Samsung Note 8 And Note 9: How To Turn ON And OFF Private Mode

Whether it’s the first time you hear about it or the first time you’re really interested in using it, the Private Mode will enchant you. It’s readily available on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8, it is listed in the Quick Settings menu, and it hides your important files in plain sight. Don’t look for a third-party protection method, you have something at hand that you’ll love to use.


How can you enable the Private Mode on Note 9 and Note 8?

It takes one tap into the right place, which is the dedicated Private Mode on Note 9 and Note 8. How and where can you find it and what should you expect once you activate this mode?

  1. The Private Mode feature is listed in the Quick Settings menu;
  2. To get to it, you’ll have to swipe down from the top of the screen, using two fingers instead of one;
  3. Identify the Private Mode icon on that list and tap on it;
  4. To gain access, you will also have to type a pin code – if it’s your first attempt, you will have to configure and select it, also following a short tutorial, but if you’ve done this before, it will take you one second to type the code and enter the Private Mode.


How can you handle the Private Mode content on Note 9 and Note 8?

So, you’ve slipped into this special mode and now you want to add new files. From photos to videos and many others in between, the process is the same:

  1. You go to the location of the file that you want to hide;
  2. You select that file and, since you’re already in the Private Mode, you’ll see an Overflow menu located in the upper right corner;
  3. Tap on that menu;
  4. Select “Move to private”.


And that’s it. You may not notice any difference now that you’re still in this mode, but you’ll see that the file has disappeared once you return to the normal running mode, from where that file will be invisible. Speaking of which…


How can you disable the Private Mode on Note 9 and Note 8?

You’ll be surprised, but it’s even easier than the steps required for turning it on! Otherwise said, you’ll have to return to the Quick Settings menu, with one swipe with two fingers from the top of the screen. In there, one tap on the Private Mode icon will take you out.

Now go ahead and surf through the menus of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9. You’ll see that everything you’ve moved to this protected mode can no longer be seen in the standard mode.

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