Setting a screen lock to help protect HTC EVO 4G LTE

Setting a screen lock to help protect HTC EVO 4G LTE

Help protect your personal information and help prevent others from using HTC EVO 4G LTE without your permission.

Choose to set a screen lock pattern, numeric PIN, or other means of securing your phone. You'll be asked to unlock the screen every time HTC EVO 4G LTE is turned on or when it’s idle for a certain period of time.

  1. Slide the Notifications panel open, and then tap > Security.
  2. Tap Screen lock.
  3. Select a screen lock option and set up the screen lock.
  4. Tap Lock phone after, then specify the idle time before the screen is locked.
    Tip: You can also clear Make pattern visible or Make passwords visible if you don’t want your screen lock to display as you enter it onscreen.

Forgot your screen lock pattern?

If you’ve forgotten your screen lock pattern, you have up to five attempts to try and unlock HTC EVO 4G LTE.

If this fails, you can unlock HTC EVO 4G LTE by entering your Google Account user name and password.

  1. On the unlock screen, enter your lock pattern.
  2. After the fifth attempt, when you’re asked 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 unlock the screen.
  4. Tap the Forgot pattern? button when it appears.
  5. Enter your Google Account name and password, and then tap Sign in. You’ll then be asked to create a new screen lock pattern. If you no longer want to do so, tap None or press .
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