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How To Setup Secure Folder On Galaxy S8 To Hide Photos

The #Samsung #Galaxy #S8 is one of the premium phones available in the market that takes amazing quality photos. This phone is equipped with a 12MP rear camera with dual pixel technology and optical image stabilization allowing it to take photos better than its rivals. In fact, consumers choose this phone over other models based solely on the camera that it has.

Taking photos with this phone is quite easy and sharing these photos to social media sites is a breeze. Sometimes though you will want to make private the photos taken by the phone. This can become a problem if someone borrows your phone as they can easily access the Gallery app. The good thing is you can make sure that your private photos remain hidden with the help of the Secure Folder feature of the phone. It’s not only photos that you can hide with Secure Folder but other sensitive data as well.

How To Setup Secure Folder On Galaxy S8

  • Tap on Apps
  • Tap Settings
  • Tap on Lock screen and security
  • Tap Secure Folder
  • You will  need to sign into your Samsung account. Choose SIGN IN
  • Enter your Samsung Account details, then choose SIGN IN. If you don’t have a Samsung account then choose CREATE ACCOUNT. Just follow the steps to create an account)
  • Choose the lock method you wish to use for your Secure Folder
  • A shortcut to the Secure Folder will be added to your Home and Apps screen.

You can now open the Secure Folder shortcut then add files to it. The file that you add will be transferred from its location ( if it is the Gallery then it will disappear from the Gallery) and moved to this Secure Folder.

It’s recommended that you make the Secure Folder icon invisible from other users by following the steps listed below.

  • Tap Apps
  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Lock screen and security
  • Tap Secure Folder
  • Tap Hide Secure Folder
  • Tap OK to confirm

If you any to access your hidden photos then you will first have to unhide the Secure Folder icon.

  • Tap Apps
  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Lock screen and security
  • Tap Secure Folder
  • Tap the Secure Folder icon at the bottom of the screen, then enter your unlock pattern, pin, or password

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