How to Enable and Use Secure Folder on Galaxy S10 Plus to Hide Photos, Apps

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Want to keep your personal files, photos, and apps safe and secure on Galaxy S10 plus? Here’s how to set up and use secure folder on Galaxy S10 Plus and S10. You can access a secure folder under Biometrics and security settings in your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus device. Also, hide photos or lock apps on galaxy S10 using a secure folder. Use pattern lock or PIN number, fingerprint or face recognition to unlock galaxy S10 plus secure folder.

Samsung secure folder uses Samsung Knox security that helps to protect your important data such as photos, videos, apps from unknown persons or malware. Follow the below-given step by step process to use a secure folder on Galaxy S10 plus.

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How to Set Up Secure Folder on Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

How to use secure folder on Galaxy S10 plus

You can use a secure folder to lock apps, add apps, add files, and edit apps also. Also, move apps or files to secure folder on your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. You’ll need to Samsung account to setup secure folder on Galaxy S10 plus.

Step 1: Swipe down the notification panel from the top of the screen and tap the Settings gear icon.

Step 2: Tap Biometrics and security.

This Samsung Galaxy S10 plus biometrics and security settings include Google play protect, find my mobile, Samsung pass, install unknown apps, secure folder, location and more.

Step 3: Tap Secure folder.

Here you can see four options including lock, add apps, add files and edit apps in your device.

Lock: Lock a secure folder on your galaxy S10+.

Add apps: Hide apps on galaxy S10 plus using a secure folder. To open these added apps, enter the PIN or other lock screen security you used to lock a secure folder.

Add files: Add files or documents to secure folder in your galaxy S10 plus.

Edit apps: Edit apps on your device.

Step 4: Select the option from the above given list.

Step 5: Tap Three vertical dots (More) in a secure folder.

You can see the below-given settings in your device.

Secure folder style

Change secure folder style in Samsung Galaxy S10 plus devices.

Lock Type

Select the lock screen type you want to use for unlocking a secure folder on Galaxy S10 plus. You can use PIN/Password or fingerprint or Iris scanner to open apps in a secure folder.

Auto-lock secure folder

You can auto-lock a secure folder on Galaxy S10 plus choose from immediately/when the screen turns off/after 5 minutes/10 minutes/30 minutes or when the phone restarts.

Show secure folder

Turn on show secure folder toggle to quickly open in your S10+.

How to Move Apps to Secure Folder on Galaxy S10 Plus

Settings > Biometrics and security > Secure folder > Add apps > select app

How to Move Files to Secure Folder on Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

You can move videos, photos, and other files to secure folder in your Samsung S10 Plus.

Settings > Biometrics and security > Secure folder > Add files > select files you want to add

To access apps or files from the secure folder, unlock your Samsung Galaxy S10 plus using lock screen security you already setup.

How to Remove Apps From the Secure Folder on Galaxy S10 Plus

Follow the below-given settings to remove or uninstall apps from secure folder on Galaxy S10 plus device.

Open Secure folder > Add apps > Tap & hold an app want to remove > Uninstall > Uninstall again

And that’s all. We hope this makes it clear how to use a secure folder on Galaxy S10 Plus. If you have any kind of question, tell us in below comment box. Don’t forget to share with others if you found it helpful.

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