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How To Use Lock Screen Settings On Samsung Galaxy S4
How To Use Lock Screen Settings On Samsung Galaxy S4

Learn how to use the lock screen settings on your Samsung Galaxy S4. Choose settings for unlocking your screen.

Screen Lock on Samsung Galaxy S4

  • From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > My device tab > Lock screen.
  • Tap Screen lock for these options then follow the onscreen instructions to set up your Screen lock:
    • Swipe: Swipe the screen to unlock it.
    • Face unlock: Look at your phone to unlock it.
    • Face and voice: Look at your phone and speak to unlock.
    • Pattern: A screen unlock pattern is a touch gesture you create and use to unlock your device. Follow the prompts to create or change your screen unlock pattern.
    • PIN: Select a PIN to use for unlocking the screen.
    • Password: Create a password for unlocking the screen.
    • None: No pattern, PIN, or password is required. The screen will never lock.

Lock screen options on Samsung Galaxy S4

  • Activate or deactivates various Unlock screen functions.

Note: The Lock screen options will differ depending on what type of Screen Lock you have selected.

  • From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > My device tab > Lock screen.

The following options are available depending on the Screen Lock type that you have selected:

Swipe options

  • Multiple widgets allows you to display multiple widgets on your lock screen. Appears as an options after a lock mode is enabled.
  • Lock screen widgets allows you to lock the widgets that are displayed on your home screens.
  • Shortcuts sets shortcuts to appear at the bottom of the Lock screen. Touch and slide the slider to the right to turn it on.
  • Unlock effect sets the effect you receive when unlocking the phone. You can select None, Ripple effect, or Light effect.
  • Help text shows help information on the Lock screen.
  • Wake up in lock screen requires that you say a command to wake-up your phone.
  • Set wake-up command designates your wake-up commands. Tap Set wake-up command and follow the onscreen prompts to create a new verbal command.

Face unlock options

  • Lock screen widgets allows you to lock the widgets that are displayed on your home screens.
  • Improve facial recognition allows you to improve your device's face matching capability by capturing your face in different lighting, with or without glasses, and bearded or clean-shaven. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Presence check requires that you blink when using the Face unlock feature. This will increase the security of the feature.
  • Secured lock time allows you to set a time-out for lock screen.

Pattern options

  • Lock screen widgets allows you to lock the widgets that are displayed on your home screens.
  • Make pattern visible allows you to see the pattern as you draw it.
  • Secured lock time allows you to set a time-out for lock screen.

PIN and Password options

  • Lock screen widgets allows you to lock the widgets that are displayed on your home screens.
  • Secured lock time allows you to set a time-out for lock screen.