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Other Security Settings

Change other security settings, such as those for security updates and credential storage.

View Passwords

Display password characters briefly as you type them.

  1. From home, tap Apps apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Lock screen and security lock settings and security settings icon.
  2. Tap Other security settings > Make passwords visible to turn the feature on.

Security Update Service

Automatically receive security updates.

  1. From home, tap Apps apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Lock screen and security lock settings and security settings icon.
  2. Tap Other security settings for the following Security update service options:
  • Security policy updates: Automatically or manually check for security policy updates.
  • Automatic updates can also be limited to only when your device is connected to a Wi‑Fi network.
  • Send security reports: Use Wi-Fi to send security reports to Samsung for threat analysis.

Device Administration

Manage your device administrators and application installation privileges.

  1. From home, tap Apps apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Lock screen and security lock settings and security settings icon.
  2. Tap Other security settings > Device administrators.
  • Tap Android Device Manager to allow it to lock or erase a lost device.
  • Depending on your phone's settings, additional device administrator options, such as Lookout, may be available.

Credential Storage

Manage your security certificates. If a certificate authority (CA) certificate gets compromised or for some other reason you do not trust it, you can disable or remove it.

  1. From home, tap Apps apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Lock screen and security lock settings and security settings icon.
  2. Tap Other security settings for the following Credential storage options:
  • Storage type: Select a storage location for credential contents.
  • View security certificates: Display certificates in your device’s ROM and other certificates you have installed.
  • User certificates: View user certificates.
  • Install from device storage: Install a new certificate from storage.
  • Clear credentials: Erase the credential contents from the device and reset the password.

Advanced Security Settings

Use these options to configure advanced security settings.

  1. From home, tap Apps apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Lock screen and security lock settings and security settings icon.
  2. Tap Other security settings for the following advanced options:
  • Trust agents: Perform selected actions when trusted devices are connected.
  • To view Trust agents, set up a secured screen lock (Password, PIN, or Pattern). For more information, see Screen Lock.
  • Pin windows: Pin an app on your device screen, preventing access to other features of your device.
  • Usage data access: View the applications that can access your device’s usage history.
  • Notification access: View the applications that can access notifications you receive on your device.
  • Do not disturb permission: View which apps have permission to change the Do not disturb settings.