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Screen Lock

You can increase the security of your phone by creating a screen lock. When enabled, you have to draw the correct unlock pattern on the screen, enter the correct PIN, or enter the correct password to unlock the phone’s control keys, buttons, and touchscreen.

In order from least secure to most secure, the available screen lock options are:

  • None
  • Long press
  • Pattern
  • PIN
  • Password

Important: To protect your phone and data from unauthorized access, it is recommended that you use the highest security level available (Password protection). It is also recommended you frequently change your password to ensure the safety of your phone and personal data.

Access Screen Lock Settings

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon.
  2. Tap Security > Screen lock.

    screenshot of security device settings screenshot of screen lock options
  • The Screen lock settings menu opens.

Use Long Press to Unlock the Screen

  • From the Screen lock menu, tap Long press to save the setting.
  • The screen lock is set.

Use a Screen Unlock Pattern

  1. From the Screen lock menu, tap Pattern.
  2. Choose whether you want to further protect your phone with the screen lock before it starts up.

    screenshot of secure startup
  3. Draw the screen unlock pattern by connecting at least four dots in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal direction. Lift your finger from the screen when finished.

    screenshot of screen lock pattern
  • The phone records the pattern.
  1. Tap Continue.
  2. When prompted, draw the screen unlock pattern again, and then tap Confirm.
  • The screen unlock pattern is saved.
  1. Choose how to show notifications on the lock screen and then tap Done.

    screenshot of security lock notifications
  • The screen lock is set.
  • If you fail to draw the correct unlock pattern on the screen after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.

Note: Tap bluetooth device settings icon in the Security settings screen and turn off the Make pattern visible switch if you do not want the unlock pattern to display on the screen when you unlock it.

Note: To change your unlock screen pattern, from home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Security > Screen lock.

Use a Screen Unlock PIN

  1. From the Screen lock menu, tap PIN.
  2. Choose whether you want to further protect your phone with the screen lock before it starts up.
  3. Enter a PIN, tap Continue, re-enter your PIN, and tap OK to save the setting.
  • The screen lock is set.
  • If you fail to enter the correct PIN after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.

Use a Screen Unlock Password

  1. From the Screen lock menu, tap Password.
  2. Choose whether you want to further protect your phone with the screen lock before it starts up.
  3. Enter a password, tap Continue, re-enter your password, and tap OK to save the setting.
  • The screen lock is set.
  • If you fail to enter the correct password after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.

Important: To protect your phone and data from unauthorized access, it is recommended that you use the screen unlock password (highest security). It is also recommended that you frequently change your password to ensure the safety of your phone and personal data.