Change Galaxy S5 Lock Screen

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Method 1: to Swipe

You are watching VisiHow. Today we are going to teach you how to set up swipe for your Samsung Galaxy S5 or your Galaxy S5 mini or mini duos.

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Steps

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    The first thing you are going to need to do is to make sure that your phone is unlocked and turned on.
    If you have a preexisting pattern, swipe or pin. To do that, the first we'll want to do is press the power button. In this example, I'm going to turn the button off so that you can see what the phone looks like when it's off. Now we're going to press the power button one time. This is going to turn the screen on. If you know the pattern or lock pattern, you will need to enter it here or PIN code. If you don't, then we'll proceed to set up swipe. To set up these options, you'll need to take the following steps.
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    First, access the settings panel of your phone.
    You can access the settings panel by swiping down from the notification screen and tapping on the settings icon which is at the top, it looks like a gear. This will open the settings window. Alternatively, let me press the home button to return to the main screen. You can also press the apps button. If you press the apps button one time you will also find the setting button. This looks just like a gear-shaped icon, the same as it did in the notifications panel. Just like the steps previous in the notifications panel, you will tap settings one time.
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    This will open up the settings panel.
    Under quick settings, which is the very first setting you will find, you will see an option for lock screen. Simply tap lock screen one time. When you tap lock screen one time you will see that in my case I now have screen lock set to none. To change that, tap screen lock one time. When you tap screen lock you will now see that there is a selection of options. We have a total of six different options. None, which is at the bottom and was previously set, and then swipe, pattern, PIN, password, and fingerprint.
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    In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to set up swipe.
    To set up swipe, simply press the swipe key one time. Once you've done that, you'll have the option to select home screen settings. To select lock screen setting, such as screen lock, dual lock, clock size, show the date, camera shortcuts, owner information, unlock effect (if you have it available),additional information you may want to present, and the option for help text which will provide an indicator letting you know what you should or shouldn't do in the event you are attempting to unlock the phone or having difficulties. At any rate, once you've tapped swipe your screen will now be set to the swipe screen lock. Simply press the home button to get back to the home screen and then once again press the power button one more time.
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    After this, press the power button a second time to open to your lock screen.
    As you can see now, we have it set to the lock screen mode. You can simply swipe across the screen to unlock. Again, press the lock button. Press the lock button again and you'll be able to swipe across the screen to open or unlock it.
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    This concludes our tutorial for how to set up swipe on the Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 mini, or S5 mini duos.
    Thank you for watching VisiHow. Have a great day and please make sure to view our other videos for additional help and troubleshooting options on the Samsung series of phones or any other Android phone.
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Method 2: to Pattern

You are watching VisiHow. Today we are going to teach you, how to set-up a pattern lock, on your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, or for Samsung Galaxy S5 mini or mini Duos.First thing you're going to need to do, is to make sure that your phone is unlocked, and on the home screen, as this phone is in the current example.

