Changing Lock screen security

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime on Android 8.1.0

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Setting up a lock on your device will help keep your information secure. A screen lock will prevent others from getting into your device unless they have the necessary credentials. If your device is requesting a PUK code, you need to contact your carrier to unlock your device. Removing your security lock will allow anyone to be able to unlock your device.

  1. Step 1/13

    From the Home screen, drag down the Notification panel.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  2. Step 2/13

    Tap the Settings icon.

    The indicator is in the top right.
  3. Step 3/13

    Scroll to Lock screen.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  4. Step 4/13

    Tap Lock screen.

    The indicator is towards the left.
  5. Step 5/13

    Tap Screen lock type.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  6. Step 6/13

    Tap PIN.

    Note: For this tutorial, we're showing how to set up a PIN. You can select a different type of security, but steps may vary based on what you choose.

    The indicator is in the center.
  7. Step 7/13

    Enter your PIN.

    Note: Your PIN must be at least 4 numbers long.

    The indicator is towards the left.
  8. Step 8/13

    Tap CONTINUE.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  9. Step 9/13

    Confirm your PIN.

    The indicator is towards the left.
  10. Step 10/13

    Tap OK.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  11. Step 11/13

    Select a notification preference.

    Note: Tap Hide content to prevent the content of emails, texts and other notifications from appearing on the Lock screen. You'll be notified that you have a new message, but not shown what the message contains.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  12. Step 12/13

    Tap DONE.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
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    Step 13 of 13:

    You've completed the steps!

    There are no indicators associated with this step.

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