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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Vinnymac1, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. usualantics

    usualantics Newbie

    I wear rubber gloves pretty much all day. It's crap after 4 years of not having to do it. It's like them permanently closing a road on route to work. It's a pain. I just can't believe they didn't give the option to turn it off. Between myself and my bro we've had 7 years plus daily use of galaxies and never had a problem with the previous lock screens. I'm not paying 740 quid over 2 years for a phone that's pissed me off within an hour of owning it
     


    #26 usualantics, Mar 15, 2016
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  2. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    Fair point, i guess you'd have to move to apple or another provider then as most if not all android devices running marshmallow will have a similar 2 layers of lock screen, unless you use fingerprints or maybe smartlock.
     
  3. usualantics

    usualantics Newbie

    That's the thing if smart lock 100% gets rid of it then I'll keep it. But it's all packed up factory reset in its box waiting to be picked up. Gutted.
     
  4. usualantics

    usualantics Newbie

    I'll keep using my s5 until this is sorted by Google or a 3rd party does an app. (Like the not being able to turn off the touch light on the back and app keys)
     
  5. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    Smartlock requires a swipe 1st as well unfortunately :/
     
  6. usualantics

    usualantics Newbie

    Cheers for trying mate. Looks like I'll be holding out until I hear this changes
     
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  7. tarponbeach

    tarponbeach Android Enthusiast

    It will not get rid of the first "swipe" lockscreen, but it will get rid of the second, "pattern" lockscreen, unless you are in a location/situation that Smartlock was not setup for. In essence, when Smartlock is active and in a location that you have pre setup, you never see the second lockscreen
     
  8. usualantics

    usualantics Newbie

    Ok thanks its the other way around I wanted it ideally.
     
  9. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    Even the accessibility direction swipe unlock, 1st requires a swipe to get to it, tried that as well. Looks like you might be SOL mate. Use fingerless gloves? :)
     
  10. usualantics

    usualantics Newbie

    Can't I clean appliances kinda defeats the objective and my fingers would fall off
     
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  11. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Android Expert

    I haven't paid attention but I set mine up to not have to unlock at home and work. I forgot where I set it up at. I remember on my HTC I could not have a lock screen but once I started using Samsung Pay I needed a security. But then it got marshmallow and I think I just double tapped and typed in my pin. I don't remember now but I wouldn't return this awesome phone over that.
     
  12. usualantics

    usualantics Newbie

    If it wasn't something so prominent I'd 100% keep it. But it obviously it got to the point where I thought I'd start a thread (that got joined with this one) on a forum as it was, what I think, a complete annoyance and a fix to a problem that I never encountered. As I said above I'll be stuck in contract with it for 2 years and in all honesty there's absolutely nothing wrong with my s5. I was excited to be wowed not trawl the net to see if something can be changed.
     
  13. jack3670

    jack3670 Lurker

    On my S6, the pattern to unlock was on the first screen. On the S7, I have to swipe first to get to the pattern unlock screen.
    Can the swipe screen be disabled ?
     
  14. usualantics

    usualantics Newbie

    Short answer no you can't
     
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  15. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Hello! Welcome to AF :)
    I've merged your issue into the existing thread that speaks of this. ;)
    Cheers! Yup!

    Blah, that and the fact I don't think root is possible on this device (correct me if I am incorrect), I may have to re-think my next device decision:(

    Anyway, yeah, merged threads :)
    Carry on!
     
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  16. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    Root is possible :)
     
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  17. usualantics

    usualantics Newbie

    Ok quick question can you set smart unlock up on with headphones in the jack or have they got to be Bluetooth?
     
  18. irish007

    irish007 Lurker

    Hi all, I just got a Verizon Galaxy s7, im coming from a GS5.. One main issue i have is that I seem to have to take an extra step to unlock my phone, and I dont know why..
    When I wake my phone it puts me on a screen that has the clock and then the phone & camera icons in the bottom corners, it says swipe screen to unlock... I have to swipe the screen just to now get to my lock screen pattern? My GS5 would just open right to my lock screen pattern... So why is there an extra screen now? Why do I have to swipe to unlock to then do pattern to unlock? Its extremely annoying, and Im just wondering if there is a fix for this or a way to get rid of the swipe to unlock screen?
    Any info or help would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks in advance
     
  19. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Android Expert

    I have my phone set up for trusted places at work and home so doesn't that mean I should just swipe to unlock and go straight to my home screen but it still makes me do my pattern a lot of times. I read something about after 4 hours but sometimes it hasn't been that long and I still have to do my pattern.
     
  20. Ruben Navarro

    Ruben Navarro Newbie

    Hey, I am sorry I do not have a solution to your unlocking issue, but hopefully you'll be happy to know you can actually turn off the capacitive keys with this app: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=galaxy button lights&c=apps

    Regarding to the changes in Marshmallow... or changes in general, I kinda encountered a similar issue when upgrading from my S4 to the S7. Some of these changes still bother me, some of them I don't notice anymore... but I can imagine why this one can be a deal breaker.

    However, the fact you use gloves, how is it not a problem when you input your PIN or draw the pattern, but it becomes one when you have to swipe the screen to get to the "2nd level"?

    I would suggest 3rd party apps like "DynamicNotifications" or "AcDisplay" to substitute your lockscreen as long as you don't want to use the fingerprint sensor. DN looks great but developer is M.I.A. and some features need some work. I don't know much about AcDisplay, but give it a go!
     
  21. Khayman999

    Khayman999 Newbie

    You can easily remove this "problem": Settings/Advanced Features/Quick launch Camera...
     
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  22. VJR

    VJR Lurker

    Is anyone else experiencing the following issue with the swipe? Although I have set both a pattern key, as well as fingerprint, swiping the screen still unlocks the phone. This defeats the purpose of setting the first security obstacle. If I wanted to simply swipe the screen to unlock the phone, I would not have set medium to high securing settings.

    1. Is this intentional?
    2. How do I correct what I consider a joke of security?
     
  23. Ruben Navarro

    Ruben Navarro Newbie

    Go to:
    Settings>Lockscreen and security>Secure lock settings>Smart lock>

    And make sure you do not have activated any of these options, as that could be the main reason as to why you can simply swipe to access your device.
     
  24. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Android Expert

    I still don't know why I have to swipe to unlock than draw my patter at home or at work when I have it set up as trusted places. Do I need my location on so i t can recognize the place. I know I had to have it on to 1st recognize and put in the address but I usually don't keep it on unless I am out and going to be checking into places I turn it on the one setting in the middle with out the GPS.
     

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