Secure Folder

Secure Folder








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By Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Category Business

Description & Details

Get a more secure mobile life with Samsung's unique "Secure Folder"!

This update is available for Samsung Mobile with Android 7.0 and above.

Secure Folder leverages the defence-grade Samsung Knox security platform to create a private, encrypted space on your Samsung Galaxy phone. Apps and data moved to Secure Folder are sandboxed separately on the device and gain an additional layer of security and privacy.

Easier and more convenient
Store your private files and apps safely. It's easy to move apps and data by tapping "Move to Secure Folder" or by importing them via "Add files" from inside Secure Folder. Your personal apps and data will be separated and encrypted so that they are protected from malicious attacks.

More secure
Lock your Secure Folder with an additional PIN, pattern, password, or biometric lock, so that only you can access your private pictures, apps, and data.

Effectively manage data
Add or copy your apps and data into Secure Folder. You can use Secure Folder to store your private contacts, photos, and more in a separate account. This allows you to have two profiles on a device so you can manage your data more effectively.

※ Secure Folder will operate only on official software released by Samsung Electronics. Features or UX may vary depending on the device, OS version, etc.

※ Secure Folder is a service, based on Samsung account, that provides an independent, isolated environment within your mobile device. Applications and data moved or added to Secure Folder (e.g. photos, audio files, movie files, and documents), will not be accessible from outside Secure Folder, whether by USB or Wi-Fi Direct. If your mobile device detects any rooting or custom ROMs, Secure Folder will automatically lock-up in order to prevent unauthorised access, in which case you will no longer be able to access or use the contents within Secure Folder. Therefore, please make sure you back up any important applications or data elsewhere, such as on your personal computer, before moving them to Secure Folder. Samsung is not responsible for any data loss or inaccessibility.

Use Backup and Restore of the below path to store your customers' data more safely.
Secure Folder > Settings > Backup and restore > Back up Secure Folder data

[Required Permissions]

- Calendar: For the purpose of providing the ‘Share calendar’ function
- Contact: For the purpose of using the registered account to set up Secure Folder
- Storage: For the purpose of backing up and restoring the content in Secure Folder or for the purpose of providing the data backup feature when adding or deleting files
- Body sensors: For the purpose of using the lock screen with fingerprints and iris

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Latest Ratings

John 1
Still can't access this folder and am still waiting for samsung support to get back to me on this issue after they firstly, tried to deny knowledge of the problem - when they had previously responded to a same concern on this review site, then tried to deny responsibility by blaming me for voiding warranty by my actions which was not correct, then finally attempted to fix it but failed, they said I would urgently be contact about this matter........ No follow up.......still waiting! Upgrade has not rectified problem! Previous comment. I once was happy with the app until today. I now can't access secure folder - message says unauthorised software detected, secure folder has been locked. This is extremely annoying and frustrating. I'm assuming it has something to do with an "upgrade" as I don't believe I have changed anything. Please fix! Have read other reviews where samsung's response is if root changes etc have been made then it won't work, otherwise contact samsung via secure folder by pressing the three dots. How can this be done when you can't open the secure folder!!! I have made no changes.
Kevin 2
Could you please include an option to remove apps from the secure folder? I really don't care to use it and I keep getting notifications from apps in the folder, but can't read them. It's getting annoying.
Jeff 3
Love this app. Is there a way to use a different pin, pattern or finger print separate from phone unlocking credentials? Currently if someone gets your pin or pattern for your phone, they can also unlock your secure folder.
Gurpreet 2
With new version in samsung galaxy s8 it is not working. Message shows that unauthorized software is installed on your phone.
Farzad 2
Please add an option for sharing personal contact for secure folder or vise versa
Lisun 4
After tap on this app it take to much time to take my fingerprint? I am using s8 why this is happening?
Nazrin 5
I love it. Now i can have 2 separate accounts on my phone.
Louis 5
Real easy to use, just install, it will do the rest,that's all, behind the scenes this app works hard so you don't have to,that's it.
Martyn 4
Seems ok, but I am not sure how difficult it would be to break in as, to my knowledge, no one has ever tried.
Zakaria 1
"Unathorized software is installed on your phone" What's going on ?
Matjaž 5
Nice for keeping some data private.


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