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What do I do to lock the screen of my Samsung galaxy S 3 while I'm checking my shopping list by putting it in and out of my purse? Other keys activate without my intending to do so.
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Settings > My Device > Lock Screen. Set it at the very least "swipe" to unlock, but you can also set a password or pattern to draw so it'll be less likely to interact with anything.
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That was quick. So you mean that I can leave it on my grocery list or to do list and it will not unintentionally activate another key? I found the settings for lock screen so I'm wondering whether I activate it as I have my list opened?

In other words how do I lock a certain page and then unlock it when I no longer need it?
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Once you setup the lock screen, it will go back to the app you had open before the phone was locked... and then once you don't "need" the lock screen anymore, you can disable it from the settings again.
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Thank you Jonathan.
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How do I remove the lock screen option for security reasons? It requires a pin # before opening up the phone. I put it on and cant take it off or disable this. My phone is a GalaxyS3......can someone help me?
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Settings->security->screen lock->change it to swipe. I wouldn't recommend anything lower than swipe unless you like pocket dialing people.
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There is no way to keep the phone displaying your app and still disable the touch screen. The screen will be blacked out and you will need to unlock it before you can view your app screen again.
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Thanks so much for responding.
i got a galaxy s6 and it is locked up I cant do anything not even shut down how the heck so I fix that ?????
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Try a force reboot by pressing and holding the volume down and Power/lock key at the same time for about 10-20 seconds.
well I removed my sin card and that worked but I get this little icon every morring when I turn my phone on and if I touch it in anyway it puts a shield on it or something

thanks I will try that next time :)


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