12 March 2021
Samsung has updated Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 with a new privacy mode feature named AltZLife. This new mode is currently available only in India and is aimed at helping users manage their normal and private data stored on phone. The best part about the mode is that it can be activated instantly by double-clicking the power button.
AltZLife mode essentially comprises of two features: Quick Switch and Content Suggestions. The first feature is what is all about making a quick switch between normal and private modes. It means a user can have two variations of the same app like gallery, WhatsApp, messages, video files, etc. All private versions are stored within the Secure folder protected by Samsung's Knox security standard.
As mentioned in the beginning, it only takes clicking the power button twice for switching between private and normal modes. When switching from public to private, the user will need to authenticate himself which will be different from the phone unlocking authentication. This extra step will not be needed when making a switch from private to normal mode.
The second feature i.e. Content Suggestions is all about offering suggestions to users about content to hide. These suggestions will be based on the folders and files tagged as private by the user. It also makes use of AI to offer suggestions but this is an on-device AI processing. It means no data gets shared on any server online.