Samsung new feature will hide your photos during phone repair

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hide your photos during phone repair

Samsung’s new feature will hide your photos during phone repair

Giving a repair technician your phone with images, text messages, and other obvious personal information might be risky.

After all, some people have experienced the terrifying reality of having their data leaked during the repair procedure. Hide your photos during phone repair.

According to a press release obtained by Samsung Mobile from Samsung’s Korean press site, the company hopes to end this with a new privacy feature dubbed Repair Mode (via Ars Technica).

hide your photos during phone repair

Technicians can access the interiors of your phone

This allows specialists limited access to the interiors of your phone. According to what I’ve heard, they’ll have enough access to do their job, but not enough to disclose your photos.

hide your photos during phone repair
hide your photos during phone repair

Will be available in South Korea

Hide your photos during phone repair will first be available on the Galaxy S21 phone in South Korea. In the future, the business intends to expand its support to more models.

How to Hide your photos during phone repair?

  • As noted in the translated press release, you’ll eventually be able to switch on the feature via the “Battery and Device Care” section within the built-in Settings app.
  • After doing this, the phone will reboot into repair mode, and then your accounts, photos, and messages will be hidden.
  • Only the apps that were installed by default will be accessible to the person performing the repair or anyone else who touches your phone while it is being worked on.
  • Only you have to decide when to turn off Repair Mode.

When this feature will be available in other countries?

As of now, Samsung has not announced whether Repair Mode will be available in additional regions or which phones will support it. However, customers will find it quite convenient to fix their phones while maintaining their privacy.



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