1. Vxrich's Avatar
    Hi I've just noticed that I'm able to unlock my phone by swiping the lock screen even though it's set to pin and fingerprint? I've tried numerous times but it doesn't matter what the security is set to I am still able to swipe the screen to unlock it. Any ideas on how to remove the swipe feature?
    Cheers
    Rich
    09-13-2016 04:29 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! How long are you waiting after you turn the screen off before you turn it back on again? Check the timeout that you set for how long the screen will remain unlocked after it sleeps--it's usually in Settings>Security or Settings>Display, called "Automatically lock."

    Also, do you have Smart Lock turned on?
    09-13-2016 02:35 PM
  3. Vxrich's Avatar
    Hi B.Diddy Thanks for your reply. I have it to Immediate and smart lock is turned off. It was working fine up until a few days ago. When I press the home button the lock screen appears with a small open padlock at the bottom of the screen with 'Swipe to unlock' above it. If I tap on the padlock it locks and I have to either use my fingerprint or enter my pin (what it used to do automatically) ??
    09-13-2016 03:28 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry, I'm a bit confused--when you wake the phone with the Home button, then swipe up to unlock, does it then show you the PIN entry screen?
    09-13-2016 04:55 PM
  5. Vxrich's Avatar
    No swiping actually unlocks the phone even tho the phone is set to use pin and fingerprint to unlock.
    09-14-2016 12:41 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Just to be sure, go to Settings>Security>Trust Agents and switch Smart Lock completely off.

    Do you have any 3rd party security apps installed?
    09-14-2016 09:59 AM
  7. Vxrich's Avatar
    U da man! Not sure how but smart lock was enabled. Turned it off and seems to work fine again. Thanks a lot for your help!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-14-2016 12:00 PM
  8. Tim1954's Avatar
    Haha, another satisfied customer! :-)
    09-27-2016 06:39 AM

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