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Cannot turn off pin code, is clearing credential storage safe?


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#1 Arrow92

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 03:19 PM

Hi BC. :)

I am using a Moto G (2013), Android 5.1. I tried to turn off my pin code today in the settings menu but the options were grayed out. After searching online, apparently I need to clear my credential storage so that the option will be enabled.

After doing more reading, I find that one article states to be wary of clearing credentials, as this may affect security over WiFi. I do use public WiFi, for example at university and other places. However, almost all other articles seemed to suggest clearing without any reservations.

 

Should I or should I not clear my credentials? If not, how else could I enable the option to turn off pin code?

 

Thank you very much! :)


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