How to Delete Secure Folder on Samsung Phone and What Will Happen

How to Delete Secure Folder on Samsung Phone and What Will Happen

The Secure Folder on Samsung Galaxy phones is a convenient hiding spot for confidential data such as apps, photos, and videos. However, there may come a time when you want to delete the Secure Folder to free up space or for other reasons. In this article, we will explain how to delete the Secure Folder on Samsung Galaxy phones.

How to Delete Secure Folder on Samsung Phone and What Will Happen

We have covered what happens when you uninstall Secure Folder. You will also learn how to uninstall Secure Folder without a password. Let’s check different ways to delete or uninstall Secure Folder in Samsung Galaxy phones.

Method 1: Uninstall Secure Folder Permanently

There are two routes to uninstall Secure Folder on Samsung phones.

1. From Phone Settings

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Samsung Galaxy phone.

Step 2: Go to Security and privacy, then More security settings.

How to Delete Secure Folder on Samsung Phone and What Will Happen

Step 3: Tap Secure Folder. On some phones, you will find the option under Security and privacy.

Step 4: Enter the PIN or password of your Secure Folder.

Step 5: Tap More settings.

How to Delete Secure Folder on Samsung Phone and What Will Happen

Step 6: Tap Uninstall. Check the box next to ‘Move media files out of Secure Folder’ and select Uninstall in the pop-up.

How to Delete Secure Folder on Samsung Phone and What Will Happen

Deleting apps from your phone is a helpful tip to know. You can do this by simple steps. First, find the app you want to delete on your home screen. Then, press and hold the app icon until a menu appears. Next, tap on the “delete” option. Finally, confirm the deletion by selecting “delete” again when prompted. By following these steps, you can easily delete any app you want from your phone.

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2. From Secure Folder Settings

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Step 1: Open Secure Folder on your phone.

Step 2: Tap the three-dot icon and select Settings.

How to Delete Secure Folder on Samsung Phone and What Will Happen

Step 3: Go to More Settings, then Uninstall. A pop-up will appear. Check the box next to ‘Move media files out of Secure Folder’ to save them before uninstalling.

How to Delete Secure Folder on Samsung Phone and What Will Happen

Tip: Check different ways to access Secure Folder on your phone.

What Happens if You Uninstall Samsung Secure Folder

When you uninstall Secure Folder, all its data will be deleted, including installed apps and files like pictures, videos, and PDFs. Additionally, all Secure Folder settings will be restored to default. If you want to keep your Secure Folder data safe, move it out of Secure Folder when prompted during the uninstallation process.

As a reminder, uninstalling Secure Folder will not delete the original app from your phone. It will only uninstall the version present in Secure Folder, as Secure Folder creates a copy of the apps that you move into it.

Method 2: Uninstall Secure Folder Without Password

A password is required to uninstall Secure Folder on Samsung Galaxy phones. However, if you forgot your Secure Folder password, you can still delete it easily.

To unlock Secure Folder without a password, you have a few options:

– Use the Reset password option, if available

Clear the cache and data of Secure Folder

– Use the Quick Shortcut app

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– Log out of your Samsung account on your phone

We have detailed these methods in a separate post on how to unlock Secure Folder without a password. Once you have changed the password, you can follow the above method to uninstall Secure Folder.

If you want to delete the Secure Folder from your home screen or apps screen without deleting it or its contents, you should hide it.

To hide the Secure Folder, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Settings on your phone.

Step 2: Go to Security and privacy and tap on Secure Folder (or More security settings, followed by Secure Folder).

Step 3: Turn off the toggle for ‘Add Secure Folder to Apps screen’. Tap Hide to confirm.

How to Delete Secure Folder on Samsung Phone and What Will Happen

Tip: Add weather to your phone’s home screen.

What Happens When You Delete Secure Folder from Home or Apps Screen

Deleting Secure Folder from the home or apps screen only hides it. Secure Folder isn’t deleted from your phone, so your apps and data will remain safe inside. Access it by going to Settings > Security and privacy > Secure Folder (or More Settings > Secure Folder).

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What happens to files in the Secure Folder if I factory reset my phone?

All those files will be deleted, just like the regular files on your phone. If you want to save them, manually move the files out of Secure Folder and store them in a cloud service before factory resetting your phone. Learn how to transfer Secure Folder to a new phone.

2. How to remove apps from Secure Folder?

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To delete any app from Secure Folder, open it and long-press on the app icon. Select Uninstall from the menu.

Here’s how to remove Secure Folder on Samsung Galaxy phones. If you want to hide data on your phone, learn how to hide apps, photos, or videos on your Samsung phone. You can also use the locked folder feature in Google Photos to hide your pictures.

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Mehvish Mushtaq, a computer engineer, developed the first Android app for Kashmir called Dial Kashmir. She received the Nari Shakti award for this achievement from the President of India. With over 6 years of experience, she specializes in writing about technology and her favorite topics include how-to guides, explainers, and tips for Android, iOS/iPadOS, social media, and web apps. Her writings can be found on MakeTechEasier, TechWiser, and NerdsChalk.

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