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Steps

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    If your screen is locked or closed, which could be popped by the power button having being pressed.
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    It will look like this black screen here.
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    To unlock that, you simply press the power button again one time.
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    This should take you directly to your home screen, or require you to enter your existing pattern pin or swipe, to open the phone.
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    Once you've done that you need to access the Settings panel, which could be easily accessed by simply swiping down from the top of the phone.
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    This will open the notifications panel.
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    On the notification panel, you press the gear-shaped icon one time which is the Settings button.
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    This will open up the Settings window, where you can press the Lock Screen option.
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    Or simply, press the home button one time to take us back to the home screen,
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    You can also press the Apps menu button one time.
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    Which will open the application folder.
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    You will also find a gear shaped Settings icon, simply press it one time.
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    It will open the Settings folder.
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    In the Setting folder, press the Lock Screen button.
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    It will take you to the screen security option.
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    Which shows up for you to select the screen type you would like to have, in this case we have it set None.
    Tap on the screen Lock.
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    That will allow you to change it.
    you have a range of options.
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    In this case, we are going to tap on Pattern.
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    Tapping on Pattern will bring up a window, which has a cell of nine Dots.
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    In order to draw a pattern, we'll start with one Dot and move to the next cell Dots, to connect it.
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    For this example we are going to make the letter L, it is a simple and easy password.
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    Should you desire higher degree of security or more difficult Pattern, you are welcome to do something more complicated.
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    If you draw a Pattern that you aren't happy with, you can simply press Retry.
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    Once again for this example, we are going to use the same letter L.
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    Next thing you I am going to do is press Continue button one time.
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    I will be required to draw a Pattern a second time, to confirm that I have drawn up correctly the first time, and allow the system to update the Pattern.
    Swipe down and over to the right, to complete the letter L shape again.
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    Once more press the confirm button.
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    Now your Pattern has been set, and the phone will ask you for your backup Pin.
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    If you are uncomfortable with the backup Pin, or you are afraid that there are some Pin you want be able to remember, the very easy thing to do is simply to choose a Pin like 1234.
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    Then select continue.
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    Do note that simple Pin offers no real security, as a backup method, however, it will help you if you simply setting a Pattern lock to avoid accidentally or unintentionally opening your phone in your pocket.Again 1234 or the Pattern, or Pin at the Pin code that you selected.
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    Then press the OK button.
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    Now the screen has been set to screen lock.
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    Now I will have the option to select, choose and customize any of the additional settings that now appear below my lock screen.
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    Once more I can press the home button, which is located at the bottom of the device, one time.
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    That will take me back to my home screen.
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    Then I can press the power button here on the side.
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    As I am doing to lock the phone.
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    Once I press it again to unlock the phone.
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    I will now begin to view the same white nine Dots, and the option to draw my Pattern.
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    Should I draw the Pattern incorrectly, I will be told that the Pattern has been drawn incorrectly.
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    I will be asked to draw the Pattern once more.
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    In the event, you still draw your Pattern incorrectly.
    and you realize that you've forgotten it.
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    You need to draw several more times, which will prompt you to enter your Pin.Otherwise, if you do remember it, draw it correctly.
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    Which will open your phone, and take you to the home screen.
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    You've been watching VisiHow, and our tutorial is now concluded, on how to setup a Pattern lock for your Samsung Galaxy S5 or Samsung Galaxy S5 mini or S5 mini Duos.
    Thank you for choosing VisiHow, and have a good day.
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Method 3: to PIN

You are watching VisiHow. Today we are going to teach you how to setup a PIN to secure your Samsung Galaxy S5 smart phone, your Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, or your mini Duos.

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Steps

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    To start with, we need to make sure that your phone is unlocked, and on the home screen.
    If you are not at the home screen, and your screen is locked, or Dark, and looks like this.
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    Then you need to press the lock button one time, which is on the right hand side of the phone.
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    If you do have a lock screen, you will need to swipe it, enter your PIN, Pattern, Fingerprint, or other method of security to unlock it.
    In my case, the phone is currently set to None, so we have no security for our lock screen.
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    Once we are on the home screen, we will need to navigate to Settings option, where we will select the lock screen method, so that we can change our lock screen to something more secure.
    In this example, we are going to swipe down to open the Notification Panel, this will allow us to select the Settings option, which is the gear shaped icon on the top right of the phone.
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    One press on the Settings option.
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    It will take us to the Settings menu.
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    The first section is known as the QUICK SETTINGS, and you will find the button for the Lock Screen.
    Simply press that button one time.
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    This will give you the option to press the Lock Screen and change it.
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    Now I am going to show you another method to access the Setting menu.
    Simply press one time the home button, which is the oval shaped button on the bottom of your phone.
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    This will take us back to the home screen.
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    You will notice on the bottom right hand side, where I am currently pointing at, that there is a checkerboard icon called Apps, this is a shortcut for the Applications menu on your phone.
    Press that icon one time.
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    It will open up your Applications menu, where you should see the Settings icon.
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    If you don't see the Settings icon, you may need to swipe through your phone.
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    Swipe until you find the Settings icon, it is a gear shaped icon, and usually has a blue circle, however, depending on your individual phone Settings, it may appear somewhere differently.
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    Press the Settings icon one time.
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    This is going to open up our Settings menu.
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    Once again under Quick Settings, we will press the Lock Screen option.
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    From the Lock screen window, I am going to select Screen Lock option.
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    That is going to give me an option to choose Swipe, Pattern, PIN, Password, Fingerprint or None.
    In this example, I am going to choose PIN, which is a Medium to high security setting for the lock screen of your Samsung Galaxy phone, one press on PIN.
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    It will open up a window, requiring selecting a PIN.
    In my case I am going to choose a simple PIN such as 1234.
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    However, as a general rule, it is recommended that you choose a stronger PIN.
    Many times, if you find that you have trouble remembering a PIN, there are certain shortcuts that you can use, such as using the letters of the word, or another option. For example "VisiHow", I might use the four letters Visi, so I will press 8 for the letter V, 4 for the letter I, then I will press 7 for the letter S, and 4 for the letter I, that will give me a short PIN for Visi, which most people wouldn't naturally guess, unless they knew they were trying to unlock the phone belonging to Visi. In your case there are number of other short words or options that you can choose. Additionally you can add more letters in this case, 4 for H, 6 for O, 9 for W. Now I have gone from a four numbers PIN, to seven numbers PIN, which is considerably more secure. I have simply typed VisiHow, which I can see on any Keypad with any series of numbers, on my smart phone, making it very easy for me to quickly and easily unlock my phone, without actually having to remember a number. As for this tutorial, I am going to choose a simple PIN, 1234, then tap on done.
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    Then you need to confirm your PIN one more time, and then tap on OK button.
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    My PIN code has been accepted.
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    As you can see in the menu for the Screen Security, there are additional options; they are specific to this particular PIN type.
    Press the home button again.
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    That will get you back to the home screen.
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    Press the Lock button.
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    This will lock our phone.
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    To unlock our phone, we need to press the Lock button one more time.
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    This will take me to my locked screen.
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    I will enter my PIN code, and tap on OK.
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    My phone is unlocked now.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to setup a PIN code screen lock for the Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 mini, or S5 mini Duos.
    Thank you for watching VisiHow, and please be sure to view our other videos. Should you need additional help, or have questions on how to use the Samsung Galaxy, or any other Samsung or Android model phone. Thank you, and have a great day.
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Method 4: to Password

