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    Screen lock

    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.

    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.

    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. Confirm your current screen lock, choose an option and 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. Choose an option and 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, choose an option 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. Choose an option. 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. Choose an option and 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.
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