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.

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Latest Ratings

Ricky 5
Have this on my S8+. And it honestly works smoothly. I can install apps and use apps as if it was another phone. And just go back to my regular apps with no problem. Keeps things secure. Hopefully they add more functionality and more customization. But works well at what it says it does. I can keep my apps private without anyone even knowing this space exists.
Stephanie 3
It's okay, My Knox was better. Still needs a launcher like My Knox had. I use this for work and like to be able to use the widget for my work email app on the home screen of the launcher to check my work schedule and dock the primary work apps I use. Also would like to be able to customize it with my own wallpapers. Would be happy to increase my rating if those things are added.
Haseeb 4
Still needs much improvement!! Its good to see how Samsung fixed those bugs and vulnerabilities from My Knox and introduced this app with better security. It is called secure FOLDER so I don't think people should be complaining about knox like launcher feature since its name says it all. It needs 2 Step verification, Hide Pattern while unlocking and yes there are apps out there which are having compatibility issues with secure folder. 》People who are comparing it with My Knox and declaring My Knox better, let me tell them 2 major flaws/loopholes. 1. All data erased!!!! when put on Battery Saver after upgrading to 7.0 (personal experience) 2. Anybody who can get access to your phone could simply go to app manager and unistall My Knox and yes your files and apps are gone! *4 stars since its working fine for me.
Vincent 1
My Knox was a much better app. There are still several apps that do no not work within the contanerized space, (ie... The SecureId RSA Token app). I Will be uninstalling it once I move all my data out of the securw workspace area. Not sure what we gained by canceling My Knox and going to Secure Folder...
Paul 1
Do not install! This app still needs to go through more testing as it is incompatible with several apps including Google Now and possibly Swiftkey Keyboard. I have a Galaxy S7 Edge thats worked wonderfully until i installed this and nearly had to do a factory reset of my phone and lost nearly a day trying to figure out how to get my system back to normal. Interesting concept but needs more work.
Luciano 1
I can't install Amazon app, I was able to in Knox. Knox had a great desktop experience for organizing apps, even into folders. What did you guys do to this app? It's awful in comparison to Knox. New isn't necessarily better.
Chris 3
This app is missing one key feature that My Knox had and that's double Authentication. You could setup My Knox to ask for a fingerprint and a password before to would open. You need that in Secure Folder.
Tony 5
I previously tried MyKnox, but the process was too cumbersome. However, Secure Folder is easy to use and incredibly helpful! The apps in Secure Folder are protected by another layer of security before one can access them.
Roger 5
Galaxy S8+ is the phone and I never really used Knox in the past but this is awesome! For those complaining about having 2 apps running, well that's the point. You use one or the other. Don't install both in and out of secure folder. If you want military grade security then put your stuff in secure folder, not both. Maybe you should read about securing your phone before using it.
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.
At first I thought "oh boy, another pre-installed app that is wasting space ". I was 100%wrong. This app is fantastic! It is complete separate from the rest of my phone and is the only app I trust to put all of the apps that I make purchases from into and feel safe using them. Thank you for creating and pre-installing.


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