As more and more of our personal, social, and business lives are conducted on our mobile devices, the need to protect them is on the increase. One of the things that qualifies a good device is the level of security it offers. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 does not disappoint in this regard. It offers a whole range of security options that you can use to ensure absolute privacy while offering all the fun experience that comes with it.
Below are few tips on how to explore the various security options it offers.
Top 8 Samsung Note 8 Security Features, Tips and Tricks
1. Select the security option that suits you
As has been mentioned earlier, the Note 8 offers a range of security options and you are free to select the one that suits you. You’ll have to select between PIN, Password, or Pattern in order to access the biometric security options that includes face recognition, iris scanner, and fingerprint. To select your preferred security option, follow the steps below;
- Tap on settings
- Select lock screen and security
- Tap on screen lock type and select one of the options.
- After setting your PIN, Password, or Pattern, select any of the biometric options to enhance the security of your device.
2. Facial recognition
Though this option is very efficient and does not record error, it is not as secured as the other options because of the possibility of your picture being used to unlock the device. Not cool! It is however still a very reliable security option, and if you intend to use it, follow the above given step to arrive at lock screen option and then select face recognition. The device will pick up your facial features and you will consequently be able to use your face to unlock it.
3. Fingerprint security
This is a secured means of locking your phone. You are allowed to register different fingers, and each can be used to unlock the device. To activate this option, follow the already prescribed steps to arrive at lock screen security and select and register as much fingers as allowed and toggle the option on.
4. Iris security
This is likely the most secured of the biometric options available on the device. To activate the option, follow same step as at the two above and at the lock screen prompt, select iris scanner, and register your iris. This will make it possible to unlock your device with your eye.
5. Activate instant lock
While you may set your phone to lock after a given time of inactivity, you may want to lock it instantly at some points. This can be done by pressing the standby button, but this will have to be set first. To do that, follow the familiar step: settings> lock screen and security> secure lock settings. At this point, you will see the option to activate instant lock of phone when the standby button is pressed.
6. Change the lock screen shortcuts
Ideally, two shortcuts can be had on the lock screen for quick access. The device always has phone and camera as the default apps for this option, but you have the liberty to change it in your Note 8. To change this, navigate to setting> lock screen and security> app shortcuts. At this point, you can select the app shortcuts you prefer or turn them off completely.
7. Eliminate the need to press ‘ok’ after entering the password
While it may offer a little bit of extra security, some people find it annoying that they still have to press okay after entering their PIN to unlock their device. The Note 8 makes it possible for you to decide whether to go through the step or not. To remove the need to press okay; the first time you enter your PIN or when you want to change it, there is a box that asks you if you would love the remove the option, check the box before confirming the PIN and the need to press ‘ok’ will be eliminated for good.
8. Automatically wipe the device for security breach
While you are expected that your phone do not fall into wrong hands, you can also avoid the problem of having your private stuffs leaked when your phone is cracked. You can set your phone to wipe automatically if 15 failed unlock attempts are made on the device. To do this, go to setting> lock screen and security> secure lock setting. At this point, you will see the option to activate the option of restoring factory set after 15 failed unlock attempts.
The Samsung Note 8 is adequately equipped with security options. Explore the various option to ensure that you and your stuffs are safe at all times.