How To Find Locked Folder In Google Photos

Keeping our digital photos safe and private is a priority for many of us. Google Photos, one of the most popular photo storage platforms, has developed a feature that allows you to secure your photos in a ‘Locked Folder’. Photos moved to the Locked Folder are not visible in the main photo stream and are protected behind your device passcode, pattern, or biometric method of authentication.

If you’ve used this feature and now you’re wondering how to find this locked folder, you’re in the right place. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of finding and accessing this Locked Folder in Google Photos.

Step 1: Open Google Photos

The first step is to open the Google Photos app on your Android device. Currently, the Locked Folder feature is only available on Android devices and not on iOS or web versions of Google Photos.

Step 2: Go to Library tab

Once you’ve launched Google Photos, navigate to the ‘Library’ tab. This is typically found at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3: Open Utilities

In the Library tab, scroll down to find the ‘Utilities’ section, and tap on it.

Step 4: Open Locked Folder

In the Utilities section, you should see the ‘Locked Folder’ option. Tap on it to open the folder.

Here, you will be asked to authenticate using your device passcode, pattern, or biometric method (like fingerprint scan or facial recognition). Once you successfully authenticate, you will be able to view and manage the photos in your Locked Folder.


The Locked Folder feature in Google Photos gives you a secure place to store your private photos. By following these steps, you can easily find and access this Locked Folder. Remember that the photos in the Locked Folder are only stored on your device and will not be backed up to your Google Account.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to leave a comment below. Happy photo managing!