When it comes to managing an extensive photo library, Google Photos it is one of the most powerful tools out there, even on iPhone. Google is making it more powerful for Apple users, as the company has announced that its locked folder feature will hit the iPhone.
Google first introduced locked folders on Pixel phones in May 2021, and now the company plans to expand them to other devices. Google announced that additional Android phones will receive the feature “soon,” and iPhones will receive the feature in early 2022.
Once a locked folder is created, the images and videos it contains will be hidden from the main Google Photos feed, so the next time you scroll to show your mom photos of her dog, the other images that you sent your partner will not. appear accidentally.
Instead, you will need to go to the folder and unlock it if you want to see the hidden media inside. It’s a nice layer of security that can save you from embarrassment or worse. You can protect the folder with a password or biometric data so that you can make sure it is locked in the way that is easiest for you to access when you need it.