1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 which is updated to the most recent system update, as of June 2017. I suddenly decided I wanted to change my fingerprint scan lock to a PIN lock. When I did this, I turned off my phone to test it out as I usually do. It was then I saw that my screen lock changed to a swipe and there was no PIN enter screen. I have my phone set to immediately lock after powering off, too. I went to settings to try to reset my screen lock type, but when I tried to confirm my PIN, it said I had entered it wrong. I'm sure I typed the right numbers since I had only created this about a minute ago. I tried re-entering the PIN multiple times and even tried previous PIN codes I made. Nothing worked. After several wrong attempts, however, it did not make me wait 30 seconds or a minute.

    Soon after I tried to Google my problem and cleared my system cache like one of these threads suggested, but my problem still remains. Can anyone help? Thanks.
    06-07-2017 05:27 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Try using Android Device Manager to remotely set a lock. It'll probably tell you that it isn't necessary since the phone already has a password set -- but it might work in this specific situation.

    If ADM doesn't work, then try using Samsung's Find My Mobile to remotely reset the password: https://findmymobile.samsung.com/
    06-09-2017 12:50 AM

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