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How Many Incorrect Pin/Password/Swipe Attempts Can I Make?

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How Many Incorrect Pin/Password/Swipe Attempts Can I Make?

I recently bought a z5 compact that is running Android 5.1.1 and I am curious about a couple of things. How many incorrect attempts can I make on each of the pin, password, swipe and fingerprint methods of unlocking the phone. Also, what happens when I max out those counters? Do I get to try again in 10 minutes? Is my phone's data wiped? Is there any way I can change what happens when this happens? Is there any way I can change how many attempts I can make? And lastly, does this change if I was to upgrade to Android 6? (I have heard of some horror stories on other phones after upgrading)

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Re: How Many Incorrect Pin/Password/Swipe Attempts Can I Make?

As many as you wish @Phedg1, after 5 incorrect ones, you need to wait 30 seconds. Read here for more info:

https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-Z3/Unlock-attempts/m-p/1072293#M27359



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