Android 2.2 (Froyo): Use Pattern, PIN or Password for Screen Unlock Security

Froyo (Android 2.2) keeps the unlock pattern that we’re all familiar with for securing the unlock screen, but adds PIN and Password options as well. That means you don’t have to rely on remembering some pattern to unlock your screen.

1. Go to the Home screen.

2. Select the Menu key.

3. Select Settings.

4. Select Location & security.

5. Select Set up screen lock.

6. Choose the desired method for screen unlock security, choices are None, Pattern, PIN, or Password.

Depending on the selected option, you will need to assign the desired pattern, PIN, or Password.


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  • Cuboid

    A feature I would like to see would be having a different time setting for the pattern/password/pin to the screen time out. It is really annoying to have to keep entering the pattern when the screen times out after 1 minute. I know this can be done on other smart phones.

    • like this?

      Settings > Sound and Display > Screen Timeout

      • Sandor

        I think he meant setting separate time for the screen to sleep and the phone lock.

  • Stclitcoor

    I set a password for my phone to unlock the screen. I know the password I entered but now, it won’t let me unlock my phone. any suggestions of what I can do?

    • The Director

      Recover password using gmail account facility.

      • Brittown

        what do u mean recovering it using gmail account? do i must send something or contact the google team, just for delete/erase my unlock screen password?

        coz, i’ve been trying to find from the setting phone, but it didn’t let me erase/delete my password. Coz sometime can forgot our own password…

  • Ahmazinqqbishx3

    How can i get into it , because i had forgot my password and im am not trying to spend any money in the store to get it unlocked , can someone please help me out

  • rakesh

    sir my phone anroid spice is locked due to ,,too many pattern attempts and net was not opened how i connect to google account