All sources seem to recommend selecting "none" from the list of screen lock options in the phone's settings, but it doesn't even appear on the list for me. Could there be any way to remove the screen lock altogether, aside from a factory reset?
(EDIT: Just to be totally clear, I do not want to bypass the existing screen lock upon unlocking my phone. I'd like to go back to unlocking it with a single, convenient swipe. I was coerced into adding a screen lock pattern to try and solve an unrelated issue and I hate it.)