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  1. AC Question's Avatar
    When you have the pattern lock on how do you disable that ?
    10-12-2015 04:40 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Go to Settings>Security>Screen Lock, enter your current pattern lock, then choose None or Slide. If you're unable to choose those, then go to Settings>Security and tap Clear Credentials.

    If you encrypted your phone, you must have some kind of screen lock.
    10-12-2015 01:42 PM
  3. christian Otte's Avatar
    to remove all your screen lock settings go to settings > screen lock & passwords > password > pattern : set the pattern, set the ekstra pin when requested. push the power button twice to active the screen lock, provide the wrong pattern 5 times, choose the ekstra pin and enter the right pin.
    This disables all screen lock settings.
    Worked for me
    10-14-2016 02:20 AM
  4. Vero D's Avatar
    It worked finally, thank you so much.
    10-23-2016 10:24 AM
  5. littlebigman's Avatar
    I have the same problem. Clearing all credentials doesn't solve the issue, although the "5 times" tip does work, but that is not a practical solution when the user wants to enable/disable screenlock fast.

    Is there really no better way? Why does Huawei/Android disable the None option?

    How do I disable screen lock on my P8?-huawei.android.6.no.password.disabled.jpg
    Thank you.
    01-09-2017 10:14 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Did you encrypt your phone?
    01-09-2017 04:05 PM
  7. littlebigman's Avatar
    01-11-2017 09:44 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Go to Settings>Security>Device Administrators​. Is anything there checked on besides Android Device Manager?
    01-11-2017 11:06 AM
  9. littlebigman's Avatar
    There's only one item, "Android Device Manager", and it's set to "Inactive".
    01-11-2017 02:17 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is the phone connected to any work accounts? That may also force this kind of security.
    01-11-2017 04:03 PM
  11. littlebigman's Avatar
    I don't know what that is.

    The issue popped out only after I enabled screen locking (through PIN), which I had never used until then :-/
    01-13-2017 05:08 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    By work accounts, I mean email accounts associated with your workplace. Oftentimes, these accounts require increased security on the phone.

    What happens if you switch from one form of lock to another, then go back to that menu? Does the None option become available again?
    01-13-2017 09:53 PM
  13. littlebigman's Avatar
    There are a few items in Settings > Accounts, but none are work-specific. Is there something there I should look for that might explain the problem?

    When switching from the Pattern screen-lock to PIN, the None option is still disabled.
    01-14-2017 01:27 PM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you have email accounts set up in your stock Email app, are they all personal accounts?
    01-14-2017 04:39 PM
  15. littlebigman's Avatar
    Yes. There's only one Gmail account in the stock Email app. I don't actually use the stock Email or the Gmail app: When I need to check my emails, I connect to my ISP's web-based email server.

    AFAICT, the issue occured shortly after I enabled then disabled PIN protection.
    01-19-2017 05:23 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's strange. Try wiping the cache partition: HUAWEI P8 - Recovery Mode - HardReset.info This won't erase any personal data.
    01-19-2017 09:04 PM
  17. littlebigman's Avatar
    As my P8 Lite isn't rooted, I only see those options:
    • Reboot
    • Download new version and recovery
    • Shutdown
    01-20-2017 04:44 PM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry, I didn't realize you had the lite version. But the screenshots here still show a wipe cache partition option: HUAWEI P8 Lite ALE-L04 - Recovery Mode - HardReset.info. I wonder if they're showing a screenshot from a different device, or if that's from an outdated firmware.
    01-20-2017 05:06 PM
  19. littlebigman's Avatar

    I have the latest stock firmware (ALE-L21C432B584).

    My mistake: I forgot that, for some reason, Android works differently when the phone is plugged into a USB port or not.

    After uplugging the USB cable, I have this menu:
    • Reboot system now
    • Wipe data/factory reset
    • Wipe cache partition.


    After choosing the last option and rebooting, I went back to Settings > Screen lock and passwords > General > Password… and "None" is still disabled.

    Next, I went into Settings > Advanced settings > Security, and hit "Clear credentials", before going back to the Screen lock and passwords section: "None" is still disabled.
    01-20-2017 05:25 PM
  20. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hmm, I'm stumped. My guess is that it's some glitch in the firmware. Try contacting Huawei support: 【Contact Us】 - Huawei Support - Huawei Official Site
    01-20-2017 07:44 PM
  21. littlebigman's Avatar
    Thanks for the help.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    01-21-2017 06:12 AM
  22. ShielaMarie's Avatar
    to remove all your screen lock settings go to settings > screen lock & passwords > password > pattern : set the pattern, set the ekstra pin when requested. push the power button twice to active the screen lock, provide the wrong pattern 5 times, choose the ekstra pin and enter the right pin.
    This disables all screen lock settings.
    Worked for me
    > wooah.. wow this worked for me..
    Thank you!
    j0siejo likes this.
    02-13-2017 09:49 AM
  23. Juliekha Fataar's Avatar
    Thank you so much! This worked first time!
    02-24-2017 02:17 AM
  24. Mariuslupshe's Avatar
    to remove all your screen lock settings go to settings > screen lock & passwords > password > pattern : set the pattern, set the ekstra pin when requested. push the power button twice to active the screen lock, provide the wrong pattern 5 times, choose the ekstra pin and enter the right pin.
    This disables all screen lock settings.
    Worked for me
    Hello. Yes, this is the right method. It works for Huawei P9 Lite to. Thank you so musch.
    04-14-2017 10:36 AM
  25. j0siejo's Avatar
    This worked!! thank you!
    04-22-2017 11:12 AM
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