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Samsung retires My Knox in favor of Secure Folder

My Knox was a free security solution from Samsung that enabled users to keep their work and personal data separate on one device. The My Knox app created a container which could only be accessed by an authorized user. All files and data would be safely encrypted within the container. It was a full virtual Android environment with its own home screen, launcher, apps and widgets.

Samsung now has a more effective solution for this, one that doesn’t weigh down on the device as much as My Knox did. It’s called Secure Folder and it runs on devices with Android Nougat OS or higher only.

The company is sending termination notices to My Knox users today, informing them that My Knox is no longer going to be available on new Samsung devices in 2017. Users who require a secure space on their handset have been advised to set up Secure Folder, which is now available from Galaxy Apps.

Secure Folder relies on Samsung’s defense-grade Knox security platform and creates a private, encrypted space on the device. All apps and data moved to Secure Folder is partitioned separately on the device with an extra layer of security and privacy.

Users can transfer their private content from My Knox to Secure Folder easily. They have to back up their My Knox data by going to My Knox settings > Backup and restore and then restore it in Secure Folder by going to Secure Folder settings > Backup and restore > Restore. A Samsung account is required for this feature.

Samsung says that users can continue using My Knox until its end-of-service date which will be announced soon.

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Zagi butt
Zagi butt

What need For this Rubish 🙁 🙁 Its ok we are now comfortable with my knox and now u are going too replace it….!! Did any 1 now when its going too close and if we wont move our data from my knox too secure folder then what happend?? Did i lose My Data??

strazzi
strazzi

I hated My Knox , but i like Secure folder. Simpler and hase all i need. All i need is safe way to brause securely, lock my pics and massages. Fuc… widgets and all that shi… Less used space.

farzad62sf
farzad62sf

in secure folder there is no “share data” in setting like my knox and in this case whatsapp and telegram and … can not find any contact of personal mode!!
in my knox mode we could import cantacts (from personal) to my knox.
secure folder is not as well as my knox :(((((

farzad62sf
farzad62sf

WhatsApp can not connect to server in secure mode…. what a fu…!!!
solve it… :((

TheRayan
TheRayan

On my Galaxy A5 2017 there is android 6.0.1 and I have Secure Folder feature, so it’s not true that it’s only Android N and up.
My Knox had feature which allowed sync of contacts and calendar to normal mode. Now I it’s pain in the ass to check that in two, the same but separate, apps.

MStuart
MStuart

My Knox allowed me to use a full launcher, with its own set of widgets and full customisability in terms of icon grid etc. Secure Folder is an inferior solution.

One step forward, two steps backwards.

Ogishi
Ogishi

I think this is why Samsung chose security folder to be the alternative. Security folder implements most important functions of My Knox while occupying less resources.

sammmmmobile
sammmmmobile

It’s only available on s7 and s8?
I can’t find it on Galaxy apps(note5)

karelnovak
karelnovak

Same issue for me as can’t find it for my S6 edge +. Therefore downloaded apk mirror and so far seems to be working with back up/recovery of previously synced Knox data.

warlockba
warlockba

Samsung as always, behaves as a group of small startups, features are created at the same rate others are destroyed or become obsolete. What in one year is a huge marketing hit, in the next year disappears without a trace …

zenielon
zenielon

It’s just the next thing, why to not buy samsung devices. If it won’t explode, will be unreliable.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

To be honest, I was a bit annoyed at Samsung making a big deal out of Secure Folder and everyone thinking it was a great solution and what they wanted, when they had literally already released the feature as My Knox years previously! It is the exact same thing, and to me it was a very cheap marketing campaign for the Note7 and S8s

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