How To Video: Choose a secure Android screen lock
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

How To Video: Choose a secure Android screen lock

2:21 /

Entering a passcode to unlock your phone may seem like a pain, but Sharon Vaknin has some tips for choosing one that works for you.

Hey, everyone. I'm Sharon Zachman for cena.com and today, I'll show you how to pick the best screen lock for your Android phone. When I scream stand which is really is Android phones will get a super feature of 6 space unlock option but until then I'll show you how to choose most secure lock setting already available on your phone. Let's start by heading to settings, location and security and head down to screen lock settings to get started. Tap king screen lock, enter your current unlock code and check out the three possible lock option. Pattern is the default and most popular screen lock setting but it's also the least secure because it can be easily cracked with the smudge you're viewing behind each time you unlock your phone. I don't recommend using a pattern lock but if you insist on using it, maybe to impress your iPhone using friends. Under the pattern you want to use... Enter again to confirm then unchecked use visible pattern. This way, anyone looking over your shoulder if you unlock the phone will have a hard time seeing the pattern. Now the next option is a pin lock. Pins are easy to remember and offered decent to great security depending on your number combination. The majority of people choose terrible pins like one, two, three, four or one, one, one, one. But please don't be letting this people, instead choose the pin that's at least six characters and doesn't follow a numerical pattern. Once issued your pin then confirm it and check visible passwords so that when you unlock your phone, your pin is heading as you type. The last and most secure lock setting is password which can be a combination of letters and the numbers offering the highest level of security. It is the most annoying form of security because it does take extra time to enter but if you pick a strong password and you can rest assure the date on your phone is safe. Just have password here, enter it and confirm it and uncheck visible password that your secret code is hidden as you unlock your phones. If you have any questions or texts that you'd like to share, hit me up on Twitter or my Facebook page. For Cena, I am Sharon Zachman and I'll see you on the (Interogs?).

New releases

The Asus RT-AC87U is a big step...
3:51 July 31, 2014
CNET editor Dong Ngo shows you how to spy on your loved ones with the Asus RT-AC87U Wi-Fi router. It's fu...
Play video
Don't expect the new Apple TV until...
5:25 July 31, 2014
Content deals are still holding back Apple's next set-top box. New MacBook Pros get a speed bump, will iMac's...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 028: Treating addiction...
24:50 July 31, 2014
On today's show, we discuss treating addiction with virtual reality, how Qi wireless charging might evolve,...
Play video
Sony's SRS-X3 takes aim at Bose's...
2:24 July 31, 2014
Sony's compact $150 Bluetooth speaker offers strong sound for its size and costs $50 less than the Bose.
Play video
DoorBot's digital peephole doesn't...
1:57 July 31, 2014
BOT Home Automation's $199 Wi-Fi doorbell promises increased security and convenience, but does it delive...
Play video
Virgin Mobile offers plans just...
2:56 July 31, 2014
A new plan on Virgin lets customers pay to use certain apps, Internet.org brings free mobile Web access to...
Play video
Find your hidden Facebook inbo...
1:04 July 31, 2014
Facebook keeps a second inbox for messages from outside of your social network. Here's how to find it.
Play video
Sky backs Oculus Rift in CNET UK...
38:32 July 31, 2014
Self-driving cars are coming to UK roads, and Sky is throwing money at virtual reality -- but would you watch...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre