Might you have seen a kind of emergency mode available in Pixel phones? Ok, While back to the topic I’ll let you know the fact. As Google does Samsung has also equipped Galaxy devices with a special tool called “Lockdown”. It is not possible to unlock the device if you don’t aware of the PIN OR passcode.
Here in this article, we’ll be going to have various keynotes on the Samsung Galaxy’s “Lockdown” mode. It may be tricky to enable the mode without the information that I am going to deliver via the content below. So, just start with, how does it work on your Galaxy devices?
How we can enable Lockdown mode on Samsung Galaxy phones
There could be several ways you can access the Lockdown mode on your Samsung phone. But the thing you need to do before following the Activation steps is listed below. By default, Lockdown mode isn’t an option in the Power menu and needs to be turned on. Change these couple of settings.
How to add Lockdown mode to the Power menu:
- On your Samsung phone, head to the settings by swiping down from the home screen and tapping the settings cog.
- From the settings, find and tap the Lock screen.
- Tap Secure lock settings.
- Enter your PIN or passcode.
- Toggle the Show lockdown option on.
There is a way that helps you to add Lockdown mode to your Power menu, more precisely to access in most circumstances. Once changed, the Power menu will appear when the power button is held down. This makes it a little easier to access the Lockdown option on Samsung phones. In what path you could go to find Lockdown mode on your Samsung phones?
- From your home screen, swipe down twice.
- Tap the power icon.
- Tap Lockdown.
After the step following is completed you’ll find that your fingerprint won’t work nor will face unlocking. To gain access again is through your PIN or passcode. As you do enter the PIN or passcode things back to the normal device before.
Accessing the Power menu via the side key
Above the notification panel, there is the only way to access the Power menu is through the Quick Setting page by default. You can change this by adjusting what the Side key – or power button – does when held down. Samsung opts for this button to arose Bixby.
Once changed, the Power menu will appear when the power button is held down. This makes it a little easier to access the Lockdown option on Samsung phones. Now the thing you need to know is, how to change the side key’s function:
- Head to settings by swiping down once from the home screen and tapping the settings cog.
- From there, scroll down and tap Advanced settings.
- Hit the Side key.
- Under Press and hold, tap Power off menu.
How does it differ from iOS Lockdown Mode?
While Comparing Samsung’s Lockdown mode with iOS 16, Apple has a new feature as same said by the company is Lockdown mode. As the name is similar to what Samsung offers for its devices, the feature is a little more vigorous for iOS.
In iOS Lockdown Mode initiates a systemwide security upgrade that focuses on protecting from “sophisticated cyber attacks.” Apps, websites, and other features will function differently with a focus on security rather than performance. Apple’s Lockdown mode having much more focused on cybersecurity but less physical security than Lockdown for Pixel and Samsung Galaxy devices.
So, while all done with comparison, overall Lockdown mode is one of those features that we recommend familiarizing yourself with, even though you might never need to use it. The feature sits up there with Emergency SOS as far as importance is concerned.
Samsung Galaxy’s Lockdown mode also avails, that you can immediately lock your phone by the same. After the Galaxy phone is locked, it will turn off both face recognition and the fingerprint sensor, leaving a PIN or passcode as the only unlock option.
This can come in handy for a variety of reasons – all pretty malicious. There may be circumstances where your fingerprint or face could be used to unlock the device without consent. To combat this, Lockdown mode ensures that any unlock is by intent.
Although nobody wants that Lockdown is never needed in a real circumstance for your Android device, It’s a feature that to should know. Samsung’s Lockdown is a great way to protect yourself and your vital data in the case of an emergency, especially since it’s so easy to activate. This feature works great on any Samsung phone, including the Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4, which both make use of fingerprint sensors and face unlock.
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