How to change the unlock code on your Android smartphone?

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To improve the security of your Android smartphone or to simplify your life, you may need to change the unlock code that protects your Android mobile. Explanations on the procedure to follow.

You want to change your unlock code to increase the security of your device which defaults to 0000, because you suspect it has been compromised, because you prefer a code that is easier to remember, or just as a routine safety, you've come to the right place. As part of its system aimed at helping you learn how to configure and update your Android smartphone, Expertsconnecting offers you a quick tutorial.


How to change the unlock code of an Android smartphone

Here we detail the steps to change the unlock code of your device. Small disclaimer before starting: the menus may vary according to Android overlays and updates, so it is possible that you will not have exactly the same interface as on the screenshots. But the handling is very often similar from one mobile model to another.

  1. See you in the Parameters.


  2. Select the Security menu.

  3. In the section "Lock Screen", choose the authentication feature you want to change.

  4. Enter your code, password or other as requested, this step ensures that the legitimate owner of the smartphone is the only one who can modify the authentication data.

  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to choose your new code, password, or other authentication method.


It is not recommended to deactivate the locking of the smartphone, this exposes your data to you in the event of theft or loss of the mobile. Android offers many means of authentication: PIN, password, pattern, fingerprint, facial recognition. There is bound to be one that suits you!

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