SOLVED: Is There A Way To Disable The Password Requirement After a Reboot on Android 6 Marshmallow Samsung S6 or S7

The answer is a blunt no.  I asked Samsung Business Support in Toronto about this.  Below is the conversation:Disable-Password-After-Reboot-Android-6-Marshmallow-Samsung-S6-S7

Is there a ready way to disable the Marshmallow setting on S6’s that requires a password or PIN after reboot:  “Enter password instead of using fingerprint recognition after restarting to protect fingerprints”?   See below. 

Our policy requires a password pin or fingerprints (via Exchange) but since the upgrade to Marshmallow, on reboot Telus S6’s are requiring the password or PIN.  This confuses the Hell out of my staff.  They are used to using fingerprints and only fingerprints.

I have played in settings for 30 mins but have not found a combination that works.  Do you have any suggestions?

After a some investigating and intermediate emails, my buddy at Samsung got back to me with:

It’s by design that this new security feature has been introduced as a security enhancement in M OS 6.x.x

Unfortunately, there is nothing that we can do to avoid this authentication step.




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    whaddayawant September 12, 2018 at 3:41 am

    That’s not “solved” by a long shot…

    Laughable. I guess we don’t own those devices, Google does, so they can control our devices and by extension us.

    Frankly, I’m fine with buying old phones that don’t have these asinine, one-sided decisions being made over our heads.
    This crap should be up to us, not up to Greedle, Crapple or Microshaft

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