Set a Screen Lock for Android Phones

Setting an automatic screen lock to your device can prevent unauthorized access. To learn how to adjust or set a screen lock to your device, follow the steps listed below. NOTE: These are general instructions for an Android. Steps may vary for specific Android models.

1. Tap Settings on your device, under the Personal section, tap Security, then tap Screen Lock.

2. There are five types of screen locks to select. Tap the type of screen lock needed for your device and follow the instructions on the screen. Below is a list of screen lock options listed from low to high security preferences.