Security features - moto z

What security and screen lock options are available on my moto z?

Your device has several different lock options available.  If a lock is set for your screen, the screen goes dark and locks when the display goes to sleep or if you press the Power button.

To access your lock options, go to Settings Security & location

Screen Lock Options

  • Swipe - provides no protection, but lets you get to the Home screen quickly.
  • Pattern - lets you draw a simple pattern with your finger to unlock the phone. 
  • PIN - requires four or more numbers. Longer PINs tend to be more secure.
  • Password - requires four or more letters or numbers. This is the most secure option, as long as you create a strong password.

Important note: Your phone may contain security policies set by your IT administrator which may override any settings you attempt to set under screen security. Please contact your IT Admin for more information.

Screen lock settings

To access screen lock settings, go to Settings Security & location > Image

Automatically lock

Set the period of time after sleep, to lock your phone, except when kept unlocked by Smart Lock 

Power button instantly locks

The power button will instantly lock your screen, except when kept unlocked by Smart Lock 

Lock Screen Message

Add a lock screen message for anyone that finds your phone.

Lock screen preferences

To access lock screen preferences, go to Settings Security & location > Lock screen preferences

On the lock screen

Control what notification are displayed on the lock screen

Lock screen message 

Add a lock screen message for anyone that finds your phone.

Click here to learn more about Smart Lock.

Click here to learn more about Fingerprint Security.

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