Privacy is the main reason why people have smartphones, but there are cases where you need to add an extra layer of security. To get this extra security, lots of Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus users look for a way to hide some of their pictures from prying eyes. Making your pictures private does not require a third-party app, and we will be teaching you a simple process to get the private mode setting to hide pictures on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.
If you see ‘Secure Folder’ anywhere in this article, it is the Private Mode of Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Plus. I will be using both words in this article.
The private mode works for videos as well as pictures, and it will request for a password before any files placed here can be viewed. Below is a quick guide on how to move pictures to Secure Folder on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus to hide pictures.
How To Enable Private Mode On Samsung Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9 Plus:
- Swipe down on the screen to access the options menu.
- On the list of options that appear, look for the Private Mode option and tap this option.
- When you initially open the Private Mode option, you will need to enter a pin code.
How To Disable Private Mode On Samsung Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9 Plus:
- The first step is to open the options menu by swiping downwards on the screen with your fingers.
- The Private Mode option will be on the list so you can select the option.
- Here, you get to choose the option of reverting the mode of the device to its normal settings.
Removing And Adding Data From Private Mode On Samsung Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9 Plus:
Although you can add others, the most common files we discuss which go into the Private Mode are your media files like your photos and your videos. Follow the process below to get these files into Private Mode:
- You need to ensure you switch ON the Private Mode option.
- The exclusively viewable option ensures that it is only while in Private Mode you can access a photo or a file.
- Select on Overflow button that shows up on the right corner of the screen.
- In the menu that appears, you will choose the Move to Private option to complete the process.
If you follow the step-by-step process above, you will not only be able to set-up your Private Mode, and you will also be able to move files into the Private Mode folder for it to be protected from unwanted visitors. With this you’ll be able to hide pictures on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.