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Setting Up a Lock Screen Pattern on Your Galaxy Tab E 8.0

When you set a pattern (draw a pattern with four or more dots) 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.

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

Don't forget your pattern. 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.

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

  2. Touch Screen lock type.

    Samsung Touch Screen Lock Type
  3. If you have previously set up a different type of lock, you will be required to enter your credentials. For this example, enter the PIN previously registered, and then touch CONTINUE.

    Samsung Enter Credentials then CONTINUE
  4. Touch Pattern

    Samsung Touch Pattern
  5. Create a screen unlock pattern by connecting at least four dots in vertical, horizontal, or diagonal directions. Lift your finger from the screen when finished and touch CONTINUE.

    Samsung Create Pattern then CONTINUE
  6. Draw the pattern again and touch CONFIRM.

    Samsung Draw Pattern Again then CONFIRM
  7. Select how much notification information you want to display on the lock screen and then touch DONE.

    Samsung Select How Much Information Displayed on Lock Screen

    Adjust this setting at any time in Apps1 > Settings 1 > Lock screen and security > Notifications on lock screen >Content on lock screen.

  8. Press the Power key twice to access lock screen and then swipe your finger in any direction to unlock the screen.

    Samsung Press Power Key Twice to Access Lock Screen
  9. Draw your pattern to unlock the device.

    Samsung Draw Pattern to Unlock

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