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How to protect your Google Drive on iPhone and iPad with Face ID or Touch ID



  Google Drive app on iPhone requesting Face ID authentication
Justin Duino

Storing important and or sensitive documents in Google Drive is not the safest way to protect your data, but if so, your iPhone and iPad can help keep everything safe. Here's how to add a Face ID or Touch ID lock to the cloud storage mobile app.

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, Google does not offer improved security options in the Drive app for Android or on the Internet. Enabling two-factor authentication on your Google account is the best way to keep people out of your cloud files.

RELATED: Google Drive on iOS now supports locking the app with Face ID and Touch ID

Start by opening the "Drive" app on your iPhone or iPad. If you can't find it on your home screen, use Apple's built-in Spotlight search.

  Open the Google Drive app

Then tap the three-line hamburger menu icon.

 Tap the hamburger menu icon in the top left corner

From the slider menu that appears, select "Settings".

 Select the

Tap on the "Privacy Screen" button in the center of the screen.

 Tap the

You can now read more about the Privacy screen feature. If it's something you want to enable, enable the "Privacy Screen" option.

 Enable the

Your iPhone or iPad will display a popup asking you to give the Google Drive app permission to open Face ID or Touch ID on your device. Tap the "OK" button to allow it.

 Allow Google Drive to open Face ID or Touch ID

The next time you quit and reopen the Google Drive app, you'll see a screen similar to the one below. Verify your face or your fingerprint to access the cloud storage application.

 Google Drive now uses Face ID or Touch ID to verify

Now that the privacy screen setting is enabled, you will see several new options to further customize the feature.

By default, the Privacy Screen feature locks the Drive app the moment you lock or exit the screen of your iPhone or iPad. To add a time delay, tap the option corresponding to the "Delay" list.

 Tap the

Here you can choose from "Immediately", "After 10 Seconds & # 39;, & # 39; After 1 minute & # 39; and" After 10 Seconds. minutes' Choose one of the options and then tap the back arrow.

 Choose a delay time

If you don't trust Face ID or Touch ID to protect your files in Drive , you can requires the passcode of your phone or tablet lock screen to open the app.

In the "Privacy screen" settings menu, tap the blue link "Open system settings".

 Tap the 
 
<figcaption class= ]] You will be taken to the Drive section of the settings menu of your iPhone or iPad, here you can disable the permission to use Face ID or Touch ID.

 Adjust the permissions for Face ID or Touch ID to disable access

With the security setting disabled, the next time you open the Google Dr ive app, you will need to enter your device lock screen passcode.

 Unauthorized Google Drive Uses Your Device Lock Screen Passcode 
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