Use this tag for issues with Android's lock screen (the one protecting your device from unauthorized/accidental use. If applicable, consider using a more specific tag, such as e.g. 'face-unlock', 'pattern-lock', or 'locked-out'. See the full tag wiki for additional details and hints.

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Lollipop's Trusted Face can be bypassed by camera

I have enabled Trusted face, also it comes with pattern lock if face is not recognized. But it has a flaw, anyone can unlock the phone with camera/phone call shortcut on lock screen. As shown in ...
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How to fix a nexus 5 constantly playing lock sound when usb plugged?

Since the lollipop update my nexus 5 is constantly playing the lock sound when the usb cable is plugged in like every 2 seconds. When I turn the screen back on I can see that it blinks as if the UI ...
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Lollipop PIN unlock - possible to hide large button feedback on screen?

The PIN unlock screen in Android 5.0/Lollipop displays a very large animated circle under each number that you press (I'm using a Nexus 5). Is there any way to disable that? It seems like it would be ...
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How can I disable the screen lock password in lollipop?

I have enabled password protection on the lock screen on my Nexus 5 Lollipop device: After enabling password, I can't seem to be able to cancel it. Any idea how to go back to None or Swipe?
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I don't see the App Notification > Sensitive option

Nexus 5, Android 5. According to this article, http://www.lifehacker.co.uk/2014/11/18/20-hidden-android-lollipop-tips-tricks, I am supposed to see a "Sensitive" option like below but I don't for any ...
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Are there any lollipop lock screen settings?

On Lollipop it seems that the default "swipe" lock screen has changed a bit for my N5. For years I have been trained to swipe horizontally to unlock the device. Now with the lollipop update swiping ...
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Change screen lock from password to pin

I have a Samsung Note 4 and I set the screen lock to use a password. Now I want to change it from password to another option, but it is not possible. Please advise me on how to remove the screen ...
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Used device manager once, now I can't set security to 'none'

Phone is an LG Nexus. I was messing around with security settings and decided to try using a pattern to unlock my phone. No more than 5 minutes later, I completely forget the pattern I set. Did some ...
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Is there a way to display current weather on lollipop lockscreen?

It seems lock screen widgets have been removed in lollipop. Google now has a weather notification but it does not show up on the lock screen. Is there a way to get this or any other weather ...
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How to prevent removing notifications from the lock screen in Android L?

I can remove notifications on the lock screen without unlocking. How can I disable this?
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Disabling the notification tray in Android L's (5.0) lock screen

I think that this is a rather large security issue that has come with the release of Android L. I've always had a password on my lock screen for as long as I can remember, but in Android L it becomes ...
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Sometimes lock screen don't wake up in mokee release(mk44.4-armani-141108-RELEASE)

I am using red mi 1s and facing lock screen issue.Sometimes lock screen don't show up while pressing the button. What could be the possible reason? Flashed mk44.4-armani-141108-RELEASE a week ago.
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Smiley lock screen password!

my brother have inserted his lock screen password two smiley images from keyboard and now he knows his password but when he types smiley images from keyboard it will not unlock the screen and android ...
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lock screen wallpaper file location

I changed my lock screen wallpaper a long time ago and deleted the original file from the gallery. the lock screen still has the picture.but I don't know where to find it. i want to save it back to my ...
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Issues with Cyanogenmod 11 M11 in Galaxy S3

I installed Cyanogenmod 11 M11 snapshot in a Samsung Galaxy SIII (i9300) and it worked perfectly. But, this night, I don't know what happened. When I turned on the phone, the keyboard has changed the ...
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Slide Unlock before security timeout?

I am currently using CyanogenMod 11 on my OPO and need some help setting up my lock screen. What I want (and had on 4.1 on my Razr I) is: I set up pin security which should come up after 2 minutes. ...
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Pin unlock without showing numbers

When you type your pin into the Android lock screen, it does the usual mobile password field thing where it actually shows the last character you've entered. Is there any way to disable this on ...
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How do I re-enable swipe to unlock?

I recently encrypted my Android 4.4.2 device (S4 Active) and have now unencrypted it. However the only options I still have to unlock my phone are PIN and Password. When I attempt to change it it now ...
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Change Kindle Fire Lock Screen

Is it possible to change the Kindle Fire's lock screen from displaying ads to a user chosen file or one of the random presets that come pre-installed? If so, how would one go about this?
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Cannot remove the lock from android [duplicate]

my issue is when i try use Google services that Allow remote lock and factory reset. if the mobile stolen, then i want to try it and i locked my personal phone successfully it locked by password when ...
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Android lock screen won't accept password from Android Device Manager

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo with android 4 TouchWiz (I'm not sure about the exact version). I've locked my phone using Android device manager. It seems successful, the recovery message is displayed ...
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Can I display missed call notifications on my lock screen without showing the number?

I have a Samsung Duos GT-S7582 phone which shows the missed call alert with contact number on the lock screen. For my privacy I don't want to have that. Is there a way to show only the missed call ...
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How to remove an image saved as wallpaper from lock screen android 4.4.2

Micromax Canvas 2 colors with android 4.4.2 is my first smart phone and im finding my way around slowly. Please can someone urgently help with my issue below? Recently i saw an image on a website of ...
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Auto changing lock screen backgrounds from my facebook photos

So I just purchased a oneplus one and am switching over from a windows phone. One of the features I like on the windows phone is the ability to auto change my facebook photos as my lock screen ...
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Can I have a music-playlist on KitKat's lockscreen?

