A new security feature is available for Google Drive app users running on iOs and iPadOS devices. The Privacy Screen, as it’s called, consists of an extra locking measure that requires Face ID, Touch ID, or passcode to approve access to Google Drive.
This comes in handy if you share your device and it will save you the hassle of signing in and out every time you use the app.
When the Privacy Screen is enabled, the app will require authentification every time you open it, which can be quite annoying. That’s why you can choose to delay the activation of the lock screen for 10 seconds, 1 minute, or 10 minutes. Or instead, you can just have it disabled if no one ever goes through your device.
The new feature is far from perfect, as it doesn’t cover the Photos app or the Files app. Also, you can’t lock specific files or folders in Google Drive, and notifications will still pop up.
To use the new feature make sure your Google app is updated to the latest version, you can do that manually from the App Store.