Galaxy Tab S2: How do I change the screen lock type on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

Screen Locks


Choose a method for unlocking your screen. Different Screen Locks have different levels of security and options.

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

Set a Screen Lock


1. From a Home screen, touch Apps 1 > Settings 1 > Lock screen and security 1.

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2. Touch Screen lock type to select a screen lock and level of security:

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3. Select from the following screen lock type options:

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Swipe: Swipe the screen to unlock it. This option provides no security.

Pattern: A screen unlock pattern is a tap gesture you create and use to unlock your device. This option provides medium security.

PIN: Select a PIN to use for unlocking the screen. This option provides medium to high security.

Password: Create a password for unlocking the screen. This option provides high security.

Fingerprints: Use your fingerprint to unlock screen.

4. After selecting a screen lock type (not available for Swipe), you will be prompted to select whether to show or hide sensitive notification content on the lock screen. Select to Show content, Hide content, or Do not show notifications.

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5. Tap DONE to complete.


Screen Lock Options


Show information: Show information such as the weather forecasts on the lock screen and device owner's information.

    • Weather: Set weather forecast for current location.

    • Owner information: Display device owner's information.

Notifications: Set notification display options for all or individual applications.

Unlock effect: Select from None, Water droplet, or Popping colors effect.

Show or Hide Sensitive Notification Content


After selecting a Screen Lock type, you can change whether to show or hide sensitive notification content on the lock screen.

1. From a Home screen, touch Apps 1 > Settings 1 > Lock screen and security 1.

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2. Touch Notifications.

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3. Touch Notifications on lock screen.

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4. Select from Show content, Hide content, or Do not show notifications.

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5. Touch the slider 1 to turn off 1 notifications for individual applications.

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