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Set the Screen Lock Type on Galaxy S8 Active

Increase your phone's security by setting up a screen lock.

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

Change the Screen Lock Type

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings

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

  3. The following screen lock options are available:

    • Swipe: Swipe the screen to unlock it.

    • Pattern: Create a pattern that you draw on the screen to unlock your phone.

    • PIN: Select a PIN to use for unlocking the screen.

    • Password: Create a password for unlocking the screen.

    • None: Do not lock the screen.

    • Face: Use facial recognition to unlock your phone.

    • Fingerprints: Use fingerprint recognition to unlock the screen.

    • Iris: Use iris recognition to unlock the screen.

Secure Lock Settings

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings

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

    Secure lock settings are only available when the lock is set.

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

  4. Choose the desired secured lock time.

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