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  1. Simone Lam's Avatar
    So I have gone onto settings-lock screen- and then put in a screen lock. I also have "lock instantly with power key" ticked and I have set it to lock automatically. I have been trying to fix this with all different settings all day but for some reason, when I click the power button on the side of the phone to lock the screen, it doesn't lock! The phone screen goes black (as it should) but then to unlock, it doesn't ask me for a password. Am I missing something here?? Surely this should be simple. Everyone can use my phone..

    (Another note: If I'm on my phone and I open up my messages in the pull down notification menu, it does ask me for a password, but this is the only time it does)

    I can't find anything on this online. Someone please heelp!
    12-02-2012 05:19 PM
  2. Victor R's Avatar
    I know it sounds simple. But, did you restart your phone?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Android Central Forums
    12-02-2012 05:23 PM
  3. Mickeywdw1254's Avatar
    Did you adjust the "secured lock time" settings?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Android Central Forums
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    12-02-2012 05:35 PM
  4. Simone Lam's Avatar
    Yep. I've done both of these...
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    12-02-2012 07:09 PM
  5. aaronbuescher's Avatar
    Just tried to set up mine and I have the same issue. Prob. a software Issue.

    Sent from my White Galaxy Note II
    12-02-2012 09:11 PM
  6. JayRatliff's Avatar
    Just lower your timer to 15 seconds, it will get you by until the update. Not finding any other references to this occurring commonly.

    Just tested mine and it works fine, however, I am using the pattern lock, not a pin code lock. You might try the pattern lock and see if it will work.....
    12-03-2012 05:24 AM
  7. Simone Lam's Avatar
    Ok so I've tried a pattern, password and pin lock.. with no success.. I've tried the "lock instantly with power key" and I've changed the timer to screen lock in "15 seconds after screen automatically turns off". I've called Samsung helpline and they told me to switch it off and take the battery out- but that didn't work either..

    @acbuescher - let me know if you find a solution! Thanks for the replies
    12-03-2012 05:51 AM
  8. JayRatliff's Avatar
    You could hard reset your phone if it is a software issue occurring randomly.
    1. Backup all your data
    2. Hard reset your phone Hard Reset Found Here
    3. Restore your data

    Not sure how savy you are, but you cold flash the stock ROM back in an attempt to fix the problem.
    12-03-2012 06:03 AM
  9. inspectagadget1973's Avatar
    Ok so I've tried a pattern, password and pin lock.. with no success.. I've tried the "lock instantly with power key" and I've changed the timer to screen lock in "15 seconds after screen automatically turns off". I've called Samsung helpline and they told me to switch it off and take the battery out- but that didn't work either..

    @acbuescher - let me know if you find a solution! Thanks for the replies
    If it was me is take it back for a new one

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    12-03-2012 10:40 AM
  10. chloe s's Avatar
    Hey my phone was doing the same thing. I went to security and screen lock then put it on swipe and pressed home. Let me know if it works for you!
    01-11-2013 11:49 PM
  11. GarTheConquer's Avatar
    Same thing is happening for my Note 2. Got this lovely device yesterday and I still can't get the screen to lock more than once. I tried the battery removal. I am going to take it back tomorrow.
    01-17-2013 12:21 AM
  12. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Same thing is happening for my Note 2. Got this lovely device yesterday and I still can't get the screen to lock more than once. I tried the battery removal. I am going to take it back tomorrow.
    Did you do.a factory restore?

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    01-17-2013 12:34 AM
  13. GarTheConquer's Avatar
    I'll try that today and report back. I read somewhere that I must wait until some kind of setup is complete before signing in with my Gmail account because of this"no lock screen glitch."
    01-17-2013 08:35 AM
  14. Steve Parkinson's Avatar
    Here's what you do.

    1. Settings > Lock Screen > Screen Lock then set your pin
    2. On the same Lock screen setting screen > Secured lock time > Instantly with the power key or when the screen times out

    Done. When your screen times out or you press lock key. Press lock key again and it'll ask you to enter the pin.


    As stupid as it sounds, this screen lock is considered "Secured lock" which requires another timing set up regardless of your display time out settings.

    p.s. You don't need to lower this secured lock by 15 seconds. You can have it locked instantly or whenever your other display time out setting kicks in. This feature is to allow people to not having to put in the pin every time their display is turned off, but only if it's off by X minutes.
    01-17-2013 07:44 PM
  15. Daogeii Junhao's Avatar
    My note II straight went into home without asking me to swipe the screen , what happened to my phone ???
    01-31-2013 12:53 AM
  16. dodong27's Avatar
    Mine is working perfectly fine.
    Lock screen and password feature works.
    Maybe return it and get a new one...

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Android Central Forums
    01-31-2013 01:23 AM
  17. Varun Singh's Avatar
    lol exact same thing happend wid m also i freaked out as well..

    just uncheck lock immedtialy wid power key ,

    and go to lock automatically> immediatly

    and tada it will be all normal

    hope this works
    02-07-2013 04:06 PM
  18. Basheer5277's Avatar
    Hi I got solution you press the power key until u see the Samsung note 11 after restart problem solve
    02-25-2013 10:47 PM
  19. rms2005's Avatar
    I was having the same problem and after playing with it and many apps it turned out to be something with gosms, once i uninstalled go the lockscreen worked fine, reinstall it and the problem comes back. Been with handcent for about 24 hours now and not one problem.
    03-06-2013 07:55 PM
  20. dodong27's Avatar
    So I have gone onto settings-lock screen- and then put in a screen lock. I also have "lock instantly with power key" ticked and I have set it to lock automatically. I have been trying to fix this with all different settings all day but for some reason, when I click the power button on the side of the phone to lock the screen, it doesn't lock! The phone screen goes black (as it should) but then to unlock, it doesn't ask me for a password. Am I missing something here?? Surely this should be simple. Everyone can use my phone..

    (Another note: If I'm on my phone and I open up my messages in the pull down notification menu, it does ask me for a password, but this is the only time it does)

    I can't find anything on this online. Someone please heelp!
    I'm guessing her lock screen is working now..???
    03-08-2013 03:27 PM
  21. sitetalk facebook's Avatar
    Use All in one toolbox and clean your system...and your note 2 will lock again!!! I had this problem too! Try it and you will see! Love and peace!
    03-24-2013 10:08 AM
  22. sitetalk facebook's Avatar
    ALL IN ONE TOOLBOX application from google play! Install it! Press quick boost!!! Press power button. Then again press the power button! Lock works now!!! WOOOW. Satisfied?? Hope will work for you!
    03-24-2013 10:12 AM
  23. sitetalk facebook's Avatar
    ...or install ACTIVE LOCKSCREEN from google play! Cheers!
    03-24-2013 10:37 AM
  24. sitetalk facebook's Avatar
    Try MX HOMESCREEN or ACTIVE LOCKSCREEN!
    03-24-2013 04:14 PM
  25. cazan99's Avatar
    Hi, I have the Samsung Galaxy Note I and it recently did an automatic jellybean update.... and my screen lock will not work either.... have double checked all steps
    04-05-2013 02:58 AM
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