How to disable device security on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 7 and 8)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to disable the built-in device security on a Samsung Galaxy phone with Android 7 and 8.

This tutorial works for all Samsung Galaxy phones with Android 7 (Nougat) and Android 8 (Oreo), such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Edge, S9, S9+, Note 9, J7 Pro, and all other types.

Related: How to disable Device Security in Smart Manager on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 5 and 6)

1. Open Settings.

2. Tap on Apps.

3. Tap on the 3-dots menu icon located at the top right.

Apps options menu button on a Samsung Galaxy

4. Tap on Show system apps.

Show system apps option on a Samsung Galaxy

5. Scroll down to Device security.

6. Tap on Device security.

Device security app on a Samsung Galaxy

7. Tap on Storage.

Device security storage settings on a Samsung Galaxy

8. Tap on CLEAR DATA.

Device security clear data option on a Samsung Galaxy

9. Tap on DELETE.

If you now open “Settings” > “Device maintenance” > “Device security” you will see that “Device security” is disabled (deactivated).


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