Google has announced that the Locked Folder feature will be available for iOS users soon. Until now, only Pixel smartphone owners could take advantage of it. All Android devices should also benefit from it within the next few months. Several other security options of the firm will also soon be deployed on other devices.
In a recent blog post, Google announced that several of its security features on Android will soon be available on other devices. Among them, we find in particular the Locked Folder of Google Photos. The latter allows hide sensitive photos within a file that can only be accessed with a code or biometric authentication.
For the moment, this very practical option is still reserved for users running Pixel 3 or newer versions. The other Android smartphones therefore still have to go through third-party applications. But that is about to change, since all models will be able to ” soon “ take advantage of it, explains Google without giving more details. As for iOS users, they are not left out since the famous folder will be available “Early next year”.
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Other Google security features coming soon
The locked folder is not the only one to land on other devices. Google One’s VPN service is also expanding globally, with a launch in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland starting next week. In France, the offer is already included for free in the 2 TB storage plan.
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Finally, the security panel that appeared with Android 12 is coming very soon to other smartphones compatible with the operating system. Again, only Pixel 6 users are eligible for this right now. This panel allows you to check at a glance all the data collected by the applications as well as the permissions granted. Google “Plans to deploy it to all [son] ecosystem in the future ”.