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Lock and Unlock Your Screen

Your phone allows you to quickly turn the screen off when not in use and to turn it back on and unlock it when you need it.

Turn the Screen Off When Not in Use

  • To quickly turn the screen off, press the Power/Lock button. Pressing the Power/Lock button again or receiving an incoming call will turn on your phone screen and show the lock screen.

To save battery power, the phone automatically turns off the screen after a certain period of time when you leave it idle. You will still be able to receive messages and calls while the phone’s screen is off.

Note: For information on how to adjust the time before the screen turns off, see Display, Gestures & Buttons Settings.

Unlock the Screen

Unlock the screen to access your phone.

  1. Do any of the following:
  • Swipe up to unlock the screen.
  • Touch and hold the fingerprint sensor.
  1. If you’ve set up a screen lock, you’ll be asked to provide your credentials before your phone unlocks.

Tip: If you’ve set an event reminder or an alarm, you can snooze or dismiss the event or alarm right from the lock screen. Just drag snooze icon or dismiss icon up.