Setting screen security

Samsung Galaxy XCover 4 on Android 9.0.0

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Screen locks secure your device and protect your device from being accessed by other people. Removing your security lock will allow anyone to be able to access your device. Note that if your device is requesting a PUK code, you will need to contact your carrier to unlock your device.

  1. Step 1/12

    From the Home screen, drag down the Notification panel.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  2. Step 2/12

    Tap the Settings icon.

    The indicator is in the top right.
  3. Step 3/12

    Tap Lock screen.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  4. Step 4/12

    Tap Screen lock type.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  5. Step 5/12

    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.
  6. Step 6/12

    Enter your PIN.

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

    The indicator is in the center.
  7. Step 7/12

    Tap Continue.

    The indicator is in the center.
  8. Step 8/12

    Confirm your PIN.

    The indicator is in the center.
  9. Step 9/12

    Tap OK.

    The indicator is in the center.
  10. Step 10/12

    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 bottom.
  11. Step 11/12

    Tap Done.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  12. Step 12/12
    Step 12 of 12:

    You've completed the steps!

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