Secure Folder

Privacy for your personal phone

You’d like to show photos on your phone to your friends, family, or colleagues, but don’t want them to see private information, such as text messages, photos, banking information, and passwords. How can you let someone look through your phone but not see your most sensitive data?

Secure Folder creates a private, encrypted space on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone by leveraging the defense-grade Samsung Knox security platform.

Separate and secure confidential data

Create a secure space on your device to encrypt and store your private data and apps. Data on commonly used native apps can easily be moved to Secure Folder by selecting ‘Add to Secure Folder’ from their menus.
Apps and data in Secure Folder are sandboxed separately on the device and gain an additional layer of security and privacy, thus further protecting them from malicious attacks.

Clone your favorite apps

Make copies of your favorite apps and easily access them via alternate profiles. You can manage content for each profile independently and effectively, as they stay separate and distinct.

Back up your files in the cloud

Secure Folder features a cloud-based backup and restore, which provides users with an easy migration option when switching devices. Follow step-by-step screens to setup quickly and easily.

For your eyes only

Secure Folder leverages the defense-grade Samsung Knox security platform to keep your private files hidden in plain sight. To access and manage Secure Folder, users must use an authenticated method such as PIN, pattern, passcode or biometric verification such as fingerprint authentication.



Add to Secure Folder

‘Add to Secure Folder’ from native apps, or 'Add Files' inside Secure Folder

Add apps to Secure Folder

Make copies of your favorite apps in Secure Folder

Hide Secure Folder

Hide the icon from the Apps screen using Quick Panel

Backup and restore

Cloud-based backup and restore for easy data migration


Change the name and the icon


Data encryption

Data in the Secure Folder is separated and encrypted leveraging the Knox Platform


PIN, pattern, passcode or biometric verification for access

Get started

Availability schedule of Secure Folder may vary depending on your region or carrier.

Secure Folder

Free mobile app

On the Galaxy S8, S8+, Note8, and many other major Galaxy devices, launch Secure Folder from the Apps screen or the Samsung folder. On other devices running Android N (7.0) and above:



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