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Using Private Mode on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab E (SM-T377x)

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.

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

The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Set Up Private Mode

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 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 and OFF in your 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, 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. Then, touch the photos you would like to make private. A checkmark will appear on the selected photos.   

  5. Then, touch MORE > Move to Private.   

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

Remove Photo from Private Mode

  1. From the Gallery, touch Album.

    Make sure your sorting options 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 would like to remove from Private mode.  A checkmark will appear on the selected photos.

  5. Then, touch MORE > Remove from Private.

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

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