I thought the whole idea of pattern lock is to replace the 'slide to unlock' thing with something safe. Well I don't know if this is a bug or not but I have to 'slide to unlock' first before I can use my set pattern to unlock the phone (the epitome of redundancy). How do I get straight to pattern unlock after turning on the screen?.

By the way I own an Xperia Neo V running Sony's skin, Timescape UI

  • That is a bug indeed. Are you using something like GO Locker or any other third party app about locking the device? Commented Oct 11, 2012 at 18:29
  • Nope stock locker
    – Mysterio
    Commented Oct 11, 2012 at 21:04
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    @RodrigoGuedes - are you sure this is a bug? My HTCs have all worked in a similar way, the slide to unlock (or pull up a ring) is always there, with security after that. It stops you failing the code in your pocket and locking yourself out of the device.
    – cjk
    Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 7:51
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    I too have a HTC One S and when I set a pattern, the lock ring is also required first. cjk may have the correct explanation for that, but I don't recall any mention of some sort of maximum number of tries for the pattern, so yes it is indeed quite annoying. I guess screen lock and device lock are seperate things....
    – MarioDS
    Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 22:17
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    @cjk Actually I choose poorly my words, I'm sorry. I'm not really sure if it's a bug but I'm almost sure. That's because I have a device (Galaxy SII) with the same OS (Android) and version (2.3) and there is no such kind of redundancy. Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 12:30

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Are you running a custom ROM?

I know that in cyanogenmod you can choose to keep the slide to unlock screen and then your unlock pattern. That's the way mine is set up.

To turn this off (in cyanogenmod 7's case) follow these steps

  1. Go to settings
  2. Tap Cyanogenmod settings
  3. Tap Lockscreen
  4. Tap Unlock options
  5. Then uncheck the top option labelled "Skip on security"

You might be able to find the "Skip on security" setting somewhere else on your phone if you aren't running an official version of cyanogenmod or if the rom is only based on cyanogenmod

  • I believe this setting (or equivalent) is now called something like "Directly show pattern". Commented Mar 9, 2016 at 23:05

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