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How To Hide Patterns When Unlocking An Android Phone

Updated on February 2, 2013

How To Hide Patterns When Unlocking An Android Phone

Android phones can be secured using a whole different array of measures and the most common are the use of a PIN code and the use of a pattern which the android user designs and initiates. To increase the security level for your android phone, you should know how to hide patterns when unlocking an android phone. In normal cases, the pattern is visible on the screen whenever you unlock your android phone. This predisposes other people getting hold of your phone and trying to unlock the phone by copying the unlock pattern that you used. By knowing how to hide patterns when unlocking an android phone, you make it harder for other people guessing and eventually unlocking the phone.

There are two ways in which the unlock pattern on an android phone can be copied and used to get unauthorized access to a personal phone. The first and most likely scenario is an individual having seen the pattern as an android user unlocked his smartphone and guessed it right to unlock the phone. The second scenario is where fingerprints are left on the screen as the finger was moved over the unlock pattern. Shining a bright light over the screen reveals the pattern and access to the phone is gotten. The solution to this second problem is wiping the screen clean with a piece of cloth.

For the first problem, this is a very simple procedure on how to hide patterns when unlocking an android phone.

  • On your phone, go to Menu and select Settings from the menu options.

  • Upon clicking on Settings, from the options find and click on Location and Security option.

  • On the options from this section, uncheck the Make Pattern Visible option which can only be active if the phone has been secured with a pattern.

  • To test the result on whether the pattern is visible anymore, exit from the settings and lock the phone. Use the pattern to unlock and see that it will be invisible.

Hide Patterns When Unlocking An Android Phone

Besides this single method of going about how to hide patterns when unlocking an android phone, an individual may enhance the security of their android by use of security apps. The third party apps which can are either free or paid apps can be searched and used to secure the phone. Take complete control over your android phone through the outlined procedure on how to hide patterns when unlocking an android phone and rest assured that access to your phone may only be made by you the owner or someone you have authorized to access to phone.


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