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How To Use Private Mode On Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus

Posted by Desmond Andrada on February 26, 2018
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

If you like your own privacy when using your smartphone, you may be familiar with Samsung’s Private Mode. The Private Mode didn’t require the use of third-party apps. The feature allowed you to hide your files, photos, or videos from other people when Private Mode is activated. Privacy Mode has been discontinued on the Galaxy series, but luckily there’s a ready replacement. It’s got all the same features but Samsung now calls this feature Secure Folde
Before this feature was release some people would have deleted their pictures or videos, to prevent others from seeing the content of their phone. Now you can lock them safely away in a secure folder. You can activate the folder’s lock so that even when logged into your phone you can’t access the files without a password.
To access the information in the Secure Folder you’ll need to have a passcode. This keeps the device very secure. To set up Secure Folder on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus follow the guide below.

Enabling the Secure Folder (Private Mode) on your Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus

  1. With two fingers swipe down on the top of your screen to receive a list of options
  2. One of the options on the list will be Secure Folder, tap it
  3. If this is your first time using Private Mode you will get a quick tutorial. You’ll also need to sign into your Samsung account. Whilst you are in the tutorial you will setup an unlock method:
    • Pin
    • Pattern
    • Thumbprint
    • Iris scan

Disabling the Secure Folder on your Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus

  1. With two fingers swipe down on the top of your screen to receive a list of options
  2. One of the options on the list will be Security Folder, tap it
  3. This will disable private mode on your device

Adding and removing specific files from the Secure Folder on your Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

In private mode, you will have a variety of supported media types for photos or videos. To add files that are supported in Private Mode, follow the steps below:

  1. Have Secure folder turned on, use the steps above if it is not
  2. Go to Secure folder so you can make media hidden
  3. In the upper right of your screen choose the overflow menu button and choose the file(s) you want to use
  4. Now tap the option – Mode to private

This guide will help you easily set up secure folder. You should also be able to add files to certain private folders or albums in secure folder Mode.