the files you want to hide and go back to the main screen. Tap ‘Hide All’ and the files will be inaccessible to the snooping smartphone borrowers.

To restore them, open File Hide Expert app again and hit’ Restore All’.

Source: Allthetrickz

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