Samsung Secure Folder is a great way to keep your information safe. These secure folders is an encrypted space where you can save files such as videos, documents, pictures, and apps. No one but you has access to this folder.
Samsung Secure Folders are a part of Samsung Knox and come pre-installed on many modern Samsung smartphones such as Note 9 and the S10. But, if you don’t have these smartphones, you can still get the secure folder by downloading the app.
How to Set Up Samsung Secure Folder
If you haven’t set up your Samsung account, now would be a good time to do it. To start using Secure Folder, you’re going to need to use your Samsung account. The setup process is not complicated, so there is nothing to worry about.
Once you’ve set up your Samsung account, it’s time to set up your Secure Folder. Swipe down from the top of your display and tap on the gear icon to go to Settings.
Select Lock screen and security and swipe down until you see the Secure Folder option. Open this option and select the arrow that’s pointing right to continue. Sign in to your Samsung account and choose the layer of security you want the folder to have.
If you choose a swipe pattern, you’ll be asked to introduce the pattern twice. To make your Secure Folder even more secure, go ahead and add another layer of security with either an Intelligent Scan or Fingerprint.
Once you’ve accessed the Secure Folder, tap on the Add Files option at the top. For example, let’s say that you want to add an image. Select images as the type of file you want to add and choose the image. You’ll be asked if you wish to copy or move the file, the choice is yours. After selecting the image, tap on the Done option at the top right.
How to Back up and Restore Samsung Secure Folder
It’s always better to be safe than sorry. That’s why it’s still a good idea to create a back up of your Secure Folder.
Go to the Secure Folder’s settings > Backup and restore > Back up Secure Folder data. Choose the files you want to back up and tap on Back Up now/Restore now.
It’s also possible to delete a back up you already created. Go to Settings > Backup and restore > Delete Secure Folder back up data. Choose what you want to erase and select the Delete option.
How to Remove/Customize the Secure Folder App Icon from App Drawer
To keep you Secure Folder even safer, remove the app icon from the app drawer. Got to the folder’s settings and toggle off the option that says Show Secure Folder. This is going to remove the app icon, but it won’t delete the Secure Folder from your device.
You also have the option of personalizing the app’s icon. Tap on the menu icon at the top of your display and choose the Customize icon option. You can change the name of the folder and choose from the pre-installed icons.
You can never be too careful when it comes to keeping your information safe. The more sensitive the data is, the higher the security measures should be. The Samsung Secure Folders are a great way to keep that confidential information safe from intruders. What files will you be placing in the Secure Folders?