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  1. smalba's Avatar
    Every time I try to go into private mode it tells me "Failed to enable private mode".

    Has anyone seen this and have a solution?
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    04-12-2014 10:44 PM
  2. smalba's Avatar
    So I figured it out. You can't run private mode in art runtime. I switched back to dalvik in the developers settings and now it works.
    04-13-2014 09:24 AM
  3. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I don't quite understand it in general. I have some photos that I would prefer to keep private ...

    But I cannot figure out how to make them "private". I pull up the photo and don't see the option to hide it. What am I doing wrong? And I do have private mode turned on...
    04-13-2014 09:45 AM
  4. smalba's Avatar
    I don't quite understand it in general. I have some photos that I would prefer to keep private ...

    But I cannot figure out how to make them "private". I pull up the photo and don't see the option to hide it. What am I doing wrong? And I do have private mode turned on...
    Yes you have to enable private mode first. When your in the gallery with private mode enabled, select the images you want to his and click on the option dots at the top right of the screen and add theme to the private folder.
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    04-13-2014 09:59 AM
  5. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Yes you have to enable private mode first. When your in the gallery with private mode enabled, select the images you want to his and click on the option dots at the top right of the screen and add theme to the private folder.
    I see now. You have to select the photos from the gallery and do it that way. I had each photo pulled up. Thanks!
    04-14-2014 08:25 AM
  6. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    how i'm really confused. i haven't done this yet but after you select, say 3 pictures from your camera's album to be private, how would you go about then to view them when you wish to?
    04-14-2014 09:55 AM
  7. Terri Clair's Avatar
    I selected private mode and set up the finger swipe. Now, I can't turn it on. It is a lighter green than the other items, and it allows me to select it, but the button will not turn on.
    04-29-2014 08:15 PM
  8. DarshOne's Avatar
    i am in dalvik, and cant enable private mode after rooting and some tinkering, not sure where i went wrong, only deleted verizon bloatware and installed the module that let me use multi window with other apps in xposed. my sms broke for about 30mins and now its back, but now i cant enable my private mode..


    edit. once i uninstalled xposed framework, private mode back.
    06-29-2014 06:33 PM
  9. IlvanDram's Avatar
    I selected private mode and set up the finger swipe. Now, I can't turn it on. It is a lighter green than the other items, and it allows me to select it, but the button will not turn on.
    Did anyone ever respond to this? I am having this problem as well. I briefly saw a screen to enter my password but it disappeared from view and I have a feeling that is related. How do I kill the program so I can get back to the password screen?
    12-04-2014 10:47 PM
  10. bsettz's Avatar
    Private mode is buggy well thats my opinion I dont have any answers to these private mode problems. Sorry. I do have work arounds. app store apps to hide yor photos which I dont use. Another alternative though. go to my files put the pictures and or videos u want to hide in a folder or multiple folders whichever. You can name the files whatever. Add a period b4 the file name it will not show up in gallery. You can only access it thru my files. Simple as that. add a period b4 file name/pictures or video not in gallery! delete the period b4 file name/ Pics or video appear in gallery. Simple as that. Private mode sucks and takes much more time to go thru the motions. This method is much quicker and efficient well thtz my opinion good look.

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    12-05-2014 06:25 AM
  11. bsettz's Avatar
    Bmp

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    12-05-2014 07:35 PM
  12. dineshmj's Avatar
    I too faced this problem. Looks like, Samsung hasn't tested their private mode feature with ART runtime. It's a shame. I hope they would rectify this in their JB update for Note 4.
    01-24-2015 09:30 AM
  13. Rosesrread1's Avatar
    Same with me. I spent all aft. trying to figure out why private mode wouldn't function and found nothing that helped fix the problem. I'm using ART but I don't know if that's the cause of the problem.. and won't switch back to Delvic to find out! The . before a file name sounds like a good solution. Thanks. I searched for hrs. to figure this out. I'm glad it's not just me 😓

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    01-29-2015 02:30 PM
  14. bbmjack's Avatar
    Just get my knox

    KRASIVA
    01-29-2015 04:24 PM
  15. esjames's Avatar
    If you use xposed installer, look for the module called "secure storage". That should help with your issue.
    01-30-2015 10:43 AM
  16. Rosesrread1's Avatar
    Thank you. I'll try that today.

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    02-01-2015 06:23 AM
  17. emersonb's Avatar
    Had the same problem, and the IT quick fix of restarting my phone allowed me to turn on private mode. Hopefully it works for you too.
    03-15-2015 12:26 AM
  18. emersonb's Avatar
    Try restarting your phone. This should allow you to redo your private mode efforts
    03-15-2015 12:26 AM
  19. Sara Juel Burgess's Avatar
    Is there any reason why the period before the file name wouldn't work because it's not on mine.
    05-28-2015 07:18 PM
  20. John Benson2's Avatar
    I used expose framework put in the secure module and still cannot get my private to work, failed to enable private mode, try again.

    Anybody else somebody help me, yikes this sucks

    mine is now operational but this is not going to be helpful but wait for others yes here's my repair. I used a backup image and lucky for me it worked perfectly everything's fine. Lesson learned make a backup. You already have a rooted tablet or phone so use TWRP it save me I'm now happy again. I wish I could do more for you guys but having a working backup is something to think about. I'm good to go
    06-16-2015 04:58 AM
  21. bsettz's Avatar
    Is there any reason why the period before the file name wouldn't work because it's not on mine.
    U did something wrong. Long press on file. Options in top right corner select rename. Add a period b4 the name. Thtz it

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    06-17-2015 07:41 AM
  22. Raul Gomez3's Avatar
    Im having the same issues it wont let me get in my private mode or even put anything in, i haven't rooted the phone or anything it just wont let me ,plz help i dont know what to do, i called my phone service and couldn't figure it out either

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    07-28-2015 06:45 PM
  23. Shreqg2's Avatar
    If you have previously configured Private Mode without Xposed Installed, then you can not access it anymore after installing this framework. But there is a method to make it work again without wiping all data.... Check this tutorial:

    mobilecentre.pl/how-to-fix-private-mode-in-samsung-galaxy/
    08-12-2015 05:02 AM
  24. MichaelYouNow's Avatar
    So I figured it out. You can't run private mode in art runtime. I switched back to dalvik in the developers settings and now it works.
    I have the same problem but I don't now about art runtime and the dalvik
    12-30-2015 04:08 AM
  25. ironass's Avatar
    I have the same problem but I don't now about art runtime and the dalvik
    Hello and welcome to Android Central MichaelYouNow!

    ART replaced Dalvik in Lollipop. See #1.0 of S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide for more information in the links.

    See, also, How to enable Private Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5
    12-30-2015 05:00 AM
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