Can I Lock My SGH-I616 So That Others Cannot Use It?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

Yes, with the handset's Device Lock feature, you can protect your handset and SIM card from unauthorized use by others. Once the feature is enabled, your handset is automatically locked after the specified period of inactivity.


Note: Even if the phone is locked, you will be able to receive calls


To enable the Device Lock feature follow the steps below:

  1. From the Home screen, press the left soft key for Start
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select More (G), to view additional settings
  4. Select Security (B)
  5. Select Device Lock (A)
  6. Press the OK key to check the box for "Select Prompt if device unused for"
  7. Select a time length the phone waits before locking itself when it is not in use, using the navigation keys
  8. Highlight Password type and select a password type, using the navigation keys, from the following:
    • Simple PIN: Use a numeric password
    • Strong Alphanumeric: password must be more than 7 characters and contain at least 3 of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, or punctuation marks
  9. Enter a password in the Password field, using the Qwerty keypad
  10. Re-enter the same password again in the Confirm password field for confirmation
  11. Press the left soft key for Done to set the Device Lock feature
  12. Press the left soft key for Yes to confirm setting the Device Lock feature

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