Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - Manage Screen Lock Settings

Note Notes:

  • Depending upon screen lock type (e.g., swipe, pattern, etc.) the available options may vary.
  • A secure lock type (PIN, pattern, etc.) must be set up for Secure lock settings to be available.


  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Lock screen Security icon  > Secure lock settings.
  3. Tap the Make pattern visible switch to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.
  4. Tap Lock automatically then select an option (e.g., 5 seconds, 1 minute, etc.)
  5. Tap the Lock instantly with power key switch to turn on or off.
  6. Tap the Auto factory reset switch to turn on or off.
  7. Tap the Lock network and security switch to turn on or off.
  8. Tap the Show Lockdown option switch to turn on or off.