Google released the Android 11 OS on September 8, 2020, this Android OS brings lots of good features to help improve the user experience for an Android user. Some of these features include redesigned notifications, built-in screen recording, a new conversations tab and a whole host of others.
All of these features would surely be exciting to use but there’s one feature that has been giving users some problem, this feature is its ‘Privacy and Security.’ The security feature on Android 11 restricts the OBB folder from being accessed by the user. This makes the folder unable to receive files already on the phone’s storage via the move or copy function.
The Android OBB folder stores OBB files, an expansion file used by some Android apps distributed using the Google Play store. It contains data not stored in the application’s main package (. APK file), such as graphics, media files, and other large program assets.
Without these OBB files, you won’t be able to install games like Call of Duty Mobile, PES Mobile, Gangstar Vegas, etc without having to download them yourself. Of course, this restriction has forced many avid game fans, users to continuously download their entire games and favourite apps from scratch rather than the old ways of collecting the app’s APK and the OBB files, installing the APK and simply copy the obb folder to android/obb file-path to play the game on their device.
This restriction surely has a solution of which I’m going to show you how you can easily bypass it. So, you can continue to wait for your friends to update these large file games, and copy the APK and OBB files to your phone.
Steps to bypass OBB folder restriction on Android 11
Before we begin ensure you have the OBB file on your phone.
- Download and install Solid Explorer File Manager from Google Play Store.
- Open the file manager and grant all permissions to the app.
- Copy the OBB file from the current location, navigate to Internal Storage/Android/obb and paste the file. Grant permission to the app to complete the action.
With this, you can copy OBB files to OBB folders on your Android 11 device without restrictions. For those wondering why we didn’t use ES File Explorer, it just didn’t work for me.
I hope this tutorial helped you solve the OBB restrictions on your device, if it did, share this article with your friends and family, if it is quite the contrary, feel free to leave a comment below, I’ll be glad to be of assistance.