The Google photographs Locked Folder is a tool that helps customers keep their private photographs safe as of my most recent knowledge update in January 2022. As of my most recent update, Google Photos does not have a built-in feature that allows you to view or backup the contents of the Locked Folder to a different cloud storage account or device. The photographs in the Locked Folder are not included in the automatic backup, making it a more private and secure folder.
An alternate method to backup the images in the Locked Folder and view them on any device is something to think about:
1. Download and Re-upload: Save the pictures to your device by downloading them from the Locked Folder.
Transfer these pictures by hand to a cloud storage provider (such as Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive) so you may view them on any device.
2. Use a Third-Party Backup App: There are apps available that are specifically designed for synchronizing and backing up images. Apps that let you choose which folders to backup, including the Locked Folder, are available for exploration.
3. Transfer Pictures to Another Album: Transfer the pictures you wish to store as a backup to an unlocked album.
Unlocked albums in Google Photos are automatically backed up so you can view them on any device.
4. Input and Requests for New Features:
It’s a good idea to check for changes within the Google Photos app or Google’s official announcements, as features and capabilities are subject to change over time.
If you have any suggestions for new functionality, such the ability to backup Locked Folders, please let Google know.
It is essential to verify the most recent details found in the Google Photos app or Google’s official support literature for the most precise and up-to-date instructions, as the procedures and options might have changed since my last update. When working with private or sensitive material, always make sure to respect privacy and security concerns.