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Old October 15th, 2011, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Galaxy Tab 8.9 Cant Get Screen To Lock

i just picked up a samsung galaxy 8.9 and im pretty happy with it except i cant get the screen to lock. I went into settings and picked pattern. I entered a pattern but the configure lock screen still says off. I them tried to enter a pin and still afrer entering a pin it says off. if i try to enter the sub menu called off within the location and security menu it just takes me back to the settings home screen. What am i doing wrong? It shouldnt be thay difficult.

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Did you ever figure this out? Mine was working fine earlier and now, suddenly I'm having the same problem.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 06:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Did you ever figure this out? Mine was working fine earlier and now, suddenly I'm having the same problem.
It just started working. I hadn't tried doing the lock screen any more for about two or three days and then all of a sudden it asked for a pattern. I've had a lot of strange things with the galaxy tab. It's also extermely sluggish. I switched to the android keyboard and its better but still sluggish.
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Did anyone find a solution..? I can't get my tab to lock... HELP!!!!
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Old November 7th, 2011, 05:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Did anyone find a solution..? I can't get my tab to lock... HELP!!!!
Yes, I took it back and bought an HTC Flyer. A much better tablet IMO.
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i just picked up a samsung galaxy 8.9 and im pretty happy with it except i cant get the screen to lock. I went into settings and picked pattern. I entered a pattern but the configure lock screen still says off. I them tried to enter a pin and still afrer entering a pin it says off. if i try to enter the sub menu called off within the location and security menu it just takes me back to the settings home screen. What am i doing wrong? It shouldnt be thay difficult.
Follow this : setting>location and security>lock screen>configure lock screen>unsecure
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Follow this : setting>location and security>lock screen>configure lock screen>unsecure
would be nice if that worked...

Pretty much the first time I went to change to a PIN, the screen lock failed. No apparent way to change back to any form of screen security. The two apparent options under "Location and Security" -> "Configure lock screen" are "off" and "unsecure". Tapping either takes you back to the higher level "Location and Security" screen without changing settings.

I just allowed it to upgrade to Honeycomb along with a firmware update and no change in behavior.

Tried installing a screen lock app and no change in behavior...

If I feel like taking time to get my data files off, I'll try a factory reset, but from posts I have seen, that may not change anything. I had to do a factory reset on my phone a while back and it didn't truly clear everything off...
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Had the same problem with screen lock but realised that the menu option is misleading.
I performed a factory reset then selected settings>location and security>configure lock screen>Pattern. When you draw the pattern and confirm, tap the header of the screen 'location and security' and it should be switched on. Don't select any other option.
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