Encrypted my s5... now I can only use passwords to unlock screen??

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    Is there any possible way to undo this? I realize this is added security, but I really would like to go back to using a pattern to unlock?
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    anyone?
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    You should be able to go in the same way you set it up and disable encryption. Go into system settings, security, Encrypt device.
    After you've deactivated the encryption, back out of "security" and go into "lock screen" to set up a pattern lock.
    Good luck & let us know how you make out.

    tap'n
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    blah.. went into settings > security > decrypt ... it went through the steps, restarted, and it is still encrypted. Tried it twice with no luck.

    thanks for the reply though!
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    That's odd. Well, hang in there and hopefully someone can help shed some light on this for you.

    tap'n
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    Is SD card still encrypted. If so it won't allow you to change settings. Device and card must be decrypted and device powered off
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    OMG I can't get away from you!! any chance you know how to get rid of the encrypted password on an s5 without having to go to factory reset.. How do I know if I have transferred all my files to the sd card - is there an easy way just to copy everything to the card and then do factory reset. Samsung did not give me the correct info when I was on live chat (for the no-so-smart) and I then got cut off as it was 8pm when I was working through it via the phone... Guessing you are the one and only mikeyb :)!
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    I've just had the same problem.

    1) Turned off encryption.

    2) Restarted.

    3) Screen lock - turned it completely off (swipe only)

    4) Restarted.

    Hope that works. If tried a few sequences before that didn't work. I'm guessing you could set up your other pattern after that.

    G
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    But did you loose all your data/photos/music/files etc?
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    Nope

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