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    Default How can I restore lockscreen security options after uninstalling FoxFi?

    So I finally un-installed Foxfi now that I no longer have an unlimited data plan and Verizon does not charge a monthly fee for hotspot.

    The problem is I cannot restore some of my lock screen options such as swipe and facial recognition.
    None is also blacked out, but that is my current setting. I am afraid if I changed the setting I would also lose "none".

    When installing foxfi these were turned off by an administrator, encryption policy or credential storage change.

    Short of a nuclear factory reset... Does anyone know how to restore these settings?

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    Default re: How can I restore lockscreen security options after uninstalling FoxFi?

    In Settings > Security > Credential Storage (that's the location on stock Android, it should be something similar on the Note), try using the 'Clear credentials' option if you can.
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    Default Re: How can I restore lockscreen security options after uninstalling FoxFi?

    Bingo! Thanks Patrick, that restored it.

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    Default Re: How can I restore lockscreen security options after uninstalling FoxFi?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Sacks View Post
    Bingo! Thanks Patrick, that restored it.
    Glad to hear it!
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    Default Re: How can I restore lockscreen security options after uninstalling FoxFi?

    This is a poor work around that they have currently. In able to use FoxFi you have to add that credential permissions which for some reason deals with a lock screen, but then you can't disable it without clearing the credentials which then resets Foxfi back to not working.
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    Default Re: How can I restore lockscreen security options after uninstalling FoxFi?

    GV. They have instructions on there app page on how to dissable it without resetting foxfi. Not the easiest but it's a great option for those who are looking for it.
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    Default Re: How can I restore lockscreen security options after uninstalling FoxFi?

    Careful with the instructions in the foxfi description. This is exactly what I did to create the problem that started this thread. All is okay until you un-install foxfi.

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    Default Re: How can I restore lockscreen security options after uninstalling FoxFi?

    I'm curious what you mean that you no longer have unlimited data plan with Verizon, and that Verizon doesn't charge a monthly fee for hotspot.
    Did Verizon cancel your unlimited plan? Or you changed to something different?

    Thanks, Casey


    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Sacks View Post
    So I finally un-installed Foxfi now that I no longer have an unlimited data plan and Verizon does not charge a monthly fee for hotspot.

    The problem is I cannot restore some of my lock screen options such as swipe and facial recognition.
    None is also blacked out, but that is my current setting. I am afraid if I changed the setting I would also lose "none".

    When installing foxfi these were turned off by an administrator, encryption policy or credential storage change.

    Short of a nuclear factory reset... Does anyone know how to restore these settings?

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using AC Forums mobile app
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    Default Re: How can I restore lockscreen security options after uninstalling FoxFi?

    A year ago I was convinced that Verizon was going to end the unlimited data plans. I have 7 phones on my family account and only my wife and myself had the unlimited plan left. I upgraded my droid x to a note 2 and gave it up for a 20 gig share plan and that has worked for me. I saved $100 a month by converting to the plan.

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