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# 207784 13-Jan-2017 15:06
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My Sony XZ is running Nougat.


Occasionally it will insist on a PIN as well as a fingerprint "for additional security" which is annoying.


Why does it do that, and can I make it not do so?

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  # 1702786 13-Jan-2017 15:56
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when does it do it?

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  # 1702809 13-Jan-2017 16:58
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My Samsung requires pin after rebooting. After that fingerprint will suffice. I understand this is normal practice.


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  # 1702826 13-Jan-2017 17:28
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It seems to be random. I've got it set to ask for a PIN after power off overnight etc but it now randomly does it....

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  # 1702829 13-Jan-2017 17:40
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It's normally a time based thing. If you haven't unlocked it for awhile....


Got any BT devices? I use my watch as a trusted device.

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  # 1702831 13-Jan-2017 17:41
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My Z5 does this as well, looks to be a security "feature".
I noticed it tends to happen if it hasn't been unlocked or used for a long time.

You can configure to always unlock when you're at "home" or connected to a Bluetooth device like car stereo for instance.

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  # 1703006 13-Jan-2017 23:33
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That could be it I guess. My car stereo dates from 2005 so it does not really have BT capability. There is a Parrot wired into it but whoever did it (last owner not me) messed it up and it has a bad earth or something - the call quality is awful and the ability to transfer music to the system does not function at all.


I've got a Plantronics Voyager which I use in the car but certainly not every day. It's probably a function of my age but I do not feel the need to answer or otherwise interact with demands from the phone regardless of whatever else I am doing!

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