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    Screen lock

    Arrow left Xperia Z5 Compact support overview

    Note

    Fingerprint functionality is not available in the US market.

    There are several screen lock options available. 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.
    • Fingerprint: place your registered finger on the power key to unlock your device.

    It is very important that you remember your screen lock pattern, PIN or password. If you forget this information, it may not be possible to restore important data such as contacts and messages. 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 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. Fingerprint functionality is not available in the United States.

    Tip

    For more settings for each screen lock type tap Icn sony menu settings beside Screen lock.

    To change your screen lock type

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock.
    3. Follow the instructions on your device.

    To create a screen lock pattern

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

    Note

    If you enter an incorrect lock pattern five times in a row, you must wait 30 seconds before trying again.

    To change the screen lock pattern

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

    To create a screen lock PIN

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock > PIN.
    3. Enter a numeric PIN, then tap Continue.
    4. Re-enter and confirm your PIN, then tap OK.

    To create a screen lock password

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock > Password.
    3. Follow the instructions on your device.

    To activate the Swipe unlock function

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Screen lock.
    3. Draw your screen unlock pattern, or enter your PIN or password depending on which of these screen lock types is enabled.
    4. Tap Swipe, then tap YES, REMOVE.

    Fingerprint unlock

    Note

    Fingerprint functionality is not available in the US market.

    You can use your fingerprint to quickly unlock your device. To use this feature, you need to register a fingerprint and enable this feature in the Fingerprint Manager first.

    The pattern, PIN or password screen lock you set up serves as a backup unlock method if you enable the Fingerprint unlock option.

    Note

    Selecting other screen lock types will clear all fingerprint settings.

    To unlock the device using your fingerprint

    • With the lock screen active, place your finger on the power key so that the device can scan your fingerprint and unlock the screen. Make sure that you use a finger that you have registered in Fingerprint Manager.

    Tip

    If you fail to unlock the screen using your fingerprint after five attempts, you can use your backup pattern, PIN or password instead.


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