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Lock Screen code

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I'm sure (I hope) someone else has also noticed this, but:

What's the point of having a code in the Lock Screen, if I can effectively bypass it by simply pulling down the menu from the upper screen?

Just go to Settings -> Lock Screen -> Remove code (or something)

I've tried it.

I have a Lumia 640 LTE, and I hope this is not universal to all Lumias... It's just sad.

I kinda felt safe to leave it anywhere unnatended, but now I'm sure anyone can just steal whatever is in there. It's not security at all
bbrunton
Asked: 21:36 01/07/2016
5speed 21:36 01/07/2016
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It was me. Posted as a guest, forgot to login

Lumia 640 LTE Windows 10 (I'm not sure the version, if you can tell me where to check it, I will)
uzer 21:36 01/07/2016
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I have my 640 encrypted so a PIN is mandatory.

If, when locked, I swipe down on action center only certain things can be accessed. Flashlight, WiFi toggle, Camera.

Anything that does work, like camera, is segregated and I can't access anything else from there. The only pictures I can see are the ones I take that ad hoc session. If I try and see all pics it demands a PIN.

If it is settings, All Settings or just long tap WiFi to get into WiFi settings... I need a PIN.

DO you have PIN enabled? Or are you basing these observations on a phone with no PIN required?
5speed 21:36 01/07/2016
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I thought I only had to set a PIN to my Lock Screen, and I was set.

How do I encrypt it?

What I meant is: I can remove my PIN to Lock Screen, by simply accessing All Settings->Lock Screen, etc... in the action center (and I don't even need to type it in, just press Remove)
5speed 21:36 01/07/2016
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I've done it, thanks a lot.
fing 21:36 01/07/2016
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I can't access anything through the action center except toggles without putting in my PIN, and my L640 is NOT encrypted.
pstatus 21:36 01/07/2016
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What I meant is: I can remove my PIN to Lock Screen, by simply accessing All Settings->Lock Screen, etc... in the action center (and I don't even need to type it in, just press Remove)This shouldn't happen, regardless of the encryption.

What is your "require sign-in" time period set to; it's possible that you were still signed into your phone when the lock PIN pad was shown incorrectly and just didn't notice.

If you're sure there's a problem, I'd love to see a video of this happening - it's not an issue I've seen reported before.
me0000 21:36 01/07/2016
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Are we 100% sure the phone is protected by a pin code? Some people on here get confused by SIM pins & PHONE pins.
leif 21:36 01/07/2016
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Are we 100% sure the phone is protected by a pin code? Some people on here get confused by SIM pins & PHONE pins.Yeah, must be SIM pin. I checked and can't access All Settings when phone is locked with lockscreen PIN. Latest redstone build.
oziii 21:36 01/07/2016
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Unless it is another W10 bug.
zanderxml 21:36 01/07/2016
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It's not a bug, Microsoft would not release any build that could compromise basic security. It's most likely the lockscreen timeout still set to the default 15 mins in lockscreen settings (see pstatus's answer above).

Lock Screen code

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