When the screen is locked you have to unlock it with a swipe gesture or with your personal pattern, PIN, password. Initially, the unprotected screen swipe is set, but it is recommended to use a more secure screen lock to protect your device.
- 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.
To configure the notifications on the lock screen, see Notifications.
To create or change a screen lock
It is very important that you remember your screen lock when using a pattern, PIN or password. If you forget this information, it may not be possible to restore important data such as contacts and messages. See troubleshooting tips .
- Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock.
- If requested, confirm your current screen lock.
- Choose an option and follow the on-screen instructions.
- When a secure screen lock is used, you can set the power button to lock the screen, set the screen lock activation time and create a lock screen message by pressing .
If you use a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) account, the EAS security settings may limit the lock screen type to only a PIN or password. Contact your network administrator to check the implemented network security policies.