And that’s why there is Repair Mode, the function of which is to disable access to sensitive data, so service technicians will only be able to access the phone’s default applications. Repair Mode is activated by going to Settings, then Battery and Device Care, followed by restarting the phone. After your phone is returned, you can deactivate Repair Mode by entering a PIN or using your fingerprint, and after restarting the phone you will have access to all your data.
Repair Mode will first be available on Galaxy S21 series phones via a software update and only for users in South Korea. But it will come to some other Samsung phones in the future.
Written by: Marijan Živković