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Lock and unlock your tablet screen

Locking your tablet screen prevents accidental or unauthorized use. For additional security, you can set up your tablet to require a PIN or password each time you want to use it. To set up your tablet for PIN or password protection, do the following.

To lock your tablet

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. From the left pane, select Location and security.
  4. Tap Configure lock screen.
  5. Select one of the following:
    • PIN: Select this option if you wish to use a numeric code to lock and unlock your tablet.
    • Password: Select this option if you wish to use a typed word to lock and unlock your tablet.
  6. Type the desired PIN or Password.
  7. Tap Continue.
  8. Confirm your PIN or Password and tap OK.
  9. Tap Location and Security.
  10. Tap Timeout.
  11. Select the desired time after the screen turns off that your tablet will lock.

Your tablet is locked.

To unlock your tablet

  1. Press the Power button.
  2. Type your PIN or Password.
  3. Tap OK.

Your tablet is unlocked.

NOTE: If you type an incorrect PIN or password during five consecutive attempts, you will have to wait 30 seconds before another attempt can be made.

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