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What is Samsung secure folder and how to use it – Best Guide


If you are a Samsung user like me and looking for a perfect place to hide your personal things like photos, video and everything which is meant to be personal to you and you want no one can access this except me. Then this is the right article for you as I will give you all the details about the Samsung secure folder.

The Concept Behind Samsung secure folder

The basic ideas behind all this is to secure user data. If you are familiar with the IT professional like I do then you can understand how much it is important to keep your data from unauthorized access. Let me clear it by an example, Suppose that a person has a facebook account which have some some personal material on it. What the first thing you will do? Try to recover it. Right? But How can facebook verify that you are the authentic owner of that particular account. They send code to mobile number or email address you have provided. 


So keeping that in mind securing your information is not a easy job at all. So Samsung uses data encryption technology to secure your information. Basically when you put some thing under secure folder you encrypted that data & when you unhide that data you decrypted that data. This is the main concept of the samsung secure folder. I Hope that now you understand what is actually means behind the secure folder. So now lets get to the next step


How to Setup Samsung Secure Folder

Follow the below steps to activate your samsung secure folder

  1. Open notification panel
  2. Now you will be able to see samsung secure folder option there
  3. Click on it and it will ask the account

(If you have Samsung account you can sign in with that other wise you can create a Free account as well)

  1. Once you have verified your account by verification link you just need to sign in again with samsung account and Boom you are done. It’s that simple it is.

Most of the time if you buy a new Samsung phone it will come built in but in some mobile if the android is not updated then you might not be able to see that option in that folder. In order to solve that problem you first need to update your phone either automatically (which I recommend) Or by updating it using Odin downloader. After updating you will be able to see the Samsung secure folder on your phone. If not then simply download from the below button.


Now go Settings > Lock screen and security > Secure Folder.


How to Add Files and Apps in samsung secure folder

Once I started to share how to do that you need to know that there are many ways through which you can add files and apps in samsung secure folder. But here I will share the most simplest way. Follow the instructions

  • Open the samsung secure folder by tapping on it.
  • Now choose the file which you want to add 
  • Tap and hold it for 3 seconds and click on hide button 
  • It will take some time to create a copy of that file in secure folder depending on the size of file or app you wanted to hide. 
  • Once the process is done you have successfully secured the file or app you want


If you want to unhide that just to the same process, but instead this time you need too click on unhide button this time.

I Hope that this article finds the best way to explain how things work with samsung secure folder. If you need any help just let me know in the comment section.


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