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Changing the Recent setting in the iPhone app

Changing the Recent setting in the iPhone app

ErnieDee
Explorer | Level 4

Hello. For privacy and security reasons, I'd like for my recent photos and files to NOT appear in the Home > Recent tab. Is there any way for me to turn off the Recent function? Thank you.

 

I'm on an iPhone SE, running iOS 14.4.1.

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Re: Changing the Recent setting in the iPhone app

Rich
Super User II

@ErnieDee wrote:

Is there a more permanent way to Hide Recents, or at least a way to add a passcode for "Show recent items"?


No, just the passcode option for the entire app, which would solve your issue.

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Re: Changing the Recent setting in the iPhone app

Rich
Super User II

@ErnieDee wrote:

For privacy and security reasons, I'd like for my recent photos and files to NOT appear in the Home > Recent tab. Is there any way for me to turn off the Recent function?


Yes, there's a Hide Recents option in Settings under Privacy. You could also enable the passcode option, which would prevent others from accessing the Dropbox app entirely, preventing them from seeing anything.

Re: Changing the Recent setting in the iPhone app

ErnieDee
Explorer | Level 4

 

Thank you for the clear reply, Rich.

 

I was able to Hide Recents. And when I go back to Home > Recent, it says, "Your recent items are hidden." But below it, in blue, there's a "Show recent items" button. When I press it, my recent items return -- which would make it pretty easy for someone to find my recent items.

 

Is there a more permanent way to Hide Recents, or at least a way to add a passcode for "Show recent items"?

 

 

Re: Changing the Recent setting in the iPhone app

Rich
Super User II

@ErnieDee wrote:

Is there a more permanent way to Hide Recents, or at least a way to add a passcode for "Show recent items"?


No, just the passcode option for the entire app, which would solve your issue.

View solution in original post

Re: Changing the Recent setting in the iPhone app

ErnieDee
Explorer | Level 4

 

Thank you! Passcode enabled.

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