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Activate or deactivate use of phone lock code

The phone lock code protects the contents of your mobile phone from unauthorised use. If use of phone lock code is activated, it needs to be keyed in when you turn on your mobile phone or when it has been in standby mode.

Step 1 of 17

Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Press the settings icon.

Step 2 of 17

Press Security.

Step 3 of 17

Press Screen lock.

HTC One M9
Step 4 of 17

You can create several types of phone lock codes. The following steps show two examples:
Create phone lock code using a pattern, go to 2a.
Create phone lock code using a PIN, go to 2b.

Step 5 of 17

Press Pattern.

Step 6 of 17

Press and drag a point to connect at least four points.

Step 7 of 17

Press CONTINUE.
Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.

Step 8 of 17

Press CONFIRM.

Step 9 of 17

Press the required setting.

Step 10 of 17

Press DONE.

Step 11 of 17

Press PIN.

Step 12 of 17

Key in the required phone lock code and press CONTINUE.

Step 13 of 17

Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.

Step 14 of 17

Press the required setting.

Step 15 of 17

Press DONE.

Step 16 of 17

Press No lock screen.

Step 17 of 17

Press the home icon to end the session and return to the Home screen.

1. Find " Screen lock"

Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Press the settings icon.
Press Security.
Press Screen lock.

2. Select option

You can create several types of phone lock codes. The following steps show two examples:
Create phone lock code using a pattern, go to 2a.
Create phone lock code using a PIN, go to 2b.
HTC One M9

3. 2a - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press Pattern.
Press and drag a point to connect at least four points.
Press CONTINUE.
Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.
Press CONFIRM.
Press the required setting.
Press DONE.

4. 2b - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Press PIN.
Key in the required phone lock code and press CONTINUE.
Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.
Press the required setting.
Press DONE.

5. Deactivate use of phone lock code

Press No lock screen.

6. Return to the Home screen

Press the home icon to end the session and return to the Home screen.