Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0) - Set Up Screen Lock

Note Notes:

  • If using Microsoft® Exchange / Corporate sync, some screen lock options may be unavailable.
  • These steps can also be utilized to change your current screen lock setting.
  • A pattern, PIN or password must be set up to turn on factory reset protection.
    Note Changing screen lock to 'None' or 'Swipe' turns off this feature.

 

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Lock screen.
  3. From the right pane, 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 to access the device.

  1. Draw an unlock pattern (connecting at least 4 dots) then tap Continue.
  2. Draw the same pattern again then tap Confirm.

 

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PIN

Note A PIN is created to access 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 to access the device.

  1. Enter a password (4 to 16 characters, including at least one letter) then tap Continue.
  2. Re-enter the password then tap OK.

 

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