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Lock Screen and Security Overview

The following options are available in the lock screen and security menu (options vary depending on the screen lock selected):

Setting

Description

Screen lock type

Set your screen lock.

Info and app shortcuts

Select items to show on the lock screen, like a Dual clock, Owner information, and app shortcuts.

Notifications on lock screen

Show content and notifications on the lock screen.

Fingerprints

Register your fingerprint on your phone.

Samsung Pass

Use biometric authentication to verify your identity.

Unknown sources

Allow or deny installation of apps from sources other than the Google Play store app.

Private mode

Hide personal content from being accessed by anyone else using your device. Private mode is only available for certain applications.

Secure startup

Protect your device by using a screen lock when your device turns on.

Encrypt SD card

Protect your SD card by encrypting its data.

Other security settings

Configure settings for encryption, password visibility, security updates, credentials, and other security features.

Access Lock Screen and Security Options

  • From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Lock screen and security lock and security settings icon.

    screenshot of lock screen and security
  • The lock screen and security menu opens.