1. Ahmadroid's Avatar
    Hi there,
    My device is Galaxy tab s2 9.7; running Android 6.0.1
    I was using a pattern as lock screen, then I tried to use the fingerprint but it required a password, I tried to write a password but it didn't work. Then I surprised that it turned spontaneously into a swipe. I tried to reuse the pattern but it is requiring a password that I did not put or know it..
    Please see those pics

    A problem with changing lock screen pattern-screenshot_20160921-134723-01.jpeg

    When I press the "swipe " in order to change it, it requires a password! Like this:
    A problem with changing lock screen pattern-screenshot_20160921-134946-01.jpeg
    09-21-2016 06:41 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    When you first tried to change to fingerprint unlock, did it ask you to create a backup password, or did it ask you to enter a previously created password?
    Ahmadroid likes this.
    09-21-2016 11:27 AM
  3. Ahmadroid's Avatar
    When you first tried to change to fingerprint unlock, did it ask you to create a backup password, or did it ask you to enter a previously created password?
    Yes ı did set a fingerprint when I bought it and did set a recovery password but I didn't remember it, well but I tried to use possible words, numbers,... many times (>40 times) ,,, it did not asked me if I forgot it neither made any action!
    09-21-2016 12:41 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm sorry, but that's the problem with forgetting passwords--it wouldn't be a very good security system if it were easy to bypass. If this is a crucial issue for you, you may just have to do a factory reset. Just be aware that after the reset, you'll have to enter your Google account information and password to start the Setup Wizard again.
    Ahmadroid likes this.
    09-21-2016 12:48 PM
  5. Ahmadroid's Avatar
    I'm sorry, but that's the problem with forgetting passwords--it wouldn't be a very good security system if it were easy to bypass. If this is a crucial issue for you, you may just have to do a factory reset. Just be aware that after the reset, you'll have to enter your Google account information and password to start the Setup Wizard again.
    Ok dear,,
    Suppose that I did forget the password! Now the tab is under the simple swipe locking pattern!
    If I go through to change it and just press on "swipe" ,that is already activated, as in this..
    A problem with changing lock screen pattern-screenshot_20160921-134723-01.jpeg

    You see, I don't want to activate the fingerprint, but this appeared:
    A problem with changing lock screen pattern-screenshot_20160921-134946-01.jpeg


    ,,,,,,,
    Yes, and my device isn't locked now! It's just a swipe lock -_-
    09-22-2016 02:49 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Does it revert to fingerprint if you put the phone to sleep and wait long enough? Or does it still unlock with a swipe after being asleep for a while (e.g., overnight)?
    Ahmadroid likes this.
    09-22-2016 04:54 PM
  7. Ahmadroid's Avatar
    Dear Diddy
    I'm so happy I got my problem solved!
    I don't know how and why this worked
    After I tried tens of possible passwords I tried to just write a "space" 0_0
    I think it was a transient madness of my tablet
    Anyhow, thanks a lot for you for being caring
    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-22-2016 06:51 PM

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