1. pdubs5459's Avatar
    I've used Private Mode on my S6 for a while now. Does anyone know exactly how secure Private Mode is? For personal reasons I don't use a screen lock to open my phone, but I do for Private Mode. If someone stole my phone, how secure are those Private Mode files?
    12-02-2020 05:22 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi is this Samsung s6 ?
    Your reference to secure folder?

    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    12-02-2020 05:42 PM
  3. pdubs5459's Avatar
    I've used Private Mode on my Samsung S6 for a while now. Does anyone know exactly how secure Private Mode is? For personal reasons I don't use a screen lock to open my phone, but I do use the fingerprint scanner for Private Mode. If someone stole my phone, how secure are those Private Mode files?
    12-03-2020 10:37 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    [Merged you to your original thread, welcome to AC!]
    12-03-2020 10:43 AM
  5. pdubs5459's Avatar
    Thank you for the reply. Yes, this device is a Samsung Galaxy S6, but on this device it is referred to as Private Mode, not secure folder.
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    12-03-2020 10:45 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thank you for the reply. Yes, this device is a Samsung Galaxy S6, but on this device it is referred to as Private Mode, not secure folder.
    Your welcome!
    I don't remember my s6 having private mode,where in setting you see this ?
    12-03-2020 10:54 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    It's been quite some time since I had the s6 , what Android version it's on also?
    12-03-2020 10:56 AM
  8. pdubs5459's Avatar
    Quite honestly I don't know the Android version. Months ago I sent my phone to Asurion for a cracked screen. I didn't factory reset the phone because of ignorance. I didn't have a screen lock to open the phone. I just recently realized that factory reset would have been smart for obvious reasons, but it's too late for that now. I guess I'm just paranoid about someone having access to my phone once the screen was replaced. That is the reason for inquiring about the security of Private Mode. From what I understand it operates similar to Secure Folder, but it doesn't have Samsung Knox.
    12-03-2020 11:30 AM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Quite honestly I don't know the Android version. Months ago I sent my phone to Asurion for a cracked screen. I didn't factory reset the phone because of ignorance. I didn't have a screen lock to open the phone. I just recently realized that factory reset would have been smart for obvious reasons, but it's too late for that now. I guess I'm just paranoid about someone having access to my phone once the screen was replaced. That is the reason for inquiring about the security of Private Mode. From what I understand it operates similar to Secure Folder, but it doesn't have Samsung Knox.
    Ahh ok gotcha.

    If you want you can change your password s on accounts you have , but I don't remember private mode so I won't be able suggest anything in that regard.
    12-03-2020 11:48 AM
  10. Rukbat's Avatar
    Asurion can image storage, and that gives them unlimited access to the entire phone.

    Would they? No. People who can do things like that have far too many devices to work on to spend time looking at one particular device. (I used to fix database files - tens of thousands of user info records each. Did I look at them? I had to in order to fix them. Did I remember any of them? Not by the time I got to the next one.) Besides, once they replaced the broken screen (assuming they didn't just trash the phone for the gold), the first thing they'd usually do is flash the latest ROM (whether you had it or you had an earlier version). That wipes everything you had, so they'd never see your data.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    12-03-2020 04:27 PM

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