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Lock Screen and Security

Secure your device and protect your data with Lock Screen and Security settings.

Set a Screen Lock

It is recommended that you secure your device using a Screen lock. 

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Lock screen and security|Screen lock type to select a screen lock and level of security:
  • Swipe: Swipe the screen to unlock it. This option provides no security.
  • Pattern: Create a pattern that you draw on the screen to unlock your device. This option provides medium security. 
  • PIN: Select a PIN to use for unlocking the screen. This option provides medium to high security. 
  • Password: Create a password for unlocking the screen. This option provides high security.
  • None: Never use a Lock screen. 
  1. Select your notification preferences, if you choose a secured lock screen option:
  • Show content 
  • Hide content
  • Do not show notifications
  1. Choose a screen lock option:
  • Info and app shortcuts: Display a dual clock, owner information, and app shortcuts on the Lock screen.
  • Notifications on lock screen: Show notifications on the Lock screen.
  • Secure lock settings: Set your secure lock functions such as Secured lock time, Auto factory reset, and Smart lock. This option is not available with Swipe. 

Note: Options vary based on the screen lock type. 

Find My Mobile

Protect your device from loss or theft allowing your device to be locked, tracked, and for your data to be deleted remotely. 

Note: You must sign up for a Samsung account and enable Google location service to use Find My Mobile. 

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Lock screen and security|Find My Mobile.
  3. Enter your Samsung account password or, if you are not logged in to your Samsung account, tap Add account and follow the prompts. The following options are available:
  • Remote Controls: Allows you to access your device remotely.
  • Google Location Service: Activate or deactivate Google location service. This service must be on in order to find your device. 

Unknown Sources

Enable installation of non-Google Play applications.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Lock screen and security|Unknown sources to enable this option. 

Warning: Enabling installation of third-party applications can cause your device and personal data to be more vulnerable to attacks by unknown sources. 

Protect Encrypted Data

Require a numeric PIN or password to decrypt your device each time you power it on. 

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Lock screen and security|Encrypt device and follow the prompts to encrypt all data on your device.

Encrypt SD Card

Require a numeric PIN or password to decrypt your SD card (not included) when you first access it after powering on your device.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Lock screen and security|Encrypt SD card.
  3. Tap Encrypt SD card and follow the prompts to encrypt all data on your memory card. 

Other Security Settings

Set Up/Change Password

Protect your device from being reset accidentally by requiring a special password before it can be reset to its factory defaults.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Lock screen and security|Other security settings.
  3. Tap Set up/change password and follow the prompts.

SIM Card Lock

Require both your SIM card PIN and your ordinary screen lock type when unlocking the device. 

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings
  2. Tap Lock screen and security|Other security settings|Set up SIM card lock and follow the prompts.
  3. Tap Lock SIM card to enable the feature.
  4. Tap Change SIM card PIN to create a new PIN.

View Passwords

Display password characters briefly as you type them.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Lock screen and security|Other security settings|Make passwords visible to turn the feature on. 

Security Update Service

Automatically receive security updates.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Lock screen and security|Other security settings for the following Security update service options:
  • Security Policy Updates: Automatically or manually check for security policy updates. Automatic updates can also be limited to only when your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Send Security Reports: Use Wi-Fi to send security reports to Samsung for threat analysis. 

Device Administrators

Manage your device administrators and application installation privileges.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Lock screen and security|Other security settings|Device administrators. Tap Android Device Manager to allow it to lock or erase a lost device.

Credential Storage

Manage your security certificates. If a certificate authority (CA) certificate gets compromised or for some other reason you do not trust it, you can disable or remove it. 

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Lock screen and security|Other security settings for the following Credential storage options:
  • Storage type: Select a storage location for credential contents.
  • View security certificates: Display certificates in your device's ROM and other certificates you have installed. 
  • User Certificates: View user certificates.
  • Install from Device Storage: Install a new certificate from storage.
  • Clear Credentials: Erase the credential contents from the device and reset the password. 

Advanced Security Settings

Use these options to configure advanced security settings.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Lock screen and security|Other security settings for the following advanced options:
  • Trust Agents: Perform selected actions when trusted devices are connected.
  • Pin Windows: Pin an app on your device screen, preventing access to other features of your device. 
  • Usage Data Access: View the applications that can access your device's usage history.
  • Notification Access: View the applications that can access notifications you receive on your device. 
  • Do Not Disturb Permission: View which apps have permission to change the Do not disturb settings. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The content included in this section is produced by Samsung Electronics Limited.  

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