The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 includes a few features to customize the look and functionality of your lock screen. Here’s a couple tips on how to customize the lock screen of your Samsung Galaxy Tab S2:

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    The lock screen on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

    The first thing we see on the lock screen of the Galaxy Tab S2 is the clock and weather widget. We can customize the weather section of the widget by tapping the clock and weather widget that is shown by default on your home screen to open the Weather app, then tapping on MORE at the top right, and tapping Settings. Here we have a few options:

    • Unit lets us switch between the two major temperature unit types: Celsius, and Fahrenheit.
    • Auto refresh adjusts the amount of time the Weather app waits to refresh its weather information.
    • Turning on Use current location will let the Weather app determine the weather of the tablet’s current location via GPS and cell tower information.
    • The below two toggles individually lets you choose where your weather information is displayed; the lock screen and the Calendar app.
    • The presence and contents of notifications on the lock screen can also be configured. To learn more about notifications both on the lock screen and everywhere else on the tablet, check out our article How to Manage Notifications on Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.
  • The lock screen wallpaper can also be customized. Check out our article Home Screen Tips & Tricks to learn how to change your wallpaper and other useful tips.
  • Both the lock screen lock type and unlock animation effect can be changed by opening the Lock screen and security menu in the Personal section of the Settings app, then tapping on the menus Screen lock type and Unlock effect.
  • In Screen lock type, there are six options to choose from to customize how your tablet is secured when locked.
    • Swipe and None provide no security and will let anyone use your tablet by either swiping on the lock screen or by simply clicking the home button when None is enabled.
    • Both Pattern and PIN options provide a medium level of security by letting you choose a unique unlock identifier: either a 4 digit code with PIN, or a customized swipe pattern on a 3×3 grid with the Pattern option.
    • Password and Fingerprints options provide the highest level of security. With Password, you set an alphanumeric password of any length, and Fingerprints will use the biometric security of a fingerprint scanner. To learn how to use this feature, check out our article How to Use the Fingerprint Sensor Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.
  • The Unlock effect menu lets you choose between three unlock effects that change the animation of unlocking your tablet. Select each one to see a preview of the effect.


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