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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8 Responses to “Android 2.2 (Froyo): Use Pattern, PIN or Password for Screen Unlock Security”

  1. July 20, 2010 at 12:30 pm, Cuboid said:

    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.


    • July 20, 2010 at 12:50 pm, David Kirk - Founder/Editor said:

      like this?

      Settings > Sound and Display > Screen Timeout


      • September 02, 2010 at 10:45 am, Sandor said:

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


  2. September 28, 2010 at 5:44 am, Stclitcoor said:

    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?


    • January 01, 2011 at 3:00 pm, The Director said:

      Recover password using gmail account facility.


      • April 11, 2011 at 10:07 am, Brittown said:

        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…


  3. February 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm, Ahmazinqqbishx3 said:

    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


  4. November 08, 2013 at 12:15 pm, rakesh said:

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


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