Set Swipe as Screen Lock for a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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Steps

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    In order to set "Swipe" as your screen-lock type, you will need to have your phone unlocked
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    It should be on the home screen.
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    You can get to the home screen by pressing the home button at the bottom of the phone
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    Swipe down from the top of the Samsung Galaxy S6
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    This will bring up the notification panel.
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    In the notifications panel, tap on the "Settings" icon
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    The icon is gear-shaped, and it's in the upper-right corner. Once you've tapped on the "Settings" icon, you'll be taken to the "Settings" menu.
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    Tap on the "Lock screen and security" icon under "Quick settings"
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    The icon is an orange circle with an orange padlock inside of it. You will be in the "Lock screen and security" menu. In this menu, you will be able to change "Screen lock type" from "None", or from whatever it may be, to "Swipe".
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    Tap on "Screen lock type"
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    Tap on the first option, "Swipe"
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    This will set your screen-lock security to "Swipe".
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    Press the home button once
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    Now, press the lock button on the side of the phone
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    Then, press the lock button once more
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    This will unlock the phone and take you to the lock screen.
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    To completely unlock the phone, swipe the screen up
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    You will be taken back to the home screen of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
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This concludes our tutorial on how to set "Swipe" as the lock-screen type on the Samsung Galaxy S6. If you have additional questions, comments, or suggestions, please use the space below this video. Thanks for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!

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Questions and Answers

How to set default swipe lock on Galaxy S6?

Hi! I recently changed my lock setting to "fingerprint" and was wondering how to set it back to the default "swipe" if needed. Whenever I go into the settings, "swipe" is not an option and neither is "none". It says "turned off by administrator, encryption policy or credential storage". I have done everything I can think of and still can't use "swipe" as an option. I like having the security, but sometimes I don't need it. Can you help? I have tried: I have gone into settings and "swipe" is not an option. I think it was caused by: I have no clue

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One of our tips can help you resolve you problem.

Remove guest profiles, if any.

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on the "Apps" icon.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "Users"
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    You may need to switch to "Device".
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    Tap on "Guest" if you see it
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    Swipe the screen down from the top
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    This will open the notification panel.
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    Tap on "See Users".
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    Tap on "Remove guest".
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    Confirm the action by tapping on "Remove".
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As one of the prompts showed that your device may have decryption problems, perform the actions below.

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on the "Apps" icon.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "Security".
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    Tap on "Encrypt Device".
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    Tap on "Decrypt Device".
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    Repeat steps 1-4.
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    Tap on "Encrypt External SD card" (if present).
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    Tap on "Decrypt External SD card".
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Now, clear credentials.

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on the "Apps" icon.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "Security".
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    Tap on "Clear credentials".
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One of the applications may have caused the problem too. Therefore, disable administration for them.

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on the "Apps" icon.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "Security".
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    Tap on "Device Administrators".
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    Make sure that there is nothing checkmarked.
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