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S8 - How to power off phone with security?

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Hi folks,

 

Is there such a feature in Samsung's devices where you can enable security when powering off your phone?

 

I remember I used to have such feature enable in my S7, everytime I want to power off my S7, my phone will prompt me for the password which is the pattern lock that I have chosen.

 

I couldn't find it on my S8.

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I thought I had the same problem. But after a lot of research I discovered that the power off protection only works when the screen is locked. When the screen is on power off does not require password.

Do hope that was helpful.

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Alright got a couple questions for you. Let's check your lock settings, please unlock your phone, and go to the settings button so we can search for: "Lock screen" and select the first option.

 

1. Do you have smart lock enabled?  (2nd item in list on my s8) It's the feature that keeps your phone unlocked by a certain location or nearby devices. Let's assume you have this off.

 

2. Tap into "Secure lock settings" (3rd item in list on my s8). I've got the following enabled:

- Lock the phone 5 seconds after the screen turns off automatically.

- "Lock instantly with power key" is enabled

-"Auto factory reset" is disabled

-"Lock network and security" is enabled

-"Show Lockdown option" is enabled

 

3. Now on the https://findmymobile.samsung.com/ website. When the lock button is pressed, fill in the info for the PIN and the other 2 steps. Phone will become locked with that PIN.

 

4. Unlock phone with that PIN. Press the lock button again to lock the phone. Turn on screen and while on the lock screen, press and hold the power button, tap on the power off button when it appears, and once more, and now it should prompt to enter a PIN or biometrics. And that should do it, a theif would not be able to power off your device at the lock screen.

 

5. Please note if you have facial recognition turned on or the fingerprint scanner on, do not have your finger on the scanner or your face in view of the camera, because the device will pick up that information right away and turn off and make it seem like the PIN was not required.

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Apprentice

It's called secure startup or do you want  a password to turn it off?

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Hi Daniel, thanks for helping. I want a password to power off the phone. I knew about the secure startup.
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Hi

 

I've had a look in my s8 settings and at the moment am unable to see anything in its Security Settings for the feature you want. 

 

My advice comes from being a UK Samsung Phone Owner.
I have no affiliation with Samsung.

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 10 Plus 5G _256Gb >_ Samsung One Ui 2.5/ Android 10.

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Lim, how do you set this up on an S7.  I have two S7, one has to enter password to shutdown and the other doesn’t.  I want them both to have password.  

Firmware is the same on both phones and settings look like they are the same so I can’t work out why one does it and the other doesn’t.

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I thought I had the same problem. But after a lot of research I discovered that the power off protection only works when the screen is locked. When the screen is on power off does not require password.

Do hope that was helpful.

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Bro you just need to go to settings and lock screen and security and than secure lock settings and you need to turn on lock network and security...that's all bro😊

Glad to help you

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Is this feature available on ths S9+.

If so in not sure how to turn it on.

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Observer

That isn't really secure enough. I tried to lock my screen and turn ut off it works. But when i tried to pick the restart option it seems to turned off. then while holding the power button its totally shutdown. I guess samsung must rework on that also to make it really secured. Thieves might had a chance to perform hard reset on that. :smiling-face:

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