I searched the web exhaustively and have not found a way to disable the swipe pattern and PIN for unlocking the phone. When I added a VPN connection to the phone it forced me to define a swipe pattern and PIN. After a few minutes I decided that having a VPN connection was not worth the trouble of having to use a swipe pattern. How do I disable these security features? I went to the security settings but could not find an option to do so.
I just want to be clear that this is not an issue where I forgot the swipe pattern/pin - I just want to disable them because its not worth the hassle for me.