I have finally gotten around to updating my Galaxy Tab 3 to KitKat. No problems so far, but one annoyance: On JellyBean the MP3-player showed my current music-playlist on the lockscreen. KitKat ...
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How to lock device and turn on display using tap/slide [duplicate]

My phone's power button is messed up. So am looking for something which will help me lock my phone and turn it on using either tapping or sliding. The knock lock app is great for locking but doesn't ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Lock Screen

Somehow, but I'm not sure how, I cannot find the "Lock Screen" settings in "My Device" tab. When I go into "My Device", it basically starts with the "Display" setting. Any idea what happened and how ...
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lock screen won't reset to swipe from numeric

My galaxy note 3 won't go back to a swipe to unlock the home screen after I set it to a numeric code. I see a note on the screen that says android device administrator has turned off the.... or ...
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How to use the S5 fingerprint scanner with full device encyption?

I am using the S5 and have decide to fully encrypt the device and the sd card. My biggest problem is that now the fingerprint is no a possible choice as a lockscreen security. Only password. I ...
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Adding organizational emergency number to lock screen dialer on Moto X?

I recently started working at a large organization which has its own emergency number (Police and Hazmat) and I was wondering if there was a way to add it to the allowed emergency numbers on the ...
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I suddenly can't set any of my Live wallpapers to my lock screen

I suddenly can't set any of my Live wallpapers to my lock screen. After downloading a few new live wallpapers from Zedge, I am now unable to set the wallpapers to both home and lock screen - I select ...
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Unlock screen lock on Philips W337

I tried unlocking the screen pattern on my Philips W337 but I'm locked out. I tried fastboot but it didn't work. Is there any other way to unlock it?
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Can I use a PIN to unlock the screen instead of the device passkey?

I recently purchased a used AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4. It has Android 4.4.2 and so far as I can tell, the latest updates from AT&T and is all 'stock'. My previous (and first) Android phone is a ...
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Set pin for lock screen, but swipe still in effect

I set a pin for the lock screen and under screen lock in settings it says "secured with pin", but phone still only requires a swipe to unlock. Camera icon is on lock screen, but is inactive, as if a ...
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How to retrieve previous lock screen image?

I installed dodol launcher to spice up my phone's theme (Asus Zenfone 6). The problem is it changed my lock screen image and I can't seem to find it now. I tried looking in the Gallery but it's not ...
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Google Device Manager on CyanogenMod - How to stop asking me to unlock phone all the time?

I was playing around with Google Device Manager and so I decided to lock my phone to see it working. Now every time I have to use my phone I have to unlock it with the password and after a while. It ...
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Asus TF700T Does not prompt for forgot password

I've read through the many posts about being locked out of a tablet/phone, but haven't found one where the forgot password / forgot pattern option is missing. I haven't used my Asus TF700T tablet for ...
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Voice Dialling opening on lock screen

I've got a Moto G running KitKat and am having an issue where the Voice Dialler (I think that's what it's called) opens up when the phone is in my pocket, locked. I have no idea how it is happening.. ...
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Is the analog clock widget somehow tied into the unlock screen?

I've encountered something bizarre on my phone which I think is just an innocent side effect, but I wanted to make sure that it wasn't indicative of something malicious. From time to time, right ...
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Samsung GT-S5360 screen unlock [duplicate]

My mother has forgotten her screen lock password. is a four digit number. how can I reset phone so she can use it again? Please assist!
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Android 4.1.2 how to add buttons/widgets to the lock screen?

I feel like I've done this before but I can't find any way to do it now. I have the dialer, camera, text and unlock button on the lock screen now. Can I add more? Motorola Razr M
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Accidentally remote-locked my device, now I get a black screen only

I just purchased an Android mobile device, and was exploring its great features! I mistakenly activated the Google Android Device Manager found on my phone just to feel how it works. Meanwhile, I ...
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Remove password lock created by Android Device Manager (Galaxy Note 3)

I created a password lock on My Galaxy Note 3 with the Android Device Manager web site. How can I cancel it or administer it? (I have reduced the hassle a bitb y creating a simple password on the ...
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Screen frozen after pattern lock

After random unlock attempts, my screen for Sony Xperia Tipo Dual is locked: I don't have USB debugging enabled data is very important, so hard reset is not an option tried all basic things like ...
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I used Google's Android Device Manager to lock my device and now I can't unlock it

So I was testing the Android Device Manager's function of locking my device remotely, and now I can't unlock it. I have tried entering the password several times, and the device always says that the ...
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How to configure lock screen shortcuts

How can I customize / add shortcuts of the "lock widget" in the lock screen? I mean the camera and phone icons: I checked the settings, but I can't find any relevant option: I am using Android ...
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How to make a reminder on the lock screen

I would like to create a reminder on the lock screen so I can see it everytime I tried to use my mobile. How can I do that?
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Does battery drain faster if I don't use 'Lock Screen' feature?

Questions explains it all. I don't use any kind of lock screen on my phone. A home screen appears directly if I wake up the screen. So what's better? Using lock screen or not using it. Note - Security ...
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Encrypting Nexus 7 vs. screen lock

I read in this article that a non-encrypted tablet with only screen-lock on can have data read through USB. Is this really true for example for a Nexus 7 tablet? I mean - if I lock the screen you ...
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Change Input Method without unlocking the phone?

Recently, I've installed a WiFi Keyboard application to my Android phone. This way, since both the phone and my computer were connected to the same WiFi network, I could access the phone's keyboard ...