How Do I Set the Lock Screen and Passcode on My Firefox OS?

Posted July 20, 2015 by Leomar Umpad in Firefox OS

Enable Lock Screen and Passcode Lock

When your Firefox OS is not in use for a few minutes, the system switches the phone’s screen off to conserve battery power. When you try to turn the screen on again, you may notice a lock screen which you need to swipe to get back to your phone. The lock screen is there to prevent the phone from unintentionally opening applications, activating services, or dialing a contact. For security purposes, other phones require a passcode before access is granted. If, for whatever reason, your Firefox phone does not have a lock screen or a passcode, then by all means, set one. This article will guide you on setting a lock screen and a passcode for your Firefox OS phone.

How to Set a Lock Screen and a Passcode on a Firefox OS Device

Setting up a passcode and a lock screen for the Firefox OS is easy. Simply follow the steps below:

1.Tap the Home button once to get to the Home screen.Firefox OS - Home Screen
2.From the Home screen, pull down the Notifications Panel by swiping from the top-most part of the screen to the lower portion of it.Firefox OS - Home - Pulldown Notifications
3.In the Notifications Panel, tap on the gear icon to open up Settings.Firefox OS - Notifications - Settings
4.In Settings, go to the Privacy and Security section.Firefox OS - Settings - Privacy and Security
5.Under Privacy and Security, tap on Screen lock.Firefox OS - Settings - Screen Lock
6.Tap on the Lock screen switch to enable the lock screen for your phone.Firefox OS - Settings - Screen Lock button
7.Once the lock screen is enabled, you can opt to use a passcode to unlock your phone. Tap on the switch to enable Passcode lock.Firefox OS - Settings - Passcode Lock button
8.Create a passcode by entering in a 4-digit number. Confirm the code by typing it again.Firefox OS - Settings - Passcode Creation
9.Tap on the Create button on the upper right-hand side of the screen.Firefox OS - Settings - Passcode Creation - Create
10.The lock screen and passcode are now enabled on your device.Firefox OS - Settings - Screen Locked

Note: See to it that you remember your passcode. You may not be able to gain access to your phone if you forget the code.

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About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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