How to Use a Swipe Pattern Instead of a Passcode on a Samsung Galaxy On5

If you switched to the Galaxy On5 from an iPhone, then you may have chosen a password or a passcode as the option to unlock the device. These are the options available to iPhone owners, and is likely what they are familiar with when choosing the security option for their Android phone. But the pattern that you can draw to unlock an Android phone can be a faster unlock method and, if you have seen others use it before, you might decide to give it a try.

Our tutorial below will show you how to change the screen unlock setting on your Galaxy On5 so that the device will require a pattern to be drawn instead of requiring a passcode.

If you have an iPhone, or know someone who does, then you can read our how to change screen timeout on iPhone 13 article and see how to stop the screen from turning off so quickly.

How to Enable a Swipe Pattern to Unlock a Samsung Galaxy On5

The steps in this article will assume that you currently have a passcode set to unlock your Galaxy On5, and that you would like to use a swipe pattern instead.

Step 1: Tap the Apps icon.

open apps

Step 2: Select the Settings option.

open settings

Step 3: Tap the Lock screen and security button near the top of the screen.

select lock screen and security

Step 4: Select the Screen lock type option at the top of the screen.

select the screen lock type

Step 5: Enter the current passcode, then tap the Done button.

enter the current passcode or password

Step 6: Select the Pattern option.

select the pattern option

Step 7: Draw the pattern that you wish to use to unlock your Galaxy On5, then tap the Continue button.

how to use a swipe pattern instead of a passcode on galaxy on5

Step 8: Enter the swipe pattern again to confirm it.

unlock galaxy on5 by drawing a pattern

Would you like to make it easier to tell how much battery life is left on your device? Learn how to show the battery percentage on the Galaxy On5 and get more detailed information than the default battery icon can provide.

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