Your device can be secured using a pattern that you draw on the lock screen. No one will be able to get into your device without knowing the pattern. If you forget your pattern you will have to reset your device and you will lose any information that is not backed up.
From the Home screen, drag down the Notification panel.
Drag down the Quick settings panel.
Tap the Settings icon.
Scroll to Security.
Tap Screen lock.
Note: For this tutorial, we're showing how to set up a pattern. You can select a different type of security, but steps may vary based on what you choose.
Enter your pattern.
Note: Your password must be at least 4 dots.
Confirm your pattern.
Select a notification preference.
Note: Tap Hide sensitive 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.