Phone Lock - Galaxy Nexus by Samsung
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Phone Lock - Galaxy Nexus by Samsung

Note If using Microsoft® Exchange / Corporate sync, some Screen lock options (e.g. Face Unlock, Pattern, PIN) may be unavailable.

Setup screen lock
Lock the device
Unlock the device

 

 

Setup screen lock

  1. From the home screen, select Apps.
    Home screen with Apps
  2. From the APPS tab, select Settings.
    Apps with Settings
  3. From the PERSONAL section, select Security.
    Settings with Security
  4. From the SCREEN SECURITY section, select Screen lock.
    Note If presented, enter the current PIN / Password / Pattern.
    Security with Screen lock
  5. Select one of the following: Select screen lock with available options

 

 

Face Unlock

Note Facial recognition is utilized to access the device.

  1. Select Set it up.
    About Face Unlock with Set it up
  2. Select Continue.
    For best results overview with Continue
  3. Using the front-facing camera, position face within the provided area.
    Note Hold still for several seconds to allow image capture.
    Set up Face Unlock with capture
  4. Select Continue.
    Set up Face Unlock confirmation with Continue
  5. Select one of the following: Choose backup lock with available options

 

 

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Pattern

Note An unlock pattern is created then utilized to access the device.

Note The pattern drawn in the images below is merely an example.

  1. If presented, select Next.
    Securing your phone with Next
  2. Draw an unlock pattern (connecting at least 4 dots) then select Continue.
    Draw an Unlock pattern screen with Continue
  3. Re-draw the pattern then select Confirm.
    Draw pattern again screen with Confirm
  4. If presented 'You're all done', select OK.

 

 

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PIN

Note A PIN number is created then utilized to access the device.

  1. Enter a numeric PIN (4 to 16 digits) then select Continue.
    Enter PIN with Continue
  2. Re-enter the numeric PIN then select OK.
    Re-enter PIN with OK
  3. If presented 'You're all done', select OK.

 

 

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Password

Note A password is created then utilized to access the device.

  1. Enter a password (4 to 16 characters) then select Continue.
    Enter Password with Continue
  2. Re-enter the password then select OK.
    Re-enter Password with OK

 

 

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Lock the device

  1. Press the Power button.
    Power button

 

 

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Unlock the device

Slide
Face Unlock
Pattern
PIN or Password

 

 

Slide

  1. Press the Power button.
    Power button
  2. Select and hold the lock symbol then swipe to the right.
    Slide unlock screen

 

 

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Face Unlock

  1. Press the Power button.
    Power button
  2. Using the front-facing camera, position face within the provided area.
    Face unlock screen
  3. If unsuccessful, refer to the appropriate backup lock option:

 

 

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Pattern

  1. Press the Power button.
    Power button
  2. Draw the current Unlock pattern.
    Note If the pattern is unknown, enter an incorrect pattern 5 times.
    Pattern unlock screen
    1. If presented, select OK.
      Unlock failed with OK
    2. Select Forgot pattern.
      Unlock screen with Forgot pattern
    3. Enter the appropriate information into the following fields then select Sign in:
      Note If the Google account information is unknown, it can be recovered.
      • Username (email)
      • Password
      Account unlock screen with username, password and Sign in
    4. Select a new Security lock type.

 

 

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PIN or Password

  1. Press the Power button.
    Power button
  2. Enter the current PIN or Password then select the OK / Done.
    Enter PIN or password

 

 

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Last Modified: July 2, 2012
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