Android 15’s Private Space Feature spotted in action

Android 15 is the next major Android OS and it is already available in developer preview for eligible Pixel phones. Android 15 is said to come with a bunch of new features. One of them is going to be the Private Space feature which was recently discovered by Mishaal Rahman who is well-known among Android users.

As reported by Mishaal Rahman via Android Authority, the Private Share feature was spotted in Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1. Currently, there is no hidden space feature in Stock Android. It is going to be a feature similar to Samsung’s Secure Folder. Since it’s going to be a stock Android 15 feature, it will be available in most of the Android phones after updating to the new Android OS.

Private Space is a second space where you can keep your private apps and files and lock this space with the password of your choice. You can also keep two apps on the same phone with different data with the help of this new Private Space feature.

The feature first appeared in the Android 14 QPR2 Beta 2, but it was not fully functional at the time as reported by Mishaal Rahman. Google has made some design changes in Private Space since then. You can see the difference in the image.

Android 15 Private Space feature
Image: Android Authority and Android Police

Users will be able to enable Private Space on their Android 15 phone from Settings > Security & privacy and then open Private Space. Here you get to set up Private Space which will also confirm you are the primary user. You will be given various options during the setup which you can choose as per your choice.

Now to access Private Space one have to open App Drawer and then scroll down to the last. It will show Private text with a lock icon at the corner. Tap on the lock which will ask for the password. Once the correct password is entered, the Private Space will open.

As reported by Mishaal Rahman, Private Space has some apps by default that include Google Camera, Chrome, Contacts, Drive, Files, Photos, and the Play Store. Users can install apps in a regular way. To avoid Internet data usage, users are also allowed to install apps that are available in the primary profile by long pressing the app icon and choosing Install to Private Space.

Google hasn’t officially revealed this feature. However since this feature is in testing, it will soon appear in Android 15 beta. Currently, the Android 15 is available in Developer Preview until the next Google I/O event. After the Google I/O event, the Android 15 will be available in Public Beta until the Public release in this Fall.

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