Support How to undo a PIN?

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  1. elwin15208

    elwin15208 Well-Known Member
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    I have an S3 which was updated last week to 4.2. While exploring the update, I decided to explore the VPN capability. After creating a PIN, I realized that setting up VPNs was more complicated than I expected, and that I don't want to attempt it yet.

    Can anyone here tell me how to delete or nullify the PIN that I created? I don't like having to enter it every time I use my phone.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Well-Known Member
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    It's something like:

    Settings .. Security .. Screen Lock

    (at least, that's how it's done in vanilla android)

    .. but I would highly recommend keeping the PIN lock turned on, particularly if you have any information on there you'd rather a thief didn't access .. like say, bank account details.
     
  3. heat57

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    For Samsung TW based ROM its - Settings > My Device > Lock Screen > Screen Lock > select Swipe.
     
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  4. elwin15208

    elwin15208 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the responses.

    Heat57, The phone is unrooted.

    SiempreTuna, There is no Settings .. Security .. Screen Lock path. The closest thing to that is Settings .. Lock screen - which lists "Screen lock" under the heading, "Screen security," with the note, "Secured with PIN." Pressing there leads to a "Confirm PIN" window, with the keypad beneath. No option for voiding the PIN.
     
  5. heat57

    heat57 Well-Known Member
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    You probably have to confirm the PIN first before being able to change the setting. After entering the PIN it should give you the option to change to other forms of unlocking, including swipe.
     
  6. svensett

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    On Verizon (4.3) it is Menu>System Settings>Lock Screen then tap Screen lock. It should prompt you for you PIN then you can choose the type of lock screen you want.

    They messed with the menus and I don't remember if 4.2 had the exact same path, but it would be lock screen, security, or something like that in the System Settings menu.
     

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