I just downloaded JellyBean on my HTC One X.

I wanted to check APNs, but accidently went to VPN. Then, I had to set the screen lock pattern to access it. Now, I have an extra step when I want to use the phone. Is there any way to disable the screen lock pattern?

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    Have you checked in Settings -> Security -> Screenlock?
    – Izzy
    Commented Jan 19, 2013 at 15:28
  • Yes screen lock only shows the pattern to draw on, the only option is to a time frame to keep phone unlocked up to 15 mins. I may have to do a factory reset.
    – user27006
    Commented Jan 19, 2013 at 23:45

3 Answers 3


First, remove the VPN entry. Settings will not let you remove the pattern unlocker until you do so.

Then choose a "Slide" option from Settings -> Security -> Screen Lock

I had the same problem and this works


You can disable screen locks by going to Settings -> Security -> Screen Lock

On a side note, it's a good practice to use a screen lock, preferably a pattern, a PIN or a password.


My mistake for the previous answer .

As you have a VPN defined you are probably facing difficulty accessing the network as you need to unlock the screen every time you access so I suggest you download this app.

In this app it will remove the requirement for any pattern lock to access the network thereby relieving you of the problem which you face .

Else if you still want to disable the lock then go through with this

  • You can't remove the pattern lock if you have a VPN defined. Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 10:06

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