Your privacy is important, so we’ve increased the level of security on the S8 and S8+. Use the iris scanner and facial recognition features to unlock your phone quickly, and sleep easy with defence-grade security that stands guard around the clock.
The patterns in your irises are unique to you, meaning iris authentication is one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked and the contents private.
- Face recognition
Life is so much easier without having to remember yet another password. That's why the Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with three easy ways to unlock your phone.
Unlock with your eyes
Hold up your Galaxy S8 or S8+ and align your eyes with the twin circles on-screen to scan your irises. This will let you unlock your phone just by looking at it.
Unlock with your face
Use facial recognition by raising your phone just like you’re about to take a selfie. It's a fast and effortless way to unlock your Galaxy S8 or S8+.
*Face recognition is less secure than pattern, pin or password.
Unlock with a touch
As you pick up your Galaxy S8 or S8+, your finger naturally goes to the fingerprint sensor on the back, unlocking it in one seamless movement. You don't even have to wake up the phone 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. Samsung's defence-grade Knox system keeps it that way. For ultimate privacy, you can also make the Secure Folder only visible to you.
Defence-grade security from the chip up
The enhanced security offered by Samsung Knox has been approved by governments worldwide. Its chip-level security reinforces several layers of protection that work at hardware and software levels. Rest assured, on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the upgraded Knox 2.8 safeguards 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.