Protecting my Samsung Galaxy S3 #VZWA

In the past few weeks, my Verizon Samsung Galaxy s3 and I have become close…some would say attached at the hip…or palm.  I am even comfortable saying that I am falling in love.  So, I want to do everything I can to protect her…uh, I mean, it.  Here are a few ways you can protect your new Samsung Galaxy S3:


There are several methods of security built in to the Samsung Galaxy s3.  Simply tap on Apps, Settings, Security and finally Screen Lock.  A display with all of your security options and brief descriptions will appear.  The swipe option just requires a finger flick across the screen and provides no security.  Anyone can access your phone.

1.  The Motion Option: By activating this option, you can unlock your screen simply by tilting your phone.  This offers no security as anyone that picks up your phone will be able to unlock it.

2.  The Face and Voice Unlock:  The Galaxy S3 can be set to recognize your face and a 3-5 syllable spoken word.  Because the recognition is not completely accurate and someone else may look similar, this option is considered low security.

3.  The Pattern Option:  The Galaxy will provide you with a dot grid and you basically play connect the dots to create your own 4 dot pattern.  Depending on the pattern you create, this option can be medium to high security.

4.  The PIN Option:  As there are tons of possible 4 digit PINs that can be created (I’m too tired to actually do the math), this is the most secure security pattern.  It is recommended that you not use numbers that are significant to you such as your birthday or your anniversary as others close to you may be able to figure out your PIN.

I love all of the security options available on the Galaxy S3.  I am currently using the pattern option.  My kids like to pick up my phone and start playing games, but because I do not have parental controls set on the Internet, I do not want them to be able to access it without my knowledge.  Securing my phone with a pattern only I know gives me a peace of mind that my kids are not playing unsupervised on my phone.

How do you secure your phone?

I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassador program and have been provided with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.


  1. Um, I don’t secure my phone. (shhhhh don’t tell anyone) I know, that is super bad isn’t it?

    I think it is awesome this phone has so many easy options , although it would be cooler if the face/voice recognition offered higher security. I think the pattern might be fun to try!

  2. I didn’t know there were that many ways to secure a phone! Thanks for the insight. My kids are always playing on my phone and I forget that they can access the Internet.

  3. I don’t give my kids my phone my husband does and I hate it my daughter changed his FB profile picture the other day which means she could have seen lots of stuff not for little eyes. This is great that you have so many options to secure the phone!

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