Private Space feature is reportedly in the testing stages for the Android operating system from Google. The tech giant has started working on this feature to allow users to secure and hide their apps on their Android smartphones. Google is even working on a special ability for this feature, where users can search “private space” to access hidden apps.
The smartphones with custom skins on top of Android from Samsung and Xiaomi have had this Private Space feature for a long time.
Now, Google will finally bring this option as a native feature for all Android devices with upcoming updates. The feature was found in the beta versions of the upcoming Android software and let’s dive deep into this feature more.
The recent reports were provided by Mishaal Rahman, who was the first person to spot the feature on the upcoming Beta version of the Android 14 QPR2.
This first beta version didn’t have many details about this feature. However, the second version of Android 14 came with a lot of details regarding the upcoming Private Space option on the software.
Google Tests Private Space Feature on it’s Upcoming Android Update
The feature was found in the Security & privacy options menu on the Settings page of the latest beta version. The feature which is now under development and testing will allow the users to have a secondary profile.
This means users have the option to lock this other profile. Users can lock Private Space with a PIN, Password, or Biometrics.
Users who previously used the work profile on Android are more familiar with this type of interface and options. This upcoming feature will have the same functionality to help in hiding the applications once the profile is locked. Additionally, users have the vicinity to hide the contents of their notifications with the profile lock turned on.
The private space will prevent other users from accessing the data that you want to keep more secure. Besides, this feature keeps your data secure while sharing your device with others. As a user, you can keep your data secure and share your device without any worries about your data privacy.
The early testers of this upcoming feature have revealed that this feature may arrive in the Android 15 update. Early testers weren’t able to enable all of the options in the Private Space. Samsung launched this feature way back in 2017 as a Secure Folder that allows it to protect data. The feature allows one to keep all kinds of files with a password, PIN, or biometric protection for secure access.