Set Screen Lock on Firefox OS


The screen lock feature allows you to make your phone more secure.

Setting the lock

  1. Tap settings icon to open the Settings app.

  2. Scroll down to Privacy & Security, and tap Phone lockScreen lock

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  3. On the resulting screen you will have 2 options:
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    lock screen
  • Lock Screen - Provides no protection, allowing you to quickly access the homescreen.
  • Passcode lock - Allows you to set a four-digit passcode, which protects your phone from intrusions.

Tap the button next to the option you want, or both to turn them on.

Note: You will be prompted to set a passcode if you choose to have a passcode lock.

Changing your Passcode

You can change your passcode as often as you want.

  1. To change your current passcode tap the Change Passcode button at the bottom of the lock settings panel.
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  2. Enter your current passcode to authenticate that you are the owner of the device.
    Auth Dialog
  3. Type in your new desired passcode.
  4. Tap the Change button when you are finished.
    New Passcode Dialog

Passcode Prompt

As you turn your phone screen on you will be prompted to enter a passcode to unlock the device.

  1. To unlock you device, turn the phone screen on. You should see a screen that looks like this:
    • If the passcode you enter is correct, you will be allowed to access your device further.
    • If the code entered incorrect, you will not be allowed access into the device and will be returned a highlighted red box error.

Related Setting's

You can also add a SIM PIN to prevent access to your SIM card.
When enabled, any device containing the SIM card will request the SIM PIN upon restart.

  1. To set a SIM PIN, tap on settings icon to go to the Settings app.
  2. Swipe up to until your see the Privacy and Security section.
  3. Tap on SIM security.
Important:The SIM PIN is not the same as the passcode used to unlock your phone!

For more information regarding the SIM PIN, please read Setting the SIM PIN on Firefox OS.

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