1. Sharpnd152's Avatar
    Hey everyone!

    I've been trying to find a potential fix, but haven't found anything yet. Before the update, everything worked flawlessly. However, after upgrading to Kitkat today on my Galaxy Note III, the auto lock function is not working properly with my Gear 2 (latest software/updates).

    What's happening:

    Auto-Lock will force you to use a password (in my case, I chose a pattern) ONLY when not in connection distance from the watch. After updating, it requires the pattern regardless of the connection. I've cleared my cache, reset both devices/deleted and re-added via bluetooth multiple times but am having the same result. This does not seem to be specific to the Note 3, because my girlfriend is having the same issue with her Gear 2 Neo and GS4.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or possibly have a Gear 2 and can test out the functionality with a GS4/Note III with Kitkat installed?

    Thanks!
    05-13-2014 12:16 AM
  2. Hielko's Avatar
    Same problem with Note 2 and Gear 2, after upgrade to kitkat.

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    05-13-2014 05:30 AM
  3. looking4birds#CB's Avatar
    I have the same problem. Just updated to Kit Kat today on my Verizon Note 3 and cant get the auto unlock to work. Help!!
    05-13-2014 12:59 PM
  4. JimSmith94's Avatar
    I already had KitKat on my Sprint Note 3 when I got the Gear 2, but this works fine for me. In fact it's one of my favorite things about this watch.
    05-13-2014 09:31 PM
  5. JacksonEdwardHarrison's Avatar
    I think it is a Verizon Note 3 Kitkat bug. Happened when I updated today as well. I have yet to find a fix.
    05-13-2014 09:38 PM
  6. alengman's Avatar
    I had the same issue and did a factory reset on the gear and the auto lock is working now. They seem to have added a lock icon when swiping to unlock the phone. I was actually trying to fix another issue when i did the factory reset on my gear 2.
    05-14-2014 08:39 AM
  7. JacksonEdwardHarrison's Avatar
    I had the same issue and did a factory reset on the gear and the auto lock is working now. They seem to have added a lock icon when swiping to unlock the phone. I was actually trying to fix another issue when i did the factory reset on my gear 2.
    Thank you!

    Exactly right. It appears to be linked to changes in the lock screen. I was frustrated to have to do the factory reset, but it worked brilliantly. (Be sure to back up your device first folks, it makes things a bit easier to restore. ) Thanks again!
    05-14-2014 11:59 AM
  8. Scott Weber's Avatar
    I have reset my gear and stil cannot get my Auto lock to stay on. ???
    06-23-2015 03:55 PM

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