How to Find the Lock Screen on Your Samsung Galaxy Tablet

By Dan Gookin

Your Samsung Galaxy tablet comes with some preinstalled security features. One of these features is a variety of lock screens. Lock screen security is set on the Set Screen Lock or Lock Screen window. Here’s how to get there:

  1. On the Home screen, touch the Apps icon.

  2. Open the Settings app.

  3. Select Lock Screen from the categories on the left side of the window.

    If you don’t see the Lock Screen item, touch the Device tab atop the screen.

  4. On the right side of the screen, select Screen Lock.

  5. If a secure screen lock is already set, you must trace the pattern or input the PIN or password to continue.

The window lists several types of lock settings:

  • Swipe: Unlock the tablet by swiping your finger across the screen. Next to not having a lock, this is the least secure lock.

  • Pattern: Trace a pattern on the touchscreen to unlock the tablet.

  • PIN: Unlock the tablet by typing a personal identification number (PIN).

  • Password: Type a password to unlock the tablet.

  • None: The screen doesn’t lock. Choosing this option disables all locks.

Two additional items might also be found on some Galaxy tablets:

  • Face Unlock: Use the tablet’s front camera and your adorable face as the unlocking mechanism.

  • Face and Voice: Add a vocal utterance to the face unlock feature, which doesn’t make the lock more secure but does make it more interesting.