Protecting your phone with a screen lock

Protecting your phone with a screen lock

You can secure your phone by requiring a screen unlock pattern every time your phone is turned on or every time it wakes up from sleep mode (screen is off).

  1. From the Home screen, press MENU, and then tap Settings.
  2. Scroll down the screen, and then tap Security > Set unlock pattern.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions. When prompted, record your screen unlock pattern.

Changing lock screen settings

Once you have recorded a screen unlock pattern, you can change related settings.

In the Screen unlock pattern area of the Security screen, select any of the following check boxes:
Require pattern Clear this if you want to disable the screen lock. You will need to enter the pattern to confirm disabling.
Use visible pattern This is selected by default. Clear this if you do not want the screen unlock pattern to display as you enter it.
Use tactile feedback Select this to enable vibration as you enter the screen unlock pattern.

Changing your unlock screen pattern

  1. From the Home screen, press MENU.
  2. Tap Settings > Security > Change unlock pattern.

Forgot your unlock screen pattern?

If you have forgotten the screen unlock pattern, you have up to five attempts to try and unlock your phone. If this fails, you can unlock your phone by entering your Google Account user name and password.

  1. On the unlock screen, attempt to enter your unlock pattern five times.
  2. When prompted to wait for 30 seconds, tap OK.
  3. If the display goes off, press the POWER button to turn the display back on, and then press the bar on the lock screen and slide your finger down to unlock the screen.
  4. Tap the Forgot Pattern button in the lower right corner when it appears.
  5. Enter your Google Account name and password, and then tap Sign in.
You are then prompted to create a new screen unlock pattern. If you no longer want to use a screen unlock pattern to secure your phone, tap Cancel.
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