We care deeply about your privacy. So we put in place effective mechanisms that prevent unwanted snooping, while making it surprisingly convenient for you. Iris scanning technology protects your personal data and allows you to easily unlock your phone while defense-grade security 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 its contents private.
- Face recognition
Three hassle-free ways to unlock your phone
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.
Open with your eyes
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.
Open with your face
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.
Open with a touch
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 the phone up first.
Secure your most private information
If you have files and apps that need to be kept truly private, keep them in the Secure Folder. Once there, they can only be accessed by you. And Samsung's defense-grade Knox system keeps it that way. For ultimate privacy, you also have the option to make the Secure Folder visible to only yourself.
Defense-grade security from the chip up
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.
- Multi-layered security
- Real-time protection
- Hardware-based encryption
- Worldwide certification
*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.