Set the Pattern Lock on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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Steps

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    In order to set a pattern as the screen lock, you will need to have your phone unlocked
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    It should be on the home screen.
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    The home screen is accessed by pressing the home button at the bottom of the phone
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    Once you're on the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen
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    This action will open the notification panel.
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    On the notification panel, tap on the settings icon in the upper-right corner
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    The icon looks like a gear. Tapping the icon will open up the "Settings" panel.
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    Tap on "Lock screen and security" under "Quick settings"
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    In the "Lock screen and security" menu, tap on "Screen lock type"
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    Then, tap on "Pattern"
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    You will now be asked to draw your unlock pattern.
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    For example, let's make a very simple pattern straight down the phone
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    You will see that you're required to have more than 3 connected dots. You need a minimum of 4.
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    Let's make an "L" shape instead
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    Now that you've made your pattern, you can tap on "CONTINUE"
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    Confirm the pattern by drawing it again
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    Then, tap on "CONFIRM"
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    This will confirm the pattern lock.
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    Now, you need to set up and type a backup PIN in the event that we forget our pattern lock
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    For this tutorial, let's just use "1234".
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    When you've finished, you can tap "Done" or "CONTINUE"
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    Let's tap on "Done".
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    Now, confirm the PIN and type the same code
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    Let's type "1234".
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    Then, again tap on "Done" or "OK"
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    For this tutorial, let's 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 simply be able to glance at your phone's lock screen to see everything.
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    Whichever one you choose, tap on "DONE" at the bottom
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    Now, press the home button to go back to the home screen
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    Then, press the lock button once to lock your Samsung Galaxy S6
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    Once the phone is locked, press the lock button once more to unlock the phone
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    Now that your Samsung Edge has been unlocked, draw the lock pattern
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    Let's draw that same "L" shape as before. This will unlock the phone and take you to the home screen.
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This concludes the tutorial on how to set a pattern as the lock-screen security type for your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. If you have additional questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!

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