08-29-2016 09:31 PM
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  1. ctown81's Avatar
    While so many other features are getting all this press, the secure folder is the best addition to the note for me.
    08-20-2016 07:59 PM
  2. blackhemi4x4's Avatar
    I agree. I love the secure folder!
    08-20-2016 08:11 PM
  3. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I love it. I put my banking stuff in there and sexy pics of my girlfriend.
    sean8102, donm527, ctown81 and 2 others like this.
    08-20-2016 08:30 PM
  4. sean8102's Avatar
    Yep its a great feature. Love it
    ctown81 likes this.
    08-20-2016 08:40 PM
  5. fabris40's Avatar
    I am on AT&T and I don't see secure folder. Am I missing something?
    08-20-2016 08:40 PM
  6. sean8102's Avatar
    I am on AT&T and I don't see secure folder. Am I missing something?
    Check settings>Lock screen and security> scroll down and look for secure folder
    Should also be in the app drawer I think, but if not check in settings app
    08-20-2016 08:44 PM
  7. fabris40's Avatar
    I got it. Thanks for your help.
    sean8102 likes this.
    08-20-2016 08:48 PM
  8. donm527's Avatar
    Anyone think they will provide this on their other phones like the S7 or Edge? It's just a sw feature right?
    08-20-2016 08:59 PM
  9. keepnitreel's Avatar
    Anyone think they will provide this on their other phones like the S7 or Edge? It's just a sw feature right?
    I hope it stays a Note feature only.... Wife has the S7 edge and I haven't mentioned this folder
    08-20-2016 09:12 PM
  10. sean8102's Avatar
    Anyone think they will provide this on their other phones like the S7 or Edge? It's just a sw feature right?
    I would imagine there is no reason it can't be done on S7/S7 edge. If it dose come it will be with Nougat I would think, also curious to see if they bring the new version of touchwiz "grace" from the N7
    08-20-2016 09:13 PM
  11. Kilroy672's Avatar
    How does the secure folder work? I assume you put in files of any kind that you don't want any one to see? Is it hard to set up?
    08-20-2016 09:14 PM
  12. sean8102's Avatar
    How does the secure folder work? I assume you put in files of any kind that you don't want any one to see? Is it hard to set up?
    Nah its easy. You set it up to unlock with either fingerprints or iris scan. Then you can pick what photos/files you want to be locked behind secure folder. For example if you put photos in secure folder they wont show up when you open the gallery regularly (also wont appear in file browser), but when you go to secure folder and open gallery they will show up. You can also move any app to the secure folder. When you copy a app to the secure folder it works as a second install of that app so you can for example have a copy of facebook in the secure folder and sign in with a totaly dif account than the copy of facebook that is just in the app drawer.
    08-20-2016 09:16 PM
  13. seafoodlover88's Avatar
    I love it. I put my banking stuff in there and sexy pics of my girlfriend.
    But sharing is caring!
    08-20-2016 09:49 PM
  14. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    But sharing is caring!
    No. They're for my eyes only. Besides, sharing them without consent is not cool. Don't do that.
    08-20-2016 09:58 PM
  15. Nanope's Avatar
    My folder will not show up. It was there for the first Couple hours and now I have to go into settings to use it and I don't know why
    08-20-2016 10:00 PM
  16. ctown81's Avatar
    My folder will not show up. It was there for the first Couple hours and now I have to go into settings to use it and I don't know why
    Go to settings in the folder app. You may have accidentally hid the app from the drawer. Juat change the setting.
    08-20-2016 10:09 PM
  17. jamesrick80's Avatar
    Yup secure folder is the greatest...like having two devices in one
    08-20-2016 10:10 PM
  18. Nanope's Avatar
    Go to settings in the folder app. You may have accidentally hid the app from the drawer. Juat change the setting.
    I have tried that. I have turned it on and off several times. It's really weird.
    08-20-2016 10:18 PM
  19. EMGSM's Avatar
    I also like this feature...very useful for banking info/web passwords etc
    08-20-2016 10:31 PM
  20. boufa's Avatar
    Hidden Secret Folder feature...

    Nothing says "I'm hiding something! Come on in and Look!!!" quite like a folder called "Secret Folder"...

    ... but you can rename it! Once you are in the secret forlder, click on the top where the words secret folder is... just to the left of the lock. Then rename it to whatever neutral name you want. I doubt anyone will go trying to break into my "Work Backups Folder" No one will even wonder what might be in there.

    A second tip I found... It might seem like a pain to have to find the folder, and unlock it, then go into it... blah, blah. You can select a item in the secret folder, hold it, and then drag it to the top right "add to home screen" It will then add a icon to the home screen that will be locked when not in use. So you can jump directly to the secured app you might want, without the need to load up the folder in general. I then added those links to my "tasks edge" panel and removed the original from the home screen.
    dsignori and toenail_flicker like this.
    08-20-2016 11:21 PM
  21. mmsean's Avatar
    Here's what I don't like about it and maybe it's something I'm doing incorrectly.

    1. If you have registered banking apps already and you create a secure folder and choose that app, you have to re-register and the original app is tied to your account. I haven't figured out a way of how to move an app to the secure folder.
    2. When I created a secure folder, it created it on the home screen but I would have rather had it with the other folders in the Apps area
    08-21-2016 12:23 AM
  22. Kilroy672's Avatar
    How do I add pictures or files?
    08-21-2016 12:35 AM
  23. sean8102's Avatar
    How do I add pictures or files?
    To add pictures just open the gallery app (from app drawer not secure folder) long press on a photo, video, or album and hit the three dots in the top right corner and tap add to secure folder.

    To add files do the same using the "my files" file explorer app
    08-21-2016 01:04 AM
  24. boufa's Avatar
    Here's what I don't like about it and maybe it's something I'm doing incorrectly.

    1. If you have registered banking apps already and you create a secure folder and choose that app, you have to re-register and the original app is tied to your account. I haven't figured out a way of how to move an app to the secure folder.
    2. When I created a secure folder, it created it on the home screen but I would have rather had it with the other folders in the Apps area
    Yes the Secure folder is a shadow machine, like having a completely separate device. Everything that goes in there is a clean install. Nothing you can do to change that, however, once its in there, it will run like normal.

    The secure folder IS in with your apps, you can delete the one on the home page.

    To add pictures just open the gallery app (from app drawer not secure folder) long press on a photo, video, or album and hit the three dots in the top right corner and tap add to secure folder.

    To add files do the same using the "my files" file explorer app
    You can also send things to the secure area in many cases via the "Share" dialogs.
    mmsean likes this.
    08-21-2016 10:47 AM
  25. omgitselaine's Avatar
    Thank you !!!

    The other night I was going crazy trying to figure out the Private Mode before going out with no luck.

    I had to spend the entire evening showing my brand new Note 7 to friends feeling paranoid with stuff that may be seen !?!?

    Well all " secured " now yaaay thanks again !!!
    08-21-2016 01:20 PM
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