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Samsung considers offering Secure Folder as a downloadable feature on the Galaxy S7 with Android 7.0 update

One of the most interesting features of the Galaxy Note 7 was Secure Folder, a place where users could hide all their personal files including images, videos, PDFs, and documents among other things. Authenticated users could access information stored in the Secure Folder through fingerprint or iris on the Galaxy Note 7. Now, Samsung is considering to bring the same feature to the Galaxy S7 shortly.

According to a message from Samsung regarding a feature request from a user under the Galaxy Beta program, the company is considering to offer the Secure Folder feature as a downloadable service for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge devices running Android 7.0 Nougat. The feature will be available from the Galaxy Apps store, but Samsung hasn’t specified the exact time frame for its release as of now. Understandably, authentication using the iris scanner will not be present since the Galaxy S7 lacks one.

 

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kuleczka1983
kuleczka1983

I have only one question. Can you add to the Secure Folder files, which are on the External SD Card? Knox not allows you to do it. You can only add files from internal SD Card. Someone knows how it works?

eHoolie
eHoolie

I believe the “Secure Folder” only supports internal memory.

friss
friss

SamMobile, where your insiders nowadays. We have yet to see the full odin flashable latest beta full rom for s7e. I am sure their UK HQ have the full rom, we need the leak! Non-beta users stuck at beta 1 rom sucks!

Arnoldspecial
Arnoldspecial

No need to argue too much on the usefulness or otherwise. It will only be available for download and not compulsory, if u don’t need it u can avoid downloading it.

I need it and can’t wait to have it as an added security to my files.

ANDROIDrouen
ANDROIDrouen

I thought it was already the case. I hope they will bring it back. All those who think it is useless never get a N7. I had a N7, and i miss a lot secure folder, bring it back sammy !

maccyb
maccyb

Well I had the Note7, including the replacement and yes, I used it. It was excellent and being able to open with the iris scanner was fast and efficient. But, everything is right there in Knox on S7. Secure folder is just a name without iris scanning to open. Tell me exactly what does secure folder have that isn’t in knox?

ANDROIDrouen
ANDROIDrouen

It’s more ergonomic

maccyb
maccyb

What’s the point,? Folders are already secure in Knox. It was good on the Note7 as the iris scanner was fast and easy to use. With no Iris scanner on S7/S7 Edge, there isn’t much point. Of course doing it now will make it easier for the developers when S8 comes along. But it’s just unnecessary bloat on S7. If it can be disabled or preferably uninstalled, then fine.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Anyone who has MyKnox can see this is the exact same thing. They’ve just renamed and redesigned it as Secure Folder. My Knox worked as either a separate launcher or just a secured folder of apps. you could have apps installed in Knox and not on your normal home screen, or you could have the same app with different log in credentials. Apparently these have been big features that people have wanted baked into the OS and, for the flagship devices at least, it has been, in Knox

ANDROIDrouen
ANDROIDrouen

You didn’t had the N7, secure folder is a must. Must be avaible on all Galaxy flagship.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

My Knox is available on all flagships, it does everything the ‘secure folder’ does.

LegendSmoker
LegendSmoker

but knox doens’t work on rooted devices and secure folder does…

maccyb
maccyb

Tell me exactly what does secure folder have that isn’t in knox?

ANDROIDrouen
ANDROIDrouen

Good ui, speed.