1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hi, I encrypted my Samsung Galaxy Exhibit phone and now all the screen lock option are grayed out only Password is enabled. I want to enable swipe/pin/pattern options back again but without loosing data and also I don't want to do factory reset. Please help.....
    02-04-2015 09:21 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Only PIN and password are possible after you encrypt your phone (unless you have a Nexus 6 or Nexus 9). See the help page: https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/2844831?hl=en.

    Encryption is irreversible, so in order to get those other options back, you would have to factory reset and not encrypt the phone.
    02-04-2015 10:58 AM
  3. irev1's Avatar
    Hello.....

    I have a agalaxy s5 and if I encrypt I must use a password or fingerprint the PIN option is greyed out..... how can I use PIN???? my LG G4 works with pin+encryption... annoying samsung.
    04-16-2016 03:41 AM

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