Transferring Photos & Videos to Secure Folder on my Galaxy Device

Last Update date : Apr 24. 2024

Create a secure space on your Galaxy device to encrypt and store your private photos and videos. Follow the below steps to learn how to transfer files within your Gallery app to your Secure Folder Gallery.

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant Galaxy devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary.

Prior to following the below steps please ensure you have set up your Secure Folder. To learn more check out our guide Setup Secure Folder on my Galaxy device.

1 Launch the gallery app icon Gallery app
launch gallery app
2 Long press a Picture or Video to highlight
Long press a Picture
3 Then select the files you would like to move to your Secure Folder
Select files to move to secure folder
4 Tap on 3 dots icon More
Select files to move to secure folder
5 Then select Move to Secure Folder
Move to Secure Folder
6 Once transferred head into the Secure Folder app
Head into Secure Folder
7 And select Gallery app
Select Gallery app
8 You will then be able to view your recently transferred Photos or Videos within your Secure Folder Gallery app
Viwing Photos and Videos in Gallery app

Important Notice regarding Secure Folder

Secure Folder is an independent, secured space isolated from any other form of access. Users may not access, copy or transmit data stored in the Secure Folder, including through USB and Wi-Fi Direct, except by using authorised methods such as ‘Move out of Secure Folder.'

If rooting or a custom ROM is detected, the secure folder will be automatically locked to prevent unauthorised access and you may no longer access or use the applications and data inside the ‘Secure Folder’.  This helps to protect the copy of the data on the mobile device against unauthorised access but could be inconvenient if it is your only copy.  Therefore, please back up important data on other storage media, such as your personal computer before you proceed with moving files into Secure Folder.

Please also note, Secure Folder is only available on devices running on the Android Nougat 7.0 operating system and above.

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