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    Default How can I change my my encryption to swipe/pattern/PIN instead of a Password?

    Hello,

    I am new to Android having just bought an S5, previously I had a Nokia Lumia. I wanted to set up some form of encryption for obvious reasons, and I am sure I just had to set up a password - now I have realised that there are other methods such as the pattern or pin, which I would prefer, but it will not let me click to change to any of the other options.

    Can this be rectified?!

    Thanks
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    Default Re: How can I change my my encryption to swipe/pattern/PIN instead of a Password?

    settings, lock screen, screen lock.
    not sure why you cant change it,
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    Default Re: How can I change my my encryption to swipe/pattern/PIN instead of a Password?

    It's been about a month, but here's an answer: If you've encrypted your SD card or device, you have to use the password. I just figured this out the hard way.
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    Default Re: How can I change my my encryption to swipe/pattern/PIN instead of a Password?

    You may have a program downloaded that prevents you from using anything but the password. When I install Foxfi, Everything but password is grayed out.
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    Default Re: How can I change my my encryption to swipe/pattern/PIN instead of a Password?

    This maybe an old thread, but with Samsung devices (S5, Note 3, etc.), if you want encryption, you MUST use LONG password with ALPHANUMERIC.

    This is dumb, I believe, because who wants to enter 6 character alphanumeric password every time they want to use their device? It will lead to people using easy to guess password, which is no secure than having a, say 6 digit PIN.

    So now people does not want to use encryption on the device, which beat the purpose of having this functionality in the first place.

    I don't know if this is Samsung doing or Google...
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    Default Re: How can I change my my encryption to swipe/pattern/PIN instead of a Password?

    I don't think so. I have a fresh reset Note 3 and everything is greyed out too (except the password).
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    Default Re: How can I change my my encryption to swipe/pattern/PIN instead of a Password?

    You can change your screen lock type from password to pattern. i think you are trying the "security" menu in the settings. instead, you should go to:
    settings -- device -- lock screen -- screen lock
    here you can enter your password and then change it into a pattern.

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