How to Create Secure Folder on Galaxy S8

Galaxy S8 Tutorial Create Secure Folder
How to Create Secure Folder on Galaxy S8 - Secure Folder protects your private content and apps, such as photos and notes, from being accessed by others. Learn here how to create secure folder on Samsung Galaxy S8 with tutorial, guide and manual, so you can keep your private content and apps secure even when the device is unlocked.

How to Create Secure Folder on Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 Secure Folder is a separate, secured storage area. The data in Secure Folder cannot be transferred to other devices via unapproved sharing methods, such as USB or Wi-Fi
Direct. Attempting Samsung Galaxy to customise the operating system or modifying software will cause Secure Folder to be automatically locked and inaccessible.

Before saving data in Secure Folder on Galaxy S8, make sure to back up a copy of the data in another secure location.

Galaxy S8 Tutorial Creating Secure Folder
  1. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen and security → Secure Folder.
  2. Tap SIGN IN and sign in to your Samsung account.
  3. Select a lock method to use for Secure Folder and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
A shortcut to Secure Folder will be added to the Home screen and the Apps screen.
If you forget your Secure Folder unlock code, you can reset it using your Samsung account.
Tap the reset button that appears when an incorrect unlock code is entered, and enter your Samsung account password.
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Setting S8 auto lock for Secure Folder
Set the device to automatically lock Secure Folder when it is not being used.
  1. On the Apps screen, tap Samsung → Secure Folder.
  2. Tap → Settings → Auto lock Secure Folder.
  3. Select a lock option.
To manually lock S8 Secure Folder, tap key icon.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Tutorial Moving content
To move content, such as photos and contacts, to Secure Folder. The following actions are an example of moving an image from the default storage to Secure Folder.
  1. On the Apps screen, tap Gallery.
  2. Select an image and tap → Move to Secure Folder.
The selected items will be moved to the corresponding app in Secure Folder.
You can move content from Secure Folder to the corresponding app in the default
storage. Select an item and tap → Move out of Secure Folder.

Adding apps on Galaxy S8
Add an app to use in Secure Folder.
  1. On the Apps screen, tap Samsung → Secure Folder.
  2. Tap ADD.
  3. Tick one or more apps installed on the device and tap ADD.
Tips : To install apps from Play Store, tap DOWNLOAD FROM PLAY STORE.

Removing apps from Secure Folder
Tap and hold an app, and drag it to Disable or Uninstall at the top of the screen.

Adding accounts
Add your Samsung and Google accounts, or other accounts, to sync with the apps in Secure Folder.
  1. On the Apps screen, tap Samsung → Secure Folder.
  2. Tap → Settings → Accounts → Add account.
  3. Select an account service.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.
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Hiding Secure Folder
You can hide the Secure Folder shortcut from the Home screen and the Apps screen.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Samsung → Secure Folder.
2 Tap → Settings and tap the Show Secure Folder switch to deactivate it.
To show the Secure Folder shortcut again, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen and security → Secure Folder, and then tap the Show Secure Folder switch to activate it.

Uninstalling Secure Folder
You can uninstall Secure Folder, including the content and apps in it.
  1. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen and security → Secure Folder → Uninstall.
  2. Tap UNINSTALL or BACK UP AND UNINSTALL.
• UNINSTALL: Uninstall Secure Folder immediately.
All apps in Secure Folder, including their content and accounts, will be deleted.
• BACK UP AND UNINSTALL: Back up content and uninstall Secure Folder.
To accessdata backed up from Secure Folder, open the Apps screen and tap
Samsung → My Files → My device → Secure Folder.
Notes saved in Samsung Notes will not be backed up.

With a simple S8 design secure folder along with easy setup using a Samsung Account. The Secure Folder is as convenient as it is secure. Sensitive data can easily be moved to Secure Folder by selecting Move to Secure Folder from native apps such as Gallery, My files, or Contacts, or by tapping Add files inside Secure Folder.
  • For additional privacy, users can also customize their Secure Folder by changing its name and icon. They can also hide the Secure Folder icon from their home screen altogether using Quick Panel.
  • Users can customize Secure Folder by changing its name and icon (left), or hide the Secure Folder icon from their home screen altogether via the Quick Panel (middle, right).
Samsung Secure Folder also supports cloud-based backup and restore (BnR) to provide users with an easy way to migrate to a new device. Backup data in the Secure Folder is isolated from other general backup files. Therefore, backup data can only be restored through the S8 Settings inside Secure Folder, and only by the original Samsung Account user.