Yeah. I tried clearing the cache. It was no help.
OK. Last thought I have. Did you install apps recently? Sometimes incompatible or "demanding" apps can cause issues. Other then that and doing a reset, which it sounds like you don't want t do, I'm not sure what else to suggest.
Sorry I'm not much help with the situation.
Tapatalk 2_NEXUS 7
No new apps. I guess for now I will just deal with it. It's not a huge deal. I am just curious as to why the phone will not let me change it. Oh well. Whenever I root I will obviously have to do a reset. :-) thanks for your insight.
I tried switching to the password, and to pin number unlock methods. That is no problem. Those are the only choices I can go back and forth to. It seems like now that I have put the phone to a higher level of security it wont let me go back to anything less than pattern, pin, or password.
In my settings>security window, under the "select screen lock" option, I have "none, slide face unlock and pattern" all grayed out with the phrase "disabled due to device encryption" printed under each. The only option I can tinker with is PIN and Password.
It says "disabled due to encryption," did not realize you guys were getting that message. I know on the galaxy nexus we have the option to encrypt the device, you guys didn't do that did you? Not sure how to reverse it but it gives us somewhere to start looking if that's the case.