Security-Screen Lock

You can increase the security of your phone by creating a screen lock. When enabled, you have to draw the correct unlock pattern on the screen, enter the correct PIN, or enter the correct password to unlock the phone’s control keys, buttons, and touchscreen. You can also use face recognition to lock your screen.

Use Face Unlock

  1. Open the Notifications panel, and then touch > Security.
  1. Touch Screen lock > Face Unlock.
  2. Touch Continue and follow the screen instructions.
  3. Choose a backup lock to use in case the phone doesn’t recognize you.
  4. Touch OK.
  5. Touch Lock phone after, and then specify the idle time before the screen is locked.
Tip: You can also touch Improve face matching in the Security screen to train your phone to recognize your face in different situations, such as when you’re wearing glasses or sporting a beard.

Use a Screen Unlock Pattern

  1. Open the Notifications panel, and then touch > Security.
  1. Touch Screen lock > Pattern.
  2. Draw the screen unlock pattern by connecting at least four dots in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal direction. Lift your finger from the screen when finished.
  3. The phone records the pattern. Touch Continue.
  4. When prompted, draw the screen unlock pattern again, and then touch Confirm.

If you fail to draw the correct unlock pattern on the screen after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.

Note: To change your unlock screen pattern, open the Notifications panel, and then
touch > Security > Screen lock. Draw your current screen unlock pattern and then touch Pattern.

Use a Screen Unlock PIN

  1. Open the Notifications panel, and then touch > Security.
  1. Touch Screen lock > PIN.
  2. Enter a PIN and touch Continue.
  3. Enter your PIN again to confirm and touch OK.

If you fail to enter the correct PIN after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.

Use a Screen Unlock Password

  1. Open the Notifications panel, and then touch > Security.
  1. Touch Screen lock > Password.
  2. Enter a password and touch Continue.
  3. Enter your password again to confirm and touch OK.

If you fail to enter the correct password after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.

Disable the Screen Lock

  1. Open the Notifications panel, and then touch > Security > Screen lock.
  1. Draw your unlock screen pattern, enter your PIN, or enter your password, and then touch Continue. If you fail to enter the correct password after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.
  2. Touch None.