Photo Vault (Android)

This Article Applies to:

  • Small Office Protection

Photo Vault allows you to protect access to your photos with a PIN code. Photos that are moved to the Photo Vault are encrypted and hidden. The Photo Vault may encrypt photos either from user's gallery or taken by the camera directly from the Avast Mobile Security app. These encrypted photos are "moved into the vault" (a special folder in the phone's internal memory) and invisible in any other app.

Important Information:

  • The photos are located in: Internal device's memory/Ams_Vault/pictures
  • The photos do not get deleted even if the Avast Mobile Security is uninstalled and you may restore the photos from inside the app (Photo Vault - "+" button - Restore previous vault)
  • Photo Vault requires "Storage" permission
  • Photo Vault cannot automatically delete photos moved from external memory (SD card) but there is a pop up in that case

Using Photo Vault

  1. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on your device to open the app
  2. Tap Menu ▸ Photo Vault
  3. Tap the plus icon to add a photo, then select one of the following:
    • Take new photo: allows you to take photos and directly add them to the Photo Vault
    • Import from gallery: allows you to select photos from your existing gallery
  4. Enter your PIN or pattern

Removing Photos from the Vault

  1. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on your device to open the app
  2. Tap Menu ▸ Photo Vault
  3. Tick the photo(s) and tap one of the following options:
    • Export: exports a photo back to the original location and makes it visible to others
    • Trash: removes a photo from the Vault and from the original location, which cannot be undone