With Samsung Internet, Samsung has steadily raised the bar for web browsing. This has been made feasible by regularly adding new functionality to the browser. Using the most recent Android version, you can now lock Samsung Internet secret mode tab using a fingerprint or password. We’ll show you all you need to know in this article.
With its One UI interface placed on top of the default Android operating system, Samsung phones provide a distinctive user experience. Samsung, however, offers its own collection of apps in addition to the software that comes preinstalled on its phones. A web browser named Samsung Internet, a gallery, an app store, and a file organizer are among these applications.
Samsung Internet wasn’t initially built on Chrome. The OEM, however, made the decision to build the browser on the Chromium project, which was initially introduced by Google in 2008. This decision was made in 2013, around a year later. Chromium was chosen by the corporation above alternatives including WebKit, Gecko, and Blink because of its open source status, performance, and compliance with web standards. Later that year, a Galaxy S4 model came with the initial version of the new browser.
In 2015, as Samsung Internet grew in popularity, the firm made the browser downloadable via the Google Play Store, opening it up to a larger market. Additionally, through the Samsung Galaxy Store, Samsung added the browser to Tizen wearables. Samsung predicted that the browser will have had more than a billion downloads by 2023.
How to Lock Samsung Internet Secret Mode with a Password or Fingerprint
Most browsers come with Incognito Mode, which lets you browse the web (to a certain extent) without being concerned about cookies, stored search history, or data collecting. However, the typical user won’t find much use for these functions. With its more useful Secret Mode, Samsung Internet raises the bar.
Along with the capabilities already stated, the browser may restrict access to Secret Mode with a password, fingerprint ID, or facial recognition so that only you can access your secret tabs. Additionally, you may keep things downloaded in Secret Mode from being seen outside of Secret Mode by hiding them from the gallery.
1. Open the Samsung Internet app.
2. Tap the hamburger menu and select Settings.
3. Tap Personal browsing data and select Secret mode settings.
4. Enable Use password.
5. If you want to use both your password and your fingerprint then check the box next to Also use biometrics. Enter a password and tap Continue.
6. Re-enter it again and tap OK.
Now, whenever you open a new secret mode tab or re-open the previously opened secret tab, it will require a password or fingerprint.
That’s it. This is how you can lock secret mode tabs on the Samsung Internet browser with ease.
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