Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

You can't start up your phone - Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

Cause 2 of 5: The phone lock code is turned on

The phone lock code is used to protect your phone from unauthorised use. If the phone lock code is turned on, it needs to be entered every time you turn on your phone.

Solution: Turn off the phone lock code.

Step 1 of 51

Find "Screen lock"

Press Apps.

Step 2 of 51

Find "Screen lock"

Press Settings.

Step 3 of 51

Find "Screen lock"

Press Lock screen.

Step 4 of 51

Find "Screen lock"

Press Screen lock.

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Step 5 of 51

Choose option

Choose one of the following options:Create phone lock code using swipe, go to 2a.Create phone lock code using a motion, go to 2b.Create phone lock code using face recognition, go to 2c.Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition, go to 2d.Create phone lock code using a pattern, go to 2e.Create phone lock code using a PIN, go to 2f.Create phone lock code using a password, go to 2g.Turn off use of phone lock code, go to 2h.

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2a - Create phone lock code using swipe

Press Swipe.

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2b - Create phone lock code using a motion

Press Motion.

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2b - Create phone lock code using a motion

Press OK.

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2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Face unlock.

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2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Set it up.

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2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Continue.Hold your phone in front of your face and centre your face in the circle displayed.Wait while your phone registers your face.

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2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Continue.

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2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Pattern or PIN.

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2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

If you select Pattern:

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2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press and drag a point to connect at least four points.

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2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Continue.Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.

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2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Confirm.

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2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press OK.

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2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

If you select PIN:

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2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Key in the required phone lock code and press Continue.

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2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.

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2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press OK.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Press Face and voice.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Press Next.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Press Set it up.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Press Continue.Hold your phone in front of your face and centre your face in the circle displayed.Wait while your phone registers your face.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Press Continue.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Press the microphone icon and say the required word four times.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Press Done.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Press Pattern or PIN.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

If you select Pattern:

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Press and drag a point to connect at least four points.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Press Continue.Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Press Confirm.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Press OK.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

If you select PIN:

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Key in the required phone lock code and press Continue.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.

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2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Press OK.

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2e - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press Pattern.

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2e - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press and drag a point to connect at least four points.

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2e - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press Continue.Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.

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2e - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press Confirm.

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2f - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Press PIN.

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2f - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Key in the required phone lock code and press Continue.

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2f - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.

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2g - Create phone lock code using a password

Press Password.

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2g - Create phone lock code using a password

Key in the required phone lock code and press Continue.

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2g - Create phone lock code using a password

Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.

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2h - Turn off use of phone lock code

Press None.

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Exit

Press the Home key to return to standby mode.

1 Find "Screen lock"

Press Apps.
Press Settings.
Press Lock screen.
Press Screen lock.

2 Choose option

Choose one of the following options:
Create phone lock code using swipe, go to 2a.
Create phone lock code using a motion, go to 2b.
Create phone lock code using face recognition, go to 2c.
Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition, go to 2d.
Create phone lock code using a pattern, go to 2e.
Create phone lock code using a PIN, go to 2f.
Create phone lock code using a password, go to 2g.
Turn off use of phone lock code, go to 2h.
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3 2a - Create phone lock code using swipe

Press Swipe.

4 2b - Create phone lock code using a motion

Press Motion.
Press OK.

5 2c - Create phone lock code using face recognition

Press Face unlock.
Press Set it up.
Press Continue.
Hold your phone in front of your face and centre your face in the circle displayed.
Wait while your phone registers your face.
Press Continue.
Press Pattern or PIN.
If you select Pattern:
Press and drag a point to connect at least four points.
Press Continue.
Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.
Press Confirm.
Press OK.
If you select PIN:
Key in the required phone lock code and press Continue.
Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.
Press OK.

6 2d - Create phone lock code using face and voice recognition

Press Face and voice.
Press Next.
Press Set it up.
Press Continue.
Hold your phone in front of your face and centre your face in the circle displayed.
Wait while your phone registers your face.
Press Continue.
Press the microphone icon and say the required word four times.
Press Done.
Press Pattern or PIN.
If you select Pattern:
Press and drag a point to connect at least four points.
Press Continue.
Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.
Press Confirm.
Press OK.
If you select PIN:
Key in the required phone lock code and press Continue.
Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.
Press OK.

7 2e - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press Pattern.
Press and drag a point to connect at least four points.
Press Continue.
Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.
Press Confirm.

8 2f - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Press PIN.
Key in the required phone lock code and press Continue.
Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.

9 2g - Create phone lock code using a password

Press Password.
Key in the required phone lock code and press Continue.
Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.

10 2h - Turn off use of phone lock code

Press None.

11 Exit

Press the Home key to return to standby mode.

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