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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
    • 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.

    Note

    If you have set up a Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) account on your Xperia™ device, the EAS security settings may limit the lock screen type to only a PIN or password. This occurs when your network administrator specifies a specific lock screen type for all EAS accounts for enterprise security reasons. Contact the network administrator of your company or organisation to check what network security policies are implemented for mobile devices.

    To change screen lock type

    1. From your Home screen, tap the Application screen icon .
    2. Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock.
    3. Follow the instructions in your device and select another screen lock type.

    To create a screen lock pattern

    1. From your Home screen, tap the Application screen icon .
    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 the Application screen icon .
    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, then tap Continue.
    4. Re-enter and confirm your PIN, then tap OK.
    5. Follow the instructions in your device.

    To create a screen lock password

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock > Password.
    3. Enter a password, then tap Continue.
    4. Re-enter and confirm your password, then tap OK.
    5. Follow the instructions in your device.

    To activate the Swipe unlock function

    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, or enter your PIN or password if one of these screen lock types is enabled.
    4. Tap Swipe.
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