How To Setup Secure Folder On Galaxy S9 To Hide Photos


Galaxy S9 is collectively known as the latest flagship phone of the South Korean companies, that are considered as one of the best Android smartphone models in the year 2018. Galaxy S9 is actually an improvement over the last two years’ S8 Phone. The Galaxy S9 sports beefier specs in the form of a Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 processor giving the phone a performance boost.

One thing that makes this phone unique and outstanding is the Camera, and this is absolutely the feature people love about this Galaxy S9. Pictures are everywhere in social media, and bright or clear pictures contributes to millions of likes you will obtain, based on that, people love a phone with a high-quality megapixel.  So in terms of this Phones camera system, it is superb, to crown it all, the camera system of this phone allows the great picture to be taken, even in low light conditions, making it a good device to use for taking social media photos and videos.

Irrespective of the fact that some people popularize their pictures, there are times you will wish to hide some of your pictures. It is very possible that your friends might borrow your phone to make some calls, unknown to you that they accessed your gallery app and view your pictures, no doubt, they will see even pictures you don’t want anyone to see.

Based on this, the best way to make sure that your private photos remain hidden is by using the secure folder feature of the phone. Then you can add all the photos or app you don’t want someone to access then lock everything using a password.

How To Setup Secure Folder On Galaxy S9 To Hide Photos

Follow the procedure below to do this:

  • Click on App
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on Lock Screen and Security.
  • Click on Security Folder
  • You will be required to sign in to your Samsung account. Click on SIGN IN
  • Insert your Samsung Account Details and select sign in. If in case you don’t have a Samsung account, then choose to create an account. Just follow the step to create an account.
  • Select the lock method you wish to use for your security folder.

After this, a shortcut to the Secure Folder will be added to your Home and Apps screen.

Once you set the security folder, you can then click its shortcut icon on the screen then start adding files to it. Any picture you taped will be added into the folder, thus it won’t be available for viewing on the Gallery app.

If I am to advise, I will recommend you make the secure folder icon invisible from other users by following the procedure below

  1. Click Apps
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Lock Screen and Security
  4. Click Secure Folder
  5. Click Hide Secure Folder
  6. Click OK to confirm

If peradventure you want to make use of the hidden photos, then you have to unhide the secure folder icon. To do this follow the steps below:

  • Click Apps
  • Click Settings
  • Click on Lock Screen and Security
  • Click on Secure Folder

Click on the Secure Folder icon at the bottom of the screen, then enter your unlock pattern, pin, or password.


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