Unfortunately, taking the smartphone to the technical service is a situation that happens from time to time. And at the moment, it is more than one person’s mind whether operators have access to information within the terminal. Overall the answer is positive, but in teams SAMSUNG there is a tool that isn’t exactly like this: Maintenance mode.
This function, which has been included in the Korean company’s One UI customization from this year, block certain partitions and so no one (not even an operator repairing the phone) can access it. Undoubtedly, this is an excellent possibility and one that prevents problems with personal information. But you may not know how to activate it on your Samsung terminal, we will show you the steps how to achieve it and know for example that no one will be able to see the photos you have saved.
How to enable Maintenance Mode on your Samsung
The first thing you need to know is that to use this function your terminal must use the following version. OneUI 5 or higher, otherwise the functionality is not available. If you don’t have it, check in the terminal itself if you have the relevant update – and feel free to install it. If your smartphone has what you need, all you have to do is follow these instructions:
- Access the phone settings, to do this use the corresponding application, which you will find with a gear-shaped icon.
- Now, in the list of options you see on the screen, you need to look for the Battery and device maintenance section. Once you find it, use it regularly. Then you enter the section where the function you want to activate.
- Check and find Maintenance Mode with a slider right next to it. Activate it (you know this is effective if Samsung drops the gray color for a more striking color depending on the theme on your mobile).
- Now, you have to make sure you want to put the terminal in this Mode, because you won’t be able to use it… so you have to perform the next step when you decide to get the equipment repaired. When this happens, restart the computer and you will see the function enabled.
- It’s over, you’re done.
When you want to remove Maintenance Mode, what you need to do is give the option to do so when you turn on the Samsung phone. You will need to specify some of the security gateways you have created, for example: PIN. By doing this, you enter the phone as usual (and yes, it is recommended to disable the slider enabled in the previous steps).
Source: Cincodias Elpais