This Galaxy S9 how-to guide shows you how to set up, use and customise the lock screen of Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Please note although Galaxy S9 supports landscape mode in Galaxy S9 Home screen, Galaxy S9 lock screen is always in portrait mode.
What is Galaxy S9 lock screen?
Galaxy S9 lock screen likes a door to Galaxy S9 and S9+. You need this door to protect your data and info saved on the phone.
But Galaxy S9 lock screen is also an information centre for you so that you can get some essential info without unlocking the phone or opening any apps.
The information provided through Galaxy S9 lock screen varies depending on your customisation. By default, you can get at least the following info in Galaxy 9 lock screen:
- Time and date.
- Carrier info.
- Media player controller.
- Your schedule.
- Next alarm.
In addition, Galaxy S9 lock screen allows you to:
- Change a few settings (not related to data or privacy) of Galaxy S9 and S9+ through quick setting buttons, for example, turn on/off the blue light filter.
- Add up to 2 app shortcuts to lock screen.
- Use Galaxy S9 camera without unlocking the phone.
- Make emergency calls.
Of course, to protect your data in Galaxy S9 or S9+, most of the settings can only be changed after you unlock the phone.
How to set up Galaxy S9 lock screen security?
By default, when you set up Galaxy S9 or S9+, it will ask you to set up the lock screen security.
If you skip that step, the default lock screen security, swipe, will be used.
Of course, you can change Galaxy S9 lock screen security at any time.
And you should NOT set Galaxy S9 lock screen security to swipe or none.
If you use either of the options, your data in Galaxy S9 or S9+ are at risk. Anyone, including thieves, can access your phone without restrictions. They can impersonate you.
To change Galaxy S9 lock screen security, you may follow these steps.
Step 1: Access Galaxy S9 Settings
There are a couple of ways to access Galaxy S9 settings, for example
- Using the Settings app icon in Galaxy S9 Home screen.