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Why do I need to enter passcode every morning?

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borijess

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Jul 30, 2010
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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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Jan 30, 2013
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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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Jan 22, 2006
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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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Jan 27, 2012
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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
 

Gary02468

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Jul 25, 2011
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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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Aug 30, 2009
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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...
 

xnostra

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Oct 25, 2011
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if your uing the face unlock feature which is less secure this issue happens it will ask for your pin time to time which is annoying.
disable that and problem goes away