How To Use Private Mode - Samsung Galaxy Tab S

How To Use Private Mode - Samsung Galaxy Tab S
How To Use Private Mode - Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Learn how to use private mode on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S. Use this mode to prevent others from using or accessing specific content, such as images and documents, stored on the device. You can save content to a specific location and deactivate private mode to hide items securely.

Hiding content

  • On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Device > Private mode, and then tap the Private mode switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Private mode to activate it. When you activate private mode for the first time, set an unlock code and a backup PIN.
  • Enter the private mode unlock code. When this mode is activated, appears at the top of the screen.
  • To select items to hide, tap and hold an item in the list, tick items to select, and then tap Menu icon > Move to Private. Items that are moved to private mode appear with on them.
  • When you have selected the items to hide, open the Apps screen, tap Settings > Device > Private mode, and then tap the Private mode switch to deactivate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Private mode to deactivate it. The selected items will disappear from the screen.

Note: Ensure that all files are saved or moved properly before deactivating private mode.

Viewing hidden content

You can only view hidden items when private mode is activated.

  • On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Device > Private mode, and then tap the Private mode switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Private mode to activate it.
  • Enter the private mode unlock code.
  • On the Apps screen, tap My Files > Private. All items moved in private mode appear on the screen.

Note

This guide will work on all Samsung Galaxy Tab S's; including Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

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