Secure Folder


Secure Folder

The best tool to keep apps and data sandboxed for privacy and security.


Our rating: 

Get It: Android
License: Free
Categories: Security & Privacy

Pros & Cons:

Easy to set up, keep apps and data in a sandbox, allow running dual apps on the same device, backup and restore.
Currently supported only on Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

Our Review:

Secure Folder developed by Samsung Electronics allows you to create a secure space on a supported Android device, such as Samsung Galaxy, to store and encrypt your private data and apps.

It leverages the Samsung Knox security platform to create a private space for keeping your documents and files safe and protecting them from malicious attacks.

To set up your Secure Folder, go to Settings, select "Lock screen and security", choose "Secure Folder", then sign in with your Samsung account credential. A shortcut to the Secure Folder will be added to your homescreen after you choose a lock method for your Secure Folder.

Beside adding your documents, photos, audio, videos and other files to Secure Folder, you can install a new instance of an app inside Secure Folder in addition to the one you install outside.

Apps and data inside Secure Folder are placed in a separate sandbox, which is not accessible outside Secure Folder, whether by USB or Wi-Fi Direct. In this way, you add an additional layer of security and privacy to your apps and data besides the first level of protection by locking your device. Backup and restore of data inside Secure Folder is also supported.

Secure Folder is pre-installed and can be updated from the Google Play store for Samsung Galaxy smartphones with Android 7.0 and above. It works great but is currently supported on Samsung Galaxy smartphones only. See Also: AppLock and Parallel Space.


Keep Apps and Data in a Sandbox for Additional Security and Privacy with Secure Folder.

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