How to Create a Secure Folder on Galaxy S20

Mid-range and high-end Samsung devices can already be used as a portable storage for critical information. By enabling a certain security feature entrenched into each of these devices, you can be assured that your files are safe. One of the advanced features that serves this purpose is the Samsung Secure Folder. And here’s a quick guide to help you learn how to create a secure folder on galaxy s20.

Samsung has various security options for you to make use of when needed. Aside from the basic lock screen methods, more advanced security features such as biometrics technology are likewise available. And if you wish to hide some sensitive data, new Samsung smartphones also have a security folder that offers maximum file security. And this post will walk you through using this feature. Read on for more detailed instructions.

Easy Steps to Create a Secure Folder on Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 5 minutes

Before you begin, be sure to have your Samsung account information ready. A registered Samsung account is one of the primary requisites to set up and use Samsung Secure Folder on your device. If you don't have one yet, then you should create it first.

  1. Open the Apps screen, to get started.

    Simply swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen.

    create a secure folder galaxy s20 - open the apps screen

  2. From the Home screen, swipe right to and then tap Settings.

    Doing so will open the Settings menu with different options and items to configure.

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  3. Scroll down and select Biometrics and Security.

    Advanced security features and sub-items will be displayed next.

    create a secure folder galaxy s20 - biometrics and security menu

  4. Tap Secure Folder to continue.

    A setup wizard containing a set of instructions to create a secure folder that encrypts critical information on your device.
    If prompted, sign into your Samsung account to proceed. Otherwise, continue to the next step.

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  5. Read and review the terms and conditions then tap Agree to continue.

    Doing so will get you to the Samsung Pass menu.

    create a secure folder galaxy s20 - secure folder agree to terms and condition

  6. From the Samsung Pass pop-menu, select the option to Use account password or scan your fingerprint.

    Doing so will open a new screen where you can select a preferred lock type to protect private files and apps on this folder.

    create a secure folder galaxy s20 - samsung pass menu

  7. Tap to mark your preferred lock type then tap Next to continue.

    On the next screen, you'll be asked to draw your preferred pattern.

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  8. Enter your pattern and then tap Continue.

    The first pattern input will be processed and saved.

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  9. Draw the same pattern you entered earlier and then tap Confirm.

    Doing so confirms and saves the pattern you entered, hence making it ready for use on your Samsung secure folder.

    create a secure folder galaxy s20 - draw second same pattern to confirm

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0
Materials
  • Galaxy S20

And that’s it! Your Samsung secure folder will now be created and ready for storing private files.

If you want to add files to your recently created secure folder, open the Samsung Secure Folder, select the option to Add files then follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to finish adding the files. Among the files you can store in this folder are images, videos, documents, and audio. You may opt to create a copy of these files or move them all to the folder completely.


Alternatively, you can add files to Samsung Secure Folder straight from the phone’s native storage apps such as Gallery, Voice Recorder, Contacts and My Files. 

To do this, you’ll need to launch the native app first and then select the files you’d like to move to your Secure Folder. Aside from multimedia files, you can also add apps to Samsung Secure Folder using the built-in Add apps command on the Secure Folder or by downloading the app from the Play Store and directly installing it into the secure folder. 

And that covers everything in this guide. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 


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