What is Private Mode and how do I use it?

Private mode allows you to hide certain content. Content that is moved to “Private” can only be viewed with Private mode on. It will hide content in the following applications:

 

- Gallery
- Video
- Music
- Voice recorder
- My Files

 

Private mode will appear like this on your device’s notification bar:

 

What is Private Mode and how do I use it? 

 

You will need to set up Private Mode in your device before you are able to use it.

 

1. To enable Private Mode:

 

1.1. From the home screen, select Apps.

 

What is Private Mode and how do I use it? 

 

1.2 Select Settings

 

 What is Private Mode and how do I use it? 

 

1.3 Select Private Mode. You will find this under Personalisation (you may need to scroll down a little)

 

Your screen may differ slightly from the below depending on which OS you have on your device.

 

What is Private Mode and how do I use it? 

 

1.4 Tap the switch and wait a couple of seconds. This will then prompt you to enter a screen lock. You can follow these steps again, to switch Private Mode on and off as needed.

 

What is Private Mode and how do I use it? 

 

 

2. Using Private Mode to hide content

 

2.1 From the home screen, select Apps

 

What is Private Mode and how do I use it? 

 

2.2 Select the application where you wish to hide content.

 

This example shows you how to hide content in your Gallery, but you can also hide content in your Video, Music, Voice recorder and My Files.

 

What is Private Mode and how do I use it? 

 

2.3 Select the Folder containing the content that you'd like to hide.

 

What is Private Mode and how do I use it?

2.3 Select the Picture or other individual item you'd like to hide.

 

What is Private Mode and how do I use it? 

 

2.5 Select Menu

 

What is Private Mode and how do I use it? 

 

2.6 Select Move to Private

(note that this option will not be available if you have not enabled Private Mode in step one above)

 

What is Private Mode and how do I use it? 

 

2.7 The picture will now appear in a Folder named Private (which will be available if you have Private Mode turned on)

 

What is Private Mode and how do I use it? 

 

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