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Privacy

Choose from various modes designed to hide personal content from being accessed by anyone else using your device.

Location

Some apps, such as Google Maps, may require one or more location services be turned on for full functionality.

Locating Method

Before using any features that require location assistance, you must enable your device's location services.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Privacy|Location.
  3. Tap On/Off to turn on Location services.
  4. Tap Locating method to select how your location is determined:
  • GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks: Use GPS, Wi-Ffi-, and mobile networks.
  • Wi-Fi and mobile networks: Use Wi-Fi and mobile networks (no GPS).
  • GPS only: Use GPS only.
  1. Tap Improve accuracy to use other connections for determining your location:
  • Wi-Fi scanning: Allow apps and services to scan for Wi-Fi network automatically, even when Wi-Fi is turned off. 
  • Bluetooth scanning: Allow apps to scan for and connect to nearby devices automatically through Bluetooth, even when Bluetooth is turned off. 

Recent Location Requests

Apps that have requested your location are listed under Recent location requests.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Privacy|Location.
  3. Tap On/Off to turn on Location services.
  4. Tap an entry under Recent location requests to view the app's settings.

Location Services

Google uses Location History to store and use your device's most recent location data. Google apps, such as Google Maps, can use this data to improve your search results based on places that you have visited. 

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Privacy|Location.
  3. Tap On/Off to turn on Location services.
  4. Tap Google location history and sign in to your Google Account for more options. 

App Permissions

Control which apps have permissions to use certain features of your device.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Privacy|App permissions.
  3. Tap the following features to see which apps have permission to access them:
  • Body Sensors
  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Contacts
  • Location
  • Microphone
  • Phone
  • SMS
  • Storage
  • Additional Permissions
  1. Tap On/Off next to each app to enable or disable permissions for that feature. 

Private Mode

Hide personal content from being accessed by anyone else using your device. Private mode is only available for certain applications.

Note: A secure screen lot (Pattern, PIN, or Password) is required to use Private mode.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Privacy|Private mode.
  3. Tap On/Off to enable Private mode.
  4. Follow the prompts to learn about and set up Private mode. 

Report Diagnostic Info

This feature sends diagnostic information about your device when you are having technical problems.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Privacy|Report diagnostic info.
  3. Read the consent information, and then tap Yes to enable this feature or tap No thanks.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The content included in this section is produced by Samsung Electronics Limited.  

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