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How Do I Set up a Lock Screen Password on My Samsung Galaxy Tab A? (SM-P550, SM-T550, and SM-T350)

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.

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.

Set up a Lock Screen Password on My Samsung Galaxy Tab A

An alphanumeric password is required for increased security.

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


  2. 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, we have to draw the pattern previously registered.



  4. Touch Password.



  5. 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.



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



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



  8. Press the Power button twice to access lock screen. Then, swipe your finger in any direction to unlock the screen.



  9. Enter your Password and touch Done to unlock the device.



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