How to hide and show files and folders on Samsung phone?

When you need to allow other people to use your phone and want to keep certain files and folders secret, you can lock the files and folders with a password, PIN, pattern or fingerprint. Samsung Galaxy phone users can refer to these steps to lock files on Samsung mobile. This method however can’t help you lock a folder on Samsung mobile phone, file names can’t be encrypted, locked files are still visible, they can be copied, transferred, cut, renamed, deleted. If you want to keep sensitive files out of the wrong hands, you can also hide the files on your Galaxy device. Hiding files and folders in My Files app on Samsung mobile phone is very easy. It doesn’t require the use of third-party applications, what you need is merely renaming the files or folders in the file manager app for Samsung mobile.

How to hide files and folders on Samsung mobile phone?

Open the My Files app on Samsung phone, tap Device storage, then browse to the file or folder you want to hide. Long press on the file or folder to select it, touch the Menu (three vertical dots) at the top-right corner, choose Rename from the drop-down menu list. The Rename dialogue pops up. Just put a period at the beginning of the current name and save, the rename file or folder will become invisible in My Files app on Samsung phone.

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How to show hidden files and folders on Samsung mobile phone?

Launch the My Files app on Samsung phone, touch the Menu (three vertical dots) at the top-right corner, choose Settings from the drop-down menu list.

samsung my files app menu

Tap to check the “Show hidden files“, you will then be able to find all hidden files on Samsung phone.

show hidden files in my files app on samsung mobile phone