How to Enable Pattern Lock, PIN Lock or Password Lock in Android Smartphones

A noticeable and an essential security feature in Android smartphones is the Pattern lock or Password lock that can be redefined by the users. Enabling the pattern or password lock in the smartphone delivers a good security to the users as well as keeping their privacy protected. So, today we are going to learn How to enable pattern lock, pin lock or password lock in your Android smarthpones. Without explaining too much, let’s directly dive into the steps.

How to Enable Pattern Lock in Android Smartphones

  1. Go to the ‘Settings’ screen of your smartphone.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Security’ option.
  3. Then choose ‘Screen Lock’ (The label may vary according to your smartphones.)
  4. Now, it will automatically ask you to draw an Unlock pattern. Draw your preferred pattern twice and confirm.
  5. Now, you’ve successfully enabled the pattern lock in your android smartphone.

How to Enable Password Lock in Android Smartphones

Most smartphones will prefer the Pattern lock first, if you need the PIN lock, you must first set a Pattern lock by following the above steps and then step into these ones.

  1. Go to the ‘Settings’ screen of your smartphone.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Security’ option.
  3. Then choose ‘Screen Lock.’
  4. You’ll see something like ‘Try other ways to unlock.’ Tap on that.
  5. Now, choose ‘PIN’ option and confirm the current pattern lock.
  6. Then, set your PIN.
  7. Confirming will change the pattern lock to the PIN lock.

Note: The PIN can only be the numerical characters.

How to Enable Password Lock in Android Smartphones

Same as the PIN method, most smartphones will ask you to set the pattern lock first before switching to a password unlock method. So, you may have to follow the steps in the Pattern lock method first and then follow the steps given below.

  1. Go to the ‘Settings’ screen of your smartphone.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Security’ option.
  3. Then choose ‘Screen Lock.’
  4. You’ll see something like ‘Try other ways to unlock.’ Tap on that.
  5. Now, choose ‘Password’ option and confirm the current pattern lock.
  6. After that, set your preferred password.
  7. Now, you’ve changed the Pattern lock unlock method to the password unlock.

Note: Passwords can be alphanumerical characters which will be a wide variety when compared to the PIN.

Note 2: Remember that some smartphones especially which come with an overlayed OS, has the lock screen option directly in the settings menu. So that, you don’t have to go to security option.

We hope this helped you to enable Pattern Lock, PIN Lock or Password Lock in your Android smartphones. If so, don’t forget to thank us by leaving your comments in the following comment area. You can alternatively look into our article on unlocking the pattern lock without losing data.

Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.
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    B B ANDARSON Sep 9, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks For Sharing This Topic . This Post really helpful.

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