Samsung Secure Folder is now available in the Google Play Store for you to download all free. This app first launched with the Galaxy Note 7 last year in 2016. Secure Folder application has been available in the Galaxy Apps store and it has now made its way to the Google Play Store.
Samsung Secure Folder is compatible with only a number of smartphones developed by the Korean company, including the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. It will also work with the refurbished Galaxy Note 7.
The application is also available in the Galaxy Apps store, but if you have it from the Play Store, you will no longer need to open up the Samsung app store to update it to the latest version. Secure Folder’s compatibility is limited to just a few Samsung smartphones and it only runs on devices that already have Android 7.0 Nougat installed.
Secure Folder leverages the defence-grade Samsung Knox security platform to create a private, encrypted space as said above 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.
Features of the app
You can 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.
You all have more security as you can 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.
You can 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.
Note that 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, you need to make sure you back up any important applications or data elsewhere, such as on your personal computer, before moving them to Secure Folder and Samsung is not responsible for any data loss or inaccessibility.
Also an improved version of Samsung’s Secure Folder could arrive together with the Galaxy Note 8 flagship. The smartphone will also feature an improved S Pen stylus, together with other neat tweaks and improvements, including in terms of pre-installed Samsung proprietary apps. Download Secure Folder app from Google Play.
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