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Use Secure Folder on Galaxy Note8

Secure Folder is like that secret diary you used to lock up tight and hide under your bed, except much more high-tech and secure. It creates a private, encrypted space on your Note8 using the defense-grade Samsung Knox security platform. Apps and data you move to Secure Folder are sandboxed on the phone and gain an extra layer of security and privacy. So, you’re safe from malicious attacks, hackers, or even plain ol' prying eyes—just like with that old diary.

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Set Up Secure Folder

You can trust that your personal information and data is safe when you use Secure Folder. Let's walk you through setting it up.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Secure Folder.

  3. To review the following information about Secure Folder, touch NEXT. For this example, touch SKIP.

  4. To sign in to your Samsung acount, touch CONFIRM.

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

  6. Follow the prompts to set your lock.

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

Use Secure Folder

Are you always checking your bank statement using a mobile banking app? Make sure your personal information doesn't fall into the wrong hands. Learn how to add apps and files to Secure Folder right here.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Secure Folder.

    Note: Depending on the carrier, Secure Folder may be located in the Samsung folder. 

  2. Enter your credentials and then touch OK.

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

    Lock: Lock 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.

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