Samsung’s Secure Folder app for the Galaxy Note 7 comes to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

The Galaxy Note 7 was at the height of the mobile world when it was discontinued and tossed out of production due to explosions and multiple recalls. One of the major selling points of the device, apart from Samsung’s 5-year research and development of the iris scanner, was a feature called Secure Folder that allowed users to protect apps and data from prying eyes.

Since the Galaxy Note 7’s second and final recall, though, many Samsung customers have been wondering if any of the familiar Galaxy Note 7 experience would grace their Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets. Samsung has answered that question by releasing the Galaxy Note 7’s Secure Folder application for the Galaxy S7 series.

Secure Folder not only lets users secure apps and data but also gives users control over biometric ID that will keep others away. Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users can use fingerprint ID (or PIN, pattern, or password) to prevent access to Secure Folder, letting them store personal information away for their eyes only. KNOX Security is aboard here, too, so that you can have the file encryption you want.

Secure Folder worked with the Galaxy Note 7 by giving users the option to pair it with the iris scanner along with all other supported biometric ID forms. The iris scanner should return again though, with the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

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SOURCE [Samsung Newsroom]
VIA [Phandroid]

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