South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced a new feature for its Galaxy devices called Repair Mode to ensure that personal data on your Galaxy smartphone remains safe even when a repair technician is working on it.
Samsung Repair Mode allows users to selectively choose what data they want to disclose when their phone is in for repair, reports Sammobile,
Users are always worried about their personal data being leaked or stolen from their smartphones when they send it in for repair.
This mode is meant to bring peace of mind, at least for Samsung Galaxy users. So, for example, if you want to keep photos and videos off limits on your device, you can do it in repair mode, the report said.
Once the repair mode is activated, which can be found in the settings, battery and device care menus, the smartphone reboots.
After that, no one will be able to access your data, including photos, messages, accounts, etc., and only default apps will be accessible.
To come out of repair mode, the user has to exit the mode by rebooting the device and authenticating through fingerprint or pattern recognition.
According to the newsroom post, Samsung Repair Mode will arrive via an update to the Galaxy S21 series phones, and will later be expanded to more models in the future.
This feature will be available in South Korea, other regions should also get this facility soon.
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