How to Customize Your Unlock Scheme on a Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK

By Corey Sandler

You can customize an unlock scheme on your Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK. While you’re choosing a pattern, password, or PIN unlocking scheme, you’re offered other ways to customize how your tablet greets you. Here are the options:

  • Clock Widget. You can choose a clock size for your Home screens and decide whether you want to see the current date.

  • Personal Message. You can put in, “Greetings, earthlings. I come in peace.” Or anything else. Keep it clean, people.

  • Owner Information. You can list your name and other information on the Lock screen, in hopes that a good Samaritan would return it. Tap Owner Information; then tap Show Owner Info on Lock Screen to enable or disable the option. Touch in the text field and type.

  • Lock Automatically. Say how quickly to lock the screen after the screen automatically turns off.

  • Lock Instantly with Power/Lock Key. Use this option to enable the Lock screen when the Power/Lock key is pressed. If you don’t enable this option, the screen dims or brightens when the Power/Lock key is briefly pressed, but won’t lock.

Depending on which lockdown method you select, you’ll see one of these options:

  • Make Pattern Visible. If you choose the pattern, this option lets you see the traces of your pattern as you draw it.

  • Make Passwords Visible. If you choose to use the password, this option lets you see the characters as you type; they appear onscreen briefly and then disappear.

  • Make PIN Visible. If you choose the PIN, this option lets you see the numbers as you enter them; they appear onscreen briefly and then disappear.

Making the pattern, password, or PIN visible may help you make sure you’ve put it in correctly, but you shouldn’t display the unlock information if you use your tablet in a public place. Prying eyes are all around us.