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    Default "Unlock Effect" missing from my lock screen settings

    I've been reading ways to save battery and one of them was to turn off that annoying "popping colors" when I unlock my screen. Says to go to setting>lock screen>unlock effect...

    Problem is that unlock effect is not there! I'm on AT&T and my friend is on Sprint and she has it in her settings. Is it an AT&T thing or a glitch on my phone? Anyone else come across this?
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    Default Re: "Unlock Effect" missing from my lock screen settings

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaLee660 View Post
    I've been reading ways to save battery and one of them was to turn off that annoying "popping colors" when I unlock my screen. Says to go to setting>lock screen>unlock effect...

    Problem is that unlock effect is not there! I'm on AT&T and my friend is on Sprint and she has it in her settings. Is it an AT&T thing or a glitch on my phone? Anyone else come across this?
    That's because you have it set unlock with a pattern. The pattern is the effect.

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    Default Re: "Unlock Effect" missing from my lock screen settings

    Quote Originally Posted by byeblackberry View Post
    That's because you have it set unlock with a pattern. The pattern is the effect.

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    That could be it. I know I have mine set to swipe to unlock.

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    Default Re: "Unlock Effect" missing from my lock screen settings

    WOW, what a DUMMY I am!! Funny part is that I only had switched from swipe to pattern a few minutes before looking for unlock effect. I'm my own worst enemy LOL

    Thanks!!
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    Default Re: "Unlock Effect" missing from my lock screen settings

    Awesome, yeah I switched it back now

    THANK YOU!
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    Default Re: "Unlock Effect" missing from my lock screen settings

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaLee660 View Post
    Awesome, yeah I switched it back now

    THANK YOU!
    Glad it's working for you now .

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    Default Re: "Unlock Effect" missing from my lock screen settings

    So this seems to apply also if you have a pin unlock, but in order to get to the number pad you still have to swipe - but once pin unlock is selected, you cannot change the swipe effect anymore? Any workaround?
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    Default Re: "Unlock Effect" missing from my lock screen settings

    I was up ALL night trying to figure this out, weird how it just disappears like that! Thank you!!!!!!
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    Default Re: "Unlock Effect" missing from my lock screen settings

    Quote Originally Posted by Igor Gurland View Post
    So this seems to apply also if you have a pin unlock, but in order to get to the number pad you still have to swipe - but once pin unlock is selected, you cannot change the swipe effect anymore? Any workaround?
    So this is another one of those funky ones. If you use a PIN unlock, your phone still does a Swipe effect when you unlock your phone after less than 10 minutes. So how do you set the Swipe animation effect with a PIN unlock as your primary unlock? You can't!

    • Turn OFF the PIN unlock to go back to Swipe unlock.
    • Set the animation effect for Swipe.
    • Turn the PIN unlock back ON.

    This is the only way I found to set the animation effect for Swipe.

    Heaven help you if your work requires you to have a PIN unlock!! You'd have to turn off the PIN unlock, wait an hour for the phone to wipe all your e-mail, set the Swipe animation, then turn PIN back on, and go back to the IT guy at work to get your phone added to the system again.

    Samsung needs to provide us a way to set the animation for ALL unlock styles.

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