Google developed a feature that will create secured folders, and protected by a password on the ” application Files by Google “.
Google has just introduced the first beta of Android 11, and little by little we discover some of the novelties that the firm will offer on the new version of the operating system. But as Android 11 is still in development, so it is possible that other features, which are not yet known, to be presented later. And among these products, there could be the possibility of create folders secure and protected by a PIN code on the application Files by Google. If there are already Android apps that allow you to create the kind of protected folder, Google would therefore like to propose this feature through its implementation of file management, which is the app by default on smartphones Pixel.
A new feature to protect your documents ?
For the moment, the firm has still not made any announcement about it. But our colleagues from 9to5Google have recently discovered clues that suggest the development of this new feature in décompilant the file .apk app Files by Google, and analyzing the code. These secure folders could be called “Safe Folder” and obviously, Google is going to encrypt the documents that will be placed in these folders, since the firm has planned to display a warning reminding the user the importance of not forgetting the password or the PIN code.
Given that smartphone users are increasingly aware of the importance of the protection of their data, it would be logical that Google offers this feature on its application for managing files on Android. Nevertheless, until an official announcement, this information is still to be considered with a certain reserve.
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In any case, with Android 11, Google seems to give special importance to the management of the files. As we mentioned in a previous article, Google has planned improvements to the functionality Scoped Storage that it has presented in 2019. This allows you to limit access to the files stored on the smartphone by third-party applications. In addition, Google is also developing a feature “recycle bin”, inspired from the one of the computers that does not permanently delete the files.
Otherwise, as a reminder, the beta version of Android 11 can be tested on devices non-Pixel, which of the models of Xiaomi, OnePlus, and Oppo.
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