What is Private Mode and how do I use it?
Private Mode is a feature on devices running the Android Nougat operating system. If you are using a later operating system this feature has been replaced with the Secure Folder. Find out how to identify which operating system you're using. If you are using a device released after the Galaxy S9 you will need to use the Secure Folder.
Private Mode allows you to hide certain content so that can only be viewed while Private Mode is enabled. You can hide content from the following applications:
- Voice recorder
- My Files
Please note: This example shows you how to hide content in your Gallery. You can also hide content in your Video, Music, Voice recorder and My Files.
Please note: that this option will not be available if you have not enabled Private Mode
- Swipe down the top of the screen to reveal the Notification panel, then tap the Private Mode icon; or
- Go to Settings, tap Private Mode, then tap the switch to activate Private Mode
Please note: The icon may look different depending on which operating system your device is running.