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    Default Can't get rid of pattern lock!

    So I had my phone using the pattern lock and wanted to change it to just a swipe (really, there isn't anything on my phone all that important). It wouldn't get rid of the pattern, so I tried to change it back to a different security feature so I chose pin. Gave it a pin and now it asks for the pin and THEN the pattern. Help!
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    Did you make sure the Pattern is not turn on too? If you did, try rebooting the phone(battery is better)
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    Okay, I think I'm following you. I remember when I was messing around with patterns...I intentionally let someone try to guess my pattern, and after several attempts, it asked for a pin (kind've a backup pin, in case you've forgotten your pattern, or are too drunk to swype your pattern), and after entering the pin it opened to the regular Lock screen. But after I re-locked the phone, it kept reverting back to pattern security until I went to Settings > Security and lock screen > Lock screen options (I think; just turned my phone off)...where it lets you choose a different 'security' option but in order to do so, I had to swype my pattern correctly TWICE. That probably didn't help, but hope you get it sorted.
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    Default Re: Can't get rid of pattern lock!

    Restarted the phone, worked and then the second time it went to sleep it asked for the pattern again!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsMeMandi View Post
    Restarted the phone, worked and then the second time it went to sleep it asked for the pattern again!!
    Nxt time u get the phone on, set it to use pin instead.
    Think only other option is factory reset

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    How crackable are these patterns?
    Must be less secure than a 4 digit pin since theres only 9 "digits" but they all have to be next to each other.
    Any mathematicians?

    I prefer to use Smart Applock to lock just the apps that need security plus u can lock "settings" to prevent the average person from factory resetting
    My pin is 5975 but when are you lot ever gona have my phone lol.... amazon shopping spree

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    How crackable are these patterns?
    Must be less secure than a 4 digit pin since theres only 9 "digits" but they all have to be next to each other.
    Any mathematicians?

    I prefer to use Smart Applock to lock just the apps that need security plus u can lock "settings" to prevent the average person from factory resetting
    My pin is 5975 but when are you lot ever gona have my phone lol.... amazon shopping spree

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    Ha top funny yours is only one digit off from mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanicenicolle View Post
    Ha top funny yours is only one digit off from mine

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    Wow so whats the chances of me guessin yours?? Theres ten didgets but 4 positioins so is it a 1/40 chance?
    Mines my date of birth.. use it for everyting
    Bad memory, no money to loose

    Ummn 5976??

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    Ahhh, 75' That was a pretty good year!

    Yeees, well, you may be able to guess a pin number . . . but! . . lets see if you can guess my pattern number?! Huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by winmod21 View Post
    Ahhh, 75' That was a pretty good year!

    Yeees, well, you may be able to guess a pin number . . . but! . . lets see if you can guess my pattern number?! Huh?
    Hmmm i am pretty cool but im not psychic..... hmmm 7?

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    Lmao 5972 close but you definitely have no psychic ability
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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    Hmmm i am pretty cool but im not psychic..... hmmm 7?
    Hmmm, how does '7' = a pattern swype?

    I think I agree with you. You may be pretty. You may be cool. But 'psychic'???? Does that mean having the ability to read the minds of chic's !?!

    Wow! . . where do I sign-up to learn how to do that! I've always heard and read that that was next to impossible for a man to learn. lol
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    Off topic a bit. But on the subject of reading minds. Some of my patients' parents feel that physicians are supposed to have that talent.

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    My password is:

    Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, a, b, select, start.
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    I cant tell my password for everything because umm its for everything but it contains a mis-spelt word and a numbei (7) so it WAS pretty strong until i told yous the number lol


    Is the OP sorted yet?

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    Default Re: Can't get rid of pattern lock!

    If I set it to PIN it just asks for the pin and then the pattern. It sucks but I really don't feel like doing a factory reset. ARGH.
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    Default Re: Can't get rid of pattern lock!

    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    I cant tell my password for everything because umm its for everything but it contains a mis-spelt word and a numbei (7) so it WAS pretty strong until i told yous the number lol


    Is the OP sorted yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkbredx View Post
    Funkylogik5975
    Lmao nah my password came even b4 my username/email bro and thats a LONG time

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsMeMandi View Post
    If I set it to PIN it just asks for the pin and then the pattern. It sucks but I really don't feel like doing a factory reset. ARGH.
    How customised is your phone?
    Factory reset and if youre on wifi, all your apps will reinstall after resetting so its not that bad.
    If u were rooted, u could save all the app settings but if u havent done much to your phone, reset, have wifi, sign in with your gmail and samsung and youll have all your numbers and apps.
    Might aswell jst do it. I had to do it without backup the other week and it took not long to make ma phone MY phone again.
    plus itl run faster x

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    Oft... ive learned to start lookin at avatars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evq.003 View Post
    My password is:

    Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, a, b, select, start.
    Thats a Mario cheat ya dastardly *******! :beer:

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    Default Re: Can't get rid of pattern lock!

    Listen to this...
    If you have a lockscreen lock/pattern, a thief will volley your pride n joy in the bin (trash) so wot i do is leave my call and txt functions unlocked (all my calls get forwarded to my gmail) so they have a snazzy phone to talk on but use "smart applock" to lock GMAIL, all browsers (they can be used to unstall smartapplock and rest of my tracker apps etc) lock playstore for same reason, lock any shop app with your card details.... best of all....... lock the Settings app so average dude cant factory reset phone.
    Best tip.... use a PIN ul remember, dafty

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsMeMandi View Post
    So I had my phone using the pattern lock and wanted to change it to just a swipe (really, there isn't anything on my phone all that important). It wouldn't get rid of the pattern, so I tried to change it back to a different security feature so I chose pin. Gave it a pin and now it asks for the pin and THEN the pattern. Help!

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