The Security settings menus let you set screen lock options, password visibility, administrator settings, credential storage options, and other advanced options.
Security Settings Overview
The following table outlines the settings available through the Security settings menu:
|Screen lock|| |
Protect your phone with a screen lock that you must input to use the phone
Register your fingerprint for unlocking the phone and quick-open apps, or manage other fingerprint functions that do not need verification
|Smart Lock|| |
Keep the phone unlocked when connected to trusted devices, in trusted places, unlocked by trusted faces or voices, or as long as you keep holding or carrying the device
Note: You need to sign in to your Google Account on the phone to use this feature.
Encrypt all data on your phone. This feature is enabled by default and you can use it to further protect your phone while setting a screen lock by requiring your pattern, PIN, or password before the phone starts up. See Screen Lock
|Set up SIM card lock|| |
Turn nano-SIM card lock on or off or manage the PIN
|Make passwords visible|| |
Toggle to show or hide passwords when entering form data
View or turn off device administrators
|Unknown sources|| |
Allow or deny installation of apps from sources other than the Google Play store app
|Storage type|| |
Check the credential storage type
Display trusted CA certificates
|User credentials|| |
View and modify stored credentials
|Install from SD card|| |
Install certificates from the phone storage or an optional installed SD card
|Clear credentials|| |
Clear the credential storage and delete all certificates
|Trust agents|| |
View or deactivate trust agents
|Screen pinning|| |
Keep a screen of your choice in view, so that others cannot switch to other apps and access your personal information
Apps with usage access
Enable or disable some apps' access to your phone usage information
Access Security Settings
- From home, tap Apps > Settings .
- Tap Security.
- The Security settings menu opens.
- Set your security options.
- Your security settings are applied and saved.