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 version update
. Support A3, A5, A7 2016 devices
. Fix initialization bug after Secure Folder installation

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Latest Ratings

Mark 1
Had same experience as David C below. Nothing unusual about the install but all of the main apps are now crashing every few seconds making the phone unusable. Safe mode doesnt fix it. Try disabling it. Tried clearing various caches....nothing is helping. Unless you really need the security of app I would svoud it.
Shafiq 1
I can't seem to launch the app anymore perhaps since it was recently updated. All I get is a black screen and my phone seem to lag until I close the app. I didn't have a copy of the files I put in it so I may have just lost them all if I can't get it to open. My phone isn't rooted and is still "official". Was good but now I'm disappointed.
Darryl 5
I like the idea of the secure folder. It's great for what it does but I wish messages could be placed there--not the messaging app but individual message threads and from individual people. I don't know but I'd like to know if other apps can access data in the secure folder. For example if there's malware on your device, would data in the secure folder be protected or no.
Mr. 2
BEWARE! After I installed 'secure folder' on my SG7 running Nougat 7.0, all apps contained within the app drawer virtually disappeared. The app drawer was empty of all app icons and all access to them was virtually eliminated! I uninstalled this app and issue was corrected. Admitting a defect assigns culpability, therefore, n my experience, Samsung won't fix corrupted issues (like my shattered camera lens). 1 recommend you just delete it.
Aditya 5
This app is the perfect replacement for Knox. It's easy and simple to use. I found myself using it regularly, without any issues. It's frankly impossible to get into it without your consent and that's something that is valuable to a lot of people. It's just amazing. I particularly liked the quick actions feature.
Rishi 1
Why can't I use the same Home Phone Keyboard with Secure Folder? Why have I lost the ability to share links and Media from Home Phone Apps and memory with Secure Folder? Why can't I add bookmarks from Secure Folder to Home Screen? Why can't I share Calendar and Agenda from Secure Folder with my Home Screen Widgets? I could do all of the above with Knox. 2 log ins 2 keyboards No sharing...Rubbish!!! Why can't all of that Portability be provided to Secure Folder?
John 1
I 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.
Jonathan 5
Does exactly as advertised. Great solution to privacy on your phone! To all those rating 1 star because they don't understand how to use it: get over it, read up on a manual/instructions and leave a fair objective review.
Brandon 3
Small but huge problem with leaving the secure folder. I may be using it and then lock my phone, then at a later time I will try to unlock it and the previous page will show for a few seconds showing what was on. Once this is fixed then this is an easy and valuable app.
This is the best ever secure thing I've ever had on my device, im the old user of my knox then on my s7 edge i start using secure folder. Now on my s8+ first thing i did, that was configured the secure folder. It's not only the ultimate solution for securing things besides i give you an separate environment to use second social media apps and any other app which you like to use. Im using 2 WhatsApps, cause of secure folder. In past my knox did the same for me.
Jonathan 3
Every update on my s7edge it removes the app and reinstalls it.. So every app I install within the app I need to reinstall again. Very annoying and really not practical. Great app otherwise.


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