Why do I need to enter passcode every morning?

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borijess

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Before I go to sleep I put my phone on wireless charger. I wake up in the morning and it show unlock using passcode. No fingerprint or face unlock. On top of that the phone does not look like it rebooted.
 

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GDHAMTON7

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That's a new security feature implemented with one UI... Basically after 4-5 hours without signing in... It will default to pin... Not sure if this can be turned off
 

rsacipher

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I think it can be turned off by using smart lock, it could be connected to a certain device or location so then you can use fingerprint or face unlock.

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force70

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if you use face unlock this is what happens, there is a warning about it on the bio metrics screen when you enable it.

turn it off and this goes away.

its a stupid feature for sure and just annoying AF

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That's a new security feature implemented with one UI... Basically after 4-5 hours without signing in... It will default to pin... Not sure if this can be turned off


only if you stop using face unlock
 

Barkleyfan

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I use smart lock with me frontier, and I don't use face unlock. Only need pin after reboot.
 

Gary02468

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That's a new security feature implemented with one UI[.] Basically after 4-5 hours without signing in[,] It will default to pin[.] Not sure if this can be turned off
For me, it only asks for my password around once a week (I haven't done anything to modify the feature). It may depend on which biometric authentication you've enabled. I only use fingerprints.
 

lostreal

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Maybe auto restart is active and phone restarting itself every night so this is why at the mornings you need to enter your password.
 

blackhawk

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That's a new security feature implemented with one UI... Basically after 4-5 hours without signing in... It will default to pin... Not sure if this can be turned off

Don't set a pin.
I'm more afraid of being accidentally locked out.
Once bitten, twice shy... hardware failures could leave it in the locked state. Got permanently locked of a mobo like that...