Change Device Password - Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+

Note If using Microsoft® Exchange / Corporate sync, some screen lock options may be unavailable.

  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Lock screen and security Security icon.
  3. Tap Screen lock type.
    Note If presented, enter the current PIN, password or pattern.
  4. Tap one of the following:

 

Pattern

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

  1. Draw an unlock pattern (connecting at least 4 dots) then tap CONTINUE.
  2. Re-draw the pattern then tap CONFIRM.
  3. From the Notifications on lock screen, select one of the following then tap DONE:
    • Show content
    • Hide content
    • Do not show notifications
  4. If prompted to set up biometric data, select the desired option:
    • LATER
    • SET UP
      Note Select Fingerprints and/or Irises then follow the remaining on-screen instructions.

 

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Fingerprints

Note A fingerprint is utilized to unlock the device.

  1. Select one of the following then complete the action and tap CONTINUE:
    • Pattern
    • PIN
    • Password
  2. Re-enter the pattern, PIN, or password then tap CONFIRM.
  3. From the Register fingerprint screen, swipe your finger 8 times down the pad located at the bottom (as shown in the on-screen tutorial).
    Note Swipe entire finger pad from base to tip of finger across the home key.
    Note Keep finger flat against the home key and swipe slowly.
    Note Indicators turn green when successful.

 

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PIN

Note A PIN is created then utilized to unlock the device.

  1. Enter a numeric PIN (4 to 16 digits) then tap CONTINUE.
  2. Re-enter the numeric PIN then tap OK.

 

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Password

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

  1. Enter a password (4 to 16 characters) then tap CONTINUE.
  2. Re-enter the password then tap OK.

 

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