More and more people are asking these days about the privacy options of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus. With such a powerful camera and so many opportunities to take great snapshots, it is difficult not to have a ton of pictures stored on your smartphone.
If some of them are more special and you don’t want them to be seen by anyone who gets to use your phone, the Privacy Mode is the coolest privacy feature you could ever use.
- You can turn this mode On or Off, depending on what you need, with just one tap of an icon. Of course, you’ll have to know what icon to access and from where, but even that part is super easy when it comes to using the Private Mode or the Secure Folder, as others would call it, on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus.
- You can store inside its Secure Folder pretty much anything – a wide range of media file formats are supported – and you can create subfolders and organize the information to your convenience.
- You benefit from a secured access granted exclusively through a dedicated PIN code and you are the one who gets to set it up or change it whenever you think it is necessary.
- You can be sure that whatever you store into the Private Mode will remain private, as in accessible only with the password and invisible as long as the Private Mode is turned Off.
These four reasons sum up pretty much everything you should know about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus privacy tips. However, we’re not going to prolong the suspense and give you, instead, the only necessary details for taking advantage of the entire above.
How do you access the Private Mode in Galaxy S8/S8+ Plus?
The Private Mode has its own option named just the same, with a custom icon that can be accessed from under the Quick Settings menu. So, you just need to access the general Menu of the smartphone and look at the extended list of options from the top of the screen. One of them is called the Private Mode and if you tap once on it, the mode will ask you to type the PIN code and then activate. After that, when you return to this menu and tap it once again, it will automatically get back to the standard running mode.
How do you transfer files to the Secure Folder in Galaxy S8/S8+ Plus?
If you’re in the Private Mode, all you have to do is to start browsing for the files you want to protect and select them. You can move individual items or select everything you need at once. When you’re done with the selection, just use the Overflow menu button sitting at the upper right corner and select Move to Private.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus work wonders if you know what to do with it. From now on, you’ll know how to make your most important files miraculously disappear and become accessible only with the secret password.