What is Lockdown Mode?

Last Update date : Oct 14. 2021

Lockdown Mode works by blocking all biometric security and voice recognition through Smart Lock or Bixby Voice. Once the lockdown has been activated, the only way unlock your Galaxy device is through the primary PIN, Pattern or Password. When you have enabled Lockdown mode, all notifications that would usually be displayed on the Lock Screen are hidden and can only be viewed once you have unlocked your device. 

Lockdown Mode is only available on Galaxy devices operating on Android OS 9.0 (Pie). Check out the following information to learn how to enable Lockdown Mode on your Galaxy device.

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant Galaxy devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to reach out to your Samsung subsidiary.

Android OS Version 9.0 (Pie)
1 Launch your Settings app > Lock Screen
select settings > lock screen
2 Tap on Secure Lock Settings and enter your primary passcode.
select secure lock settings
3 Toggle on Show Lockdown option
toggle on show lockdown options
4 To activate Lockdown Mode hold down the power button and tap on Lockdown Mode
enabling lockdown mode

Please Note: This security setting is a one time use, when you enter your primary PIN, Pattern or Password this setting will be turned off. You will need to follow the above steps everytime you would like to enable Lockdown Mode.

Android OS Version 10.0 (Q)
1 Launch your Settings app > Lock Screen
Head into Settings > Lock Screen
2 Tap on Secure Lock Settings and enter your primary passcode.
Tap on Sceure Lock Settings
3 Toggle on Show Lockdown option
toggle on show lockdown options
4 To activate Lockdown Mode hold down the power button and tap on Lckdown mode Lockdown Mode
enabling lockdown mode

Please Note: This security setting is a one time use, when you enter your primary PIN, Pattern or Password this setting will be turned off. You will need to follow the above steps everytime you would like to enable Lockdown Mode.

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community.

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