How to Password Protect SD Card Data on Android


Most of us stores several files on the SD Card. But some phone comes with internal storage only like some of the HTC phones. So on both case you can protect your files and folders from unauthorized accesses. You can password protect files on your SD card or phone memory with ease. By password protecting your memory card files with the below tips, it virtually means password protecting your SD card. Though you are not entirely protecting your SD card, you can protect each and every folder on it with encryption.

You can password protect your SD card via encrypting files on it. That means to open the encrypted files you have to provide the required password. So if you lose your device no one can access the data on your storage card.

File encrypt

Here is the best android app to encrypt and password protect files. It’s File Encrypt. The process is like this. You encrypt a folder or file and apply a password. Then delete the master file for complete protection. You can later decrypt the file encrypted with the same app. Long tap on any folder to encrypt it with password. You will get option to delete the master file automatically after encryption. Select it else you have to individually delete all the originals after encryption.

File Encrypt uses advances 128 bit key¬†AES algorithm. File Encrypt is so popular on Android Market. I tried it with a folder with lots of video files on my android device. It successfully encrypted ‘most of the files’. So if you encrypt a folder, double check the encrypted files. Ensure that all files are encrypted.

Conclusion: Whenever you want to secure your SD card data on android, just try to encrypt them. In this sense File Encrypt is one of the best app available in the market. It is easy to use and does the job nicely.


  1. i want to ask as if i want to use the sd card in mp3 so can i still make it pasword protected hence the first the user will enter pasword then the songs will be played thanks please tell me?


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