Samsung Galaxy S6 lock screen unlocked despite securing by pin or pattern? Solution!

The following phenomenon may occur on your Samsung Galaxy S6:
Despite the fact that you have set a security method such as pin, pattern or fingerprint the lock screen is unlocked. The lock screen can be easily unlock by wiping. If this is the case for your Samsung Galaxy S6, then it depends to the "Smart Lock" Feature in Android.

Smart Lock unlocks the lock screen automatically when you wear the Samsung Galaxy S6 in your hand, you are in a trusted location or you are connected via Bluetooth to a known device.

We show now how to check for the Samsung Galaxy S6 whether Smart Lock is activated or not. Navigate within Android in the following submenu:

To do this, open from the home screen, the following submenu:

Menu --> Settings --> Lock screen and security --> Secure lock settings

Now scroll all the way down to "Smart Lock" and tap on the entry. Check if you have one of the following three options on your Samsung Galaxy S6 activated now.

  • Trusted Locations
  • Trusted Devices
  • On-body detection

If so, disable the Smart Lock option for your Samsung Galaxy S6 so that it is always locked in stand-by.Now you know why the lock screen of the Samsung Galaxy S 6 is not secured by pin, pattern or fingerprint under certain circumstances.


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Just got an S7 Edge. Was having the same issue. Thank you for the resolution.

 
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why on s6 edge it doenst work. the locks screen

 
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Thanks for this I added location setting without thinking

 
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My S6 Edge Pattern Lock Screen isn't working, it is enable but isn't locking my screen and the smart lock is Off!!

 
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