Lock Screen and Security

Secure your device and protect your data with Lock Screen and Security settings.

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Settings ► Lock Screen and Security:

 

Set a Screen Lock

 

Always On Display Settings

 

Lock Screen and AOD Settings

 

Samsung Pass

 

Unknown Sources

 

Secure Folder

 

Secure Startup

 

Encrypt SD Card

 

Set Up SIM Card Lock

 

View Passwords

 

Security Update Service

 

Phone Administration

 

Credential Storage

 

Advanced Security Settings

 

 

Set a Screen Lock

It is recommended that you secure your device using a Screen lock.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Screen lock type to select a screen lock and level of security:

 

Swipe: Swipe the screen to unlock it.

 

Pattern: Create a pattern that you draw on the screen to unlock your device.

 

PIN: Select a PIN to use for unlocking the screen.

 

Password: Create a password for unlocking the screen.

 

None: Do not lock the screen.

 

Face: Use facial recognition to unlock your device.

 

Fingerprints: Use fingerprint recognition to unlock the screen.

 

Iris: Use iris recognition to unlock the screen.

 

3. Select your notification preferences, if you choose a secured lock screen option:

 

• Tap On/Off to enable or disable showing notifications on the lock screen.

 

Hide content: Enable to hide the content of notifications.

 

Notification icons only: Enable to hide notification details and show only the icon.

 

4. Choose a screen lock option:

 

Smart Lock: Unlock your mobile device automatically when trusted locations or other devices have been detected. A secure screen lock is required for this feature.

 

Secure lock settings: Set your secure lock functions such as Secured lock time and Smart lock. A secure screen lock is required for this feature.

 

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Always On Display Settings

Choose what to display on a standby screen instead of turning off the screen.

 

Note: To turn this feature on or off without going to Settings, double tap the Always On Display screen.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Always On Display for options:

 

• Tap On/Off to enable the feature, and then set the following options:

 

Content to show: Choose to show Home, a clock, or information.

 

Clock style: Select a layout for the standby screen. This is not available if you choose Home button only.

 

Show always: Enable to show the Always On Display at all times.

 

- Set schedule: If you disable Show always, then set a schedule for when to start and end Always On Display.

 

About Always On Display: View the current software version and license information.

 

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Lock Screen and AOD Settings

Configure display settings for the Lock screen and Always On Display (AOD).

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security for options:

 

Information and FaceWidgets: Set a clock, FaceWidgets, or Contact Information to display on the Lock screen and Always On Display screen.

 

Notifications: Select which notifications to display on the Lock screen and Always On Display screen.

 

App shortcuts: Select which apps to open from the Lock screen.

 

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Samsung Pass

Use Samsung Pass to access your favorite services with biometric data. You must sign in to your Samsung account to use Samsung Pass.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Samsung Pass.

 

3. Follow the prompts to sign to your Samsung account and add your biometric data.

 

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Unknown Sources

Enable installation of non-Google Play applications.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Unknown sources to enable this option.

 

Warning: Enabling installation of third-party applications can cause your device and personal data to be more vulnerable to attacks by unknown sources.

 

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Secure Folder

Lock your private content and apps to enhance security. You must sign in to your Samsung account in order to use Secure Folder. You must also set a secure lock for your device.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Secure Folder and follow the prompts to secure content on your device.

 

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Secure Startup

Protect your device by requiring a numeric PIN or password to be entered before it starts up. You must have a secured screen lock for this option to be available.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Secure startup and select an option.

 

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Encrypt SD Card

Require a numeric PIN or password to decrypt your optional memory card (not included) when you first access it after powering on your device.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Encrypt SD card.

 

3. Tap Encrypt SD card and follow the prompts to encrypt all data on your memory card.

 

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Set Up SIM Card Lock

Require your SIM card PIN to unlock and use your SIM card.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Other security settings > Set up SIM card lock and follow the prompts.

 

• Tap Lock SIM card to enable the feature.

 

• Tap Change SIM card PIN to create a new PIN.

 

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View Passwords

Display password characters briefly as you type them.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Other security settings > Make passwords visible to turn the feature on.

 

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Security Update Service

Automatically receive security updates.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Other security settings for the following Security update service options:

 

Security policy updates: Automatically or manually check for security policy updates.

 

- Automatic updates can also be limited to only when your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.

 

Send security reports: Use Wi-Fi to send security reports to Samsung for threat analysis.

 

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Phone Administration

Manage your device administrators and application installation privileges.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Other security settings > Phone administrators.

 

• Tap Android Device Manager to allow it to lock or erase a lost device.

 

• Tap Secure Folder to allow it to manage your device.

 

• Tap Support & Protection to protect your mobile device from threats posed by malicious websites.

 

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Credential Storage

Manage your security certificates. If a certificate authority (CA) certificate gets compromised or for some other reason you do not trust it, you can disable or remove it.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Other security settings for the following options:

 

Storage type: Select a storage location for credential contents.

 

View security certificates: Display certificates in your device’s ROM and other certificates you have installed.

 

User certificates: View user certificates.

 

Install from phone storage: Install a new certificate from storage.

 

Clear credentials: Erase the credential contents from the device and reset the password.

 

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Advanced Security Settings

Use these options to configure advanced security settings.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Other security settings for the following advanced options:

 

Trust agents: Perform selected actions when trusted devices are connected.

 

- To view Trust agents, set up a secured screen lock (Password, PIN, or Pattern). For more information, see “Set a Screen Lock

 

Pin windows: Pin an app on your device screen, preventing access to other features of your device.

 

Usage data access: View the applications that can access your device’s usage history.

 

Notification access: View the applications that can access notifications you receive on your device.

 

Do not disturb permission: View which apps have permission to change the Do not disturb settings.

 

 

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