How to Create Hidden Folders to Hide Photos and Files in Xiaomi devices

Xiaomi has made its mark in the Smartphone industry with devices like the Redmi Note 4 which is one of the most popular mid-range smartphones in the market with 5 million devices being launched in just 6 months becoming the highest selling smartphone in India. It is thanks to what is being offered at an affordable price covering all the aspects – Good display, decent processor, decent build quality, decent camera performance and amazing battery life.

The Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. It comes in multiple variants based on RAM and Storage – 2GB/3GB and 4GB RAM along with 32GB and 64GB storage variants. The price of the device starts from Rs. 9,999 onwards depending on the specifications.

The Redmi Note 4 runs on Android Marshmallow OS with MIUI skin on top, in this there is a feature called “Hidden Folders” which gives the users an option to protect or hide any important files, photos, videos or audio files from others requiring a password to access these files and the folder will not be visible to others. So let us see “How to create Hidden Folder in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in MIUI”. We will be showing you three tutorials in this post – How to create Hidden Folders, How to View Hidden Folders and How to Unhide Hidden Files on Xiaomi smartphones.

How to Create Hidden Folder to hide files/photos/videos in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4:

Tap on the File Explorer App on your Redmi Note 4 to launch it

Now in the File Explorer screen, tap and hold on anywhere and drag the screen down to create a Hidden Folder – You will see a lock icon and the text “Creating hidden folder…” on the screen

How to create hidden folders in Xiaomi smartphones

Now you need to set the Password to lock your Hidden Folder which can either be a Pattern or a Pin. In case you have a hidden folder on your device the same password or pattern can be used here.

After setting the password for your hidden folder, you will be directed to the Hidden folder

Now you can add any file, photo, video or audio file in the hidden folder.

To Add a File or photo to the Hidden folder, you need to tap on the three dot icon on the top right corned of the display and select “Add Files” from the drop down. You can even create folders inside the Hidden folder to store your files in order.

You have successfully created a Hidden Folder to store your important data etc.

You can Hide the existing Folders by long pressing on the file or folder from File Explorer and then tap on the three dot icon on the bottom right of the dispaly. Tap on the Hide option from the menu to Hide the files and Folders.

How to View or Access Hidden Files and Folders in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 or MIUI:

Many tutorials show how to create a Hidden Folder but fail to mention how you can access or view the hidden folder later. So here is a step by step tutorial to help see Hidden Folders in Xiaomi devices.

Tap on File Explorer on your Xiaomi smartphone

Now you need to tap and hold on top of the screen and drag down as you have done earlier to create the Hidden folder

You will be asked to enter the authentication or password – Pattern or PIN or password which ever you have set. Enter it and you can access all the files and data stored inside the hidden folder.

Now that you know How to create and View Hidden Folders, the last one will be useful if you want to Unhide the Hidden Files on your Xiaomi Redmi smartphones. Follow the below steps to do it –

How to Unhide, the Hidden Files and Folders in Xiaomi Redmi smartphones:

Follow the second tutorial to access and open the Hidden folder which you want to unhide.

Tap on the files which you want to unhide and tap on Remove, you will be asked to select the folder to which you want to transfer these files

Select the folder which you want to move these files like Gallery, Camera etc and you are done.

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