Remove Swipe Screen To Unlock Galaxy S4

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Swipe Screen lock is one of the lock features of Samsung Galaxy S4. This lock prevents your phone from performing unwanted and accidental commands like calling someone due to the keys pressed accidentally or opening an application. However, Swipe Screen lock offers no security to your phone, since anyone can simply swipe the screen to have access to your phone. If you want to remove Swipe Screen lock, then you need to remove the unlock features of S4. Removing the Swipe Screen lock is very similar to how to Reset and Disable Face Unlock on Samsung Galaxy S4 and will be detailed in the instructions below.

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The procedures below will remove the Swipe Screen lock and any other lock feature from Galaxy S4. Simply follow the details below to remove Swipe Screen lock from your phone.'

  1. 1
    Press on the Home button (lower-middle button of the phone) to bring your phone to the Home menu.
    1 Press on the Home button (lower-middle button of the phone) to bring your phone to the Home menu..PNG
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    From the Home menu, tap on the Menu button (lower-right button of the phone).
    2 From the Home menu, tap on the Menu button (lower-right button of the phone.PNG
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    You will be shown some options.
    Tap on "Settings" (option on the bottom).
    3 You will be taken to the Settings Menu, tap on the My Device tab (second tab).PNG
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  4. 4
    You will be taken to the Settings menu.
    Tap on the "My Device" tab (second tab).
    4 You will be taken to the Settings Menu, tap on the My Device tab (second tab.PNG
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    In the "My Device" menu, go over to "Lock Screen" and tap on it.
    5 In the My Device Menu, go over to Lock Screen and tap on it.PNG
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    In the "Lock Screen" menu, tap on "Screen Lock" under Screen security.
    6 In the Lock Screen Menu, tap on Screen Lock under the Screen security..PNG
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    In the "Select Screen Lock" menu, tap on "None" to disable the Swipe Screen lock and any other lock feature on your phone.
    7 In the Select Screen Lock Menu, tap on None to disable any the Swipe Screen lock and any lock feature on your phone..PNG
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    Congratulations!
    You have successfully learned how to remove the lock features on your phone.
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How to enable Swipe Screen

If there is a need for you to enable the Swipe Screen lock, then the procedures below will enable it on the Samsung Galaxy S4. Simply follow the details below to enable the Swipe Screen lock.

  1. 1
    Press on the Home button (lower-middle button of the phone) to bring your phone to the Home menu.
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  2. 2
    From the Home menu, tap on the Menu button (lower-right button of the phone).
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  3. 3
    You will be shown some options.
    Tap on "Settings" (option on the bottom).
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  4. 4
    You will be taken to the Settings menu.
    Tap on the "My Device" tab (second tab).
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    In the "My Device" menu, go over to "Lock Screen" and tap on it.
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    In the Lock Screen menu, tap on "Screen Lock" under the "Screen security" tab.
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    In the Select Screen Lock menu, tap on "Swipe" to enable Swipe Screen lock on your phone.
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    Congratulations!
    You have successfully learned how to enable the Swipe Screen lock features on your phone.
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Questions and Answers

1. I follow these instructions and there is not way to go from pattern to nothing. No way to change this option. When you click "Screen Lock" I get prompted to put in my pattern and PIN and create them all over again. There is no option to select "None"?

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If you want to change the screen lock from "Pattern" to "None", you just have to go to Settings > My Device > Lock Screen. Now since you have chosen "Pattern" as the screen lock, you will see that Screen Lock is "Secured with pattern" under the Screen Security. Tap on Screen Lock and you will be required to enter you lock pattern. Enter the correct pattern and that should do it. You will now be taken to the "Select screen lock" page; tap on .

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  • You may be doing it wrong. After tapping on and entering the correct pattern, you may have tapped on the option again. If you do that, you will be asked for the lock and the . Instead of tapping "Pattern", tap on the "None" option to change the screen lock to "None".
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2. Disabling the Galaxy S4 screen swipe?

Hi Daniel, Thanks, no I have sorted it now, just two phones so just checking about updates and how to disable or activate some functions - cheers

Question#1 possibly guided on disabling Swipe on your Galaxy S4. Good to know that you were able to disable the swipe screen lock for your S4. Swipe lock offers no security so we assume that you have replaced it with any of the other locks that offer restriction from unwanted access. If you want to keep your articles more secure, you check this article on how to secure your Galaxy S4.

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To disable the Screen swipe lock screen simply go to the settings menu of your phone, then choose My device. Now from there, look for the Lock screen option and tap it. Now you can choose whether to change it or to switch it off is simply choose none.

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Hello Good afternoon, when home screen remains locked, can you help me?

Hello Good afternoon, when home screen remains locked, can you help me?

