As pattern lock is a graphical lock and a person can forget, PIN screen lock is a better screen lock method than pattern lock. Keeping the rationality and a little edge to the pattern lock, Microsoft has also included PIN lock in the Next Lock Screen app.

You may also add the PIN screen lock in Microsoft Next Lock Screen but if you need any help, see the instructions.


1: Tap the icon of the ‘Microsoft Next Lock Screen’ app on the Home screen of your Android device to open up the ‘Microsoft Next Lock Screen’.Microsoft-Next-LockScreen-Hide-Statusbar-12: At the ‘Microsoft Next Lock Screen’ screen, tap the ‘Screen lock’.Microsoft-Next-Lock-Screen-PIN-13: At the ‘Settings’ screen, tap ‘Next screen lock’ under the ‘SCREEN LOCK’.Microsoft-Next-Lock-Screen-PIN-24: See, the ‘None’ is ticked on the ‘CHOOSE SCREEN LOCK’, i.e. currently, no screen lock is activated. Tap the ‘PIN’ to enable it.Microsoft-Next-Lock-Screen-PIN-35: Here, you are required to choose your PIN. Tap at least 4 digits which you want to use as PIN. See when 4 digits are tapped, a message appears, informing you to tap ‘Continue’ when done.Microsoft-Next-Lock-Screen-PIN-4As you tap the minimum 4 digits, to be selected as PIN, tap ‘CONTINUE’, placed at the bottom right corner of the screen. It will take you to the next screen.Microsoft-Next-Lock-Screen-PIN-56: At the next screen ‘Confirm your PIN’, tap the digits to confirm the PIN.Microsoft-Next-Lock-Screen-PIN-67: When you have confirmed your PIN, tap the ‘CONFIRM’. It will open up a prompt, named; ‘Passcode recovery’.Microsoft-Next-Lock-Screen-PIN-78: At the prompt, ‘Passcode recovery’, you will be asked to provide your email in order to use in case of the unlocking problem. You may either select ‘Send’ or ‘No, thanks’. I selected ‘No, thanks’ and this will take you to the previous screen. You may select the other option to get the passcode.Microsoft-Next-Lock-Screen-PIN-89: At the previous screen, see the status of ‘Screen lock’ is changed to ‘PIN’ now.Microsoft-Next-Lock-Screen-PIN-910: To check the PIN screen lock, lock the screen of Android device and then try to unlock it. The ‘Microsoft Next Lock Screen’ will ask you to unlock the screen by tapping the digits which you selected as PIN, i.e. enter the PIN code. And see the Android device will be unlocked.Microsoft-Next-Lock-Screen-PIN-10That’s all!

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