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The Knox Journals: Stay in Control of Your Security – Your Data, Used Exactly How You See Fit

The choice is in your hands with Galaxy’s Security & Privacy dashboard, Samsung Find and Advanced Intelligence settings


We pick up our mobile devices hundreds of times each day. We rely on them to such an extent that we rarely leave the house without them. They’re an extension of us, and explosive new technologies like generative AI bring exciting opportunities to your device — or rather enable you to do exciting new things.

But while technology changes, your right to privacy doesn’t. New developments mean new ways of data processing, and at Samsung, we think you should have the full picture when it comes to your personal information. We believe transparency, choice, and control must be at the core of the mobile experience.

In this highly digitized world, your security and privacy are more important than ever, so it’s only right that our users have full control over their devices. That’s why we focus on providing solutions that allow you to have complete controllability and total empowerment over how your data is used.

Security & Privacy Dashboard:

This belief is the cornerstone of our Security & Privacy Dashboard. The Dashboard enables you to have complete control over your data, including who sees it and how it gets used. In one simple and easy-to-use interface, you can view, create, and update your app permissions, as well as your controls and data-sharing features — enabling you to call the shots on your data and customize your experience, your way.

The Dashboard also allows you to see any data that may be at risk, intuitively showing you the status of security items.

Settings > Security and privacy
Samsung Security and Privacy Dashboard on phones
From there, you can quickly and easily change your settings to manage potential dangers at the touch of a button. Items are prioritized based on which functions could have the most significant impact on your online safety — such as lock screen, account security, lost device protection via Find My Mobile, app security, and updates. These are instantly accessible at the top of the dashboard, with intuitive red, yellow, or green alerts, showing any problems at a glance and providing clear indicators of any security issues.

Of course, we also do the work for you. Apps can continue tracking data for months, even when they are not in use — but Galaxy devices proactively remove permissions from apps that have not been used in a while.

Permissions can be reinstated in the Dashboard at any time through Permission Manager and Permission Usage. Permission Manager easily shows you which apps can access your data — whether it’s your location, camera, or microphone and in what context (for example, if it’s only when using the app). Permission Usage provides an easy way for you to see specifically which apps recently used permissions in the last 24 hours or seven days. And, to make things even easier, we also provide instant action prompts through the Dashboard to help make data decisions more intuitive and transparent.

It’s simple to access your Security & Privacy Dashboard. Just go to Settings and select Security & Privacy, and then review and adjust permissions as you see fit.

You can also customize features to further enhance your device’s privacy with the Clipboard Access toggle. Turning this setting on (by going to Settings, then Privacy, and looking for the toggle “Alert when clipboard accessed”) means that any time an app pastes something from your clipboard, you’ll get a notification. Eliminating hidden activity.

It’s never been easier to see and understand your data privacy with Galaxy. We put the control in your hands. 

Find My Mobile / Samsung Find:

It’s one of life’s inevitabilities — at some point, we all misplace our phones. But with Find My Mobile and Samsung Find, you no longer need to worry about your device’s personal information getting into the wrong hands.

Once Find My Mobile is enabled, Samsung Find allows you to locate, lock, and even erase your device’s data to create an access lockdown. You can find your device even if it’s not connected to a mobile network, as long as it’s turned on. And through Samsung Find, you can also track down your Galaxy Buds, tablets, watches, and other devices.

The additional options available make it easier than ever to find your devices. Users can invite family members or friends in the Samsung Find app to view the location or activate ringing noises to help track down shared devices. To give yourself the best chance of locating lost devices with Samsung Find, you can extend the battery life by remotely turning on power saving mode.

Settings > Security and privacy > Lost device protection
Samsung Find Phone Find Device
With Galaxy, you’re empowered to stay in complete control of your device — even when it’s not physically with you.

Advanced Intelligence settings:

As an industry-leading global manufacturer, Samsung is focused on enhancing the device experience through dedicated AI features1 while prioritizing privacy in the era of AI. Many of our Galaxy AI features use on-device data processing, which means sensitive information stays with you, and you alone. For those features that do require processing in the cloud or external servers, we make sure your data is protected with strict policies.2

In a world of AI-enhanced experiences, we know not everyone wants to use cloud-based AI. For some, keeping data on-device is a priority. So, while innovation is important to us, we believe it’s just as important that we continue to empower our users to control their own experience.

That choice is yours with our Advanced Intelligence settings.3 Built into our Galaxy AI-supported devices, these settings let you decide how much you allow your data to enhance AI experiences and whether you want to allow online processing for full AI functionality.

To access the settings, open Settings and select Advanced features, then Advanced intelligence. Here, you’ll see the option to “Process data only on device.”

Settings > Advanced features > Advanced intelligence
Samsung Knox Advanced Intelligence settings to control data privacy
We’re still just as committed to providing our users with transparency, choice, and control over their devices in this epic new world. It’s all up to you, and it’s never been easier to see and understand what happens to your data at all times.

Your privacy, secured with Galaxy.

1 Samsung Account login required. Advanced Intelligence settings preventing server access will limit the functionality of some AI features. Regardless of server access, Samsung does not save user input or output data.
2  Samsung Account login required. Advanced Intelligence settings preventing server access will limit the functionality of some AI features. Regardless of server access, Samsung does not save user input or output data.
3 Samsung Account login required. Advanced Intelligence settings preventing server access will limit the functionality of some AI features. Regardless of server access, Samsung does not save user input or output data. Availability may vary by device model, OS and/or market.


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