Set up a lock screen on your Galaxy Book

Galaxy Book S on a table

If you’re concerned with protecting sensitive or private documents on your Galaxy Book, set up a lock screen so only you can access your information. You can lock your Galaxy Book using a combination of passwords to prevent others from using it.

Create a regular password

Create a traditional password using letters, numbers, and symbols, so no one will be able to use your Galaxy Book without permission.

Select the Start icon, and then select Settings. Select Accounts, and then select Sign-in options. Select Password, and then select Add. Create your new password and password hint, and then select Next. Keep in mind that your password must be at least 8 characters long. Select Finish. Now you can lock the screen and sign in using your password.

Once you have a lock screen set up, you can use the Samsung Flow app to unlock your Galaxy Book using your Galaxy phone.

Change your password window with New password data field

Make a picture password

If you are more of a visual person, you can create a picture password that is made out of a combination of circles, lines, and taps. This picture will pop up on your sign-in screen when you turn on your Galaxy Book.

Select the Start icon, and then select Settings. Select Accounts, and then select Sign-in options. Select Picture Password, and then select Add. Enter your password, and then select OK. Select Choose picture and navigate to the picture you would like to use. Select Open. Drag the picture to the desired position, and then select Use this picture. Or, select Choose a new picture if you change your mind. Once you’ve chosen a picture, draw directly on the touchscreen to create a combination of circles, straight lines, and taps that will act as your password.

Picture password window opened with Choose picture option

The size, position, and direction of your gestures will become part of your picture password. Repeat the three gestures, and then select Finish.

Use a PIN password

Number PINs are a fast, easy, and secure way to make sure no strangers get into your Galaxy Book.

Select the Start icon, and then select Settings. Select Accounts, and then select Sign-in options. Select Windows Hello PIN, and then select Add. Enter your current password. Enter a new PIN, re-enter the PIN, and then select OK. Your Galaxy Book’s password will now change to the new PIN you just set up.

Set up a PIN window with New PIN data field

Create a fingerprint password

Your Galaxy Book 2 and Galaxy Book S include fingerprint sensors, which can be used to sign into your account. This extra layer of security will ensure that only you can access your device. On the Galaxy Book 2, the fingerprint sensor is located on the back of the PC in the upper left-hand corner. On the Galaxy Book S, it's located on the Power button.

Select the Start icon, and then select Settings. Select Accounts, and then select Sign-in options. Select Windows Hello Fingerprint, and then select Set up. Select Get Started, and then press your finger on the fingerprint sensor. Follow the prompts to finish setting up your fingerprint. If prompted, create or enter your login information to finish the setup. Or, you can select Add another finger to use more than one fingerprint when signing in.

Windows Hello setup window with instructions to touch the fingerprint sensor

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