Simple Tips and Tricks for how to enable Data Protection in Android “Data Protection”

Data Protection by locking your important data

Do you have specific songs, videos or other files that you want to keep private? And by “keep private” I mean locking the files so that only you would have access to them.

With this cool Android tip, you don’t need to download apps that lock files, the data protection locks just about anything on your internal storage or SD card. From your gallery files to PDF files, ZIP files, and other file extensions. Although, this Android feature has been confirmed for only Android Lollipop and Marshmallow devices.

To use this cool android feature:

Go to settings, tap on security, then tap on data protection.

You will have to set a new pattern lock that will differ from your android device’s initial pattern lock.

To lock files follow the steps below;

Step 1: Tap on the (+) button located at the top right of your screen.

Step 2: Select the folder where the file you want to lock is located.

Step 3: Tap on the pencil located at the top right.

Step 4: Finally select the files you want to lock and tap on the lock symbol located at the top right.

When files are locked, you can unlock them by tapping on edit, then select the file, and finally, tap on the unlock icon at the top right.

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