03-21-2016 01:55 PM
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  1. net1994's Avatar
    I just got the Verizon Galaxy S7 phone. The only thing (so far, gulp) driving me crazy is the screen unlock process. I created a swipe pattern. However when it is locked, to get in, I have to swipe FIRST to the right, then draw the unlock pattern. Doesn’t make any sense to do this twice. I looked forever in the settings on the phone, nothing there I could see. I googled this to death, didn’t find anything. On my S5, I only had to do this once.

    Anyone have a fix for this?
    LoveMyPhone likes this.
    03-14-2016 11:13 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Hmm.. Are you using smart lock? If so disable it and see if you still have the same problem
    03-14-2016 11:21 AM
  3. JS_racer's Avatar
    same, sprint gs7, hit home, swipe, swipe pattern.
    03-14-2016 11:47 AM
  4. net1994's Avatar
    No, I'm not using Smart Lock.
    03-14-2016 02:19 PM
  5. Ryan Tomkins1's Avatar
    Yes such a pain.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    03-14-2016 02:21 PM
  6. trd 4rnr's Avatar
    I thought the same thing when I was first setting up my S7.
    Then I added Fingerprints :-) and everything got better. Now the swipe is used only when the fingerprint scanner doesn't work right away.
    03-14-2016 03:21 PM
  7. JS_racer's Avatar
    Yes such a pain.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    lol, just an extra swipe. no problem.
    03-14-2016 03:25 PM
  8. dakalter69's Avatar
    That's so you can click a notification then swipe to input password to launch directly into it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-14-2016 07:04 PM
  9. airos4's Avatar
    Agree, extremely annoying. I want to tap the power button and be right at the pattern screen
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    03-14-2016 09:04 PM
  10. 20blks's Avatar
    Try the screen lock setting to lock the screen immediately after pressing power button
    03-14-2016 09:10 PM
  11. net1994's Avatar
    I'm trying to achieve the exact opposite of what you're saying. Please read my original post. Just a friendly suggestions.
    03-15-2016 08:08 AM
  12. net1994's Avatar
    Try the screen lock setting to lock the screen immediately after pressing power button
    I'm trying to achieve the exact opposite of what you're saying. Please read my original post. Just a friendly suggestion.
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    03-15-2016 08:11 AM
  13. 20blks's Avatar
    I'm trying to achieve the exact opposite of what you're saying. Please read my original post. Just a friendly suggestion.
    I know exactly what you're saying since I had the same issue when I set my phone up
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    03-15-2016 12:45 PM
  14. LoveMyPhone's Avatar
    I know exactly what you're saying since I had the same issue when I set my phone up
    So, you DON'T have to unlock your S7 TWICE? How did you get around it, exactly? Please
    03-16-2016 06:52 PM
  15. LoveMyPhone's Avatar
    lol, just an extra swipe. no problem.
    Depends on the user! It's aggravating to me too!
    03-16-2016 06:54 PM
  16. lmandl's Avatar
    I use the fingerprint scanner to unlock my phone. It's almost immediate, and it only takes once.
    03-16-2016 09:39 PM
  17. 20blks's Avatar
    So, you DON'T have to unlock your S7 TWICE? How did you get around it, exactly? Please
    Settings/locks and security/ secured lock time/immediately upon screen lock. That should do it if I remember correctly
    03-16-2016 11:19 PM
  18. net1994's Avatar
    Settings/locks and security/ secured lock time/immediately upon screen lock. That should do it if I remember correctly
    It does not in the location you mention.
    03-17-2016 08:23 AM
  19. net1994's Avatar
    I think I'll give up on this. I researched a lot of this online. It sounds like this is a Android O/S 6 function designed to prevent pocket dialing of Emergency Calls. That's why you need to double swipe. I don't think there is any way to get around it....unless....anyone knows of a an App that will allow you to change this? Anyone know?

    (For the record, I called Verizon tech support and they had no idea and even told me they think "its a normal function that cannot be changed.")
    03-17-2016 09:14 AM
  20. GadgetGator's Avatar
    I think I'll give up on this. I researched a lot of this online. It sounds like this is a Android O/S 6 function designed to prevent pocket dialing of Emergency Calls. That's why you need to double swipe. I don't think there is any way to get around it....unless....anyone knows of a an App that will allow you to change this? Anyone know?

    (For the record, I called Verizon tech support and they had no idea and even told me they think "its a normal function that cannot be changed.")
    Two options: 1) Use the fingerprint scanner 2) If you are in a location where you don't mind having your phone stay unlocked, set up a trusted device or trusted location.
    03-21-2016 01:53 AM
  21. hdhuntr's Avatar
    I have to swipe to get to the fingerprint scanner. I think this was noted earlier.


    Two options: 1) Use the fingerprint scanner 2) If you are in a location where you don't mind having your phone stay unlocked, set up a trusted device or trusted location.
    03-21-2016 07:53 AM
  22. 20blks's Avatar
    I have to swipe to get to the fingerprint scanner. I think this was noted earlier.
    Mine goes right to fingerprint when I wake the phone up. There has to be a setting you're missing. Check display and also security. It's there

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-21-2016 08:12 AM
  23. hdhuntr's Avatar
    Mine goes right to fingerprint when I wake the phone up. There has to be a setting you're missing. Check display and also security. It's there

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Minor apology... I tried it again...Mine STILL goes to Swipe screen no matter what but now I can do the fingerprint instead of swiping (ignoring the command to swipe) and it opens. I can live with this. TY.
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    03-21-2016 08:28 AM
  24. net1994's Avatar
    I tried the fingerprint scanner. It's pretty much useless. A million times more aggravating than the above issue. Oh well, if I want to keep the S7 (I can still go back to my S5 until the end of this week), then I'll just have to get use to this major annoyance :-(
    03-21-2016 08:45 AM
  25. hdhuntr's Avatar
    Print scanner takes a bit to set up but it is great once it is set.

    I tried the fingerprint scanner. It's pretty much useless. A million times more aggravating than the above issue. Oh well, if I want to keep the S7 (I can still go back to my S5 until the end of this week), then I'll just have to get use to this major annoyance :-(
    03-21-2016 09:35 AM
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