The #Samsung #Galaxy #S7 is one of the older generation smartphones that is still being widely used today. First released in 2016 with top of the line hardware components back then it can still run the latest apps smoothly today. One of the main reasons why this model is still popular is because of the constant software updates that it is getting.
If you have been using this phone for a long time now then it’s very likely that you will have a lot of data stored in it. There’s also the several apps that you have installed which will have your account information such as social media sites, emails, banking apps, etc. The phone will be holding several sensitive information that you don’t want to be accessed by just anyone.
To protect your phone data the best thing to do is to activate the screen lock feature of the phone. This can be done by following the steps listed below.
- Navigate to Settings.
- Touch Lock screen and security > Screen lock type.
- Select an option and then follow the on-screen prompts to set a screen lock.
You can select the following lock screen options
- Swipe: Swipe the screen to unlock it.
- Pattern: Create a pattern that you draw on the screen to unlock.
- PIN: Select a PIN to unlock the screen.
- Password: Create a password for unlocking the screen.
- None: No screen lock.
- Intelligent Scan: Use face and iris recognition together for better accuracy and security.
- Face: Use facial recognition to unlock.
- Fingerprints: Use fingerprint recognition to unlock the screen.
- Iris: Use iris recognition to unlock the screen.
Now that you have setup the screen lock your phone data now has an added layer of protection.
If you chose the pattern, PIN, or password option then there’s a possibility that you will forget what this is. In case you forget this then there are still options that you can do to gain access to your phone.
The first option is to just enter the wrong pattern, PIN, or password until the phone will ask you to enter the Google credentials connected to it. Just enter the correct email and password combination.
The other option is to use the Find My Phone feature of the device. This will only work if you have previously set up the phone with a Samsung account.
- Go to the https://findmymobile.samsung.com/ website
- Log in using the Samsung account you created when you first got your hands on your smartphone.
- Once on the dashboard, hit the button entitled Unlock my Device.
- Make sure that the phone is turned on and is connected to the Internet either via Wi-Fi or through an active data connection.
- Click OK to the pop-up that appears on the website.