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Lock and Unlock Samsung Galaxy S5's Screen Using the Fingerprint Scanner

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How do I turn off my password in my Samsung Galaxy S5?

I created a password for my phone by mistake and I have to enter it every time. I don't want that. So I can't seem to get out of it, how do I try not to enter a password?

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You can easily turn off your Samsung Galaxy S5's password lock by following the guide below:

  • Open your Settings application.
  • Tap the Device tab.
  • Tap Lock Screen.
  • Tap Screen lock.
  • Enter your password.
  • Tap None to take the password off.

You will now be able to get into your Galaxy S5 without having to enter a password.

I seem to have administrative rights issue with turning off my password on my phone?

I had my company emails on my phone, now I don't, but I cannot get rid of the password because of admin rights? Any thoughts on how to fix?

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Hard reset the phone. Otherwise, contact the IT support of your company email to ask how to remove the permissions for your phone. If you hard reset it, you will wipe everything out so use Kies to transfer important data.

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None, it is greyed out and cannot select?

When trying to remove pin from lock screen. I have tried: The instructions provided

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Once you have gone into Settings and under Security, cleared the credentials then your options will no longer be greyed out.

If I change my AOL password on my laptop, will it automatically be changed on my S5? Or, do I need to also change it on my S5?

If I change my AOL password on my laptop, will it automatically be changed on my S5? Or, do I need to also change it on my S5?. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: Not sure

Yes, it would change in the next Sync performed with the AOL app. Sometimes if the phone does not sync right away, you can login with the old password though I usually change them then force sync on Settings on my phone. Choose the email app and force sync it.

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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: Android Device Manager isn't remotely locking phone and I forgot my alternative password so can't get into my S5

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Lock and Unlock Samsung Galaxy S5's Screen Using the Fingerprint Scanner
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I can't switch it from entering a pin # to just a swipe since I switched it to a pin?

I just wanted to switch it back to being about to open my phone using the swipe, but it says that I've disabled the swipe when I put the pin # code on....

You can learn about changing it back to swipe here:

To turn off the Screen Lock it says 'Turned off by administrator, encryption policy or credential storage'. I don't know where to go to do this. Can you help me?

Need to know where to go in Samsung 5 for administrator to turn off screen lock

Answer: For problem of disabled by administrator on S5. Go to setting > Security > Device administrators > Then you can disable all or select Android phone. This should help.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.

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