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How To Video: Choose a secure Android screen lock

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How To Video: Choose a secure Android screen lock

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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?).

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