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How to Set Up and Use Secure Folder on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Here’s how to enable and use a secure folder on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Using the secure folder, you can lock the apps/photos, add you’re important apps, add files, and edit apps. You can set up a secure folder on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ under lock screen and security settings. Just add apps or files to secure folder you want to safe and secure. You can customize a secure folder and change the secure folder style in Samsung S9 plus devices. Also, use fingerprints and Iris scanner to unlock a secure folder in S9. You’ll also set up a PIN number, pattern lock or password for the screen lock.

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How to use secure folder on galaxy S9 and galaxy S9 Plus

There are two ways to access a secure folder on galaxy S9 and galaxy S9 plus devices.

Change Secure Folder Settings

Step 1: Scroll down notification panel & tap on the Settings gear icon.

Step 2: Tap on Lock screen & security/Biometrics and security.

Step 3: Tap on the Secure folder.

Sign in with your Samsung account if the first time use.

Step 4: Tap Three vertical dots at the top right corner.

Step 5: Tap Settings.

Here you can see below given some of the important secure folder settings in Samsung S9 and Galaxy S9 plus.

Secure Folder Style

Change the Samsung secure folder style here.

Lock Type

Here you can select lock type to unlock secure folder in Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 plus. Also, set up a fingerprint or Iris scanner to open a secure folder. You can use fingerprint+ as your dedicated fingerprint for the quickly open secure folder from the Galaxy S9 lock screen.

Auto-lock secure folder

You can choose when auto-lock secure folder on Galaxy S9 from immediately/when the screen turns off/after 5 minutes/10 minutes/30 minutes or when phone restarts

Notifications and data

Here you can show or hide content on the lock screen, app notification, enable/disable show caller ID, allow clipboard, and full-screen apps.

Show secure folder

Enable show secure folder to quickly open on your apps screen.

You can also see other secure folder settings including apps, accounts, backup and restore, data usage, uninstall, and more. It’s quite easy to use a secure folder on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

How to Use Samsung Secure Folder to Hide Photos

Step 1: Open Gallary.

Step 2: Select the photos you want to hide.

Step 3: Tap Three vertical dots (More) at the top right corner.

Step 4: Tap Move to secure folder.

Enter the Password or other security you set to access your secure folder. Wait until moving the photos.

Add Apps To Secure Folder

Settings > Lock screen & security/Biometrics & security > Secure folder > Enter PIN/Pattern lock/Password > Add apps > Select the apps > Done

Remove Apps From Secure Folder

Settings > Lock screen & security/Biometrics & security > Secure folder > Enter PIN/Pattern lock/Password > Tap & hold the app > Uninstall

How to Show/Hide Secure Folder

You’ll hide several apps & files to secure folder such as contacts, Samsung notes, File apps, gallery, Photos, and more.

Settings > Lock screen & security/Biometrics & security > Secure folder > Enter PIN/Pattern lock/Password > Toggle off Show secure folder > Hide

Change Secure Folder icon and Rename

Settings > Lock screen & security/Biometric and security > Security > Secure folder > Three vertical dots > Customize icon > Rename & change the icon > Apply

Quickly Open a Secure Folder From the Lock Screen Using Fingerprint/Iris

Set up a secure folder lock type to quickly open a secure folder from the lock screen in Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 plus.

Settings > Biometrics and security > Secure folder > Lock type > Enable fingerprint+ or Iris

Now lock your galaxy S9 & S9 plus and use dedicated fingerprint to quickly open galaxy S9 plus secure folder from the lock screen.

And that’s it. We hope this makes it clear how to set up and use a secure folder on galaxy S9 and galaxy S9 plus. If you have any questions, tell us in below comment box. Stay and connected with us for latest technology updates.

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3 comments

  1. I accidently moved my camera icon into the secure folder. How do I get it out of the secure folder?

  2. How can I get the content from my secure folder to my computer?

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