We’ve all got a chamber of secrets in our phones. Yes, I am talking about the SECURE FOLDER. You can hide all your private photos, videos, and files there. This password-secure file ensures no one can access your “Deepest Darkest Secret”!
Such Y-grade security bit me back when I forgot my folder password last time(Ooops! Goldfish memory!). I had to delete some call records immediately but couldn’t remember the effing passcode. Time was running out, and I was in deep water (suspenseful James Bond movie audio in the background).
At that moment, I made the hardest decision of my life. I deleted the entire folder. For those who think uninstalling the safe file is impossible without a passcode, brace yourself, as it is very possible. I will show you right here how to delete secure folders without a password.
Deleting Secure Folders Without A Password? – Is That Even Possible?
Let me clarify one thing first. I am no data geek. So if I can delete the secure folders with a passcode, a 3-year-old can, too. It is just 5 simple steps.
- Head to device settings and tap on apps.
- Open secure folder settings.
- Disable automatic updates so that the app does not reinstall on the system.
- Hit uninstall and tap OK on the confirmation message.
- Click on cancel if the screen flashes a password box.
That’s all. The uninstallation process will be initiated. Soon, all your data from the secure folder will be wiped out.
Reminder: Depending on your phone model, the secure folder can also be hidden in the biometric setting. Do not forget to look there. Or you can just search it up on the bar.
What Happens If Your Phone Is Not Letting You Delete The Secure Folder Without Password?
If your phone is feeling special today and wants a little attention, it might not let you uninstall the secure files without a passcode. Don’t worry. I have the trick to handle this, too (I am a genius, after all).
- Open the Secure Folder setting.
- Tap on forget password.
- It will ask for your android account passcode (for example, if you have a Samsung, enter into your system’s account).
- Now, you can reset the folder password and hit delete.
What? You haven’t linked your Safe Files to your phone’s system? Well, only God can help you now.
Uninstall Secure Folder With Password Saved
I am sure you aren’t dumb like me. So, I have a tip for the greedy ones who want their data inaccessible without the risk of forgetting the passcode. The steps are even easier.
- Open the secure folder settings.
- Click on “Unbind my Google Account and Delete.”
- Type your Google password.
The entire folder will be removed, and the passcode will be saved in your Google account. Hence, if you want to reinstall the Secure Files, there is no hassle of keeping the password on your memory. It is in your system, hidden.
What if You Want to Remove The Secure Folder But Keep The Data?
My secure folder has everything. Let it be my important files, embarrassing videos, or the list of people I want to kill (kidding! Not a serial killer). Deleting the folder means forever goodbye to all those. Right?
Hold your tears. In case you have yet to notice, it is possible to backup the stored data on a storage device or something. Just transfer the files to an external media or download them if the app allows. Then who cares if you remove your entire folder?
Let’s just be honest. Deleting the Secure Folder means you want to get rid of your secrets. Your purpose can be something entirely different (obviously). I respect that. No wonder the phone companies or third-party apps have spared you the chance to delete the data even without a passcode.
Just hitting the uninstall button is enough to wipe out your past or whatever darkness you are carrying. I have shown you how to secure the files even when the folder does not exist. While it is important to keep your data safe, do not misuse this trick to tamper with anyone else’s Secure Folder. I guess this is the least I can ask from you. Peace!