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Turning use of phone lock code on my mobile phone on or off

If you want to prevent others from accessing the contents of your mobile phone (such as pictures and messages), you need to turn on the phone lock code. Once done, it needs to be keyed in when you turn on your mobile phone.
Please note: the phone lock code doesn't protect your mobile phone against unauthorised use. Your SIM is protected by turning on your PIN.

Step 1 of 17

Find "Screen lock"

Tap the menu icon.

Step 2 of 17

Find "Screen lock"

Tap Settings.

Step 3 of 17

Find "Screen lock"

Tap Security.

Step 4 of 17

Find "Screen lock"

Tap Screen lock.

Step 5 of 17

Choose option

Choose one of the following options:

Create phone lock code using pattern, go to 2a.

Create phone lock code using a PIN, go to 2b.

Create phone lock code using a password, go to 2c.

Turn off phone lock code, go to 2d.

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2a - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Tap Pattern.

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2a - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Tap and drag a point to connect at least four points.

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2a - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Tap Continue.

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2a - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.

Tap Confirm.

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2b - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Tap PIN.

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2b - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Key in the required phone lock code and tap Continue.

Step 12 of 17

2b - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Key in the phone lock code again and tap OK.

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2c - Create phone lock code using a password

Tap Password.

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2c - Create phone lock code using a password

Key in the required phone lock code and tap Continue.

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2c - Create phone lock code using a password

Key in the phone lock code again and tap OK.

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2d - Turn off phone lock code

Tap None.

Step 17 of 17

Exit

Tap the Home key to return to standby mode.

Swipe right for the next step

Tap anywhere to dismiss

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