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

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While I was sleeping I clicked by accident alternative password, I want to go back to my fingerprint to unlock my phone?

My Galaxy S5 got stuck on alternative password, I do not know the alternative password, it was originally on the fingerprint password. So I am wondering how can I get back to my fingerprint password? Is there some way to bypass it or get it back to the fingerprint?

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S5 Fingerprint settings won't allow lock screen change or un-register print?

My lock screen is currently set to fingerprint. It works great as well as the backup password. However I wanted to change it back to normal or another mode but it will not allow me to do so.. The areas in the screen lock to just swipe change are greyed out with "Turned off by administrator/encrypt policy or credential account. I get the same message when I try to un-register the fingerprint in the Fingerprint scanner settings. Factory Reset does not help

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How do I permanently set a lock screen?

My friends always want to play with my new phone, plus some children. But when I go to lock screen settings, and choose a password and all the good stuff. It never works. It is still "SWIPE TO UNLOCK" Like what is that? Its seriously getting annoying. And the only thing it wants to actually acknowledge said 'screen lock' is when I power down my phone.

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Unlocking S5 when fingerprint reader is not working and alternate password is forgotten?

I have swiped my finger(s) so many times and failed that I am now only getting an 'alternate password' option. Unfortunately I don't know my password and can't access my phone.

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Lock and Unlock Samsung Galaxy S5's Screen Using the Fingerprint Scanner
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A student stole my Galaxy 5 and returned it after feeling guilty. They changed my screen lock swipe pattern. How can I access my own phone again?

I am a teacher. A student stole my Galaxy 5 and returned it after feeling guilty. They changed my screen lock swipe pattern. How can I access my own phone again?. I have tried: I have tried guessing the new swipe pattern unsuccessfully.. I think it was caused by: The student whole stole it, changed the swipe pattern and back up question.

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