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  1. DCSprintUser's Avatar
    I'm looking to configure my Galaxy S3 lock screen to always require a swipe unlock when turning on the screen, but also require a PIN unlock after a certain period of time. With the built in functionality, I haven't been able to figure it out. I'm either forced to always enter the PIN, or have the screen completely unlock with just hitting the power button (rather than always require a swipe).

    Any suggestions on config or possible other apps?
    07-06-2012 03:55 PM
  2. Roboticz's Avatar
    So you want different unlock methods based on how long the phone has been locked?
    07-06-2012 04:26 PM
  3. dmoney17's Avatar
    I'm looking to configure my Galaxy S3 lock screen to always require a swipe unlock when turning on the screen, but also require a PIN unlock after a certain period of time. With the built in functionality, I haven't been able to figure it out. I'm either forced to always enter the PIN, or have the screen completely unlock with just hitting the power button (rather than always require a swipe).

    Any suggestions on config or possible other apps?
    Look at WidgetLocker app and see if that might fit your needs.
    07-06-2012 04:33 PM
  4. DCSprintUser's Avatar
    Yeah, basically. Most of the other phones I've had in the past operated this way by default (EVO 4G, for example). Regardless of PIN/password, a swipe was always required to unlock the screen. After a set amount of time, a PIN would also be required.
    07-06-2012 04:34 PM
  5. walterwood44's Avatar
    Go to Settings, Security

    The "Screen lock" is at the top of that page under the Screen Security heading. Use that to set your unlock pattern or pin.

    Below that check the box next to "With swipe lock" to require a swipe when you unlock the phone (although I found that to be redundant)
    07-06-2012 04:58 PM
  6. DCSprintUser's Avatar
    Yeah, that isn't what I'm looking for. With that setting, you get both together everytime. I don't think it's possible on the stock OS.
    07-06-2012 05:09 PM
  7. mfriedman79's Avatar
    Hmm it looks like the settings are there, at least with pattern unlock.

    if you set a pattern and assume a PIN works as well and then check "With Swipe lock" it should work. you just need to uncheck "lock Instantly with power key" and adjust the timeout in "lock automatically".

    So with it set up like this I can lock the screen or have it time out and come back within my allotted timeout period and only be required to slide to unlock.
    07-06-2012 05:29 PM
  8. DCSprintUser's Avatar
    Those are the settings I'm using, but when I hit the power button to lock screen I can go in and out of the screen without swipe.
    07-06-2012 05:40 PM
  9. mfriedman79's Avatar
    Hmm interesting. Well here are my settings and it seems to work unless i am not understanding what you are looking for.
    Attachment 29721

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    07-06-2012 06:12 PM
  10. wowpaw's Avatar
    Yeah, that isn't what I'm looking for. With that setting, you get both together everytime. I don't think it's possible on the stock OS.
    You want it so that if the phone is left alone for, say 1 hr.. a PIN is required. But if you just used it, put it down for 1 minute, and try to unlock it, no PIN, right?

    I don't have mine yet(should be here Monday) but thats how I have it set on my HTC Incredible, and that would definitely be a pain in the *** if it requires a PIN every time regardless of how long its been locked. Sometimes I'll put my phone down real quick to do something .. I definitely don't want it asking me my PIN every single time I leave it alone
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    07-06-2012 11:32 PM
  11. DCSprintUser's Avatar
    Basically, except I'd like it to require a swipe to unlock just to protect from turning on in the pocket or something due to hitting power button prior to a full timeout PIN lock.
    07-07-2012 01:06 PM
  12. rdandy5875's Avatar
    +1 on this thread basically if you want to swipe you must also use pattern/pin. Big gripe...I want always have to swipe to unlock, but only require pattern after a set time.
    07-07-2012 05:30 PM
  13. TonyXL's Avatar
    +1...this is annoying...the way it works now, why would you ever select the "With swipe lock" option?
    07-12-2012 03:01 PM
  14. wowpaw's Avatar
    +1 on this thread basically if you want to swipe you must also use pattern/pin. Big gripe...I want always have to swipe to unlock, but only require pattern after a set time.
    Exactly. Anyone know know if theres an app that can do this?
    07-12-2012 05:20 PM
  15. ddejeu's Avatar
    I had the same frustration coming from a Stupid Incredible running cyanogenmod. I checked out widgetlocker like dmoney17 suggested. It gets rid of the cool gs3 lock screen but it does exactly what I wanted! Great suggestion!
    07-12-2012 09:33 PM
  16. macbsk's Avatar
    I'm looking to configure my Galaxy S3 lock screen to always require a swipe unlock when turning on the screen, but also require a PIN unlock after a certain period of time. With the built in functionality, I haven't been able to figure it out. I'm either forced to always enter the PIN, or have the screen completely unlock with just hitting the power button (rather than always require a swipe).

