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How To Setup Secure Folder On Galaxy S9 To Hide Photos

The #Samsung #Galaxy #S9 is the latest flagship phone of the South Korean company that is considered as one of the best Android smartphone model this 2018. This phone is an improvement over last year’s S8 phone. This time around this new model sports beefier specs in the form of a Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 processor giving the phone a performance boost.

One feature that a lot of people love about this phone is its camera. The popularity of social media today makes it easier for people to share their photos. The excellent camera system of this phone allows for great photos to be taken even in low light conditions making it a good device to use for taking social media photos and videos.

While most people love to share their photos there are instances when you want some photos to remain hidden. Your friend might borrow your phone to make a call but then without you knowing might access the Gallery app and view some of your private photos.

The best way to make sure that your private photos remain hidden is by using the Secure Folder feature of the phone. You can add photos or files into this folder which will then need a passcode to be accessed.

How To Setup Secure Folder On Galaxy S9 To Hide Photos

  • 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.

After setting up the Secure Folder you can then tap on its shortcut icon on the screen then start adding files to it. The photos that you add will be transferred from the Gallery to this folder thus it won’t be available for viewing on the Gallery app.

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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