You are watching VisiHow. In today's tutorial, we are going to teach you how to set up a secure password to lock your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone or the Samsung Galaxy Mini or Mini Duos. In order to accomplish this, the first thing you are going to need to do is unlock your smartphone.To do that, you will need to press the power button which is the button on the right-hand side of your phone.

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Steps

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    I have now pressed mine to turn it off and you can see the screen has gone black.
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    To unlock your phone, press this button one time which will open the phone.
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    Now that the phone is open, you should see either a pin, pattern, swipe, fingerprint or another type of lock.
    If you don't, then your phone should be on the home screen as my phone is.Once you are on the home screen, you will need to swipe down from the top of the phone. Swiping down will open up the notifications panel
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    and on the notifications panel, on the top right-hand side, you will see a gear-shaped icon.
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    That gear-shaped icon can be pressed one time.
    Pressing that one time will open up the settings panel.
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    You will now see quick settings as the first option.
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    And we can simply tap the green lock screen.
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    When we tap lock screen, it will open up the screen security window where we can select our screen's lock.
    Our screen lock.
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    Alternatively, you can press the home button, which is this oval shaped button at the bottom of the phone.
    One press on that will take us back to the home screen.
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    From the home screen, we can press the applications icon or the apps icon which is on the bottom right-hand side of the phone and looks like a checkerboard.
    Simply press it.
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    Once you have pressed that, it will open up the applications folder.
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    In the applications folder, you may have to swipe but over time or very quickly, you will find the settings icon.
    The settings icon also looks like a gear shape and it is the same as the icon on the notifications panel in terms of functionality.
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    One press on the settings icon will also take you to the settings panel.
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    Again, under the quick settings menu, we are simply going to press, on the green lock screen key.
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    This is going to take us to our screen security window.
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    We will tap on screen lock.
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    Once you tap on the screen lock, you will be given a selection of six options:
    swipe, pattern, pin, password, fingerprint and none.
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    In this tutorial, we are going to be discussing how to set up the password security option.
    To do this, simply press the password selection one time.
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    You will now be given the option to select a password which can consist of any combination of numbers, characters and letters.
    However, for ease of access, personally and additionally to make sure you do not forget it. It is recommended that you do not pick anything overly long or overly burdensome for you. However, the password you choose, is, of course, your option.
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    In our case, we are going to choose something simple.
    But because you want a high-security password, we are going to make sure we use a combination of letters, symbols and numbers. To start with, we are going to press the shift key and we are going to enter a "V"- and then we are going to enter an "i"-"s"-"i" for VisiHow of course. We are now going to press the capital letter key again and we are going to press an "H"-"o"-"w". Now we are simply going to use a period and then we are going to enter in "c"-"o"-"m". Now we have entered the domain for VisiHow.com.
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    This is very easy and simple for me to remember as it is a part of VisiHow.
    Since it is the year 2015, I am going to go ahead and put in some numbers by pressing this symbol key.
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    and then simply putting in "2"-"0"-"1"-"5".
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    Now I have a very long and complicated password.
    It means that no one will be able to unlock my phone. unless they are aware of this passcode and enter it correctly.Now I will press the continue button one time.
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    and I will be prompted to confirm my password.
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    To do that, I am going to want to make sure I have exactly the same password as before.
    Therefore I am going to press the shift key - "V"-"i"-"s"-"i" shift key again - "H"-"o"-"w"- period and -"c"-"o"-"m" - the symbols key for my numbers again - "2"-"0"-"1"-"5".
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    Now I can also press "OK" to continue
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    or I can simply press done.
    In this case, I am going to press done so you can see the both buttons work.
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    Now my screen lock has been set, and you can see that I have a different set of options which were not previously available.
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    By pressing the home button, which is the oval shaped button at the bottom of the phone.
    I can return to my home screen.
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    Then, I can press the lock screen button on the side, to lock the phone.
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    Once I press that again to unlock the phone, I will be asked to enter in my new secure password.
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    In order to access the phone, I will need this password, there is no pin option or secondary back-up method other than using Google, which we will discuss in another tutorial.So once again, press this button on the side of the phone - lock button to unlock your phone
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    and now I will enter in our passcode:
    "V" - "i" - "s" - "i" - Shift - "H" - "o" - "w" - Period - "c" - "o" - "m" - Symbols button - "2" - "0" - "1" - "5".
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    Once I am done, I will need to press the done button.
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    Pressing done will now allow me to access my phone, taking me to the lock screen.
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    You have now learned how to set a password lock on your Samsung Galaxy S5 or your Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini or Mini Duos.
    This concludes our tutorial. Thank you for watching VisiHow and have a great day.
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Video: Change Galaxy S5 Lock Screen to Password

