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Transformer Prime, VPN and password protection

I noticed that creating a VPN connection in ICS forces me to use a secure screen lock. I want to have Slide method for my screen lock, but it's disabled when I've set up a VPN connection. Is there a way to use a slide lock with a VPN configured?

Phone: Google Nexus S
OS: Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4


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I had the same problem, but I found a solution.

I just chose Pattern, turned off the screen, turned it back on and clicked on Forgot in the lower-right corner. After I gave in my Google password it changed automatically back to slide.

In the settings the option "none" is still grayed-out but it's selected anywhere and it works.

  • thanks, it worked! but it seems to be a bug, because in privacy settings, Slide and Face unlock is disabled, but my screen lock is Slide. May 18, 2012 at 18:59
  • There's no "forgot" in in my android 4.0.4 phone
    – basin
    Mar 9, 2014 at 16:44

This is for security reasons: If you lose your phone with VPN set up, anyone can log into your network. Having a pin lock mitigates this threat.

If you happen to have CyanogenMod 7+ installed there's an option called Profiles. You can setup your default profile to have no screen lock at all (not even slide lock). That's the closest I got. Hint: This feature is for things like in car usage where you don't want a lock at all (using your phone while driving is illegal but people still do it).

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