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General Lock screen password driving me nuts, how can i get rid and go back to swipe?!?!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by djm1978, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. djm1978

    djm1978 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 14, 2012
    sorry to hijack post but......
    just encrypted s3 and now i need to enter my password every time i want to unlock the screen not only when i turn on phone (which is what i thought would happen. options in settings under screen lock section are all pale grey except password thing.
    Heres what i need to know, is it possible to revert to swipe screen unlock now that phone is encrypted, this is spoiling the phone as its diving me nuts every time i turn it on!!
    please help!!!


  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2010
    UK Technical Lead; Desktop Support
    Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
    Encryption would be pretty pointles sif anyone who got your phone could access all the data without a password. That's why you have to enter it every time.

    From what I understand, it's a factory reset to unencrypt. There's a thread I read here this week. I'll see if I can find it.

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