We care deeply about your privacy. So we put in place effective mechanisms that prevent unwanted snooping, while making it surprisingly convenient for you. There's iris scanning for airtight security, face recognition for unlocking your phone right away, and defense-grade security that stands guard around the clock.
The patterns in your irises are unique to you and are virtually impossible to replicate, meaning iris authentication is one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked and the contents private.
Life is so much easier and simpler without the trouble of having to remember one more password, one more PIN. And that's why the Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with three easy ways to unlock your phone.
Hold up your Galaxy S8 or S8+ and align your eyes with the twin circles on-screen to scan your irises. Your phone is unlocked with a look.
Raise your phone as if taking a selfie to use face recognition. It's a fast and effortless way to unlock your Galaxy S8 or S8+.
*Face recognition is less secure than pattern, PIN, or password.
As you pick up your Galaxy S8 or S8+, your finger goes naturally to the fingerprint sensor on the back and it's unlocked in one seamless move. You don't even have to wake up the phone first.
Some of the most sensitive activities like paying with your credit or debit card and accessing bank accounts is fast, easy, and secure on your Galaxy S8 or S8+ with its selection of authentication options, including biometric verification. Scan your irises or fingerprint to make purchases with Samsung Pay in-store, check your bank accounts via Samsung Pass, and log into your favorite sites right away with the Web sign-in feature. Keep private files and apps separately in the Secure Folder to keep them accessible only to you.
The enhanced security offered by Samsung Knox has been approved by 29 governments worldwide. Its chip-level security reinforces several layers of protection that work at hardware and software levels. On the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the upgraded Knox 2.8 is in position to safeguard your data around the clock.
*Government certification data up-to-date as of March 2017.
*To activate Knox Container, purchase of Knox license is required.
*TIMA is TrustZone-based Integrity Measurement Architecture