how-to-hide-media-on-android-without-a-locker-app

The Smart Phones are digital us in the 21st century. Privacy nowadays is still a question mark. A single picture/media can spoil ones’ stardom and create a ton of controversy. Clearly, there are some privacy zones in our lives. Discovering our mobile in bullies is surely a nightmare, you wouldn’t want him to know your chat contexts, sensitive emails and that screenie shots you saved earlier.

There are a lot of Apps in the Play store offering the locking zones but do we really need to trust them with sensitive content. Even Apple’s cloud was hacked and botched. Sometimes it’s only us we gotta trust.

So, today we are going to post a top notch simple guide to hiding your media without using any third party locker application. Let’s start hiding things…

How To Hide Media on Android Without A Locker App?

Folder Method

  1. Open your File Manager from your App Drawers. If your File Manager has limited functionality. We recommend you ES File Explorer.
  2. Go to your preferred storage and select New from the menu
  3.  Select Folder. Now, give it a name and make sure you add  “.“(Period) before your preferred name.
  4. Move your sensitive media into the new folder
  5. Done

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File Method

  1. Open your File Manager from your App Drawers. If your File Manager has limited functionality. We recommend you ES File Explorer.
  2. Go to your preferred folder from the storage and select New from the menu
  3.  Select File. Now, give it a name as is “.nomedia“.
  4. Move your sensitive media into the respective folder
  5. That’s it.

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Now you are good to go. Remember these folders can’t be accessed by any media apps until you force them to show hidden contents. In case, you want to undo this process just remove the “.” from the folder’s name and delete “.nomedia” file.

Hope you have successfully followed the said guide. If you have any sort of problems or queries do mention them in the comments below and we shall revert in no time. Until then like, share and geek around.