If you are browsing the internal memory of your Samsung smartphone or tablet with a file explorer, you may notice a system file called .nomedia.
Since you cannot open this file and probably cannot assign it, you will now ask the question:
What is a Nomedia file and which function is behind it?
Meaning of the Nomedia file in Android on a Samsung device:
If such a file is integrated in a folder, the Android media scanner is automatically excluded. The media scanner is responsible for displaying photos and videos within the gallery app.
So you can use Nomedia files on a Samsung smartphone to control whether the media it contains, such as photos, videos, audio files, etc., are displayed within apps or not.
It is a very practical and quick solution to quickly hide entire media folders.
If you want to know how to create a Nomedia file, please read the following article:
- Samsung How do I create a Nomedia file? Instructions!
You now know the meaning of a Nomedia file on a Samsung smartphone or tablet with Android operating system.