About two weeks ago my phone started popping up the confirm pattern screen for no apparent reason. It happens whether I'm using the phone or not. I took it into the verizon store and the guy played with some settings but that didn't help.

I watched a process monitor to see if I could see anything spike cpu usage when it happened but didn't see anything.

I've tried uninstalling apps but I hadn't installed anything new when this started.

I've tried to confirm the pattern multiple times, and when I do it just goes back to the security options screen.

I've tried changing the pattern to no avail, as well as setting it to pin and then back. (I can't set it to no security due to a work app unfortunately.)

Any ideas what could be causing this?

Motorola Droid Turbo btw.

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  • This looks like a confirmation screen when setting up Smart Lock, though I'm not sure if (and why) it is automatically setting a smart lock. I forgot if I have faced this screen on other occasions though...
    – Andrew T.
    Dec 29 '16 at 21:47
  • @andrew T. I don't think this phone has smart lock...
    – CodeRedick
    Dec 29 '16 at 23:10

If you've root permissions, try these steps via ABD: MUST HAVE A BACKUP BEFORE PROCEEDING

  • removing your gesture.key file located at "/data/system/gesture.key

  • dumping the database of settings app. The location of file is - "/data/data/com.android.providers.settings/database/settings.db"

  • I don't have root... :(
    – CodeRedick
    Jan 2 '17 at 3:22
  • How often does it prompts for it? A minute? 5 or 10?
    – NeoHBz
    Jan 2 '17 at 11:27
  • It seems like every 10-15 minutes. My attention span isn't long enough to time it properly...
    – CodeRedick
    Jan 3 '17 at 2:28
  • Try removing your pattern lock and using any custom locker (popular - GO Locker) .. make sure you set your lock to None in settins of Android and custom one will work awesome along with animations and themes too. . Hope it might help 😃
    – NeoHBz
    Jan 3 '17 at 13:41
  • I can't, email app for work enforces pattern, pin or password for security. I'd uninstall that to see if it's causing the problem but it's a pain to reinstall...
    – CodeRedick
    Jan 4 '17 at 2:31

Then the best way for you is rooting your device and following my previous answer.. else take all your backup to cloud or something and hard reset your phone.. hope it helps

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