Last Updated on June 25, 2022 by Bestusefultips
Do you want to use Samsung secure folder on your Galaxy S22/Galaxy S21 series? Here’s how to enable secure folder on Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra/S21+/S21/Galaxy S22 Ultra/S22+/S22.
What is the Use of Secure folder in Samsung Galaxy?
You can use a secure folder to hide pictures, apps & files like videos, audio, and documents and secure your data. Lock the secure folder with your fingerprint or other lock screen security to secure your data. Also, enable auto-sync secure folder data to back up data anytime.
How to Enable and Use Secure Folder on Samsung Galaxy One UI
Step 1: Open the app drawer and tap on the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Biometrics and security.
Step 3: Tap on the Secure folder.
Step 4: Tap on Agree button.
Step 5: Sign in with your Samsung account. If you have not created your Samsung account, you’ll need to make it.
Step 6: Select a Screen lock (Pattern/PIN/Password/Fingerprints) to protect your data and apps.
Step 7: Draw the pattern lock and then tap on Continue.
Step 8: Draw the pattern again and then tap on OK.
You can see the list of installed apps in a secure folder. Tap the app to open it.
Step 9: Tap on Add apps to add more apps or Add files to upload files to the secure folder.
Step 10: Select the file type (Images, Audio, Videos, My files, Document) you want to upload.
Step 11: Select the videos (We select) and tap on Done at the top right corner.
If you move these files to a secure folder, they will be removed from their original folders. Copying the file will create a duplicate version in the secure folder.
Step 12: Choose from Copy or Move.
How to Add Secure Folder to Apps Screen
Settings > Biometrics & security > Secure folder > Toggle on Add secure folder to apps screen
How to Lock or Unlock Secure Folder in Samsung Galaxy
Step 1: Open the app drawer and tap on the Secure folder.
Step 2: Tap on Lock type in the lock & security section.
Step 3: Select a lock type from Pattern, PIN, Password, or Fingerprints.
How to Auto-Lock Secure Folder on Samsung Galaxy
Settings > Biometrics & security > Secure folder > Auto lock secure folder > Choose from Each time I have an app/When screen turns off/After 5 minutes/After 10 minutes/After 30 minutes/When phone restarts
Does the Samsung S21 Ultra have Secure Folder?
Yes, you can find Samsung secure folder in Biometrics & security settings. Also, swipe down the notification panel and find the secure folder in quick settings tiles to enable or disable it. Sign in and hide your pictures, videos, apps, and other data. Also, lock your secure folder using a fingerprint, pattern, password, or PIN.
How Do I Access My Samsung Secure Folder?
Two ways to access the secure folder on your Samsung devices. If you want to access the secure folder from the Apps screen quickly, enable add secure folder to apps screen on your Samsung device. Go to Settings > Biometrics & security > Secure folder > Toggle on Add secure folder to apps screen. Now, you can see a secure folder in your Samsung app drawer. Or Pull down the notification panel and find a secure folder in quick settings tiles.
How do you Hide Apps on Samsung S21?
You can hide apps you want from the app drawer and home screen on your Samsung One UI. To hide apps on Samsung S21, long-press on the blank area of the home screen > Settings > Hide apps > select apps you want to hide > Done. Another way is go to Settings > Home screen > Hide apps > Select apps > Done. Follow the same process and uncheck the apps you want to unhide or get back in the app drawer on your Samsung phone.
And that’s all. We hope this clarifies how to use a secure folder on a Galaxy device. If you have any questions, please tell us in below comment box.