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    Screen lock

    There are several ways to lock the screen. The security level of each lock type is listed below in order of weakest to strongest:
    • Swipe – no protection, but you have quick access to the Home screen
    • Bluetooth Unlock – unlocks your device by using paired Bluetooth devices
    • Face Unlock – unlocks your device when you look at it
    • Pattern – draw a simple pattern with your finger to unlock your device
    • PIN – enter a numeric PIN of at least four digits to unlock your device
    • Password – enter an alpha-numeric password to unlock your device

    Note

    It is very important that you remember your screen unlock pattern, PIN or password. If you forget this information, it may not be possible to restore important data such as contacts and messages.

    To change screen lock type

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock.
    3. Follow the instructions in your device and select another screen lock type.

    To unlock the screen using the Bluetooth® unlock feature

    Note

    Make sure that your device and other Bluetooth® devices are paired before you use the Bluetooth® unlock feature. For more information about pairing, see Bluetooth® wireless technology .

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then find and tap Settings > Security.
    2. Tap Screen lock > Bluetooth unlock.
    3. Tap Continue and select the device that you want to use to unlock the screen, then tap Continue.
    4. Choose an option as the backup lock to unlock the screen when no Bluetooth® devices are connected.
    5. In other Bluetooth® devices, find and tap the name of your device under Settings > Bluetooth > Paired devices. When Connected appears on the Bluetooth® devices, press the power key on your device immediately.

    Note

    If your device is disconnected from other Bluetooth® devices, you need to unlock the screen using a PIN or a Pattern.

    To set up the Face Unlock feature

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal > Settings > Security > Screen lock.
    2. Tap Face Unlock, then follow the instructions in your device to capture a photo of your face.
    3. After your face is successfully captured, tap Continue.
    4. Select a backup unlock method and follow the instructions in the device to complete the setup.

    Tip

    For best results, capture your face in an indoor area that is well lit but not too bright, and hold the device at eye level.

    To unlock the screen using the Face Unlock feature

    1. Activate the screen.
    2. Look at your device from the same angle you used to capture your Face Unlock photo.

    Tip

    If the Face Unlock feature fails to recognise your face, you must use the backup unlock method to unlock the screen.

    To create a screen lock pattern

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock > Pattern.
    3. Follow the instructions in your device.

    Note

    If your lock pattern is rejected five times in a row when you try to unlock your device, you must wait 30 seconds and then try again.

    To change the screen lock pattern

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Settings> Security > Screen lock.
    3. Draw your screen unlock pattern.
    4. Tap Pattern and follow the instructions in your device.

    To create a screen lock PIN

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock > PIN.
    3. Enter a numeric PIN.
    4. If necessary, tap Icn sony text input back to minimise the keyboard.
    5. Tap Continue.
    6. Re-enter and confirm your PIN.
    7. If necessary, tap Icn sony text input back to minimise the keyboard.
    8. Tap OK.

    To create a screen lock password

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal > Settings > Security > Screen lock > Password.
    2. Enter a password.
    3. If necessary, tap Icn sony text input back to minimise the keyboard.
    4. Tap Continue.
    5. Re-enter and confirm your password.
    6. If necessary, tap Icn sony text input back to minimise the keyboard.
    7. Tap OK.

    To view notifications from the lock screen

    1. From the lock screen, drag the status bar downwards.
    2. Tap the notification that you want to view.

    Note

    You can only view notifications from the lock screen when you lock your screen with the Swipe mode.

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