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Turning use of lock code on my tablet on or off

If you want to prevent others from accessing the contents of your tablet (such as pictures and messages), you need to turn on the lock code. Once done, it needs to be keyed in every time you turn on your tablet.
Please note: the lock code doesn't protect your tablet 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 tablet.

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 lock codes. The following steps show three examples:

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

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

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2a - Create lock code using a pattern

Tap Pattern.

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2a - Create lock code using a pattern

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

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2a - Create lock code using a pattern

Tap CONTINUE.

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2a - Create lock code using a pattern

Repeat the selected lock code to confirm.

Tap CONFIRM.

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2a - Create lock code using a pattern

Key in a four-digit PIN and tap CONTINUE.

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2a - Create lock code using a pattern

Key in the PIN again and tap OK.

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2a - Create lock code using a pattern

Tap the required setting.

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2a - Create lock code using a pattern

Tap DONE.

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2b - Create lock code using a PIN

Tap PIN.

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2b - Create lock code using a PIN

Key in the required lock code and tap CONTINUE.

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2b - Create lock code using a PIN

Key in the lock code again and tap OK.

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2b - Create lock code using a PIN

Tap the required setting.

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2b - Create lock code using a PIN

Tap DONE.

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Turn off use 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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