Galaxy S7 Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to add Secure Folder feature too

Galaxy S7 Secure Folder

Samsung is bringing a very useful Secure Folder feature to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with its stable version of Nougat update, that will come as Android 7.1.1. Users on Android 7.1.1 will be able to download the feature as a separate app in Galaxy store. The Secure Folder feature was originally introduced with the Galaxy Note 7 and can be very useful.

Secure Folder allows users to safely store images, videos, files, etc within a locked folder. It would be protected with the users fingerprint, therefore, making it very secure. On the Galaxy Note 7, users could use Iris scanner to unlock the folder.

Although this was a built in feature on the Note 7, the owners of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will have to download it from Galaxy Apps. Apparently, a member of the Galaxy Beta Program requested for this feature and Samsung replied saying they will consider bringing to the Galaxy S7.

The exact release date for the availability of the feature isn’t known and anyway, Samsung will have to deliver the Android Nougat updates first. Samsung is still testing the Android Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. It should be released by the end of this month.


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