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How To Use Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus Private Mode

Your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is equipped with pretty much everything it takes to offer you the privacy you crave for. But the coolest feature of them all is the Private Mode – a built-in feature, as mentioned, so you won’t need to install any new app and load the smartphone with even more data.


What is the Private Mode and how you can access it:

The Private Mode is a special feature that gives you access to a storage space otherwise hidden. If you create a secure folder while using this mode and then you return to the normal mode, that folder will be invisible during the regular navigation. Even you, the person who created it, won’t be able to see it outside of the Private Mode.

The best part about it, however, relates to how you access it. In order to use this mode with your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, you will have to set up a password – it’s the first thing you will do the first time you will access the feature. Of course, the password ensures the second protection layer. Not only that no one will be able to tell that you have secured a folder before turning on the Private Mode, but the access will be forbidden without knowing the password!

So, while turning this option On or Off is a simple action performed from the Quick Settings menu, where you have an option labeled as Private Mode, the access requires a password.


What kind of files you can protect with the Private Mode:

Most Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus users rely on the secure folder to store personal photographs. Nevertheless, the feature is versatile enough to support a wide range of other media files just as easily.

If you need, you can also hide your videos or some audio files, space is not an issue as long as those files had enough space on the smartphone before you decided to move them to the Private Mode. Speaking of which…


How to add specific files to the Private Mode:

In order to protect your important data with the above-described option, you will usually need to go through a three-step simple process:

  1. Turn on the Private Mode
  2. Move your files
  3. Turn off the Private Mode


Otherwise said, every editing that you want to do within the secure folder will have to be performed with the feature activated by yourself. As suggested, on your first contact with this mode you will be required to select a password and to go through a short tutorial on how to use it. After that, all your future activations will only require you to type the password and do your work.

Within the Private Mode, the upper right corner of the screen will display an overflow menu button. Suffices to tap on it and you will be able to navigate to the files you want to protect. Select the files and then select the option Move to Private.

And that was it. You can now leave the Private Mode – swipe downward to access the Quick Settings menu and tap once again on the Private Mode icon – and be sure that your personal files are well protected on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

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