What Kind of Screen Lock Methods are Supported with Galaxy Book S?

Last Update date : Oct 01. 2020

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With your Galaxy Book S comes 7 supported screen lock methods. Each one is just as secure as the next but offers you more ways for you to access your Galaxy Book S at times where you may have forgotten your password.


However, the device will require an unlock code whenever you unlock it.

1 On the taskbar tab, press the Windows Windows icon located at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
2 From the pop-up list, select the Settings Settings cog.
3 Select Sign-in options and then select a screen lock method.

The screen lock methods to choose from and how to use them are as follows:

  • Windows Hello Face: You can unlock the screen with your face instead of entering the password. Set as a password or PIN, and register your face.
  • Windows Hello Fingerprint: You can unlock the screen with your fingerprints instead of entering the password. Set a password or a PIN, and register your fingerprints.
  • Windows Hello PIN: A PIN consists of numbers only. Enter at least four numbers, and then enter the password again to verify.
  • Security Key: You can unlock the screen by inserting your own external security key into the multipurpose jack.
  • Password: A password consists of characters or numbers. Enter a password, enter the password again to verify it, and then enter a password hint. If you have signed in to your Microsoft account, your account password will be set as the password automatically.
  • Picture Password: A password consists of circles, straight lines, and taps. Select an image and draw on the image to create gestures.
  • Dynamic Lock: You can set the device to lock the screen automatically when the paired Bluetooth device has exceeded the Bluetooth range. Select Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when you’re away to activate it.

Please Note:

  • If your PIN or password is forgotten, you will not be able to use the device if you do not reset it. Samsung is not responsible for any data loss or inconvenience caused by forgotten unlock codes.
  • You must sign in to your Microsoft account or add a password before you can use the other lock methods.

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