1. AC Question's Avatar
    hi all
    i have a S4 and there is a knox icon in the corner, why is this ? i have never downloaded Knox so why is it on my phone ? my partner thinks im now hiding files and picture from her ,,,, could someone please explain why the icon is there ans convince my partner im not guilty of putting it on there or having a password ? many thanks
    09-12-2016 02:27 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Isn't it some sort of security app pre-installed on Samsung phones?

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    Kelly Kearns likes this.
    09-12-2016 06:17 PM
  3. Tim1954's Avatar
    As belodion said, it's preloaded on Samsung devices as a security app. It can be used if you use a work phone to separate work stuff from private stuff..
    Nothing to worry about here
    belodion likes this.
    09-12-2016 06:55 PM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Here is a little bit more information. Yes it is built in security and it comes pre-installed on Samsung phones now. I think it probably came pre-installed on the S4, but if it didn't, it would have been added in an update.

    This also will tell Samsung if you have rooted a phone. You might hear people talk about "tripping Knox" in regards to rooting. If you root and trip Knox (some rooting methods on some Samsung phones, do not trip Knox) then that also voids your phone warranty.

    Here is some info about Knox:


    If someone roots a phone and doesn't trip Knox, then unroot the phone when they send it in, Samsung won't know it is rooted before.

    A Knox Counter of 0x1 means it has been tripped once.
    belodion and Laura Knotek like this.
    09-12-2016 07:15 PM

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