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Screen lock features - Droid Maxx

Screen lock features - Droid Maxx



The Droid Maxx has several different screen lock options available. To access your lock options, touch Apps Image  > Settings Security & Screen Lock.


Screen lock options

  • None - No screen lock options will be set on your device.
  • Slide - provides no protection, but lets you get to the Home screen quickly.
  • NFC Unlock - Unlock your device using a Motorola Skip device.
  • Face Unlock - lets you unlock your phone by looking at it.  This option is less secure than a pattern, PIN or password.
  • Pattern - lets you draw a simple pattern with your finger to unlock the phone. 
  • PIN - requires four or more numbers. Longer PINs are more secure.
  • Password - requires four or more letters or numbers. This is the most secure option, as long as you create a strong password.

Lock Screen timers

  • Sleep timer - turns off the device display to extend battery life. You can turn the display on and swipe to unlock.
  • To adjust the Sleep timer setting go to Settings > Display > Sleep > Select desired time frame.

  • Automatic lock timer - turns on security features like pin, pattern, password or face unlock and protects the device from unknown users.  Automatic lock timer begins after the Sleep timer expires.  You will be asked to enter personally recognizable data like pin, pattern, password or the face unlock when the display is powered on.
  • To adjust the Automatic lock timer setting go to Settings > Security & Screen Lock > Automatically lock > Select desired time frame.

  • If you are using facial recognition to turn on the device and do not want the Slide to unlock feature to appear, set the Automatic lock timer to 5 seconds.

Note: The Power button instantly locks option will only show after a screen lock option (other than Slide) has been set.


Forgot PIN or pattern

As a security measure, if you forgot the pattern to unlock your device or your PIN is not working, you will need to reset your device.


Trusted devices

This feature will allow your phone to remain unlocked while connected to Bluetooth devices that you trust. If you disconnect or get too far away, the device will lock once again. 

  • Pair your phone with a Bluetooth device, and select Trusted Device when prompted.
  • You can choose to lock manually in the notification screen - swipe down from the top of your screen and select Lock Screen.
  • Your power key will not automatically lock when you are connected to a trusted device.

Instant Lock with Power button

To setup the device to automatically lock the display when the power button is pressed, go to SettingsSecurity & Screen Lock > check Power button instantly locks.

Note: The Power button instantly locks option will only show after a screen lock option (other than Slide) has been set.


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. For example, if you set your phone to automatically lock after 30 minutes and phone locks after 10 minutes, it may be due to security policies set by your IT Administrator.  Please contact your IT Admin for more information.

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