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Old August 5th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pattern Lock Screen Shifted?

Brand new Tmobile Galaxy S3 and I've got the pattern lock screen set for my security settings. I'll turn the phone on and the lock screen will be shifted to the right, so much so that I am unable to enter the pattern correctly.Its happened 3 times now, and I cant seem to figure out what's causing it..

Has anyone else run into this issue?

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Old August 5th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, it happens if you were using a full screen app such as a game and it hasn't been closed properly when you locked the screen. When it happens, just turn the screen off again, an then turn it on. It should solve the issue.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 10:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've had it happen once about 3 weeks ago. It hasn't happened since. What the poster above makes sense.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It has happened two more times today, i tried turning the screen on and off, but the only way to get around it is to restart the phone/or shut it off. The only app I seem to be using when it happens is Whatsapp..
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Default Only to tmobile phones?

Def. a issue,
Mine is a tmobile

others seem to see this too:
Support: Pattern Screen Shift to Top Right

also this doesnt always seem to be with full screen apps, mine just does it randomly when I havent been using my phone

Mines done it about ~30 times, and seems to be getting more frequent...

My wife has same phone she complains about it happening to hers more then it does to mine

-I dont have that app -
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Old November 15th, 2012, 10:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Quicker Fix then rebooting

Don't know if anyone else is still experiencing this problem but I was angry that a reboot was the only solution.
So I started putzing around and figured out the following is a quicker fix:
  • on broken unlock screen
  • select emergency call
  • Turn phone to landscape so the emergency call dial pad appears/ phone makes the orientation change
  • hit back or cancel
This should return the lock screen to the normality of normalness.

Hope this helps some people hope even more they fix this issue.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 08:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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mshad4th, you're a genious! That solves the problem! Thank you!!!
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Thanks, mshad4th This has been driving me insane, especially since here we are, eight months after path's original post, and neither T-Mobile nor Samsung seem to consider it important enough to fix!?

(Thinking my next phone will be a Nexus <smile>)
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Angry me too

Mine does this constantly. Doesn't matter what I was doing, doesn't matter if I closed all the apps before or not. The lock screen shifts when i turn the screen back on. I've used every type of lock screen to make it easier to get back in, but it always results in me having to reboot the phone. I probably end up rebooting my phone 10 times a day or just not using it at all. I HATE this phone.
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