How to Setup Screen Lock on OnePlus Phones

Setup Screen Lock in OnePlus Phones: All right, so having a smartphone device is a lot more common nowadays. Almost every hand can be seen accompanied by a mobile device. Smartphones make data storage and management easy. But, the main concern arises about data protection and security. Fresh cases related to data leaks can be read on the internet almost every other day now. This arises the need to protect one’s data no matter whether on the internet or locally.

Setup Screen Lock

Well, most of the devices now have the feature of setting up a lock on their smartphones so that none other than them can access it. This has been a real lifesaver technology in the history of modern-day smartphones. While most of the users are aware of this feature, a vast majority of them do not know how to set up a good and secure lock for their mobile device. In this article, we will demonstrate how you can use the device’s inbuilt protection feature to set up Screen Lock, Fingerprint, Face unlocking in OnePlus 6T, 7, 7 Pro and 7T.

Types of Locks in OnePlus Phones

Talking about the number of security features, almost all OnePlus comes up with the following types of the lock system.

  • Pattern – This feature is the most common in Android-based devices. The user is asked for a pattern (3 by 3 dots by default) which further unlocks the smartphone.
  • PIN – PIN is another type of screen lock that requires a number with “n” significant digits. The code is then analyzed to check if it matches with the one set by the device owner.
  • Password – As the name suggests, a password is nothing but just a PIN but it includes alphanumeric characters instead of just numeric ones.
  • Face Lock – Face Locks are the most common nowadays. The face data of the device owner is stored on the smartphone. The current face data is then checked with the saved one to grant authorization.
  • Fingerprint – Fingerprint sensors are used for detecting the patterns on the fingertips of the user. These are then checked with the saved fingerprint data to grant permission.

How to Navigate to The Screen Lock Type Menu

The major cause why most users do not use screen locks is that they don’t know where can they access the prompt. If you are one of them, this section is for you. All the screen lock and security settings can be triggered by navigating over to Security And LockScreen settings. Below is a short guide on how you can head over to that setting.

  • Open the navigation dropdown by swiping your screen from the top to bottom.
  • Tap on the gear icon that says Settings.

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  • Search for Security and Lock Screen to open the window.

NOTE: Setting a PIN, password, or Pattern lock is important as this will allow you to set up Fingerprint or Face Lock. This is to ensure that you can unlock your device if you are not able to unlock using your face data or fingerprint.

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How to Set Up A Pattern Lock

The simplest type of device protection is Pattern Lock. It’s easy to use and is suitable for users of any age. To set up a pattern lock on your OnePlus, you have to follow the below-given step by step guide on How to set up a pattern lock on your OnePlus device.

  • Head over to the Security and Lock Screen prompt by following the steps provided in the aforementioned section.
  • Search for a Screen Lock Subheading after the windows are in front of you.
  • Choose the option that says “Screen Lock”.
  • Since, you want to set up a pattern for your smartphone, tap on “Pattern Lock”.

oneplus pattern

  • The prompt will ask you for a pattern. Just draw a pattern that you think would be suitable and easy to remember.
  • Draw that pattern again to confirm the pattern.
  • Click on Finish Setting Up to finalize your lock.
  • Your device will now require a pattern every time you try to unlock it.

How to Set Up A PIN Lock

PIN lock is one of the best and simple to use a screen lock. The user will be asked for a number that he can set up according to their will. In this section, we will demonstrate how you can do the same.

  • Head over to the Security and Lock Screen prompt by following the steps provided in the aforementioned section.
  • Search for a Screen Lock Subheading after the windows are in front of you. 
  • Choose the option that says “Screen Lock”.
  • Since, you want to set up a PIN for your smartphone, tap on “PIN Lock”.

  • The prompt will ask you for a series of numbers. Just type any number that you think would be suitable and easy to remember.
  • Type your PIN again to confirm the setup.
  • Click on Finish Setting Up to finalize your lock.
  • Your device will now require a PIN every time you try to unlock it.

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How to Set Up A Password Lock

The password is the most secure next to fingerprint and face unlock. However, fingerprint and face unlock can be easily faked. Setting up a password is very easy and does not require any additional knowledge. Here’s how to do it.

  • Head over to the Security and Lock Screen prompt by following the steps provided in the aforementioned section.
  • Search for a Screen Lock Subheading after the windows are in front of you.
  • Choose the option that says “Screen Lock”.
  • Since, you want to set up a password for your smartphone, tap on “Password Lock”.

  • The prompt will ask you for a password. Just type any password that you think would be suitable and easy to remember.
  • Type your password again to confirm the setup.
  • Click on Finish Setting Up to finalize your lock.
  • Your device will now require a password every time you try to unlock it.

How to Set Up A Fingerprint Lock

The fingerprint is one of the quickest and safest ways to unlock your device. Setting up a fingerprint lock is as simple as that. Follow the below provided steps to set up a fingerprint lock on your One Plus device.

  • Head over to the Security and Lock Screen prompt.
  • Find a heading that says “Fingerprint” and tap on it.
  • Click on the “+” icon to add your fingerprint data.
  • You have to provide a Pattern, PIN, or password as a backup option.
  • Follow on-screen steps to finalize the process.
  • Your fingerprint data will be recorded now.

How to Set Up Face Lock

If you want to set up a face lock instead, follow the steps provided below.

  1. Head over to the Security and Lock Screen prompt.
  2. Find a heading that says “Face Lock” and tap on it.
  3. You’ll see a new window after you complete the authorization.
  4. Select “Add Face Data” and follow the onscreen steps.
  5. Your face data will be recorded now.

Summing Up

So, that was our take on How to set up the Lock screen, password, PIN, fingerprint, and Face Lock on your OnePlus phones. Device security is an important aspect of preventing data compromisation. We should all secure our devices with any of the above-provided features. Most of the screen locks mentioned above are provided in the majority of mobile phones nowadays.

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