Over time, the physical storage of our computers, cell phones or tablets it turns into cloud storage. Virtually without you seeing it, we always rely on these services to protect our most important files, our memories in the form of pictures or videos, or the data of applications on our phone. However, in the process many of us have become complacent.
And it happens that when we upload our files to that large network of servers that do what we call "cloud", we should not only consider the safety of the supplier
However, iPhone or iPad users do not use iCloud only. We're also using other platforms like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox … and from now on, one of them you will have an extra layer of security on our devices. Thanks to a recent Google Drive app update for iOS, it is now possible to use Touch ID or Face ID to restrict access to our virtual drive. And all thanks to the work of the private screen.
As the name itself implies, this new feature will allow us to use a face ID or security ID to protect our Google Drive. You will only need to use it from the app settings, there we will get the privacy screen option. Of course, it's important to note that this function will not prevent notifications, use of Siri shortcuts or other functions integrated in iOS.
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When this new security step works, we always try to access the Google Drive app we will be asked to identify using Face ID or Face ID. We can even configure the time it will take to block the application each time the screen is off or going to the start menu. A step forward for Google Drive users on iOS.