1. zionsg88's Avatar
    I just got my Galaxy Notes 5 and one of the features is quick launch camera by double clicking the Home button when the phone is locked.

    But once you are in camera mode and then you click again the home button, most of the time you will go into the main page without unlocking the phone

    Anybody has ever try this before? I am so disturbed as anybody can by pass the security lock and I am unable to disable the button.
    08-20-2015 09:16 AM
  2. haus's Avatar
    That's odd. Do you have smart lock enabled? On my S4 (Lollipop) if I use the on-screen camera shortcut when the phone is pin locked and press the home key I go back to the lock screen, but if my location-based smart lock is set up and I'm at home, most of the time it auto-unlocks and I go right to the home screen.
    08-20-2015 10:03 AM
  3. karsdroid's Avatar
    I just got my Galaxy Notes 5 and one of the features is quick launch camera by double clicking the Home button when the phone is locked.

    But once you are in camera mode and then you click again the home button, most of the time you will go into the main page without unlocking the phone

    Anybody has ever try this before? I am so disturbed as anybody can by pass the security lock and I am unable to disable the button.
    i have the fingerprint lock set and no....i cant bypass the lock screen through the camera. if i press the home button again like you are saying it takes me to the lock screen. if i take a pic and use the preview the pic screen and hit the home button it still takes me to the lockscreen. in fact if i do the double tap to launch the camera and then hit mode---then download---it gives me a prompt to unlock my phone first.
    debdroid1a likes this.
    08-20-2015 10:10 AM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    It didn't work on my s6e.I will try it on my note 5 when I get it.
    08-20-2015 11:03 AM
  5. zionsg88's Avatar
    I think probably because I am using the same finger that registered in fingerprint lock feature when tapping 2 times at home button and the same finger also when pressing another home button. Tried other fingers looks ok, it didnt bypass the security lock
    08-21-2015 08:24 PM
  6. PinkLipstick's Avatar
    Check you secure lock time setting. Is it set to a specific amount of seconds or min, if so you need to set it to lock the screen instantly.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-22-2015 01:16 PM
  7. Delirious D's Avatar
    I just bypassed my lock by just clicking on camera button then open picture and hit back button. Made sure to use a finger i dont have set.. i tried to do it again and it didnt recreat. So maybe random occasional glitch?

    Sent using my gorgeous Korean Phone and its clicky stick...
    08-22-2015 04:09 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    It didn't work for me.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    08-23-2015 01:09 AM
  9. anon(280955)'s Avatar
    thankfully, i could not recreate.
    08-23-2015 01:23 AM
  10. russel5150's Avatar
    Mine goes to lock screen.

    I disabled the double tap, i do use the triple tap to shrink the screen.

    sent with my white Note5 with nonremovable back and no SDCard!
    08-23-2015 01:24 AM
  11. Matthew0085's Avatar
    Just a thought if ur using the finger u have programmed to unlock it that's prob what is going on when u hit the home button

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-23-2015 07:09 PM
  12. BadCommand's Avatar
    I just got my Galaxy Notes 5 and one of the features is quick launch camera by double clicking the Home button when the phone is locked.

    But once you are in camera mode and then you click again the home button, most of the time you will go into the main page without unlocking the phone

    Anybody has ever try this before? I am so disturbed as anybody can by pass the security lock and I am unable to disable the button.
    I realize this is an old thread, but I can bypass the fingerprint security 100% of the time via the 2 press camera app when I use nova launcher. TouchWiz remains locked however. Just an FYI in case somebody runs into the same issue- it appears to be related to the launcher.
    02-07-2016 05:29 PM
  13. Mike_Luchia's Avatar
    I realize this is an old thread, but I can bypass the fingerprint security 100% of the time via the 2 press camera app when I use nova launcher. TouchWiz remains locked however. Just an FYI in case somebody runs into the same issue- it appears to be related to the launcher.
    I can confirm the same thing on Nova Launcher Pro but only when pressing the home key again while in camera with the finger that uses my fingerprint. If I use any finger that is not recognized it doesn't unlock. I suspect what is happening is the second press on the home button is detecting my recognized fingerprint and unlocking.
    02-07-2016 06:08 PM
  14. usman khushnood's Avatar
    Its happened to me too just now and i got scared. But iv figured it out. Let someone else try to do that and im sure it wont work. What happens is when u tap on the home screen button either to launch the camera frst time it quickly reads ur finger prints. And unlocks the fone.

