If you own a Xiaomi Mi A2 and wish to know how to change pattern lock, this post will guide you on how to do just that.
If you own any other Xiaomi device apart from the Mi A2, you might still want to take your time to read through the lines of this post as the steps involved in changing pattern lock on Xiaomi Mi A2 might be pretty similar to that of the variant Xiaomi device that you are using.
There are a lot of reasons why you may want to change your pattern lock, whatever is the reason in your case, you will have the problem resolved here.
A lot of a lot of phone users are fun of locking their device, I mean they can’t do without locking their device.
So what about me that don’t lock my device 😆
Well, I don’t blame them because of the use of instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Messenger, email and the rest of them makes us receive lots of files every day such as photos, videos or audio files.
In addition, in the phone, we keep personal information, contacts and a host of other data that need to be protected.
That is when locking the device comes into play which pattern lock is one of the most used security measures in Android devices today.
But what happens when you forget your pattern lock and wish to change it?
Or maybe someone has seen your pattern and can unlock your device without your permission, you’ve got nothing to do other than changing the pattern lock.
So let’s get into the business of the day.
How to change pattern lock on Xiaomi Mi A2
If you’ve never had a pattern lock set up on your Xiaomi Mi A2 device, follow these steps and you will be able to set it up all by yourself.
Step 1 – Slide the screen of your Xiaomi Mi A2 upwards to access the icons/menu. Since you don’t have any pattern lock or any other lock already set up, you are likely to have the “slid to unlock” as your screen lock option by default.
Step 2 – Tap on the settings menu
- Scroll to where you have “Security and location”
- Here, scroll to the “Screen lock” option and press the gear icon
- To initiate a pattern lock, click on “pattern” option among the available ones
- Draw the pattern by joining the points on the screen and click on “Next” button
You must repeat this pattern to save it permanently as a method of protecting the device.