Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Box for Android Gets Password Protection and Improved Sharing

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As always, the Box team has been hard at work thinking of ways to improve and enhance our mobile apps. This past week, we made a few updates to Box for Android that’ll make sharing easier and more secure. Here’s a quick rundown of what we added:

Passcode Protection

Many of you requested this feature, and we listened. In addition using a password to protect your account, you can secure Box for Android with a 4-digit passcode. Simply open the menu, hit “settings,” check “enable passcode,” then create your 4-digit code. If you leave the Box app for more than 5 seconds, you’ll be prompted to enter this number to regain access to your account. This will provide an extra layer of security should your phone fall into the wrong hands.

More Ways to Share

Now you can send files using your favorite Android apps or copy a shared link with just a few taps. Simply select the file you want to share, tap “Share” and you’ll see a URL that you can copy and paste anywhere. You can also send this link to other apps by tapping “Send” from there. You’ll see choices like Messaging, Gmail, Twitter and more.

We definitely think you’ll find these updates useful – download the update here. Have suggestions for new features? Just leave a comment below or reach out to us @BoxHQ. Happy sharing!


  • Colemanjord

    Awesome! Now we just need Automatic Upload.

  • Ashlee Mayrina

    I love this app.

  • Mwara244

    Please allow video uploads my phone it would help a lot to free up memory on my h d videos.

  • Hoffmeis

    Please accept bigger videos (my canon camera’s .avi’s go over your size limit after approx 1minute)

  • http://www.pcmastero.com/ Amit Sharma

    Password protection is what I adore the most here in my Android Box App. Like it!

  • Carosilvestr

    Please give us automatic upload

  • luis orlando dacunda

    en castellano por fabor