How to Enable/Disable Unlock Pattern Visibility on Galaxy Z Flip4

This post will walk you through configuring the Galaxy Z Flip 4 settings to make your show and hide your unlock pattern every time you’re prompted to enter it on your device. Here’s a quick guide to enable/disable unlock pattern visibility on Samsung Galaxy Flip4.

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A common way to prevent any unauthorized access to your phone is by setting up a screen lock. You can use any of the available lock methods including fingerprint recognition, password, PIN, or pattern.

Available lock methods may vary between device models. To access this information on your Samsung Galaxy phone, you will need to navigate to the lock screen settings. 

The following steps depict the actual process of getting to the secure lock settings menu on the new Galaxy Z Flip 4 device, where you can find the main toggle to make the unlock pattern visible or invisible when entering it. Just follow the given instructions when needed.

  1. To get started, locate the Settings icon from the Home screen or Apps screen on your phone and then tap on it to launch the Settings app.

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    Just find the Gear-shaped figure on either screen.

  2. In the main settings menu,  scroll to find then tap Lock screen.

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    Preloaded lock screen features and functionalities will load up on the next screen.

  3. To continue, tap Secure lock settings.

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    If prompted, enter your current unlock pattern, PIN or password to authorize access to the secure lock settings menu.

  4. Relevant options to secure lock screen settings will load up next.

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    The very first option you'll see is the pattern visibility toggle, labeled as Make pattern visible.

  5. To show the unlock pattern every time you use it on your phone, turn on the Make pattern visible switch.

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    This is the default setting in the system so it should be turned on unless you've already altered it before.

  6. To make your pattern hidden while you draw it on your phone, turn the Make pattern visible OFF.

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    Pattern visibility is now disabled. Thus, you won't see the trace of your lock pattern whenever you draw it on your phone's screen.

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You can always put everything back to its default configuration at any time. Just repeat the same steps to access the Secure lock settings menu then turn on Make pattern visible.

Why is hiding PIN, pattern, password important?

Like any other Android smartphones, the new Galaxy Z Flip4 briefly shows the lock screen PIN, pattern or password when you enter them. The system is designed to work in this manner to let users confirm that you type or enter them correctly. However, this may likewise put phone’s security or privacy at risk in various cases. 

Unlocking your phone with a PIN or pattern in public places for instance may let other people know it intentionally or unintentionally. 

If by any chance those people purposely or accidentally acquire your phone, they’ll be able to unlock it and access or steal everything in it including all your important information.

This is when hiding your phone’s unlock PIN, password or pattern is necessary. Doing so will add more layers of protection to your phone.

And that’s it!

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