Set the Pattern Lock on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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  1. 1
    In order to set a pattern as the screen lock, you will need to have your phone unlocked.
    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.
    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.
    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".
    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.
    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".
    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.
    For this tutorial, let's just use "1234".
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    When you've finished, you can tap "Done" or "CONTINUE".
    Let's tap on "Done".
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    Now, confirm the PIN and type the same code.
    Let's type "1234".
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    Then, again tap on "Done" or "OK".
    For this tutorial, let's tap on "OK".
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    Tap on an option.
    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.
    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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