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Samsung's Secure Folder now available from the Google Play Store


Earlier this month, Samsung eliminated its My Knox security platform from its Galaxy handsets. This was a "sandbox" that allowed users to use the same phone for work and play. At the office, Knox would provide secure apps to use. At home, the work apps would be locked down which prevented the kids or anyone else from accidentally accessing apps related to work. Even though Knox will not be found on new Samsung handsets, those already using the feature can continue to do so until the end-of-service date, which has not yet been announced.

Samsung has suggested that instead of My Knox, users switch to its Secure Folders instead. This app creates a private, encrypted space on your Samsung Galaxy phone. Originally offered on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Secure Folder used to be available from the Galaxy App Store only. However, in order to make things a little easier for its customers, Samsung now allows Secure Folder to be installed from the Google Play Store.

Similar to Knox, Secure Folder uses the concept of a sandbox to separate work apps from play apps to provide users with an extra layer of protection. Apps and Data can quickly be protected by tapping on "Move to Secure Folder." Files can be imported by tapping on "Add Files" from inside the app. And Secure Folder locks with a choice of options such as a biometric lock, a pattern, a PIN or a password.

Now that it is in the Google Play Store, updates to the app are easier to find and install. Just keep one thing in mind. Despite the inclusion of Secure Folder to the Play Store, the app is still limited to compatible Samsung Galaxy handsets. To install the app on such a device, click on the sourcelink.

source: GooglePlayStore via AndroidAuthority

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