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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.

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Find "Screen lock type"

Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.

Tap the settings icon.

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Find "Screen lock type"

Tap Lock screen and security.

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Find "Screen lock type"

Tap Screen lock type.

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Select option

You can create several types of phone lock codes. The following steps show three examples:

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

Create phone lock code using your fingerprint, go to 2b.

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

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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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2a - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Key in a four-digit PIN and tap CONTINUE.

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2a - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Key in the PIN again and tap OK.

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2a - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Tap the required setting.

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2a - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Tap DONE.

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2b - Create phone lock code using your fingerprint

Tap Fingerprint.

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2b - Create phone lock code using your fingerprint

Follow the instructions on the display to add a fingerprint.

Key in a password and tap CONTINUE.

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2b - Create phone lock code using your fingerprint

Key in the password again and tap OK.

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2b - Create phone lock code using your fingerprint

Tap the required setting.

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2b - Create phone lock code using your fingerprint

Tap DONE.

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2c - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Tap PIN.

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2c - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Key in the required phone lock code and tap CONTINUE.

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2c - 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 PIN

Tap the required setting.

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2c - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Tap DONE.

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Turn off use phone lock code

Tap None.

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Return to the home screen

Tap the Home key to return to the home screen.

Swipe right for the next step

Tap anywhere to dismiss

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