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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Thanks, it helped a lot

 
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Magic!
Thank you soooooo much!!
After my colleague got into my phone and hacked my Facebook (jokingly),
I spent a solid 3 hours trying to figure this one out, tried many settings from countless websites. Even contemplated factory reset.
Glad to...

Magic!
Thank you soooooo much!!
After my colleague got into my phone and hacked my Facebook (jokingly),
I spent a solid 3 hours trying to figure this one out, tried many settings from countless websites. Even contemplated factory reset.
Glad to have stumbled upon this feed.

We tend to activate these "smart" features then forget about them.

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None of these suggestions worked and I searched for a solution and none of them worked either. However, I figured it out :) try this: Lock Screen and Security > Secure Lock Settings > Secured Lock Time > Instantly With Power Button Key or When...

None of these suggestions worked and I searched for a solution and none of them worked either. However, I figured it out :) try this: Lock Screen and Security > Secure Lock Settings > Secured Lock Time > Instantly With Power Button Key or When Screen Times Out. ( I had it set to '10 minutes' but once I changed it, it finally worked)

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Thanks,it is helpful

 
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WOW thanx worked

 
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awesome....thanx a lot buddy,we tend to activate things then forget.

 
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I tried everything here and ended up just downloading a lock screen app. That worked great.

 
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I have no idea what to do I followed the directions and the smart lock feature isn't set up there is no trusted devise or on body detection or trusted location but still my lock won't work

 
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Thanks Mama lee, this worked for me.<br />I had the same problem on S7. Screen would not lock with PIN. Turned out to be Google Smart Lock that prohibited the screen from locking. This happen right after an android update.

 
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My phone is s6 plus...if use my fingerprints lock the screen show enter your pin then after enter my pin screen show setting stop..i can use my lock screen

 
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