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Asteroid

Pattern will not unlock device / is there remote unlock on Note 9?

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I have biometrics and a pattern lock on my current deivce (Note 9), and the phone will make you enter the pin/pattern after a certain amount of time using biometrics to unlock your phone. However, this time when I was trying to unlock my phone, the pattern would simply poweroff the display and the phone would stay locked. I fixed this by restarting the device and my pattern would let me unlock the phone.

 

I was wondering if anybody else had this problem and if there is any way to fix it? Or will I just have to restart my phone everytime this occurs.

 

I also looked at the find my mobile feature that samsung has, but it said "remote unlock is off" for the unlock option when I was still trying to unlock my device. Screen Shot 2020-06-01 at 3.55.27 AM.png

Online I found that for the galaxy s9 there seems to be and option to toggle this on/off but it seems to be missing on the Note 9 (at least on my device). Does the Note 9 not have the option for remote unlock?

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Re: Pattern will not unlock device / is there remote unlock on Note 9?

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Hi there, have you recently updated your device?

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Re: Pattern will not unlock device / is there remote unlock on Note 9?

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Thank you for reaching out. To turn on the remote unlock setting for find my mobile, give these steps a try: go to settings > biometrics and security > find my mobile >  remove unlock


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Asteroid

Re: Pattern will not unlock device / is there remote unlock on Note 9?

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I'm going through the settings and the only toggleable options under the "find my mobile" tab are the ones shown in the attachments above (Remote controls, Google location service, and Send last location).

 

I've also tried a general search through the settings for "remove unlock"/"unlock" but was unable to find anything.

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Re: Pattern will not unlock device / is there remote unlock on Note 9?

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Hi there, have you recently updated your device?

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Re: Pattern will not unlock device / is there remote unlock on Note 9?

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I just checked and I did have auto update on, but when going to check the manual update it seems I was on a security patch from back in 2018. Updating to the most recent patch seems to have fixed the problem. Thank you both! c:

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