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    Default Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    I put a password on the screen lock but now want to revert to swipe


    is it possible to remove the password without resetting to factory data?
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    Yes just goto to the lock screen settings and disable it.

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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    I can't see how you do that tho

    can you elaborate? maybe the S3 is different?
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    Its the same as the s3 just bigger screen. Let me see how to do it.

    Posted via Samsung S3
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    Goto settings>screen lock> then change it there.

    Posted via Samsung S3
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    I go to Settings > Lock Screen - then all I get is asked to enter the password ??
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    Yes enter the password and then you can go back to the swipe.

    Posted via Samsung S3
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    Quote Originally Posted by josiahlikesminecraft View Post
    Yes enter the password and then you can go back to the swipe.

    Posted via Samsung S3
    it's not giving me that option - all those options are greyed out
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    Did you take the lock off?

    Posted via Samsung S3
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    Quote Originally Posted by josiahlikesminecraft View Post
    Did you take the lock off?

    Posted via Samsung S3
    no - haven't managed it yet :-(
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    Quote Originally Posted by josiahlikesminecraft View Post
    Did you take the lock off?

    Posted via Samsung S3
    had the SD card set to "encrypt" - took that off and all was fine
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    Quote Originally Posted by phil_d1111 View Post
    I go to Settings > Lock Screen - then all I get is asked to enter the password ??
    Me too. No way to uncheck
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    What happens after you press Screen lock and enter the password and press Done? Don't you get a screen that says Select screen unlock?
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    Had the same problem because I had set up a VPN a while back which requires lock screen security. Removed the VPN and was then able to reset the lock screen security to NONE. You may not have a VPN but maybe another feature activated which demands security
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    yes you can change it into another like swipe, or none...whatever..
    settings--> security (Galaxy s4 click more and find security option)-->click "clear credentials" and now try to check your lock type..
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    Yes , go to SETTING and tap my device , select Lock screen then confirm passwords , tap swipe . It's DONE.
    Cheers !
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    Hi- somewhat newbie here.
    I am posting here because it is the closest I've found to my problem. I'll do my best to explain. I have a samsung Galaxy S3.

    I had been using pattern lock and was very happy doing so. I began to wonder whether or not I would remember the PIN I had set up. I wanted to update my pattern (which I had successfully done before) and verify my PIN. I seem to have gone down a very wrong path.

    What I wanted to was change my PIN, somehow I created a password and now can't figure out how to get back to using a pattern lock.

    I first accidentally created a password thinking that I was creating a new one since I had already entered my phone using the pattern. Wrong. I ended up creating a password that for some reason replaced/disabled my pattern. To fix this I've done what the forums say to do to change the lock type, but no luck. Here are my results:

    Go to setting>lock screen>, I click on screen lock (secured witih password), clicking there it asks me for my password, I enter my password and it takes me to a screen that is all greyed out except for Password/high security. I can't choose anything but Password/high security. Clicking on that Password option takes me back to a screen that says "select a password".

    So, I now know how to change my password. But, what I want to do is get back to a pattern lock.
    I checked for VPN setting and none shows up.

    thanks for any help and for being patient.
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    I had the same issue only i had a swipe pattern instead of password. the regular swipe option was greyed out until i followed the steps described a few posts back... here they are again...settings-more-security-clear credentials. when i returned to settings-my device-lock screen i was able to select swipe again!

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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    i have tried your method but even clear credentials in greyed out in my phone
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    Quote Originally Posted by rohan1991 View Post
    yes you can change it into another like swipe, or none...whatever..
    settings--> security (Galaxy s4 click more and find security option)-->click "clear credentials" and now try to check your lock type..
    this actually worked thanks for the help
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    I had the same problem myself and sorted it out this morning, once you re-type your password you need to choose swipe screen or what ever you had before
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    Default Re: Removing ScreenLock Password - Galaxy Samsung S4

    FINALLY! This worked. YOU RAWK!! \,,/

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