How to unlock your phone

Discover the different ways you can unlock your Galaxy A8

Option 1 - Using Face recognition

Option 1 - Using Face recognition

  • Select settings from home screen.
  • Select lock screen and security.
  • Select face recognition.
  • Select Continue and then choose either your PIN code, unlock pattern or password as an additional secure screen lock (this just adds an additional level of security).
  • Once you’re done, hold your phone 25-30 cms from your face, keeping your head within the circle shown on the screen.
  • Select Turn On if you wish to use facial recognition to unlock your phone.
Option 2 - Using your fingerprint

Option 2 - Using your fingerprint

  • Select Settings from the home screen.
  • Select Lock Screen and Security.
  • Select Fingerprint Scanner.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions and scan your fingerprint by repeatedly pressing down on the sensor.
  • Select Turn On if you wish to use your fingerprint to unlock your phone.
Option 3 - Using a password

Option 3 - Using a password

  • Select Settings from the home screen.
  • Select Lock Screen and Security.
  • Select Screen Lock Type.
  • Enter your chosen password.
  • Re-enter your chosen password to confirm.
Option 4 - Using a PIN code

Option 4 - Using a PIN code

  • Select Settings from the home screen.
  • Select Lock Screen and Security.
  • Select Screen Lock Type.
  • Enter your chosen PIN code.
  • Re-enter your chosen PIN code to confirm.
Option 5 - Using an unlocking pattern

Option 5 - Using an unlocking pattern

  • Select Settings from the home screen.
  • Select Lock Screen and Security.
  • Select Screen lock type.
  • Draw your unlock pattern using your finger, connecting the dots.
  • Draw your unlock pattern again to confirm.