How to enable a password on Android devices

Setting up your device

Protecting your data and personal information on an Android 2.2 device is simple, but each Android device may operate a little different. Since Android is just the operating system, each manufacturer's device may have a different menu system for the settings. The images below are generic Andorid 2.2 menu and are not representational of a particular device.

Step 1

Press the MENU button on the HOME SCREEN and then select SETTINGS on your device.

Android Homescreen

Step 2

Scroll down to the LOCATION AND SECURITY option and press it.

Android Location Settings

Step 3

Locate the SET UP SCREEN LOCK under SCREEN UNLOCK.

Android Screen Lock Setup

Step 4

There are 3 options for locking your device for you to choice. Each will option will help protect your data and personal information in the event it's lost or stollen.

Android Settings Options

Locking Option: Pattern

Choosing the PATTERN options, allows you to create a unique pattern that you create to unlock your phone.

Android Lock Pattern

Locking Option: PIN

Choosing the PIN options, allows you to create a unique PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER that you create to unlock your phone.

Android PIN Number

Locking Option: Password

Choosing the PASSWORD options, allows you to create a unique PASSWORD that you create to unlock your phone.

Android Password