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Using the Private Mode on Your Galaxy Tab S2

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 app. Private mode is only available for certain apps.

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

Set Up Private Mode

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

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.   

  2. Navigate to Settings > Privacy > Private mode.    

  3. If a disclaimer appears, review the disclaimer and touch Confirm.   

  4. Touch the slider to turn Private mode on.   

    You will be required to enter the password if you have set screen lock previously.

  5. You will be required to select from the secure screen lock options if your current lock screen is not a secured type.    

  6. Private mode should be turned on. Private Mode can also be switched on/off from the Notifications panel.

Add Photos to Private Mode

Files can be set to private even if Private Mode is switched off. You will be required to enter your Private Mode password to temporarily enable it. Private Mode will switch off immediately after the file has been set to private.

Moving files to Private

  1. With Private mode enabled, open a picture and touch More at the top right corner, and then select Move to Private.   

  2. Your file will be moved to the Private folder.     

  3. To move multiple files at once, touch More > Edit in Gallery before selecting pictures.    

  4. Touch the photos you want to make private. A checkmark will appear on the selected photos.    

  5. Touch More > Move to Private.    

  6. Your files will be moved to the Private folder.  

Remove Photos from Private Mode

  1. From the Gallery, touch Album.   

    Make sure your sorting options are set to Albums.

  2. Touch the Private folder.     

    Make sure Private Mode is turned on.

  3. Touch More > Edit.   

  4. Select and touch the photos you want to remove from Private mode.  A checkmark will appear on the selected photos.   

  5. Touch More > Remove from Private.   

  6. Select an existing folder or create a new one to move the selected photos.   

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