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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.

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

Step 2 of 36

Press Lock screen & security.

Sony Xperia X
Step 3 of 36

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

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Press Fingerprint Manager.

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Press CONTINUE.

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Press SET UP SCREEN LOCK.

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Press Pattern.

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Press Require pattern to start device.

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Press CONTINUE.

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

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

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Press CONFIRM.

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Press the required setting.

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Press DONE.

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Press NEXT.
Follow the instructions on the display to set up a fingerprint as phone lock code.

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Press DONE.

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Press Screen lock.

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Press Pattern.

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Press Require pattern to start device.

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Press CONTINUE.

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

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

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Press CONFIRM.

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Press the required setting.

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Press DONE.

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Press Screen lock.

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Press PIN.

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Press Require PIN to start device.

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Press CONTINUE.

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Key in the required phone lock code and press CONTINUE.

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Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.

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Press the required setting.

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Press DONE.

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Press None.

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Press YES, REMOVE.

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

1. Find "Lock screen & security"

Slide two fingers down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Press the settings icon.
Press Lock screen & security.

2. Select option

You can create several types of phone lock codes. The following steps show some examples:
Create phone lock code using your fingerprint, go to 2a.
Create phone lock code using a pattern, go to 2b.
Create phone lock code using a PIN, go to 2c.
Sony Xperia X

3. 2a - Create phone lock code using your fingerprint

Press Fingerprint Manager.
Press CONTINUE.
Press SET UP SCREEN LOCK.
Press Pattern.
Press Require pattern to start device.
Press CONTINUE.
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.
Press NEXT.
Follow the instructions on the display to set up a fingerprint as phone lock code.
Press DONE.

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

Press Screen lock.
Press Pattern.
Press Require pattern to start device.
Press CONTINUE.
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.

5. 2c - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Press Screen lock.
Press PIN.
Press Require PIN to start device.
Press CONTINUE.
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.

6. Deactivate use of phone lock code

Press None.
Press YES, REMOVE.

7. Return to the Home screen

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