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Set a Screen Lock for Galaxy Note8

Your phone holds all your important information, so make sure you protect it and keep it private. One way to do this is to increase security by setting up a screen lock. This way, only you can access your phone.

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

Set Up a Screen Lock

To ensure your phone’s security, you can set up a password, pin, or even unlock your phone with your face, fingerprints, or eyes! How cool is that? Learn how to set up a screen lock below.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings

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

  3. Select one of the following options and then follow the on-screen prompts to set a screen lock:

    • Swipe: Swipe the screen to unlock it.

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

    • PIN: Select a PIN to unlock the screen.

    • Password: Create a password for unlocking the screen.

    • None: No screen lock.

    • Face: Use facial recognition to unlock.

    • Fingerprints: Use fingerprint recognition to unlock the screen.

    • Iris: Use iris recognition to unlock the screen.

Secure Lock Settings

For extra protection, you can set up secure lock settings such as an automatic screen lock when your phone is idle. You can also set it to auto factory reset, so your data will automatically be erased after 15 unsuccessful attempts to unlock your phone. Read about more settings here:

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings

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

    Secure lock settings are only available when a screen lock is set.

  3. The following Secure lock settings are available:

    • Lock automatically: Choose when your phone will lock the screen after the display turns off automatically.

    • Lock instantly with power key: Set your phone to lock instantly when you press the power key.

    • Auto factory reset: After 15 incorrect attempts to unlock your phone, it will be reset to factory default settings, and all data will be erased, including files and downloaded apps.

    • Lock network and security: Keep network and security-related functions locked while your phone is locked, making it easier to locate and protect if it’s lost or stolen.

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