6 Ways to Lock Your Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Last Update Date : Apr 18. 2018
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At Samsung, your security is our utmost concern. You can keep your Galaxy S9 locked in ways more than any smartphone can.

Here are six ways to do it.

Iris Scanner

Iris ScannerClick to Expand

The shape and patterns of your irises are unique to you. Using these distinct characteristics of your eyes to lock your device gives you an airtight security for your device.

 

Your iris data can also be used for various authentication purposes, for features such as Samsung Pass (Samsung account verification and web sign-in), Secure Folder and Samsung Pay (depending on the region and service provider). The iris sensor has been hidden in a hole on the upper bezel of your phone.

 

 How to set up Iris Scanner on your Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+:

1 Go to the Settings > Lock screen and security > Iris Scanner >Tap CONTINUE
Samsung Apps
Tap Lock screen and security
Tap Iris Scanner
Tap Continue
2 Before setting up Iris Scanner, you need to set a pattern, PIN or password.
Set your preferred screen unlock method
3 Once you have selected your preferred screen lock, CONTINUE > Tap CONFIRM.
Tap Continue > Confirm
4 Please read the DISCLAIMER and tap OK to proceed
Disclaimer
5 You can choose to Register only 1 iris, or tap on CONTINUE to register both irises.
Register Irises
6 Follow the on-screen prompts to register your irises.
Register your irises with instructions given
7 When an iris unlock screen appears, tap TURN ON to use your irises to unlock the screen
Tap TURN ON to unlock Irises
Iris unlock is enabled
8 Your iris data has now been registered. Tap on DONE to complete the setup.

To delete the registered Iris, follow these steps:

1 Go to the Settings
Samsung galaxy apps
2 Tap Lock screen and security
Lock screen and security settings
3 Tap Iris Scanner
Lock Screen and Secuirty Settings
4 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method
Confirm Pattern
5 Tap Remove iris data. Once the registered irises are deleted, all the related features will also be deactivated
Remove iris data
6 Tap REMOVE
Tap Remove

Note:  Galaxy S9 can register the irises of one person only. Additionally, if you use your irises as a screen lock method, you
can't use them to unlock the screen when turning on the device. Instead, use your registered pattern, PIN or password to unlock the screen.    

• To use it, hold up your phone and align your eyes with the twin circles on the screen to scan your irises 

• The iris sensor may not recognise you if you're wearing prescription glasses, sunglasses, colour contact lenses or circular contact lenses. 

Make sure to always remember your registered pattern, PIN or password. You need them to re-register your irises in case they will not be recognized. Without them, you will be forced to reset your phone. 

Face Recognition

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Face recognition is one cool way to unlock the screen of your Galaxy S9. It's a fast and effortless method.

 

To use face recognition, just raise your phone as if you're taking a selfie. Make sure the camera lens is clean and you're in a well-lit area when using it. Face recognition is less secure than other screen lock methods such as iris scan, pattern, PIN and password.

Your phone can be unlocked by someone who looks similar to you, such as a twin.


Glasses, hats, makeup, beards and masks can affect the recognition process.

 

How to set up Face Recognition on your Samsung Galaxy S9:

1 Go to the Settings > Lock screen and security > Face Recognition > Tap CONTINUE.
Tap Settings
Lock screen and Security Settings
Tap Face Recognition
Setup Face recognition
2 Before setting up Face recognition, you need to set a pattern, PIN or password.
Set secure screen lock
3 Once you have set up your secure screen lock, tap CONTINUE > re-enter the same security > CONFIRM
Set pattern
4 Read the DISCLAIMER and follow the step by step instructions.
Disclaimer
5 You must position your face in the circle on the screen until completed.
Man positioning face for recognition
6 Once your face has been registered, you will be prompted if you would like to enable Face Lock.
Enabling Face Lock
Face Unlock
7 Select the face verification options you would like to use with Face recognition. Tap on Done to complete the setup process.

To delete Face Recognition, follow these steps:

1 Go to the Settings
Tap Settings
2 Tap Lock screen and security
Lock screen and security settings
3 Tap Face Recognition
Face Recognition
4 Tap Remove Face data
Remove Face data
5 Tap REMOVE
Remove Face data

Fingerprint

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Galaxy S9's fingerprint sensor has moved beneath the rear camera, a more convenient spot that you can reach more easily and comfortably. Like your iris data, you can also use your fingerprint credentials to verify your identity on Samsung Pass, Secure Folder and Samsung Pay. You can register up to four fingerprints, in case you want to use multiple fingers for logging in.

 

How to set up Fingerprint Lock on Galaxy S9:

1 Go to the Settings > Lock screen and security > Fingerprint Scanner > Tap CONTINUE
Samsung Apps
Tap Lock screen and security
Tap Fingerprint Scanner
Tap Continue
2 Before setting up Iris Scanner, you need to set a pattern, PIN or password.
Set your preferred screen unlock method
3 Once you have set up your secure screen lock, tap CONTINUE > re-enter the same security > CONFIRM
Set pattern
4 Swipe your fingertip down over the fingerprint sensor so it can scan your entire fingerprint
Swipe finger to sensor
Fingerprint initializing
5 Your fingerprint has now been registered. Tap on ADD to add another fingerprint or tap on DONE to proceed.
Fingerprint added

To delete Fingerprint Scanner, follow these steps:

1 Go to the Settings > Lock screen and security > Fingerprint Scanner >
Samsung Apps
Tap Lock screen and security
Tap Continue
2 Tap EDIT
Tap Edit
3 Tap REMOVE
Tap REMOVE

Pattern

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Pattern Lock allows you to create a pattern to draw on the screen to unlock your device.

 

To set up Pattern Lock, go to the Settings > Lock screen and security > Screen Lock Type > Tap Pattern. Click on DONE, once the pattern is being set.

Password

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Passwords may be one of the oldest methods to secure a device's screen; it's guaranteed one of the safest. Create a password with a minimum of four digits but no more than 16 digits. For maximum security, choose a combination of letters and numbers.

 

To set up Password Lock, go to the Settings > Lock screen and security > Screen Lock Type > Tap Password

Password

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Personal identification number, or PIN, is another secure method to lock a device. Your phone's PIN should be at least four digits.

 

To set up PIN Lock, go to the Settings > Lock screen and security > Screen Lock Type > Tap PIN

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