Set Samsung Galaxy S5 Into Private Mode

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Private mode allows you to hide selected files on your phone from others. This is especially handy if you ever allow other people to use or handle your device. If you have certain files on your phone that you prefer to remain hidden, simply turn private mode on and select the files you wish to hide. Once you select files to hide, turn private mode off, and those files will remain hidden. Only individuals who know the unlock code can turn private mode back on. More on hiding content with private mode.

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**Important**

If you forget your pin, password, pattern or your fingerprint isn't recognized, you'll have to perform a factory reset to use private mode again.

Set Private Mode on Samsung Galaxy S5

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    From the home screen, tap the "Apps" icon.
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    Inside the apps screen, tap "Settings".
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    At the top of the Settings screen, tap the search icon
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    Type private mode into the search box and tap the first result.
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    If this is your first time accessing private mode, you'll be met with a series of welcome screens
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    Tap "NEXT".
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    The following screen is a disclaimer about content that you make private
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    Read it thoroughly and tap "NEXT".
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    The next screen describes how to make content private
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    Tap "START" when you understand how to make content private.
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    The following screen is where you select the unlock method you'll be using
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    For the purpose of this article, we used "PIN".
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    On the next screen, enter a numeric pin into the keypad and tap "Continue".
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    Confirm your pin number by re-entering it into the keypad, then tap "Continue".
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    On the main Private mode screen, you'll see the toggle switch is on, this indicates that you're in private mode.
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    The unlock method you're using is visible under "Private mode access type"
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    Turning "Auto Disable" on will disable private mode once the screen turns off.
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    Now we can select a file to hide
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    As an example, we picked an image from inside the camera folder. While viewing the image, tap the three-dot menu in the upper right corner.
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    From the list, tap "Move to private". This will work with any files on your phone, not just images.
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Questions and Answers

Trying to reset password haven't used in awhile it won't let me?

Trying to reset password for privacy mode

There is no way to retrieve this password if you have forgotten it because you need to know it in order to go into your phone settings and reset the password from privacy mode. Your only option is to transfer the files using the external SD card to a PC and then performing a hard reset.

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When I deactivate fingerprint password it says fingerprint unlock is currently set as the private mode unlock method select another method and try again?

I tried all the ways possible but still the same issue how can the fingerprint password be removed

You have to go into settings to Private Mode and reset to a pin lock. After you do this go into Security and then clear your fingerprint lock.

I factory reset it and I can't get past the Google account and I watched a video and it said click mode in my camera and it's there but it won't let me click it?

I factory reset it and I can't get past the Google account and I watched a video and it said click mode in my camera and it's there but it won't let me click it

If you have Lollipop or Marshmallow installed, you will have to install all new Stock ROM on the device after you hard reset to bypass Google. You can't click it because you missed a step or your phone does not support this method. Find new Stock ROM and install it. Some carriers have the stock ROM on their websites for issues like this so check your Carrier website first.

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