How to use private mode on the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is one of the most powerful terminals that you can find on the market. A team with a 5.5-inch screen that curves on the sides , with the latest in the improvements deployed by Samsung. A rear camera with double sensor to instantly fix the image, a processor capable of running all Android games, a mode to see the time or calendar information with the screen off ... Today we want to talk about a function that can go unnoticed, but that will give us a lot of play. Above all, if we have that heavy friend or that relative who has a bad habit of picking up our cell phone at the first mistake and looking at all the photos in the gallery. Since we don't always want to share our most personal shots, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge incorporates a private mode to hide the files that we don't want to show. We tell you how it works.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge private mode

The first thing to do is set the private mode on the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge . To do this, we go to "Settings", "Privacy and security" and "Private mode" . Here we have to choose the type of access to the private mode, which can be through a pattern , a PIN code or a password . Alternatively, we also have the option of using our fingerprint. Simply activate the "Fingerprints" option . Once we have done this step, we have to decide if we want the private mode to be deactivated automatically when the screen is turned off. Personally, I think it is a very interesting feature, since it is normal that we forget that we have the private mode activated. This way we won't have to worry about remembering it in times of need (for example, when the gossipy friend flies nearby).

Set private mode: Settings â † 'Privacy and security â †' Private mode â † 'Type of access to Private mode

Now, once we have configured the private mode, we must choose the photos or files that will be part of this mode. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge allows you to choose content from the gallery, the sound recorder or the files in “My files”. Within the gallery, just select one or more photos and then click on the "More" button at the top. The last option shown is "Move to Private". In a similar way, this process can be carried out with the files that we choose in the Samsung file manager or in the sound recorder.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge private mode

Move content to private mode: Open Gallery / Sound Recorder / My Files â † 'Select one or more files â †' More â † 'Move to Private

When private mode is activated, these items are displayed normally within applications, while they disappear the moment it is deactivated. It only remains to explain how this mode is activated and deactivated. To do this, you have to lower the notification panel in two steps (or drag with two fingers from the top of the screen down) and choose the "Private mode" icon . Each time it is activated, we will have to enter our fingerprint or the mode we have chosen (PIN, pattern or password).