How to Set Up Secure Folder on Samsung Galaxy Note7

Posted August 30, 2016 by Leomar Umpad in Android

How to Setup Secure Folder on Note7

With the introduction of the Note7, Samsung has focused more on phone security. Boasting the industry’s first iris scanner, the Galaxy Note7 simplifies how your unlock your phone while keeping your phone secure. In addition to the much anticipated iris scanner, Samsung has introduced Secure Folder. Secure folder stores and hides your personal content such as apps, media content, and other files. These are all hidden from anyone else who might use your phone. This tutorial explains how to set up Secure Folder on Samsung Galaxy Note7.

Secure Folder lets you keep personal apps and files from prying eyes. If you are concerned about personal privacy, then you can take advantage of Galaxy Note7’s Secure Folder feature.

How Do I Set Up Secure Folder on Samsung Galaxy Note7?

To hide your private files in Secure Folder, follow these steps:

1.Press the Home button of your Note7 to get to your phone’s Home screen.Galaxy Note7 Home Screen
2.From your Note7’s Home screen, tap on the Apps icon located on the lower-right corner of the screen.Galaxy Note7 Home Screen - Apps
3.From you Note7’s app list, locate and open Settings.Galaxy Note7 Home Screen - Apps - Settings
4.From Settings, tap on Lock screen and security.Galaxy Note7 Settings Lock screen and Security
5.From the Lock screen and security page, locate the Secure Folder option.Galaxy Note7 Settings Lock screen and Security Secure Folder
6.An information page which explains securing your data will be displayed. Tap on NEXT to continue.Galaxy Note7 Settings Lock screen and Security Secure Folder NEXT
7.Another information page will be displayed which tells you to lock your apps. Tap on NEXT to proceed.Galaxy Note7 Settings Lock screen and Security Secure Folder NEXT2
8.On the last information page, tap on START to initiate the feature.Galaxy Note7 Settings Lock screen and Security Secure Folder Start
9.Input your Samsung account so that you will be able to reset your Secure Folder in case you forget the lock code for it. Tap on CONFIRM once you are done.Galaxy Note7 Settings Lock screen and Security Secure Folder CONFIRM
10.Choose a lock type that will be used for your Secure Folder. You can choose between Pattern, PIN, Password, Fingerprints, and Irises. For this tutorial, I have chosen to tap on PIN.Galaxy Note7 Settings Lock screen and Security Secure Folder PIN
11.Set your PIN unlock code for the Security Folder. Galaxy Note7 Settings Lock screen and Security Secure Folder PIN code
12.Tap on CONTINUE to proceed.Galaxy Note7 Settings Lock screen and Security Secure Folder CONTINUE
13.Enter the PIN again, and tap on OK to continue.Galaxy Note7 Settings Lock screen and Security Secure Folder OK button
14.Your Secure Folder has now been created. You are done.Galaxy Note7 Secure Folder

You have just learned how to set up Secure Folder on Samsung Galaxy Note7. Now, you no longer need to worry about other people having access to your private data. If you have any questions about Secure Folder on Samsung Galaxy Note7, let us know in the comments section.

 

About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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