[Galaxy Tab A] How do I use Private mode?

Last Update Date : Jan 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.

Set Up Private Mode

1. From a Home screen, touch Apps 1 > Settings 1 > Privacy 1 .


2. Touch 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.

3. If prompted, configure a secure lock screen. The following options are available in Private mode:


• Touch the ON/OFF switch to turn Private mode on or off.

• Touch Private mode access type to change the lock screen type.

• Touch the ON/OFF switch for Auto disable to enable or disable this feature, which automatically turns off Private mode when the screen turns off.

Using Private Mode

1. When you fine a file you want to make private, simply touch MORE at the top right corner, and then select Move to Private.


2. An privatem mode icon 1 will appear on the file indicating it is private. The files will appear until you turn Private mode off, after turning the provate mode off, the files will disappear.




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