Galaxy S7 - Set Up a Lock Screen Password (SM-G930W8)

Last Update Date : Mar 07. 2019

Screen Lock


When you set a password (with at least four characters, numbers, or symbols) for the screen lock method, you can protect your personal information by preventing others from accessing your device. After a screen lock method is selected, the device requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Set up Password lock screen


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps .

2. Touch Settings .

3. Touch Lock screen and security 1.

Password 1     Password 2


Note: It might be necessary to scroll to and touch Lock screen and security 1.

4. Touch Screen lock type.

Password 3


5. If you have previously set up a different type of lock, you will be required to enter your credentials. For this example, we have to draw the pattern previously registered.

Password 4


6. Touch Password.

Password 5


7. Enter an alphanumeric password. A Password must be a minimum of four digits, but no more than 16 digits. Alphanumeric means the password must contain letters and numbers for maximum safety. Then, touch CONTINUE.

Password 6


8. Re-enter the same alphanumeric sequence and touch OK.

Password 7


9. Select how much notification information you want to display on the lock screen, if prompted. Then, touch DONE.

Password 8


10. You can add extra security to your device by adding your fingerprints. Touch SET UP to add your fingerprints. Touch LATER to skip this step.

Password 9


11. Press the Power button twice to access lock screen.

Password 10     Password 11


Note : You might notice that compared to our previous Galaxy devices, the weather information has been removed and the clock has been moved to the middle of the lock screen.

12. Swipe your finger in any direction to unlock the screen.

Password 12


13. Enter your Passowrd and touch Done to unlock the device.

Password 13     Password 14


Important: Don’t forget your password! Write it down on a piece of paper or file it on another device. Otherwise, you might not be able to access your mobile device or its content. It is not mandatory to set up a lock screen.

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