This is how to customize the Samsung Galaxy s4 lock screen.
A grand total of seven different lock screens is available if you count the option to have no lock screen at all.
If you choose to have no lock screen at all on your cell phone you will be taken directly to the home screen when you hit the power button. Stay put to for a rundown of the options you have.
First of all let me show you where in the settings you find and pick between them.
- Hit the apps icon in the lower right end of your screen.
- Find and press the settings icon.
- From this menu hit the My device.
- At the top of the next screen you will see the Lock screen tab, click it.
- At the top of this screen you can see the active lock screen. Click it and you will see the complete list of the available lock screens.
A number of options is available for the different lockscreens. This means that most of them can be customized more or less depending on which one you pick. Below I will go through the different lock screens and how to set them up.
Swipe lock screen
Multiple widgets - If you want the ability to swipe your screen to unlock it you have a lot of different options to pick from. The first one is Multiple widgets. If you activate this one you will be able to have more than one widget right there on your lock screen.
Lock screen widgets – Choose this one to pick between having favorite apps and camera on your lock screen. And hit the clock or personal message to choose if you want to have a message of your choosing over the clock on your lock screen.
If you want to know more about the many options check out the Galaxy s4 swipe screen tutorial.
If you pick this one you will utilize the front facing camera of your Galaxy s4 to recognize who is trying to access your phone. To make this one work you will have to set it up by showing your cell phone how you look an set an additional code in case your phone does not recognize you. May bee you have grown a beard or the light conditions are to poor for your phone to recognize you.
Face and voice
This lock screen works in a similar fashion as the last one. The only difference is that you will be required to speak so you phone recognizes both your face and your voice before you are able to access your phone.
A word of warning about these two before you pick them. They are not as secure as you might think. They can easily be fooled by something as simple as holding a photo in front of the camera and playing a pre recorded sound for the speaker.
This lock screen is a bit more secure than the previously mentioned ones. And might I add quite cool and a lot more intuitive than the last two option you have. To use this one you pick a pattern to draw on your phones screen that unlocks your phone. When setting it up you will be required to draw the pattern twice as well as pick an emergency password in case you forget the pattern.
You will most likely be familiar with this one if you have ever placed a SIM card in a phone before. It is as simple as picking a 4 digit number combination. Using a pin number can pretty secure unless you avoid combinations like 1111 and 1234 and so on.
By picking a password as your lock screen you can achieve the highest level of security on your phone. The password must be between 4 and 16 letters or number, or a combination of the two. Avoid using your name or anything else that can be easily guessed and you should be able to rest assured that no one will hack your phones password in a hurry.
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