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, the auto lock function is not working properly with my Gear 2 (latest software/updates).

    What's happening:

    If anyone is familiar with the Gear watches, 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 and S4.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or possibly have a Gear 2 and can test out the functionality?

    Thanks!
    05-13-2014 12:12 AM
  2. aqwesd'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, the auto lock function is not working properly with my Gear 2 (latest software/updates).

    What's happening:

    If anyone is familiar with the Gear watches, 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 and S4.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or possibly have a Gear 2 and can test out the functionality?

    Thanks!
    I'm experiencing the same issue.
    05-13-2014 09:20 AM
  3. paradox60660's Avatar
    I am using the original GG and have no problem.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    05-13-2014 01:55 PM
  4. alengman's Avatar
    I did a factory reset on my gear after the update and it seems to have fixed it. Also note that I clear cached for gear manager. I was trying to fix my gear 2 watch face changing back to the default watch face from a customized watch face.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    05-13-2014 07:20 PM
  5. DCsGladiator's Avatar
    I did a factory reset on my gear after the update and it seems to have fixed it. Also note that I clear cached for gear manager. I was trying to fix my gear 2 watch face changing back to the default watch face from a customized watch face.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    This didn't work for me. I loved the auto lock feature. This issue sucks.
    05-16-2014 07:29 PM
  6. DCsGladiator'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, the auto lock function is not working properly with my Gear 2 (latest software/updates).

    What's happening:

    If anyone is familiar with the Gear watches, 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 and S4.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or possibly have a Gear 2 and can test out the functionality?

    Thanks!
    Did you fix your issue?
    05-16-2014 08:40 PM
  7. aqwesd's Avatar
    Mine started working after I got a gear manager update.
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    05-17-2014 07:06 AM
  8. DCsGladiator's Avatar
    Mine started working after I got a gear manager update.

    My gear didn't receive an update. Hmm
    05-18-2014 02:46 AM
  9. MShahid's Avatar
    Had Gear(1) was no problem with note3. Few days back Got Note 4 having the same problem this function not working. Tried factory set all invain
    10-20-2014 04:51 AM
  10. wickdaman's Avatar
    When you select Auto-lock you can ONLY use Pattern.

    Unsure why, but I'd like to be able to have Fingerprint instead for Auto-lock!

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    11-03-2014 10:47 AM
  11. Vudumedic's Avatar
    I had the same issues. Uninstall the gear manager app from your phone and then launch the Samsung marketplace and re-install the gear manager app. There was a bug in the update for the manager app. You should find everyrhing in working order after you reinstall.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-04-2014 06:23 AM
  12. bertsmith's Avatar
    This issue with the autolock function not accepting the details and remaining unchecked in the app has occurred a 2nd time.

    This time after an S4 update to Lollipop (though that update was weeks before the issue started)

    i've reconnected a couple of times, reset the gear, and have now uninstalled the gear manager and reinstalled it. which also means that the watch gets reset yet again.

    yippeee - i get to waste even more time having to set everything up again.

    i'm getting a bit sick and tired of untested updates wasting so much time. GRRRRRRRR!

    but still the autolock refuses to get set.

    any more ideas anyone?
    do i have to reset the phone AGAIN now and waste even more time?

    i'm rapidly going off Samsung kit

    anyone want to buy a watch?
    06-10-2015 05:26 AM
  13. Scott Weber's Avatar
    I am still having e issue. Foxed it last time resetting the gear and the app and all was well until this morning. ARGH!
    06-23-2015 04:16 PM

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