How To Setup Secure Folder On Galaxy S7 To Hide Photos

The #Samsung #Galaxy #S7 is a former flagship phone released in 2016 that is still a top performing device today. The phone uses a powerful hardware architecture primarily driven by the Snapdragon 820/ Exynos 8890 processor combined with 4GB of RAM. This allows the phone to run several apps smoothly.

Another outstanding feature of this phone is its rear camera system. The device uses a 12MP shooter that has dual pixel technology as well as optical image stabilization. Photos taken by the camera are usually comparable to those taken by a DSLR  which is why people love to share their photo to their social media accounts.

There are times though that you want to keeps some of your photos private. If someone borrows your phone then they can easily access these photos from the Gallery app. To make sure that these photos stay private you will need to use the Secure Folder feature of the phone. This is a secure storage space in the phone which requires authorization before the data stored in it can be accessed.

How To Setup Secure Folder On Galaxy S7

  • 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.

Open the Secure Folder app from the home screen then tap on add files to add your photos. These photos will be transferred from the Gallery app to the Secure Folder. These photos won’t show up in the Gallery as soon as the transfer is completed.

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