Galaxy Core: How do I secure my device with a variety of screen locks?
Securing the Device
Prevent others from using or accessing personal data and information stored in the device by using the security features. The device requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it.
Setting a Pattern
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock → Pattern. Draw a pattern by connecting four dots or more, and then draw the pattern again to verify it.
Set a backup unlock PIN to unlock the screen when you forget the pattern.
Setting a PIN
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock → PIN.
Enter at least four numbers, and then enter the password again to verify it.
Setting a Password
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock → Password. Enter at least four characters including numbers and symbols, and then enter the password again to verify it.
Unlocking the Device
Turn on the screen by pressing the Power button or the Home button, and enter the unlock code.
NOTE: If the unlock code is forgotten, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it.
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