Note 7's Secure Folder option may arrive for Galaxy S7 after the Android 7.0 update


Building on the extended privacy features that made a cameo with the Note 7, there was a new Secure Folder option, interwoven with Samsung's broader security measures on the device, and can be accessed with the new biometric ID iris scanning method on the phablet as well. In the Secure Folder zone, you were able to maintain a totally separate subset of documents, media, contacts, emails and notes that are visible only to you, after you supply the necessary authorization, be it a finger/iris scan, a password, or a simple PIN pattern.

After the Note 7's recall, Samsung decided to transfer some of its exclusive software features to the Galaxy S7, S7 edge and others, by tagging those along with the pending Android 7.0 Nougat update. Judging from the beta release for the Galaxy S7, the Nougat update will bring things like the new Always-on display, Samsung Pass, the combined Notes up and more, but the Secure Folder feature has been sorely lacking in the betas. 

Not for much longer, as you can see in the screenshot on the right. Samsung is apparently planning to offer Secure Folder as a separate download in Samsung Apps further down the road, after the Nougat update has been done and dusted. A pretty welcome news, considering the added value of privacy these days, though Samsung isn't binding itself with timeline for the release just yet.

source: SamMobile

Related phones

Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

12 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Heck yeah! This update is gonna be huge, and just think how good the 8 series models will be. Android, and grace ui for me phone wise.

2. tedkord

Posts: 17296; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I want this. Loved that feature. But I want a Note 8 even more.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ditto to your whole post. Can't wait for it to drop.

3. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

best chance shamesung owners have seeing Nougat is the s8.

4. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Why do you care unless you're just here to troll on a Samsung article?

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said.

8. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I don't get it, Darkk. You how at the end of the year they have posts about what needs to be left in that year? Trolling on Samsung articles needs to be one of those things. Hell, trolling period needs to be left in 2016.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's all he does, then gets all pissed when someone says something good about his God Apple.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17296; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What's not to get. Samsung has been putting out the best smartphones and smartwatches for several years now. They've been overshadowing Apple, and Apple has basically been relegated to copying Samsung's ideas, and it absolutely kills him inside.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

BOOM goes the dynamite.

7. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

And how is that different than any other time that Samsung has updated a phone..... your phone will still work perfectly fine without the update

9. tedkord

Posts: 17296; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Best chance people have of reading an intelligent comment is to ignore yours.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.