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Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z

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Turn use of phone lock code on or off

The phone lock code protects the contents of your phone from unauthorised use. If the phone lock code is turned on, it needs to be keyed in when you turn on your phone. Follow these instructions to turn use of phone lock code on or off.

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Find "Screen lock"

Press the menu icon.

Step 2 of 39

Find "Screen lock"

Press Settings.

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Find "Screen lock"

Press Security.

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Find "Screen lock"

Press Screen lock.

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Select option

Select one of the following options:
Create phone lock code using swipe, go to 2a.
Create phone lock code using face recognition, go to 2b.
Create phone lock code using a pattern, go to 2c.
Create phone lock code using a PIN, go to 2d.
Create phone lock code using a password, go to 2e.
Turn off use phone lock code, go to 2f.

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2a - Create phone lock code using swipe

Press Swipe.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Face Unlock.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Set it up.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Continue.
Hold your phone in front of your face and centre your face in the circle displayed.
Wait while your phone registers your face.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Continue.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Pattern or PIN.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

If you select Pattern:

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press and drag a point to connect at least four points.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Continue.
Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Confirm.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press OK.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press the required question.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Continue.
Key in the required answer to the selected question.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Confirm.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

If you select PIN:

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Key in the required phone lock code and press Continue.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.

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2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press OK.

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2c - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press Pattern.

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2c - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press and drag a point to connect at least four points.

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2c - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press Continue.
Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.

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2c - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press Confirm.

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2c - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press OK.

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2c - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press the required question.

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2c - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press Continue.
Key in the required answer to the selected question.

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2c - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press Confirm.

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2d - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Press PIN.

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2d - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Key in the required phone lock code and press Continue.

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2d - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.

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2e - Create phone lock code using a password

Press Password.

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2e - Create phone lock code using a password

Key in the required phone lock code and press Continue.

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2e - Create phone lock code using a password

Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.

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2f - Turn off use of phone lock code

Key in the phone lock code.
Press None.

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Exit

Press the home icon to return to standby mode.

1. Find "Screen lock"

Press the menu icon.
Press Settings.
Press Security.
Press Screen lock.

2. Select option

Select one of the following options:
Create phone lock code using swipe, go to 2a.
Create phone lock code using face recognition, go to 2b.
Create phone lock code using a pattern, go to 2c.
Create phone lock code using a PIN, go to 2d.
Create phone lock code using a password, go to 2e.
Turn off use phone lock code, go to 2f.

3. 2a - Create phone lock code using swipe

Press Swipe.

4. 2b - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Face Unlock.
Press Set it up.
Press Continue.
Hold your phone in front of your face and centre your face in the circle displayed.
Wait while your phone registers your face.
Press Continue.
Press Pattern or PIN.
If you select Pattern:
Press and drag a point to connect at least four points.
Press Continue.
Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.
Press Confirm.
Press OK.
Press the required question.
Press Continue.
Key in the required answer to the selected question.
Press Confirm.
If you select PIN:
Key in the required phone lock code and press Continue.
Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.
Press OK.

5. 2c - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press Pattern.
Press and drag a point to connect at least four points.
Press Continue.
Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.
Press Confirm.
Press OK.
Press the required question.
Press Continue.
Key in the required answer to the selected question.
Press Confirm.

6. 2d - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Press PIN.
Key in the required phone lock code and press Continue.
Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.

7. 2e - Create phone lock code using a password

Press Password.
Key in the required phone lock code and press Continue.
Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.

8. 2f - Turn off use of phone lock code

Key in the phone lock code.
Press None.

9. Exit

Press the home icon to return to standby mode.

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