1. SoCal76's Avatar
    This just started today. I haven't done anything different. No unknown source apps were downloaded. My pin lock screen will change on its own to the swipe to open screen. Pretty frustrating. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.

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    11-20-2015 02:15 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Have you checked if you have any Trusted Devices or Trusted Locations set up to unlock your device automatically? This would change your lockscreen temporarily as long as said devices are connected or you're at that location.
    11-20-2015 02:29 PM
  3. SoCal76's Avatar
    I have one trusted device that I'm not connected to at the moment and am nowhere near. No trusted places. Voice and body detection are turned both turned off. I re-enable the pin lock and it works two or three times then reverts back to swipe.

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    11-20-2015 02:34 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    What about Device Administrators? Is there anything there that might be taking over your lockscreen settings? It's usually the other way around with those (keeping lockscreens secure), but it's worth checking out.

    What happens if you change your lock type? To password or pattern? Does it do the same?
    11-20-2015 02:37 PM
  5. SoCal76's Avatar
    Device administrators are the same. But it seems like it's only the pin lock that's affected. The others seem to be stable.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-20-2015 02:55 PM
  6. robwiljas's Avatar
    My stock LG G2 just started this today too. I have no idea why.
    11-20-2015 10:14 PM
  7. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Have you checked to see what your lock time out is?
    11-21-2015 10:58 AM
  8. nkleinsc's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue with my GS3 and pattern lock. It started about the same time as your issue, and persists even after a factory reset. Please post up if you figure out the solution.
    11-23-2015 07:12 PM
  9. SoCal76's Avatar
    So far, the only one that seems to be working is the pattern lock. Pin lock still changes to swipe after a short while and password lock switched to swipe after about a day. I still can't figure out what's happening and why it's doing that.

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    11-23-2015 07:16 PM
  10. SpookDroid's Avatar
    If you're all under the same carrier, then it might be a ROM bug and this should be reported to the carrier for them to fix in the next update.
    11-24-2015 01:28 PM
  11. SoCal76's Avatar
    Thanks for replies. I'm with Verizon, not sure about the others with this same issue. I went to Verizon support forum and came across a post about this same issue. I replied to it, so we'll see what comes of it.

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    11-24-2015 02:12 PM
  12. robwiljas's Avatar
    I'm on T-Mobile so we have different carriers.This is really bugging me.
    11-24-2015 04:40 PM
  13. Javier P's Avatar
    Are you guys using an antivirus? I've read a couple of reports about a similar issue and the culprit was an antivirus. What is listed under device administrators?
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    11-24-2015 04:51 PM
  14. SpookDroid's Avatar
    If it's across carriers, it's a Samsung bug on the S6, but it'd be interesting to check Javier's suggestion. Might be a bug, but there might also be a specific trigger (remember TalkBack a few years ago? Any that used Accessibility options would trigger TalkBack)
    11-25-2015 11:12 AM
  15. mlurie's Avatar
    I have encountered this problem on two different devices in the past couple of weeks, my old LG G2 running a Jellybean ROM and my brand new Nexus 6P running stock Marshmallow. Since these devices are running distinctly different versions of Android and are made by different manufacturers, I'm pretty sure it's not an Android or manufacturer bug. My best guess is that it is Webroot SecureAnywhere. It is the only app that I am running on both devices with the permission to mess with the lock screen. Is anyone else using Webroot?
    Bosbouer and SpookDroid like this.
    11-25-2015 06:08 PM
  16. SoCal76's Avatar
    That might be it. I'm running Webroot as well.

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    11-25-2015 06:10 PM
  17. Javier P's Avatar
    That's exactly the app I had in mind. Check this thread.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=612577
    SpookDroid likes this.
    11-25-2015 06:15 PM
  18. robwiljas's Avatar
    Yep, I'm running Webroot secure anywhere as well.
    11-26-2015 12:43 AM
  19. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Wow, nice find! So it is an app. Thanks for the heads up then! And then make sure you submit the bug to Webroot's devs
    11-28-2015 09:01 PM
  20. tiffiniw1507's Avatar
    This just started today. I haven't done anything different. No unknown source apps were downloaded. My pin lock screen will change on its own to the swipe to open screen. Pretty frustrating. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-29-2015 11:27 AM
  21. tiffiniw1507's Avatar
    I had webroot security. Removed it and my screen lock is working again! Thank you for helping me☺
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    11-29-2015 11:29 AM
  22. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Great find guys and gals. Glad things are getting worked out.
    11-29-2015 12:06 PM

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