Samsung will soon release a new app that will keep your folders and files secure. The app is Samsung secure folder app. It is officially available for the Nougat running Samsung mobile phones like Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
One important thing you need to know it, it is compatible with only Samsung Galaxy smartphones that run on Nougat. Without Android 7.0 Nougat, you cannot run this app. The app is available at Galaxy App store. The app was first launched for the Galaxy Note 7, and gradually it became available for the A series models.
High-level security in Samsung secure folder app
The Samsung secure folder app uses a “defense grade” Knox security platform for creating a private and encrypted space for users. You can store images, files, videos and documents and secure them with this app. The private and personal files are encrypted.
According to Samsung, “Apps and data moved to Secure Folder are sandboxed separately on the device and gain an additional layer of security and privacy, thus further protecting them from malicious attacks.” Now, the users will get options of making copies and then access them through other profiles. You can keep the browsing history for apps in the secure folder separate from apps outside.
Easy to move apps
The feature is useful if you want to keep their banking information safe when you lend your device to your friends. If you want to move the content to a secure folder, just to choose option “Move to secure folder.” You can move any apps like Contacts, Gallery, My Files. All you need to do is just tap and add files inside the secure folder.
Additional cloud backup support
The app support cloud-based backup facility. It will help users to transfer data between the phones. It even ensures security because data backup from a secure folder is isolated from any general backup files. You can only restore the data from Samsung Secure app from settings within the app. And you can do that if only you are the owner of that phone or you have the Samsung account. The company says it will extend the secure folder app support to other Samsung mobile phones. The Galaxy ones are preferable with Android Nougat.
There are a lot of features in this app. You can customize the secure folder app, change the name and icon. You can also use the quick panel if you want to hide Samsung secure folder app from the home screen. Also, you can use PIN, pattern, passcodes and biometric verification like the fingerprint authentication for getting access to the Samsung Secure folder.