How to Auto-Lock Secure Folder on Galaxy Z Flip4

This post will walk you through configuring the Galaxy Z Flip 4 Secure Folder to automatically lock the moment you exit the application. Here’s a quick guide to auto-lock Secure Folder on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4.

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Time Needed : 2 minutes

The following steps are only applicable when the Secure Folder app is already set up on your Samsung phone. If you haven’t already, you can refer to this separate guide on how to set up the Secure Folder app on the Galaxy Z Flip4 device.

Once you’ve got the app set up, follow these steps to access and manage the Secure Folder settings to enable auto-lock.

  1. To get started, navigate to the Home screen or Apps screen then tap the Secure Folder app icon.

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    If you don't see the Secure Folder icon on either screen, find then launch the Samsung Folder instead. 

    To access the folder, you will be prompted to enter the correct PIN, pattern or password. Be sure to provide the required credentials to access the folder.

  2. While in the Secure Folder app screen, tap on the three dots located on the top-right side.

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    Doing so opens a side menu with a list of options to manage the app.

  3. Tap Settings from the given options to proceed.

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    The Secure Folder settings menu will load up next.

  4. Find Auto lock Secure Folder then tap on it.

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    On the succeeding window, you will see different conditions as to when you would like the Secure Folder app to auto lock.

  5. To auto lock Secure Folder instantly when you exit the app, tap to mark Each time I leave an app.

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    Otherwise, choose any of the other options such as When screen turns off, After 5 minutes, After 10 minutes, After 30 minutes and When phone restarts.

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If you wish to make new changes to your settings, just repeat the same steps to head back to the Secure Folder app settings then find the option that you’d like to reconfigure.

Utilizing Samsung Secure Folder

All content saved in the Secure Folder is placed in a separate secure database and therefore protected from being accessed by others even when your device is unlocked.

Later Samsung G alaxy phones have pre-installed Samsung-related apps and services including Secure folder. In order to use Secure Folder, signing into a registered Samsung account is needed beforehand. 

After setting up a Secure Folder, you can start moving important files including photos, videos, messages, banking details, passwords and other sensitive information.

And that’s all about configuring the Galaxy Z Flip4 Secure Folder app to auto lock the moment you left it.

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