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Where Are Files on Private Mode on Samsung

Private Mode is a very useful function on Samsung Galaxy. Mobile phones are now devices full of personal information, and you won't want people to find some photos, videos, audio or other files, even your families. However, it often happens that people ask for your handset in an emergency. Say "No"? Not always. That's when Private Mode should apply. In this article, you'll learn how to use Private mode and where Private mode files are on Samsung. If you forgot Private mode password, learn how to unlock Private mode without losing data.

How to Move Files to Private Mode on Samsung

In order to set files as private, we have to enable Private mode manually, and then move the files to Private mode. Let's take photos as an example.
Step 1. Go to Settings> Private mode. Read all the introduction messages on the page.

Step 2. Tap the toggle to enable Private mode. Just follow the instruction to set a secure method(pattern/pin/fingerprint).
Step 3. Go to Gallery, long press and select the images you need, and then tap the menu icon> Move to Private (the option may be at the bottom of the list).

Step 4. Now you can still see those pictures, but they are added with special icons on the bottom-left corner.
Step 5. Go back to Settings> Private mode, now tap the toggle to turn Private mode off.
Step 6. Open Gallery app, the images disappeared. Aren't they?

Note: All files in Private mode are stored on internal memory. Even if you move SD card files to Private, the files will be moved to internal memory.

Where to Find all the Files in Private Mode?

If you want to see all the files in Private mode, you have to turn on the mode first.
Step 1. Go to Settings> Private mode, tap the switch icon to turn on Private mode. You'll be asked to unlock it with the method you set.

Step 2. Open My Files app (the stock file manager), find Private under Local storage on the main screen.

Step 3. Tap Private, and now you can view all the files in Private mode.

Private Mode Not Working?

Many Samsung Galaxy users wake up and find they can no longer access private mode over night. It keeps saying "Failed to enable Private mode. Please try again later". The problem could be caused due to system modification, like rooting, but also could be unknown accident. If you are unfortunately in the same boat, please refer to Private mode not working fix tutorial, and try the following method to recover lost files on your Samsung.

How to Recover Deleted Files from Samsung

Samsung data recovery is also a common request that many people have asked. When you are sure that there is no backup for Samsung device, then mobile phone data recovery software is your last hope. The recovery tool below can find both deleted and hidden but existing data from your Samsung handset.
Step 1. Free download and install iReparo Android Data Recovery.
Step 2. Run the recovery program and choose the data you want to recover.
Step 3. Connect your Samsung to PC and follow on-screen instruction.
Step 4. Scan your Samsung mobile phone for lost files.
Step 5. Preview and retrieve lost data from Samsung.


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