Google Drive already allows iOS users to secure their files in the cloud with a Passcode. Now, a new setting – Privacy Screen on iPhone even lets them unlock the app through Face ID or Touch ID. The most recent update for the Google Drive app adds this exclusive feature that helps iOS users protect their sensitive files from prying eyes.
How to set up Google Drive Privacy Screen on iPhone and iPad?
The feature when configured, authorizes Google Drive users to view and access files only after the app has verified their identity. To activate Google Drive Privacy Screen on iPhone, follow these steps.
- Download the latest update from the Apple App Store.
- Launch Google Drive.
- Go to Settings.
- Select the Privacy screen option.
- Choose Enable Privacy Screen.
- Tap Ok to Allow Drive to use Face ID or Touch ID.
Please See, that this Google Drive Privacy feature will be reactivated each time you close the app and choose to reopen it.
How do I enable Face ID for Google Drive?
Launch the Google Drive app on your device. If you do not have the latest version of Google Drive installed on your iPhone or iPad, go to the App Store and install it.
Tap the menu and navigate to the Settings option.
Under the Settings menu, choose the Privacy Screen option.
Toggle the switch next to the Privacy screen heading to the On position. Hereafter, access to the app will be restricted by face ID.
To authenticate the process go to iPhone Settings and locate the Drive option.
Then, under the Drive screen, allow Drive to access Face ID by sliding the toggle to the On position. This will increase the privacy in Google Drive furthermore.
When done, simply switch back to the Google Drive app and allow it to complete face identification to grant access to the app.
Next, when prompted to allow the Drive to use Face Id or Touch ID, tap the OK button. Instantly, the Privacy Screen in Google Drive will be enabled and access to the app will be subjected to verification via Face ID and passcode.
If verified successfully as a bonafide user, the app will authorize you to view and access files. Here, you can also choose the delay time as per your preference from the screen (10 seconds, 1 minute, or 10 minutes) to make multitasking a little less bothersome.
Also, find out how Google protects your information and respects your privacy.
Hope that makes sense!