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Password protection in Samsung Galaxy Y & few other queries

by ajd112 / November 15, 2011 12:23 AM PST

Can anyone please tell me how to password protect my files in Galaxy Y without using any 3rd party software? Also, I have noticed that when I click a picture, it is shown in the gallery but not in My Files i.e. the memory card. If I were to put the SD card in a laptop, where will the images be located? And is there any way to change the volume of sms tone?
Thanks in advance

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I do not have this model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2011 12:31 AM PST

But here I find that Settings, Security is where it is across 6 other Android devices. I'd start there.

As to the pictures, on most cards I find pictures taken with the camera under the DCIM folder just like most cameras.

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No Such Option in Settings >Security
by ajd112 / November 15, 2011 12:11 PM PST

Thanks R. Proffitt. I have already checked in the Security section. There I only have options to back up my data and another similar choice, can't remember what. Nothing about setting passwords. Someone told me that you can't set password in Galaxy phones without using 3rd party software. Is that a fact?

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Remember I don't have the Galaxy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2011 8:51 PM PST

And did not check the manual. I left that to you.

There is a fine Samsung Ambassador in the CNET Samsung Forum that I suggest you ask next if your research tells you otherwise.

Just wondering. What has your research turned up?

Later today I'll check out my son's Samsung phone. It's not the Galaxy.

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Checking the manual. Page 31
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2011 9:44 PM PST
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That's the only way to lock
by Sovereign Forum moderator / November 17, 2011 11:18 PM PST

a phone, via the "location and security". There are third party apps that can lock individual applications, but in terms of what's built into the phone, it's just locking the phone in general.


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"without using any 3rd party software?"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2011 11:24 PM PST

Since the OP requested no other software, we are left to look at what locks exist.

Have you noticed that many users of cell phones, HDTVs and such "devices" are looking for features we had in the common Apple and Windows PC?

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I didn't notice
by Sovereign Forum moderator / November 21, 2011 11:19 PM PST

Could you lock certain apps on Windows?


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Why yes I can.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2011 3:12 AM PST
In reply to: I didn't notice

I have done so for years using file ownership and permissions via NTFS.

I'm sure the same is on MacOSX.

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Go to sd card and check it under dcim.

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This thread....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / June 30, 2013 10:36 PM PDT
In reply to: Soltion

.....was started 2 years ago and I think the OP has found his answer already. Thread closed.

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