Did you happen to set a pattern or password on the lock screen? If you did, you'll need to make unsuccessful attempts until it asks you for the Google login info. Use the same info as when you set up the phone. If you can't remember it, try the Google recovery here:

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https://www.google.com/accounts/recovery

If that doesn't work, you'll have to perform a Hard Reset on your phone and lose all user data stored, including the lock pattern. If this is for the Galaxy S4, use this button press combo to enter recovery mode with the phone powered off:

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Volume up, power and home pressed together

In the recovery mode menu, select wipe data/Factory Reset and reboot when done.

I cannot choose the screen lock options "None", "Swipe" and "Face Unlock", instead it gives me a message that reads "disabled by administrator or credential storage?

This means that an administrator have set the security option for your phone to medium to high security. This is not set by default so someone must have set it purposely or by accident.

These types of Screen locks: "None" and "Swipe" are categorized to be of no security bearing. This means that anyone who gets to hold your phone may be able to access your data and files. "Face Unlock" is considered to be of low security because anyone who looks like you can unlock your phone and access the data from it. Even putting a picture of you in front of the camera will unlock your phone. As long as you have set your phone to a higher security requirement, these three screen types won't be active options.

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To return your back to normal security, you need to decrypt your device and your external SD card. You also need to disable all applications from the "Device administrators" from Settings. To do these:

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  • Decrypt device by going to Home > Menu key > Settings > More > Security > Encrypt Device > Decrypt Device
  • Decrypt external SD card by going to Home > Menu key > Settings > More > Security > Encrypt External SD card> Decrypt External SD card.
  • Disable all applications from the "Device administrators" by going to Home > Menu key > Settings > More > Security > Device Administrators > Un-check all applications that has a check mark on them.
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Go back to your lock screen options and you should see the three options now active and selectable.

How can I get the Samsung S4 screen to work again?

Hi, I am currently unable to access anything via the screen on the phone. I accidentally dropped the phone in water over 6 hours ago. After about 3 hours, the screen LED started working again. Swiping and anything to do with touching the screen does not work, however.

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First of all, when you drop a phone into water, turn it off immediately by removing the back cover and battery. Let it dry for several days or use a bag of rice into which you can put your phone or a vacuum pump with a container with a lid: just create rarefied air so that water evaporates faster.

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If you keep it turned on after the phone has been subjected to water, then it may be irreversibly damaged. To see if you have a chance, remove the battery, the SIM card, and the microSD card, and let the phone dry for several days. If the screen will not be working, then you will need to bring your phone to a Samsung service center and prepare to pay for the replacement parts and repairs (warranties exclude this). Before you do so, you can try to back up your data (follow the procedures described in the "Use Samsung Kies to backup data on your Galaxy S5" section of the article on how to back up data).

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Swipe can't work as it is disabled?

Hi, bottom 95% of the front screen has a cloud and it has prevented me from entering my swipe password as it is not picking up the finger sensor

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How do I remove a password from Galaxy Note4?

It is a swipe pattern with the 9 dots. I need it to be unlocked and I don't remember the Gmail or pin

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How can I unlock my Galaxy S4 screen lock?

Hello. I switched my GS4 (GT-I9500 Exynos Octa) screen lock to slide. Now, I can't unlock it. What should I do? It only displays the date and time at the top of the screen. Thank you!!

Look toward the bottom of the screen for a lock icon. If you find one, tap it and then slide your finger.

If you don't see one, just slide your finger across the screen. Each type of screen lock has a different look; when you changed yours to slide, it likely just changed the look of your lock screen.

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Yes sir I have Samsung Galaxy S3 mobile but the pattern is locked, how do I broke it?

How to break pattern lock? In my mobile screen their is sentence that is (to unlock , sign in with your Google account), but I have not got a Google account what I do in this case?

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My Samsung Galaxy does not work?

Swipe is locked. I can not do anything, can not even take incoming call

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The swipe to unlock the phone is not responding?

The face glass came of this phone, looks like the glue let go and I refitted the glass and pushed it back together, it switches on but no buttons respond

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Actually my question is not so much about the swipe, it seems I have set a lock on my phone but cannot recall the password

I have now tried over 500 combinations of passwords that will not work and I am devastated. All of my vacation pictures are on this phone not to mention my contacts. Is there any way to unlock the phone without losing all of this data?

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How do I remove the unlock pattern and activate the face recognition feature?

I cannot see the lower right button you are talking about in step 2

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My keyboard does not show up when I try to text?

The keyboard does not pop up when I try to text

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Updated my Samsung S4 software, now I am unable to unlock the screen with my password (I know the password is correct) it isn't even giving the option to log in through Google account of alternative pin! Any other way out to unlock without losing data?

Updated my Samsung S4 software, now I am unable to unlock the screen with my password (I know the password is correct) it isn't even giving the option to log in through Google account of alternative pin! Any other way out to unlock without losing data

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Is there a way to remove the swipe down screen on a Samsung phone?

I've installed mamabear app and app lock into my child's phone. You can still access the GPS and WiFi settings by swiping down from the top of the phone. Is there a way to disable this?

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The directions don't seem to apply to the config of my phone - but yes I need help thank you'

The directions don't seem to apply to the config of my phone - but yes I need help thank you

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