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OxygenOS Hidden space is not secure.

  1. surajpai524
    Froyo Oct 17, 2021

    surajpai524 , Oct 17, 2021 :
    I have 3 apps in hidden space. Sometimes it can be opened or used without needing to unlock using a password. We just need to know the location where the app is.

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  2. the_o2
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Oct 17, 2021

    the_o2 , Oct 17, 2021 :
    Yes, you can open those apps from play store too.
     

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  3. surajpai524
    Froyo Oct 17, 2021

    surajpai524 , Oct 17, 2021 :
    Yes. Also it can be opened from Settings -> App Manager
     

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  4. the_o2
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Oct 17, 2021

    the_o2 , Oct 17, 2021 :
    Yep, that's the drawback but they designed it in that way, at the starting the hidden space don't even have the password protection option
    Try give feedback on this here
    https://forums.oneplus.com/feedback

    They might improve it further :).
     

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  5. Swejuggalo
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Oct 17, 2021

    Swejuggalo , via OnePlus 9 Pro Morning Mist , Oct 17, 2021 :
    I use it to hide apps I rarely use and don't want to take up space in the app drawer. So it's not even used for security...
    Biggest security step would be to not to hand over a unlocked phone in other people hands. Or if you do use guest account or well...trust them 😉
    But that is just my view of the problem.

    The necessary level of security could probably be defined after these questions.

    How often does the phone end up unlocked in the hands of untrusted users?
    When it is how credible is it that that user actively searches for hidden apps? Should it even be unlocked in such a person hands?
    How often does a second unlock just mainly take extra time for your everyday usage?

    My own conclusion. No extra unlock is needed. I just want to hide rarely used apps.
     

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  6. Xcommunicad0
    Lollipop Oct 17, 2021


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  7. J4t1np4r3kh
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Oct 17, 2021

    J4t1np4r3kh , Oct 17, 2021 :
    Totally agree with this. Hidden space for me is just to remove clutter from my app drawer.
    For security, isn't that what app lock is there for?
     

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  8. Xcommunicad0
    Lollipop Oct 18, 2021

    Xcommunicad0 , via OnePlus 8T , Oct 18, 2021 :
    Good point though this is what they actually mean ...


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    Last edited: Oct 18, 2021

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