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.
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.
Step 2: Select the Settings option.
Step 3: Tap the Lock screen and security button near the top of the screen.
Step 4: Select the Screen lock type option at the top of the screen.
Step 5: Enter the current passcode, then tap the Done button.
Step 6: Select the Pattern option.
Step 7: Draw the pattern that you wish to use to unlock your Galaxy On5, then tap the Continue button.
Step 8: Enter the swipe pattern again to confirm it.
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