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Set a Screen Lock on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Choose and set up a screen lock that best fits your lifestyle to increase security and personalize your S7 and S7 edge. When you're done, learn how to Change the Home Screen and Lock Screen.

The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Change the Screen Lock Type

Which type of screen lock works best for you? Whether it's a PIN, swipe, or pattern we've got the lock type for you. Find out your style, right here.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.  

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Screen lock type.  

  3. The following screen lock options are available:  

      Screen Locks Types

    • Swipe: No security.

    • Pattern: Enter a personal pattern.

    • PIN: Create a personal PIN.

    • Password: Set a personal password.

    • None: No screen lock.

    • Fingerprints: Set a secure screen lock type to add your fingerprint data.

Secure Lock Settings

Never worry about someone prying into your phone when you've left it lying around, when you change your Secure lock settings. You can set your phone to lock after a period of inactivity, ranging from instantly to 1 hour. Check it out:

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.   

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Secure lock settings.   

  3. To change the secured lock time, touch Secured lock time.   

  4. Choose the desired SECURED LOCK TIME.   

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