Galaxy A5: How to use Private mode

Last Update Date : Apr 12. 2018

* Please note, this section is designed to give you basic product troubleshooting information, also refer to your user manual for more information.


Private mode allows you to prevent others from using or accessing specific content, such as images and documents stored on the device. You can activate this mode, save content to a specific location and then deactivate private mode to hide items securely. Private mode is available for the applications Gallery, Video, Music, Voice Recorder and My Files.


To enable Private mode in Galaxy A5 2014, follow the steps below:


Step 1:  On the home screen tap on Apps then tap on Settings. Look for Private mode. (1-A) 

■ Alternatively, open the notifications panel or the quick setting panel, and tap Private mode to activate it. (1-B)




Step 2: Read the on-screen information and tap Next.



Step 3: View the type of content that can be saved in private mode and tap Next.



Step 4: Read the on-screen information about using private mode and tap Start.


Set an unlock code and backup PIN. When this mode is activated, lock this icon appears on indicator bar.




Step 5: While Private mode is enabled, select items you want to mark as Private (5-1). Tap the more (options) button (5-2).




Step 6: Select Move to Private on the drop-down list. These items will now be hidden when Private mode is disabled.

On Hidden images through Private Mode, private icons are displayed. When you have selected the items to hide, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Private mode, and then drag the Private mode switch to the left. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Private mode to deactivate it. The selected items will disappear from the screen.




Step 7: To remove an item from Private mode, first select the items you want to remove from private mode. Then, tap the more button and select Remove from Private. The selected items will no longer be secured or hidden.



Step 8: To view hidden items, on the Apps screen, tap My Files. If you select Private directory, all items added in private mode appear on the screen.






■ Device must be in “Private Mode” to enable you to remove items from Private mode or view items set as “Private”.  

■ In the event you are unable to use private mode, try updating the software of the device.






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