Galaxy Tab S2: How do I use Private mode on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

Galaxy Tab S2: How do I use Private mode on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

Last Update Date : Apr 13. 2018

Private Mode

Hide personal content from being accessed by anyone else using your device. Private mode allows you to hide photos, videos, music and other files so they cannot be seen by others, without the use of a 3rd party application. Private mode is only available for certain applications.

Note: A secure screen lock (Pattern, PIN, or Password) is required to use Private Mode.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Set Up Private Mode

Note: Private Mode does not protect your data from being accessed by other applications. To prevent data from being synchronized with external servers, please disable auto-sync settings on your device.

1 From a Home screen, touch Apps > Settings.
2 Touch Privacy > Private mode.
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3 Review the Disclaimer and touch CONFIRM.
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4 Touch the slider to turn Private mode.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I use Private mode on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
5 Enter your Pattern, PIN, or Password.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I use Private mode on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

Note: If you have not set up a Pattern, PIN, or Password you will prompted to create one.

Using the Notification panel

 

Private Mode can also be switched ON and OFF through the Notifications panel.

1 Open the Notifications panel by swiping down from the top of the screen.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I use Private mode on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
2 Swipe left on the Quick settings panel to view additional icons and touch Private Mode to turn it ON.
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3 Enter your PIN, Password, or Swipe to turn ON Private mode.
4 Tapping the icon in the Notification panel again will switch it back OFF.

Adding Photos to Private Mode

To move individual file

1 With Private mode enabled, open a picture and touch MORE at the top right corner, then select Move to Private.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I use Private mode on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
2 Your file is moved to Private folder. The file(s) will stay visible until you turn Private mode OFF.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I use Private mode on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

To move multiple files at once

1 From the Gallery, touch MORE > Edit.
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2 Tap and mark checkbox on the photos you would like to make private.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I use Private mode on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
3 Touch MORE > Move to Private.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I use Private mode on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
4 Your files are moved to Private folder. The file(s) will stay visible until you turn Private mode OFF.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I use Private mode on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

Removing Photos from Private Mode

1 From the Gallery > Album > Private folder, with Private Mode turned ON, tap MORE > Edit.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I use Private mode on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
2 Tap and mark checkbox on the photos you would like to remove from Private mode.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I use Private mode on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
3 Tap MORE > Remove from Private.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I use Private mode on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
4 Select an existing folder or create a new one to move the photos to.
Galaxy Tab S2: How do I use Private mode on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

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