Originally Posted by gloriousnumber1
I find it laughable if significant others or random people are supposed to be unable to break into an android phone because of a lock screen.
So how would the aforementioned SO hack into your phone? If you don't know how to (and it appears you do not despite what you wrote above), why should she?
if you have sensitive information stored on your SD card then that is clearly going to be easy to extract but even if there were a complex way to hack into your locked phone (and Samsung and Google aren't going to make it as easy as you imply so it would be complex) most people won't have either the knowledge or inclination to do so.
They might start poking around on an unlocked phone though. I always lock mine and I shall continue to do so.
I've just done a bit of poking around on the net and it appears that bypassing a PIN locked screen without Google credentials on a phone without USB debugging enabled is generally not possible no matter how clever you are.
So the answer to the question "Pointless?" is "No.".