Set Password Lock on a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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    In order to set a password on the Samsung Galaxy S6, you need to have your phone unlocked
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    It should be on the home screen.
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    To reach the home screen, simply press the home button
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    Then, swipe your finger down from the top of the screen
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    This will bring up the notification panel.
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    Tap the gear-shaped icon in the upper right-hand corner
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    This opens the "Settings" panel.
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    Tap on the "Lock screen and security" icon under "Quick settings"
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    The icon is an orange circle with an orange padlock inside of it. You will be in the "Lock screen and security" panel.
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    At the top you will see the "Lock screen" section, where you can tap on "Screen lock type"
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    Once you've tapped "Screen lock type", you will be shown six options.
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    Tap once on the fourth option, "Password"
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    Now, you will be given the option to set a password.
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    Type a password
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    The password should contain a minimum of 4 characters, and one of them must be a letter. To keep things easy, let's type "45rt".
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    Then, tap on "CONTINUE"
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  10. 10
    Type the same password again
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    Once more, let's type "45rt".
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    Then, tap on "OK"
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    Tap on an option
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    In this video, "Do not show notifications" is selected. Now, you will have the following options:
    • "Show content", which shows content when the phone is on the lock screen;
    • "Hide content", which hides content when the phone is on the lock screen;
    • "Do not show notifications", which is the most secure option that doesn't show anything on the lock screen. This is a very good choice, but you may want to select either of the other two options to be able to glance at the lock screen of the phone to see notifications.
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    Whatever you choose, when you've finished, tap on "DONE"
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    Now, the lock-screen type will be set.
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    You can press the home button
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    Press the lock button
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    The phone will be locked.
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    Press the lock button again
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    This will take you to the home screen.
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    Now, you have to enter the password that you've just created
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    In this video, it was "45rt".
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    Then, tap on "Done"
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    This will unlock our phone.
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This concludes our tutorial on how to set a password for the lock screen of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. If you have additional questions, comments, or suggestions, there is a space below this video where you can leave them. Thanks for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!

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Video: Set Password Lock on a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Questions and Answers

How do I change the method of passwords from fingerprint to swipe?

I have never used a password on my Galaxy S6, I'd like to add one now but it seems when I got the phone it was set up for fingerprint with a backup password I've never used.... how do I get rid of this and enter a password I can swipe?

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