How to Encrypt & Hide Files, Photos, & Videos on Android
If you have some photos, videos, and documents that you want to keep completely hidden and encrypted on your Android device, Andrognito is the app you need. We showcased this app in the past, but since then, CODEX has rebuilt it from the ground up with new and improved features.
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Unlike other privacy apps, Andrognito uses a military-grade AES 256-bit encryption algorithm, making the app and your stored content virtually unbreakable. But in addition to the piece of mind provided by the app's security, Andrognito includes other key features that makes it worth trying out. (Requires Android 4.0 or higher.)
You'll need to create a PIN the first time you open Andrognito (which will be used the next time you launch it), a security question (to safely back up your content), and a vault (which works as a secured gallery of sorts for files, pictures, and videos—which also has a unique PIN associated with it).
Andrognito offers two simple ways to encrypt and hide your files, photos, and videos.
Method 1: One-Tap Encryption
If you're looking to quickly encrypt and hide a file, image, or video, tap the + icon, then select what exactly you want to encrypt.
Tap and hold to begin selecting files, then just tap the lock icon located towards the top of the page. The icon below will change to a checkmark, indicating that your file was successfully encrypted.
Method 2: Add to Basket
For times that require selecting multiple files from different locations in your device's system, using the basket feature is the way to go. After selecting a file, before attempting to navigate somewhere else, tap the basket icon to temporarily save that file to encrypt later.
Using the menu bar that pops up from the bottom of the page, once you have all your files selected, hit "Encrypt." You'll then be directed to the encryption page where you'll confirm and tap the encryption icon.
In addition to unlimited storage, unlimited vaults, and priority support, an in-app purchase of $2.01 you get a theme manager and advanced security features, which are pretty cool. Some of these security features include fake accounts, invisible mode, and fake force-close.
One of the most underrated aspects of an application is its design, and this is where Andrognito strives for greatness. As the developer mentioned, this was a huge point of focus with the rewrite of the app, and for good reason. The Material Design elements and layout for Android Lollipop create a welcoming experience that makes navigating and utilizing this app easy and straightforward for even the novice Android user.
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