How To Use Screen Lock Settings On Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

How To Use Screen Lock Settings On Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
How To Use Screen Lock Settings On Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Learn how to use screen lock settings on your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. There are several ways to lock the screen. The security level of each lock type is listed below in order of weakest to strongest:

  • Swipe: no protection, but you have quick access to the Home screen
  • Face Unlock: unlocks your device when you look at it
  • Unlock pattern: draw a simple pattern with your finger to unlock your device
  • Unlock PIN: enter a numeric PIN of at least four digits to unlock your device
  • Unlock password: enter an alpha-numeric password to unlock your device

Note: It is very important that you remember your screen unlock pattern, PIN or password. If you forget this information, it may not be possible to restore important data such as contacts and messages.

To change screen lock type

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon
  • Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock.
  • Follow the instructions in your device and select another screen lock type.

To unlock the screen using the Bluetooth unlock feature

Note: Make sure that your device and other Bluetooth devices are paired before you use the Bluetooth unlock feature.

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Settings > Security.
  • Tap Screen lock > Bluetooth unlock.
  • Tap Continue and select the device that you want to use to unlock the screen, then tap Continue.
  • Choose an option as the backup lock to unlock the screen when no Bluetooth devices are connected.
  • In other Bluetooth devices, find and tap the name of your device under Settings > Bluetooth > Paired devices. When Connected appears on the Bluetooth devices, press the power key on your device immediately.

Note: If your device is disconnected from other Bluetooth devices, you need to unlock the screen using a PIN or a Pattern.

To set up the Face Unlock feature

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon > Settings > Security > Screen lock.
  • Tap Face Unlock, then follow the instructions in your device to capture a photo of your face.
  • After your face is successfully captured, tap Continue.
  • Select a backup unlock method and follow the instructions in the device to complete the setup.

Note: For best results, capture your face in an indoor area that is well lit but not too bright, and hold the device at eye level.

To unlock the screen using the Face Unlock feature

  • Activate the screen.
  • Look at your device from the same angle you used to capture your Face Unlock photo.
  • Note: If the Face Unlock feature fails to recognize your face, you must use the backup unlock method to unlock the screen.

To create a screen lock pattern

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon.
  • Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock > Pattern.
  • Follow the instructions in your device.

Note: If the unlock pattern you draw on the screen is rejected five times in a row, you can select to either wait 30 seconds and then try again, or, if you have a Google account set up on your device, enter your account information (password and username) to unlock the device.

To change the screen lock pattern

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon.
  • Find and tap Settings > Security > Screen lock.
  • Draw your screen unlock pattern.
  • Tap Pattern and follow the instructions in your device.

To create a screen unlock PIN

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon > Settings > Security > Screen lock > PIN.
  • Enter a numeric PIN.
  • If necessary, tap View icon to minimize the keyboard.
  • Tap Continue.
  • Re-enter and confirm your PIN.
  • If necessary, tap View icon to minimise the keyboard.
  • Tap OK.

To create a screen lock password

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon > Settings > Security > Screen lock > Password.
  • Enter a password.
  • If necessary, tap View icon to minimize the keyboard.
  • Tap Continue.
  • Re-enter and confirm your password.
  • If necessary, tap View icon to minimize the keyboard.
  • Tap OK.

To view notifications from the lock screen

  • From the lock screen, drag the status bar downwards.
  • Tap the notification that you want to view.

Note: You can only view notifications from the lock screen when you lock your screen with the Swipe mode.

Note: Refer here to know more on Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

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