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Set a Screen Lock for Galaxy S6

Your phone holds all your important information, so make sure you protect it and keep it private. Choose and set up a screen lock that fits you and keep your phone secure.

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

Change the Screen Lock Type

To ensure your phone’s security, you can set up a password, pin, pattern, and more. Learn how to set up a screen lock below.

  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

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

Secure Lock Settings

Want extra protection for your phone? Set up secure lock settings. You can set your screen to lock after a period of inactivity to make sure no one pries into your private data.

    Screen lock type must be set to a Pattern, Pin, or Password in order to change Secure Lock Settings

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.   

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

  3. To change the secured lock time, touch Lock automatically.   

  4. Choose the desired lock time.   

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