    So nothing to worry about.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-07-2016 09:18 PM
  15. rogue27's Avatar
    Yes!!. I just discovered this problem. I read about the finger print issue. So I went back and tried it again without using my identified finger. And AGAIN, I was able unlock my phone after using my camera and sharing a picture I took. I tried three times, all three times my Note 5 became unlocked. Very disturbed by this. Is there a fix? For now, quick access is disabled.
    07-06-2016 05:37 AM
  16. Gary02468's Avatar
    Yes!!. I just discovered this problem. I read about the finger print issue. So I went back and tried it again without using my identified finger. And AGAIN, I was able unlock my phone after using my camera and sharing a picture I took. I tried three times, all three times my Note 5 became unlocked. Very disturbed by this. Is there a fix? For now, quick access is disabled.
    Didn't you have to unlock your phone (via fingerprint or other method) in order to share the picture?
    07-06-2016 08:42 AM
  17. rogue27's Avatar
    Didn't you have to unlock your phone (via fingerprint or other method) in order to share the picture?
    No I didn't have to unlock it. I accessed the quick camera feature. Sent the picture I took, via Text. And hit the back button or home button. All of sudden, my phone was unlocked. Crazy!
    07-06-2016 10:02 AM
  18. Gary02468's Avatar
    No I didn't have to unlock it. I accessed the quick camera feature. Sent the picture I took, via Text. And hit the back button or home button. All of sudden, my phone was unlocked.
    It shouldn't be possible to text anything unless your phone is already unlocked.
    07-06-2016 01:43 PM
  19. rogue27's Avatar
    I totally agree. I've tested this issue a dozen times now. Hoping it was just a software or program glitch. I was successful every time. Not good. I am going to try this on my wife's Note 5 later. Hoping it's just my phone and not hers or anyone else's.
    07-06-2016 01:50 PM
  20. bgapfire's Avatar
    I totally agree. I've tested this issue a dozen times now. Hoping it was just a software or program glitch. I was successful every time. Not good. I am going to try this on my wife's Note 5 later. Hoping it's just my phone and not hers or anyone else's.
    Have you gone into the settings to ensure there is no delay on locking the screen? Make sure this is set to locked immediately and there is no way to bypass the lockscreen from the double tap of the home button.
    beh and dakini03 like this.
    07-06-2016 02:55 PM
  21. dakini03's Avatar
    Have you gone into the settings to ensure there is no delay on locking the screen? Make sure this is set to locked immediately and there is no way to bypass the lockscreen from the double tap of the home button.
    This. Also works perfectly with the Nova launcher someone mentioned above. There is a security issue, however, in that most people wouldn't know this or maybe not even notice that the phone shouldn't have unlocked after double tapping the home button to access the camera. The software shouldn't really allow this, or warn you, when setting secured lock time to other than immediate.
    beh likes this.
    07-09-2016 01:50 PM
  22. beh's Avatar
    Thank you bgapfire and dakini03 for reminding all of us of this important security step.
    dakini03 and bgapfire like this.
    07-09-2016 02:22 PM
  23. bgapfire's Avatar
    This. Also works perfectly with the Nova launcher someone mentioned above. There is a security issue, however, in that most people wouldn't know this or maybe not even notice that the phone shouldn't have unlocked after double tapping the home button to access the camera. The software shouldn't really allow this, or warn you, when setting secured lock time to other than immediate.
    I hear ya. I don't think it is a security issue. It is a documentation issue. I totally concur that a warning should be provided upon setup that the phone is not set to lock immediately. Unfortunately, most people I know don't care about locking their screens. It is such a benefit to have sites like this that have people to provide useful information when it is really needed.
    07-10-2016 04:01 PM
  24. rogue27's Avatar
    Well said bgapfire. I feel any possible issues should be made to all users. I understand Samsung protecting their products. But they should address them if customers are having issues. Possibly I'm having a software or application issue and it's isolated. I hope so because my entire family are Samsung users. I agree, sites as this one are very helpful. Keep the lock on 😊
    07-13-2016 09:41 PM

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