Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - Set Up Screen Lock

Note Notes:

  • If using Microsoft® Exchange / Corporate sync, some screen lock options (e.g. Face unlock, Pattern, PIN) may be unavailable.
  • These steps can also be utilized to change your current screen lock setting.
  • To configure biometric data (see Related Topics).

  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 prompted to add a Google account: 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 Notifications, tap to turn notifications on Switch on or off Switch off, select one of the following then tap DONE:
    • Hide content
    • Notification icons only

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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.
  3. From Notifications, tap to turn notifications on Switch on or off Switch off, select one of the following then tap DONE:
    • Hide content
    • Notification icons only

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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.
  3. From Notifications, tap to turn notifications on Switch on or off Switch off, select one of the following then tap DONE:
    • Hide content
    • Notification icons only

Back to Security Lock Type
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Related Topics

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