Lock and Unlock Your Screen

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Lock and Unlock Your Screen

Lock the Screen

If your phone remains inactive for a period of time, it will automatically lock the screen and enter sleep mode to save power.

Alternative, you can manually lock the screen in either of the following ways:

  • Press the Power button.

  • On the home screen, pinch together two fingers to enter screen editing mode. Touch Widgets, then drag the Screen Lock icon to the home screen. You can now touch the Screen Lock icon to lock the screen.

Set the Screen Timeout Period

Go to Settings > Display & brightness > Sleep and select a screen timeout period.

Keep the Screen On While Looking

You can set the screen to stay on while you are looking at it, such as when you are reading.

Go to Settings > Biometrics & password > Face Recognition, follow the onscreen instructions to access the Face recognition settings screen, and make sure Keep screen on while looking is enabled.

Wake Screen

You can turn on the screen in either of the following ways:

  • Press the Power button.

  • Go to Settings > Accessibility features > Shortcuts & gestures > Wake screen and enable Raise to wake or Double-tap screen to wake.

    • When Raise to wake is enabled, you can pick up your phone to turn on the screen.

    • When Double-tap screen to wake is enabled, you can touch the screen twice to turn it on.

Enter the Password to Unlock the Screen

Once the screen is turned on, swipe from any position on the screen to display the password input panel. Then enter your lock screen password.

Use Face Unlock

Lift your phone and align it with your face. Your phone will unlock once your face is recognized.

Use Fingerprint Unlock

Once the screen is turned on, the fingerprint icon will display on the screen. Touch the icon with an enrolled finger to unlock the screen.

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