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I have an HTC Desire C, just a couple of weeks old. I also have a new job and decided to add my work email account via Exchange activeSync, however once it became apparent that I was giving up rights and functionality (such as the screen pattern lock) for my own phone I decided to remove it.

I removed the administrator, which automatically removed the email account, however I am still unable to restore the screen pattern lock. I've restarted the handset a couple of times, no help.

I seem to have no options to view or delete and administrator accounts (presumably, and hopefully, because there are none now).

I've read the similar question posted here and the answers but they don't help me sadly. Any ideas?

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Which version of Android? –  Al E. Jul 31 '12 at 18:45
    
Possibly relevant: android.stackexchange.com/questions/1568/… –  Bryan Denny Jul 31 '12 at 19:04
    
Hi Al, it's Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3) –  Jen Jul 31 '12 at 21:28
    
Thanks Bryan, yes that's the posting that brought me to this site but sadly it doesn't help me. Thank you all the same. –  Jen Jul 31 '12 at 21:29
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In a thread at XDA, a user states: I had the same problem when i tried to setup an exchange email account and installed a certificate. Fixed it by deleting all certificates. Settings>Security>Clear credintials -- surely worth a try. Some more hints over there as well. This thread at Android-Forums might prove helpful as well. –  Izzy Aug 20 '12 at 10:33
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Converting my comment into an answer, as it proofed according to its follow-ups:

In a thread at XDA, a user states:

I had the same problem when i tried to setup an exchange email account and installed a certificate. Fixed it by deleting all certificates. Settings>Security>Clear credintials

So I'd suggest you just do that.

For additional information, also take a look at this thread at Android-Forums, which deals with the same problem you mention as example in your question ("screen pattern lock" -- here: disable lock screen).

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Doing "Settings->Security->Clear credentials" worked for me too. –  user25237 Dec 19 '12 at 10:57
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