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Change Security Features on Your Phone

We take privacy very seriously around here. When it comes to protecting your information, you’re in good hands with your phone. It offers numerous security features to keep your data secure from others.

Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Samsung Pass

Samsung Pass uses security measures, like scanning your fingerprint or eyes to log you into your accounts on different sites and apps. That way, you don’t have to remember so many passwords and user names. Read on to learn how to set up Samsung Pass and access your favorite services with the swipe of a finger.

Set up Samsung Pass

  1. From Settings, search for and select Samsung Pass.

  2. To review the following information on Samsung pass, touch NEXT, and then touch START.

  3. Enter your Samsung account password, and then touch CONFIRM.

  4. Samsung Pass requires biometric authentication. Select the desired biometric authentication and then follow the instructions.

  5. After creating a biometric authentication, sign into Samsung Pass using the biometric.

  6. Touch NEXT to complete setting up Samsung Pass and start using its features.


Use Samsung Pass

You used Samsung Pass and you loved how easy it was, didn’t you. Why not set your phone to remember your information from now on? Read on to learn how to set it up.

Samsung Pass only works with Samsung Internet browser.

  1. Using Samsung Internet, navigate to your favorite website where you need to sign into your account.

  2. After signing into your account, Samsung Pass will ask if you want to save the account information.

  3. To save your account information and sign in using your biometrics, select Sign in using biometrics via Samsung Pass and then touch REMEMBER.

  4. Next time you sign into the website, all you have to do is scan your biometrics instead of filling in the account information.

Secure Folder

If you want maximum security for your personal information, lock your private content and apps in Secure Folder. Only you have the key! Just as a side note: you need to sign into your Samsung account in order to use Secure Folder, and you also must set a secure lock for your phone.

Set up Secure Folder

  1. From Settings, search for and select Secure Folder.

  2. To review the following information about Secure Folder, touch NEXT and then touch START.

  3. To sign into your Samsung account, touch CONFIRM.

  4. Choose a lock type to protect your apps and private files and then touch NEXT.

  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to set your lock.

  6. After setting a lock, your Secure Folder will be created.

Use Secure Folder

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

  2. Touch Samsung > Secure Folder.

  3. Enter your credentials and then touch OK.

  4. Use the following options to secure your private content:

    • Lock: Locks your Secure Folder.

    • Add apps: Add the desired apps to Secure Folder.

    • Add files: Add the desired files to Secure Folder.

    • Edit Apps: Uninstall the desired app from Secure Folder or add the desired apps to a Home screen.

Secure Startup

If your phone falls into the wrong hands, you can relax knowing you have a screen lock set. For this example, the phone has a PIN lock screen.

Your phone must have a screen lock set up to enable this function.

  1. From Settings, search for and select Secure startup.

  2. To set the secure startup, choose the available secure method. For this example, choose Require PIN when device turns on and then touch OK.

    Note: Available options vary depending on the type of lock screen you have set up.

  3. Enter your credentials and then touch NEXT to complete the set up.

    Note: If the Lock automatically feature is set to anything other than Immediately, the phone will stay unlocked until set time has elapsed after a reboot. If the Lock Instantly with power key setting is not turned on, the phone will stay unlocked after a reboot.

Encrypt SD Card

You can also protect the data on your microSD card by encrypting it. It sounds complicated, but it's really simple.

If you’ve really got something to hide, why not get into full-on spy mode and encrypt your phone’s SD card. Trust us, your data will be safe. Read on to learn more.

From Settings, search for and select Encrypt SD card. Review the information on encrypting your microSD card and then touch ENCRYPT SD CARD.

Note: If you have a screen lock set up, you will need to enter your credentials.

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