One UI 5 is the ticket to a bunch of goodies for the Samsung user. One UI 5 is based on Android 13 which is the latest version of Android. Apart from Android 13 features, One UI 5 includes some exclusive features for Samsung phones. And Maintenance Mode is one such feature. Here’s how to enable and use Maintenance Mode on a Samsung phone.
There are features that get everyone excited and Maintenance Mode is that feature on One UI 5. It is a smart move from Samsung to bring this new mode which other smartphone brands should copy. This new feature is only available on Samsung phones with One UI 5.
What is Maintenance Mode?
This is a mode on Samsung phones that prevents data from being accessed during service periods or other maintenance related tasks. So it means no one can access the data without authorization and hence you can have a free mind when the phone is being serviced. This is a privacy and security feature that other brands may be bringing to their phones as well.
When to use Maintenance Mode?
As you might guess from its name, this is a useful feature if you’re handing your phone over to a technician for repair or other services. It is natural to have doubts even while handing over the phone to an authorized service center. So now with One UI 5, Samsung users can use Maintenance Mode when they are sharing their devices at service centers or shops.
Nowadays we keep all the data digitally which includes credit card information, car keys, passwords for various services, and many more. In such a situation, there is always a fear of data being exposed from the phone.
We should always take precautions to avoid any kind of data theft or misuse of data. Some delete their data and some can lock their data using third party apps before leaving it at the service center. But now with Maintenance Mode, we don’t have to go through all that. Of course, if you have upgraded your Samsung phone to One UI 5.
Maintenance Mode Availability
The new feature is currently available to limited devices. And so before you jump into the guide to enable it, check out the eligible phones.
- The device must be running on One UI 5 update or the latest
Right now this is the only criterion required to use Maintenance mode on a Samsung phone.
How to Turn On Maintenance Mode
Since this is a newly added feature some of you might not have been aware of this feature before. Don’t worry, we have a full guide here that will clear all your doubts. Let’s jump into the steps.
- On your Samsung Galaxy, open Settings.
- Now go to Battery and Device Care.
- Look for Maintainance Mode which will be at the bottom. Tap on the option.
- Backup your data to external storage.
- Tap on the Turn On button.
- That’s it.
Now all your personal data like Messages, pictures, and accounts, will be locked and no one will be able to access it until you unlock your phone and turn off the maintenance mode. Anything performed in Maintenance mode during repair will not be saved on your device.
So this was an easy guide on how to use Maintainance Mode on Samsung. This is a very useful feature without any doubt. And if you have any queries related to Samsung phones, you can ask in the comment section.