The secure folder feature has officially released for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The secure folder is available on Galaxy App store. The secure folder will be a private space to store all sorts of contents, including apps, photos files, etc. To gain access to the secure folder user will have to go through another layer of security that will include PIN, pattern lock, passcode, or biometric verification. It guarantees that no one except the user gets access to the sensitive data of the user.
Sam Mobile reported that the Secure Folder app is in the form of an APK file so that it will have to be side-loaded if the user is looking to install it.
Secure folder helps to keep sensitive data private
It is aimed to assist the user in keeping their sensitive data private. The applications that will be stored in the secure folder will be sandboxes providing additional security. The safe folder thus makes it convenient to run two instances of the same app on the phone. You can rename the Secure folder to whatever you like or even hide it if you want to.
The data stored in it can be backed up and also restored when the users switched to a new phone. That is, they can restore the data stored in their Samsung account when switching to a new phone.
The phone must have Android Nougat running to support the Secure Folder feature. Samsung has also said the more phones will support the Secure folder in the coming time. It will be available soon in the Galaxy 6 when it gets the Android Nougat update.
The Secure app is supposed to be officially announced with the Galaxy 8 and Galaxy 8 Plus. The two devices are going to be launched in Spring this year.