    Any suggestions on config or possible other apps?
    I am having the same issue on my s3 Verizon version... I tested out every feature in settings and it didn't work. I mirror my settings with my friend's s3 on AT&T and his does this feature where his lock screen comes after pressing lock button with pattern lock option selected but pattern is not required until after 5 mins for automically.
    07-13-2012 12:35 AM
  17. CaneToad's Avatar
    Mine uses swipe with a pin if it's off longer than 10 minutes.
    Make sure to turn off lock instantly with power button.


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    07-13-2012 02:23 AM
  18. TonyXL's Avatar
    I am having the same issue on my s3 Verizon version... I tested out every feature in settings and it didn't work. I mirror my settings with my friend's s3 on AT&T and his does this feature where his lock screen comes after pressing lock button with pattern lock option selected but pattern is not required until after 5 mins for automically.
    I'm guessing this is a bug on the VZ version.

    I downloaded WidgetLocker, and it's awesome. I really wanted to be able to toggle silent mode from the lockscreen and now I can do that.
    07-13-2012 09:07 AM
  19. snork's Avatar
    I'm guessing this is a bug on the VZ version.

    I downloaded WidgetLocker, and it's awesome. I really wanted to be able to toggle silent mode from the lockscreen and now I can do that.
    Widget locker is awesome. I use it and highly recommend it if you're looking to completely customize your lock screen, but you can do what you are asking without it, saving you $3

    All you have to do is setup a swipe pattern, set a lock time and disable lock whenever the power button is pressed and voila.
    07-13-2012 09:47 AM
  20. TonyXL's Avatar
    All you have to do is setup a swipe pattern, set a lock time and disable lock whenever the power button is pressed and voila.
    If you do this (on the VZ version), turn the phone off, then on again (before the time limit expires), you are at the home screen instead of the unlock screen.
    07-13-2012 12:13 PM
  21. macbsk's Avatar
    I have contacted Verizon and Samsung to inform them of this issue. Samsung rep told me they will take a look into this and move this inquiry higher up. Verizon is blaming this feature on Samsung, but if it is Samsung's fault then why AT&T's version doesn't have this issue... Verizon rep "sorry I can't speak on AT&T's version"... Lol... WTF!!!
    07-13-2012 01:13 PM
  22. macbsk's Avatar
    I'm guessing this is a bug on the VZ version.

    I downloaded WidgetLocker, and it's awesome. I really wanted to be able to toggle silent mode from the lockscreen and now I can do that.
    I guess I might have to download this app!!! This feature should be available on the S3 (but AT&T version can have it, FU Verizon version with no unlockable bootloader)... it was on my Thunderbolt.
    07-13-2012 01:17 PM
  23. DCSprintUser's Avatar
    My S3 is a Sprint by the way, so this expands beyond Verizon...
    07-13-2012 01:18 PM
  24. wowpaw's Avatar
    Widget locker is awesome. I use it and highly recommend it if you're looking to completely customize your lock screen, but you can do what you are asking without it, saving you $3

    All you have to do is setup a swipe pattern, set a lock time and disable lock whenever the power button is pressed and voila.
    No, some of us want to still swipe during that time that it isn't on PIN/Motion mode (no security), but have it asked for PIN/Motion after a certain time IN ADDITION to swiping. Pretty sure this cannot be done without a third party app.
    07-13-2012 04:46 PM
  25. summerlin18's Avatar
    Leave the box checked that says "with swype lock", uncheck the box that says "lock instantly with power button" then set your "lock automatically" time limit to whatever you want. If you unlock it before that time limit, it won't ask you to put in the password. That should be what you're wanting to do.

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    07-14-2012 11:47 PM
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