Method 5: to Fingerprint

You are watching VisiHow, today we are going to teach you how to set a finger print security option, for your Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 mini, or S5 mini Duos smart phone lock screen. To start with, you're going to need to make sure that your phone is open and unlocked, you should see the current home screen.

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Steps

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    If you don't, or if your phone looks like it is locked, as in this example here like this photo.
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    Simply press on the wright hand button one time, which should open up you pattern, pin, or other type of lock screen, and allow you to access for home screen.
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    Alternatively, if you are on another menu, you can simply press the home button, which is this oval shape button, at the bottom of all Samsung Galaxy smart phones.
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    Press the home button, and you will be taken directly to the home screen.
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    Once there, you will be able to swipe down the notification panel.
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    Once you've done that, at the top you will see a gear shaped icon, press it one time.
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    This will open the Settings panel.
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    Under the Settings panel you will see the option for Lock screen, press that option one time.
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    This will open a Lock screen menu, and let you select the Lock screen.
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    Alternatively, let's press the home button one time.
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    It will take us back to home screen.
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    Now, on the bottom wright inside of your home screen, you will see the Application folder, this is the shortcut to the Applications folder.
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    Pressing on the Apps menu one time.
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    This will open your Application folder, and you should see the Settings icon, it is may be in a different place on you screen, depending on how you've arrange it.
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    And you may have to swipe through several screens to find it.
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    However, it's also a gear shaped icon.
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    Press Setting icon one time, which will open it up, now you will be in the Settings menu
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    In the Setting menu, we will choose the Lock screen option, and tap it one time.
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    Now I will see the Screen lock selection.
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    Tap on Screen lock under Screen Security.
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    Tap on Fingerprint.
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    Once you've taped on it, it's going to give you the option to setup Fingerprint Security, or enter in an alternative password.
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    Make sure that you've previously setup Fingerprints, to have Fingerprints setup, please view our tutorial on setting up Fingerprints Security.
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    Otherwise you need to enter your Fingerprint.In this case we will tap Fingerprint.
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    Then we will swipe on Fingerprint across the pad at the bottom.
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    We have to do that again.
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    By swiping the finger across the pad again.
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    It will now register our Fingerprint, which we've previously entered it to the phone.
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    Now, that we have setup our Fingerprint Security.
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    You will be able to use your own Fingerprint.
    You will have a selection of options as well.
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    To see that this is working, we will press the home button one more time.
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    This will take us back to the home screen.
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    Press the lock screen button on the side of the phone to lock it.
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    Now to unlock it, we will need to press the power button.
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    We will be requested to enter in our fingerprint.
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    I simply swipe my finger again.
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    Sometimes fingerprint wiping does not work well.
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    Other times it work very well.
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    Phone is unlocked successfully, and we are back on home screen.
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    If you find that you need to change or modify Settings, with your fingerprint button options, simply press the Apps button, or swipe down the notification screen, as we discussed earlier.
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    Press Settings.
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    Tap on Finger Scanner option, instead of tapping on the Lock screen option, this will change your fingerprints.
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    If you find that you want to turn off your fingerprint scan, tap on Lock screen.
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    Tap on Screen lock, and Select, set your fingerprint.
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    We are going to do it again.
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    Now it is done.
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    Once your fingerprint has been set, you will be given the option to switch your phone back to a less secure method, such as Swipe.
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    Press our home button.
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    To go back to our home screen.
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    Once more, I can press power button.
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    To unlock our phone again.
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    As you can see, swipe is now setup as our lock option instead of fingerprint scan.
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    Now phone is unlocked and we are back to our home screen.
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    This concludes our tutorial on activating your fingerprints scanning, for the Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 mini, or S5 Duos.Thank you for choosing VisiHow and have a great day.
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Video: Change Galaxy S5 Lock Screen to Fingerprint.

