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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Show or Hide Pattern on Lock Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Pattern is a screen lock with security lock feature that can be found in Samsung Galaxy S5. When you have set pattern as the screen lock, you have to draw the specified pattern on the pattern grid on lock screen when you want to access your phone. If needed, you can set the pattern to be invisible to prevent it from displaying when it's being drawn on lock screen so that the chance of the unauthorized people for easily accessing your phone can be decreased. Even so, you can also set your pattern to be visible so that it'll be displayed when it's being drawn on lock screen in case you don't need a complex security and need to be able to see the pattern to make sure that it has been drawn correctly.


How to show or hide pattern on lock screen?
Assuming that you have selected pattern as your screen lock, then you can either show or hide pattern on lock screen by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view scroll down to the Sound and display section and then tap Lock screen .
  3. With pattern has been selected as the screen lock, scroll down the screen to find the option to show or hide pattern on lock screen.
  4. Show pattern on lock screen:
    • Check the box next to Make pattern visible to enable this option.
    • Now, the pattern will be displayed when it's being drawn on lock screen.
  5. Hide pattern on lock screen:
    • Clear the checkbox next to Make pattern visible to disable this option.
    • Now, the pattern will not be displayed when it's being drawn on lock screen.

Given the function, it'd better to hide the pattern if you're tight with your phone security, but it'd better to show the pattern if you want to easily make sure that you have drawn the correct pattern.

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