How to set a lock pattern on your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

User guides 15:25, 16 Nov 2012

We explain how to set a lock pattern on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini to ensure all your data stays safe

With mobile phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini becoming more integrated into our lives by the day and containing ways to log into bank accounts, PayPal accounts and so much more, it's little wonder that mobile manufacturers are looking for new and inventive ways to help you secure your device.

One such way is by adding a pattern lock, which lets you choose a unique series of swipes that will unlock your device when entered, and we've put together a brief guide to show you how to set up your own.

  1. Start at the Homescreen
  2. Select ‘Apps'
  3. Go to ‘Settings'
  4. Hit ‘Lock Screen'
  5. Tap ‘Screen Lock'
  6. Choose ‘Pattern'
  7. You'll now be prompted to choose your pattern, be sure to join up four dots or more.
  8. Enter the pattern again to confirm
  9. You'll also be asked to set up a back-up PIN lock in case you forget your pattern, which you'll be prompted to do now
  10. Next time you want to use your device, the pattern lock will be in place

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