How to disable the swipe to unlock issue on Galaxy S8 when using other unlock methods already

Galaxy s8 smartphone

Back in the day when Android introduced pattern, PIN and passcode lock to the mobile device, the stuff was revolutionary. Over the years, the number of options available to unlock your device has only increased, bringing in fingerprint unlock, face unlock and so much more. However, even with all of these unlocking options available on the Galaxy S8, users are unable to head directly to the home screen without having to swipe to unlock the screen.

Step 1: Change Screen lock to None

  1. Head over to the Settings app on your Galaxy S8.
  2. Scroll down to find Lock screen and security and then open Screen lock type.
  3. Enter your current PIN, pattern, password, or fingerprint to access the menu.
  4. From the available options, select None and exit the Settings menu.

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Step 2: Stop lock screen

  1. From the lock screen of your Galaxy S8, find the three-dot menu icon on the top-left corner.
  2. Make sure that you select the Stop lock screen.

You will now no longer have to swipe to unlock the screen of your Galaxy S8 when you’ve already unlocked it using one of the several authentication methods.

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Sharing a love-hate relationship with Biotechnology in college, Husain moved on to his true calling of being a tech geek through and through. While briefly being persuaded by the iPhone, he made it back to the Android camp with the OnePlus One and has been a loyal comrade since.

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