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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by markdoc, Dec 24, 2019.

  1. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    I've been fiddling with my phone and realized that I can't lock my phone. I can "lock" the screen in many ways but none of them require my fingerprint or PIN number to turn it back on. I'm not turning the phone off, just the screen. I want to only turn the screen back on securely, with fingerprint or pin. As it stands now, just pushing the power button and/or plugging or unplugging the charging cable turns it back on. Requiring a PIN or password when turning the phone on doesn't do it either. I do have apps that keeps the screen from timing out but I turned it off and that didn't help. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
     

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Settings, security, enable from there
     
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  3. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Perhaps a dumber question...
    How do you do that?

    Every, I mean EVERY time my screen is closed, I have to re-enter my unlock pattern.

    99% of the time, I'm home and would definitely like to keep the phone from locking. It's that 1% of the time that has me even having a pattern lock, at all.
     
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  4. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    Nope. Been there, tried them. I can open the phone by pushing the power button.
     
  5. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    And I have the exact opposite problem. No matter how I lock my screen, it opens with a push of the power button, my fingerprint or plugging or unplugging my charging cable. It won't lock. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  6. olbriar

    olbriar  
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    Two things you might consider checking. One is safe location and another is a connected BT device. Both can be enabled to unlock your device and bypass a lock screen.
     
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  7. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    Have you tried the Smart Lock option under security? That can keep phones from locking in different situations. Capture+_2019-12-24-15-23-11.png
     
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  8. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Tried that already...
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  9. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    And I solved my problem with the answer I gave you. Duh! bitmoji-20191224033521.png
     
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  10. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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  11. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    I just thought of something. Under Smart Locks, if you add your address under location, it won't lock at home. That was why mine wouldn't lock. Make sure your address is correct and activated. If it still locks, maybe run through all the usual stuff but that should keep it from locking.
     
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  12. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    It's supposed to be set with the coordinates from the GPS.
    Perhaps a reset to my GPS.
     
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  13. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

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  14. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    Mine takes my street address from Google Map. Maybe that's the problem? BTW: The blocked address isn't for us. It's for lurkers. I hope I didn't offend anyone. Screenshot_20191225-105852.png
     
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