How to Set a PIN or a Password for Your Samsung Galaxy Tab - dummies

How to Set a PIN or a Password for Your Samsung Galaxy Tab

By Dan Gookin

To lock and unlock the screen on your Galaxy Tab, slide the Unlock button outside of the locking ring, and the Tab is unlocked and ready to use. If you prefer to have a lock that’s not so easy to unlock, you can set a PIN or a Password for your Tab.

Create a PIN for your Galaxy Tab

Lock screen security is set on the Set Screen Lock window. A PIN lock is a code between 4 and 16 numbers long. It contains only numbers, 0 through 9. To set a PIN lock for your Galaxy Tab, follow these directions:

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Apps Menu button.


  2. Choose the Settings app.

  3. Choose Location & Security.

  4. Choose Configure Screen Lock.

  5. Choose PIN from the list of locks.

  6. Use the onscreen keyboard to type your PIN once.

  7. Touch the Continue button.

  8. Type the PIN again to confirm that you know it.

Assign a password to your Galaxy Tab

The most secure way to lock the Galaxy Tab is to apply a full-on password. Unlike a PIN, a password can contain numbers, symbols, and both upper- and lowercase letters.

Set a password by choosing Password from the Configure Screen Lock window. The password you select must be at least four characters long. Longer passwords are more secure.

You’re prompted to type the password whenever you unlock the Galaxy Tab or whenever you try to change the screen lock. Touch the OK button to accept the password you’ve typed.