1. Kingfroman's Avatar
    I'm trying to set my security to none or slide to unlock but for some reason its grayed out and I can't choose those options. Am I missing something on why these options are not available?
    11-21-2014 12:25 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which device? Are you encrypted? If you're encrypted, you can only unlock via PIN or password.
    11-22-2014 01:16 AM
  3. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which device? Are you encrypted? If you're encrypted, you can only unlock via PIN or password.
    I'm not sure that is correct; my Nexus 6 is encrypted by default and I am able to use both None and Swipe - I just tested it.

    OP, do you have a corporate Exchange server email account set up? Exchange Server, by default, requires security be enabled on mobile devices.

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    11-22-2014 04:32 AM
  4. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Also, in another thread, someone suggested that Settings -> Security -> Clear credentials resolved this same problem on his phone.

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    11-22-2014 04:51 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm not sure that is correct; my Nexus 6 is encrypted by default and I am able to use both None and Swipe - I just tested it.

    OP, do you have a corporate Exchange server email account set up? Exchange Server, by default, requires security be enabled on mobile devices.

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    Interesting. Maybe something has changed--I thought that's how it used to work, anyway.

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    11-22-2014 10:16 AM
  6. LezCronut's Avatar
    There have been several threads below discussing this very thing. Please look for them answers.
    11-22-2014 10:20 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hey N4Newbie, we're both right! https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/2844831?hl=en

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    11-22-2014 10:34 AM
  8. ptkelly's Avatar
    Another thread said that if you had a "guest" account active you couldn't set lockscreen to "none" or "swipe". I suppose the theory is you wouldn't want the guest to have access to your email, etc.
    11-22-2014 10:38 AM
  9. Kingfroman's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for the replies . I tried clear credentials and worked. Thought of doing that earlier but wasn't sure it was going to have a negative impact on some app .
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    11-22-2014 10:37 PM
  10. Benrx's Avatar
    Thanks to the original poster and the people who replied. I had the exact same problem and was very frustrated. What a crock. Anyway, I did a Google search and found this thread. I'm all fixed now. Thanks again.
    06-16-2015 10:25 AM

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