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[Q] How can I turn off 8 unlock password attempts before factory reset?

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2nd June 2014, 02:18 PM   |  #1  
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The other day I pulled my phone out of my pocket and the screen said "maximum number of eight password attempts has been reached and the phone will be reset to factory default settings as well as sd card will be wiped clean". I assume that somehow while in my pocket the screen was still on and the unlock password was attempted 8 times. What was so frustrating was I had everything backed up to my sd card using titanium pro, but because the sd card was wiped, I lost everything and had to start completely start over and set my Galaxy S5 up. I also lost all of my gallery camera shots as they were stored on the sd card. Also lost all setting s on my Gear 2 Neo as once I set the phone up again the Gear 2 assumed it was syncing to a new device and performed a factory reset to default settings.

**Does anyone know how to turn off maximum number of unlock password attempts before factory reset occurs? I could do this on both my past iPhones and Blackberries.


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2nd June 2014, 03:38 PM   |  #2  
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The other day I pulled my phone out of my pocket and the screen said "maximum number of eight password attempts has been reached and the phone will be reset to factory default settings as well as sd card will be wiped clean". I assume that somehow while in my pocket the screen was still on and the unlock password was attempted 8 times. What was so frustrating was I had everything backed up to my sd card using titanium pro, but because the sd card was wiped, I lost everything and had to start completely start over and set my Galaxy S5 up. I also lost all of my gallery camera shots as they were stored on the sd card. Also lost all setting s on my Gear 2 Neo as once I set the phone up again the Gear 2 assumed it was syncing to a new device and performed a factory reset to default settings.

**Does anyone know how to turn off maximum number of unlock password attempts before factory reset occurs? I could do this on both my past iPhones and Blackberries.


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Have you not tried to recover your lost/deleted data on your memcard? It is possible with a PC and the right software, google it.
2nd June 2014, 08:59 PM   |  #3  
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Pourquoi n'avez vous pas utiliser le mot de passe alternatif ???
3rd June 2014, 01:46 PM   |  #4  
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10 times for the HTC One M8, LG G2 and the others probably have a similar feature... Incase anyone thought this was a Samsung-Only thing.

To my knowledge, there is no way to turn this off.

Your best bet is to use the fingerprint authentication. Since it only registers fingers, and not pockets (and after a number of incorrect tries, it asks for an alternative password).
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I agree with your fingerprint authentication suggestion, but unfortunately it's not an option while using exchange email for my work emails. I may have to go back to using cloud magic for work emails as it allows use of fingerprint authentication. Cloud magic is good, but I don't find it quite as good as the samsung mail.
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