1. walterwood44's Avatar
    I have a Sprint GS3 and want to put the camera icon on my lock screen and I have my phone to unlock with a pattern. When I go to Settings -> Security the Lock Screen Option line is greyed out.

    If I reset the security to Swipe then Lock Screen Options are available but then I have no security.

    Any suggestions or work arounds to get the camera icon on the lock screen?

    Thanks!
    07-25-2012 09:45 PM
  2. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    I would guess this is by design. Clicking on the camera would unlock the phone...so there's no security if you put it on the screen.

    so you can have icons/shortcuts on the screen or security, not both.
    07-25-2012 09:58 PM
  3. funkylogik's Avatar
    plenty of 3rd party lockscreen apps will give u the option m8
    07-26-2012 02:52 AM
  4. kdttaz's Avatar
    You could also temporarily remove security to change the options to what you want, and then re-enable the security. The changes will stick. You will only be able to use them, though, if you have a delay between screen blackout and lock set (or something like that).
    08-02-2012 10:11 AM
  5. Charmaine Gentle's Avatar
    I want to change my lock screen pin to the pattern pin and its greyed out any help?
    05-07-2013 08:28 AM
  6. The WheelMan's Avatar
    I want to change my lock screen pin to the pattern pin and its greyed out any help?
    Did you try turning off pin first, and then going back fresh and enabling pattern?
    05-07-2013 03:35 PM
  7. Jacob Varghese's Avatar
    Make sure you dont have an exchange account (or something similar that requires strong security settings) , enabled on the phone.This would disable the relatively weaker screen lock options like face detect nd pattern.only pin or password works.
    07-03-2013 02:18 AM
  8. mssca's Avatar
    Unlock it first then choose no security option. Go back and choose any of the security options and hopefully this will work. If you are using your company issued phone, then this may not be possible.

    Posted using Samsung GS III
    07-03-2013 01:41 PM
  9. Cody Chen's Avatar
    i went to setting>security>clear credentials and removed all certificiates and my swipe is not gray out anymore.
    hope this help....

    i have a Samsung-SGH-I337
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    11-06-2013 10:56 AM
  10. kivvilicious's Avatar
    i went to setting>security>clear credentials and removed all certificiates and my swipe is not gray out anymore.
    hope this help....

    i have a Samsung-SGH-I337
    Help, clearing security credentials also greyed out for me ):
    10-09-2014 02:36 AM
  11. zeakie's Avatar
    My clearing security credentials are also greyed out... did you find a solution?
    10-14-2014 08:49 AM
  12. johnnyg96's Avatar
    Thank you very much this worked!
    02-16-2015 10:17 PM
  13. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Thank you very much this worked!
    This worked? This what worked?

    AC App on SGS3
    02-17-2015 06:15 AM
  14. bwins52's Avatar
    Clearing credentials was spot on, thanks
    03-26-2015 12:35 AM
  15. equikatie's Avatar
    My clearing security credentials are also greyed out... did you find a solution?
    my security credentials are also great out did anyone find a solution to this?
    05-06-2015 05:40 AM
  16. artemis#AC's Avatar
    this was really helpful!!! thank you so much!!!
    01-03-2016 02:56 AM
  17. jamiejackosiris's Avatar
    I know this is an old thread post, but i came across thia issue. Had 3 of my Screen Lock options greyed out / disabled, only having PIN and Password as options to choose from. I saw in a post that if clearing the credentials via Security that it may/would resolve issue...
    I tried it by Clearing Credentials and then went to Lock Screen and ALL available lock screen options were active again ready to be selected. Thanks to the original poster who posted the "fix"/solution for this issue! Definitely works!
    I'm on an LG G3s...

    Thanks again...
    04-15-2016 08:49 PM
  18. Dr4gonkiller96's Avatar
    i know this is an old thread... but after so much frustration, and looking around to enable widgets on my lockscreen and multiwindow as well as these were both disabled and greyed out, i tried clearing the credentials but these were greyed out as well. so i decided to look on youtube found a video and it said disable EASY MODE. i went into my settings disabled easy mode, and all these options were no longer grayed out, and i could use multiwindow, add widgets and add a personal message. so everyone have a look if this is enabled, if it is disable it. but my otions to change lockscreen type were still there before so i could change to swipe, pin, password, pattern etc. but couldn't customise it with those options once selected, so IMO try my idea
    08-20-2016 05:19 AM
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