Method 6: to None

You are watching VisiHow. Today, we will teach you how to turn off the screen security for your Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 Mini, or S5 Mini Duo smartphone. To start with, you will need to make sure that you are on the home screen. After having unlocked your phone if you have an existing screen security. For our example, let us lock the phone by pressing the power or the lock button on the right-hand side of the phone one time.

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Steps

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    Now that we have pressed that, our phone screen should be black.
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    Pressing this again will unlock it.
    It will open to the lock screen requiring us to either enter a pin, swipe or perform another method to unlock it.
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    In this case, we have swipe setup so we will swipe across the screen to open it.
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    Now that we are on the home screen, there are two ways we have access the settings panel.
    The first is by swiping down to open the notifications menu.
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    The settings option will be a gear-shaped icon on the top-right-hand side.
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    One press will take us to the settings option
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    where we can choose lock screen
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    and then tap on screen lock to change out method.
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    Alternatively, we can press the oval shape button at the bottom of the phone - which is our home button - which should take us back to the home screen.
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    From here, you can press the apps button.
    The apps button is a checkerboard icon, which appears at the bottom right-hand side of the phone's primary menu set which should be available on every screen. Simply pressing this one time will open up the applications folder.
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    Now we can scroll through until we find the settings icon which is also a gear-shaped icon.
    Pressing on this settings option one time will once again open the settings menu.
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    In the settings menu, we will now press the lock screen button as we did previously.
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    Pressing the lock screen button will allow us to select from a number of lock screen options by pressing the screen lock under screen security.
    Tapping this now will take us to our menu selection
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    where we will have the option to swipe, pattern, pin, password, fingerprint, and none.
    Since we want to turn this option off completely, we are going to select none by pressing it one time.
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    Now that we have pressed none, our screen lock option has been set to none.
    There will now be no security at all on our phone.
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    We can press the home button which again is the oval shaped button at the bottom of our phone one time.
    This will take us back to the home screen.
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    On the home screen, you will now press the lock button on the right-hand side of the phone and this will lock our phone.
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    Pressing this button one time will unlock our phone;
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    however, you will notice now that there is no screen security at all.
    One press, and as you can see, there was no screen security at all for the phone.
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    This concludes our tutorial on removing the security the lock screen security options for you Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 Mini, or S5 Mini Duo.
    Thank you for choosing VisiHow, and please make sure you view some of our other videos and tutorials should you need additional help or have any problems with your Samsung Galaxy or Android devices.
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This is my problem: my phone shut itself down. There was nothing to see. When I powered it up, it had a pattern.

This is my problem: my phone shut itself down. There was nothing to see. When I powered it up, it had a pattern. I have tried: I tried to open it by using a pattern. I think it was caused by: a sudden blackout.

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  • Draw more patterns until you see and tap on "Forgot password?" to be taken to a screen where you will be required to enter your Google account user name and password. Enter those and you will be able to unlock your device.
  • Navigate to Android Device Manager. Use Google credentials to log in, select your device, and click "Lock". Then, enter your temporary password and click "Lock". This will let you enter the same password on the phone to enter it.
  • Navigate to Find My Mobile. Use Samsung credentials to log in, select your device, click "Protect my device", and click "Unlock my screen". Click "Unlock". Check your phone.
  • Reset factory settings on your device. This will erase all of the data on the internal memory of your Samsung S5. Follow our article on how to do that from your switched off device.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.
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