Samsung introduces new “Repair Mode” to hide personal data – SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS
MADRID, Aug 1 (Portaltic/EP) –
Samsung has introduced something called repair mode, which the company wants to use to protect its users’ data when they send in their devices for repair, to prevent technicians from having access to this information.
The company has announced this solution in a statement, confirming that it will present this functionality through updates to the series’ “software”. Galaxy S21a mode that will be extended to other models in the future.
in the this writing, has indicated that this function enables selective sharing of data and block access to specific sections during execution so users can keep their sensitive information safe.
To activate it, you just have to access the menu, select the “Battery and device care” option in the “Settings” section of the “Smartphone” and activate it. As soon as this action is performed, it will restart and after that personal data such as photos, messages or accounts are not accessible.
This allows only the applications installed by default to be used during the repair process at official centers and other facilities authorized by the South Korean company.
At the moment, the Asian technology manufacturer has not yet determined when it will make this system available to its users. or in which countries it will be available.
On the other hand, Samsung has reminded that it is “continuously” adding features to protect personal data on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
For example, last year he introduced Samsung Knox vaultan information protection technology that can block attacks by storing personal data in its own storage space.