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Set a Screen Lock Type on Galaxy S9 and S9+

Your phone holds all your important information, so make sure you protect it and keep it private. A great way to increase the security on your Galaxy S9/S9+ is setting up a screen lock. This way, only you can access your phone. Prying eyes, keep out!

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! Intelligent Scan uses face and iris recognition together for the tightest security. How cool is that?

From Settings, search for and select Screen lock type. Then, select your desired type of lock and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up.

Here are the basic Screen lock types:

  • 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.

  • Intelligent Scan: Use face and iris recognition together for better accuracy and security.

  • 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. However, these settings won't show up until after you've already made a Lock screen. Here's how to access them:

From Settings, search for and select Secure lock settings. If prompted, enter your current lock screen credentials. Then, turn your desired Secure lock settings on or off by touching the sliders.

  • Make pattern visible: Choose whether or not the pattern appears on the screen when you draw it.

  • 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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