Set a Security Lock on your Samsung smart watch
You used to leave your regular watch lying around, but that's not a good idea with your smart watch - at least if you don't have a security lock set. With no protection, anyone can access your personal data. But when you set a screen lock, your watch will lock itself after a certain amount of time, and you'll need to enter a PIN or pattern to unlock it.
Note: Available screens and settings may vary by provider, phone, or watch.
Set a Security Lock
Note: You cannot set a Security Lock on the Galaxy Fit.
You keep a padlock on your suitcase to keep out strangers, but that's not necessary for your smart watch. Just set a digital security lock, so no one can access your stuff.
From Settings, swipe to and tap Security. Tap Lock or Gear lock, and then tap Type. You can select from the following lock types:
Pattern: Set a pattern to draw on the screen to unlock your watch. This provides a medium security level.
PIN: Set a four digit PIN to unlock your watch. This provides a medium to high security level.
None: No lock screen will be set. This provides no security.
To remove the security lock, repeat the steps mentioned above, enter your security information, and then tap None.
Security Lock settings
Note: This feature is not available on the Gear Sport, Galaxy Watch Active, and smart fitness bands.
Every time you want to make a payment with Samsung Pay, you have to enter your lock PIN and your payment PIN, which is repetitive. Make it so your smart watch only locks when you want to make a payment.
From Settings, tap Security and then tap Lock or Gear lock. Tap Use for, and then select Payments only. Your watch will stay unlocked until the next time you use Samsung Pay.
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