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Disabling Screen Lock PIN

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ClubSteeler, May 11, 2011.

  1. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Well-Known Member
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    Ever since I updated to froyo, I have been forced to enter a 5 digit PIN or password to unlock the phone.

    In the settings, I can NOT use a pattern or use NO LOCK, it is grayed out and says: "Disabled by remote Administator".

    I have read that this is because I am connected to my works Exchange Email Server. Although it is a good idea, I like this feature, I wish I could temporarily turn it off. It is extremely annoying to try to hold a text conversation, having to constantly unlock the phone.

    I've tried apps like No Lock and No Lock Screen. They did not work. I want to be able to turn off the screen so I don't butt dial anyone, but I want to be able to turn it back on without entering a password.

    Anyone have a solution?
     

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  2. rborelli

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    I think you are out of luck. It sounds like your IT admin has a global policy set and that will be the only way to remove it. Although someone might know a way around it if you are rooted. But hacking the lock policy might get you in trouble if your work finds out.

    Bob
     

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