Many-a-time, we want to keep our files hidden and secured from other people who make use of our phones. Also, people have at one point in time deleted our precious data stored In our android device. Now, users also happen to save some important documents or
personal videos and images or information in the Android for
their convenience. It could happen that the smartphone may be
accessible to friends or some family members and could be a
case wherein they might land up getting access to this
extremely confidential information which user does not want to
share with anyone. This trick is old anyways but I came to understand that many still haven’t heard or read about it. There is only one way of doing this. I am going to share the two ways of doing this without any software abd then list some softwares that can also help do this.
To hide your files on android without any software, do this:
>>> If your device has a file manager,
Open the file explorer also known as file browser and search for
your file which has your confidential data that you do not wish
to share with anyone
You need to select the file or the folder and click on the
Now put “a dot” in the prefix that means put this sign prior to
the name of the file or folder (for e.g. If you want to save some
folder which has images then you need to put dot in front of the
name of the folder as given here – .images )
Basically Android is Linux based and when we use a (.) it thinks
that this is a system file and by default it will hide this file or
the respective folder……easy isn’t it?
If you want to open this hidden file it is simple, just go to your
file explorer and select this option “Show hidden file or folder”
Suppose someday you feel that now that folder need not be in a
hidden state all you need to do is rename the file by removing
the (.) for e.g. if your file was “.image” now make it
“image”….as simple as that.
Just by following these simple steps user can easily hide their
files or folders from unwanted intrusions. So the data is now
totally secured in the Android system and it cannot be seen
either in gallery or in explorer.