New pattern lock issue

Joyridevzw

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Since I've had my droid (a week or so for this one) I have never even looked at let alone set up a screen pattern lock on my droid. After I hit the screen unlock button I would always have to like the thing over to unlock the device.

Miraculously after taking my droid out of my car dock I woke up my screen to see a pattern lock. Except i do not need to do a pattern to unlock it. All i have to do is touch the screen to unlock it. I feel it will make it easier to make an accidental pocket call.

I went into my settings to find the Require Pattern box was checked. I've never noticed this being checked before.

Oddly, do i now need to set up a pattern just so I don't have that screen pop up?

Please help?
 

Joyridevzw

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Doesnt look like I can uncheck it without setting up a pattern lock.

In my opinion, just very odd that this would just start happening out of nowhere. I didn't install any apps that affect this when they were installed let alone now.
 

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problem is that if its checked for require pattern, when you uncheck it, it asks you to confirm the pattern that is stored... so if you never entered a pattern but it claims you have, then you need to know the pattern to change it. i believe there is a "forgot pattern" function somewhere
 

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i realize the problem was it was checking for a pattern. I just never set one or told it to check

As far as if you forget your pattern i believe you can unlock it with your gmail and password.
 

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its possible some rogue app messes with those settings, but highly doubtful. I use autolock app which actually controls those settings from within the app. I set a lock pattern as normal, but tell this app that i only want it enabled after X minutes. So, the app itself toggles the settings after those X minutes so i dont have to redraw the lock patter evertime i wake the phone.

If you can get rid of the pattern i would just move along and wait to see if it occurs again.
 

Jerry Hildenbrand

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Didn't mean to sound off-the-cuff with my first response. Was busy here for a while.

I would very carefully look through permissions of any app you think may be suspect. It's impossible to tick it off by hand without setting a pattern, but easy to do with software. SOMETHING on your system tried to enable the lock pattern.
 

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