The Private Mode is one sneaky way to keep your sensitive information under the radar. If you have a Samsung Galaxy J7/J8/J9/J6/J5/J4/J3/J2/J1, you should know that the device itself is everything you need to create a folder accessible only through a password code or unlock pattern. Photos and videos – what most of our readers are interested in protecting – as well as an entire range of other files and formats, can all be hidden by simply activating and configuring this mode.
It might sound fancy, but it isn’t. One would actually feel extremely lucky for discovering this option instead of having to deal with who knows what other third-party apps. Let us show you what’s all about:
How to access the Private Mode on Galaxy J7/J8/J9/J6/J5/J4/J3/J2/J1
This feature is available to select on your Samsung Galaxy J7/J8/J9/J6/J5/J4/J3/J2/J17 and can be activated with one simple tap. For most users, it is rather harder to find it or to know what it does than to actually start using it, once they get to know their options.
Long story short, the Private Mode on Samsung Galaxy J7/J8/J9/J6/J5/J4/J3/J2/J1 is an option labeled just like that, listed under the Quick Settings menu. If you swipe downwards from the top of the screen, you should be able to see it in there. Like with many other options from that menu, if you tap on it once you get to activate it, if you tap on it once again, you deactivate it.
The first time you launch this feature, you will be given a short introduction and you will have to set up the PIN code – that password we were telling you that it is the only way for anyone to access the content within the private folder.
How to work with the Private Mode on Galaxy J7/J8/J9/J6/J5/J4/J3/J2/J1
Now that you’ve just discovered how turning it On and Off is a breeze, let’s see how can you add or remove files from it. As specified, it supports all kinds of media types.
With the Private Mode on Samsung J7/J8/J9/J6/J5/J4/J3/J2/J1 activated, you just have to go to the file you want to protect, select it, and tap on the Menu button overflowing at the upper right corner. It will be obvious that you need to select the option labeled as “Move to Private” and that was all. Repeat the steps with anything you want to move in there or simply select more files at once.
As you’ve finished protecting the documents and disabled the Private Mode on Galaxy J7/J8/J9/J6/J5/J4/J3/J2/J1, you will be happy to discover that the folder where you have stored it isn’t visible when you are out of this Private Mode!