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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Is there a way to lock an Android device using a keyboard?

Somewhat imperfect comparison: in Windows, you can simply press Win+L to lock Windows. Is there a similar keyboard shortcut in Android?
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Accessing android device via ADB shell with broken touchscreen (can't authenticate)

So, the touchscreen on my Nexus 4 broke this weekend. I have a new device coming in, but in the meantime I need to be able to access the device to use a few different apps and send/receive some SMS ...
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Is there a way to switch Android users from the command line?

Using the following command, I managed to enable multi-user mode in an Android device that doesn't officicially support it: adb shell setprop fw.max_users 4. For good measure I also added the ...
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How to switch user profile based on password / lockscreen pattern

Currently, I have a family use tablet running on 4.2 Jellybean Model is Ainol Novo7 Flame, a cheap Nexus7 alternative. Nexus7 is quite expensive in my country on its release so I bought this one ...
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Where can I locate the picture that is currently being used for my lock screen?

I have a picture that I cherish deeply being used as my lock screen. The problem is that the Micro SD card I was using became corrupted at one point and needed to be formatted so the picture was ...
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galaxy s4 jellybean - disable swipe lock screen

Every since my Galaxy S4 phone was upgraded to Android 4.3 (Verizon), I have had a problem disabling the swipe lock screen. I go to Settings -> My Device -> Lock Screen -> Screen Lock: If I set the ...
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Android power button doesn't lock the screen after reboot - Nexus 5

I've been using my Nexus 5 for like a couple of months now and last week I tried switching to ART. After the process is finished the phone rebooted and the power button didn't lock the screen. Long ...
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Can't disable lock screen during call

I'm using Android 4.3 on Samsung Note 2, and the lock screen frequently is present when I finish a call. I have no need to secure my phone under these circumstances. How do I disable the appearance of ...
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ZTE Lock Screen wallpaper

I can't seem to change my wallpaper for my lock screen no matter what I do if I press the menu button or go to settings or even go to galleries. I need help.
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4.4 Kitkat Lockscreen music player

I hate the new kitkat update with the new album art lockscreen display when you are playing music. I would like to know is there any way possible to get the track list w/music controls back like on ...
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How to prevent widget resize on unlock swipe on jellybean 4.3?

This is very annoying since I never want to resize the widgets after they are set, but obviously, I swipe the phone a lot. Is there a way to disable this box and return the swipe area to the visible ...
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root android device without USB debugging

Is it possible to root a galaxy note 2 locked with a pattern screen lock? I am locked out of my phone . I thought if I can root the device then i would be able to remove screen lock through admin mode ...
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Lock screen force close.when slide the phone reboots it continually persists.:-\

I installed a widget locker lock screen app for my android 4.1.I didn't liked it so I directly uninstalled. Now every time I try to slide on the lock the phone reboots. Again after boot when I touch ...
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Disabling the lock screen on a Kindle HD

I have an app installed on the Amazon Kindle HD that auto starts. Unlike regular Android, there is only an option to password protect the screen. I would like an option to turn off completely, can it ...
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lock screen clock shows my work alarm after update 4.3

I have a Galaxy S3. I don't want to look at what time I have to wake up in the morning every time I look at my phone. I don't think there is a way to make it not show on the lock screen, but any input ...
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Keyboard stuck on screen

I'm having keyboard issues on my nexus 4. If my phone locks with the keyboard on screen, then when I unlock, the qwerty keyboard shows over the pad to enter my code. I can work around by clicking the ...
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Samsung note 3 titanium backup freeze lockscreen

I have a rooted note 3 am am using a custom lock screen. Is it possible/wise to freeze the lockscreen service or any dependencies to free up CPU time and memory? Does a custom lock screen rely on ...
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How to disable lock pattern/pin on lock screen with new Android 4.3 update?

I just did an update on my Galaxy S3 and now it is required that I have a lock on my lock screen. Before the update, I had the simple "Swipe to Unlock." Now, when I go into Settings>Lock ...
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Unable to reset the lock screen password for xeria M

I forgot my lock screen password and have tried resetting it with Google device manager since my phone is connected to home WiFi .But when I try to give lock screen password it always says "Your new ...
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How do you unlock phone after encrypting if you've never set a character password?

I have a Moto X. It was connected to my Google account, and set up with NFC unlock, with a pattern code backup. I never had a character password. When I clicked the "Encrypt" button under security ...
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Can I prevent S-voice from unlocking my screen?

I use s-voice while driving, so I don't need (or want) to see the screen. Yet, it unlocks the screen upon use (and then it's easy to accidently press a wrong button). Is there a way to disable that?
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No lock screen notification on JellyBean 4.3

I have a HTC One Mini. I don't get any notifications for missed calls or new messages on my lock screen since the 4.3 update. I have the option enabled in my settings. I tried resetting factory ...
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Delay on screen wake

When I push my power button to wake my device it takes 1-4 seconds for the screen to turn on and show the lock screenp. I have seen that others have solved the issue by turning off power-saving mode ...
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Unable to change lockscreen wallpaper on Galaxy S3 mini

I can't seem to change my lockscreen wallpaper on my Galaxy S3 Mini. I go into Settings > Display > Wallpaper > Lockscreen, and a popup appears where I select Gallery. Then, I go to my ...
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Can't make gallery photos lock screen wallpaper (Samsung S2)

I have a Samsung S2 and until recently changing the lock screen was fine, however suddenly (potentially after apps were synced), I am unable to change my lock screen using a gallery photo, using both ...
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How to hide pin pad or lock pad on unlock screen?

Would like to know if I can slide to unlock to bring up the pin pad like in iOS? The pin pad hides my notifications. I know if I remove the pin to unlock it will just slide to unlock but that is not ...
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Disable PIN Unlock with Certificates and WPA2 Enterprise

I want to use a Samsung device (4.1.2) within WPA2-Enterprise. When I install a certificate in order to connect to the RADIUS server, the phone immediately wants me to set up a PIN to lock it. I can't ...
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Gallery 'don't ask me again' reset?

So I accidentally checked the box when it asked me if i wanted to change my lock screen so it was the same as my home screen. I've been searching for a way to reset the option but i have not found a ...
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KitKat Lock Screen: Possible to remove bottom menu?

I updated my Nexus 4 to KitKat. It adds a menu bar at the bottom of the lock screen. By default, it shows the camera on the right hand side and caret in the middle. Is it possible to remove the ...
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Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD HDMI Portrait Mode

I have Razr Maxx HD with a broken screen and partially functioning digitizer. I am attempting some data recovery. I have an HDMI cable and monitor, and I have a USB OTG hub on order (for mouse ...
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How to change WIFI hotspot configuration from lock screen?

I have an Android smartphone (Samsung Galaxy Ace 2) that I haven't used in a while. Specifically, I have (a) forgotten my lock screen passcode, (2) changed our Wifi configuration (provider, router, ...
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Galaxy Gear not locking Note 3

Device: Samsung Galaxy Gear paired with Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I am receiving notifications on the Gear from the Note, so I know it is connected. I have turned Auto Lock on. When I did this, it ...
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Is there a way to change apps shown in s-view window on Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

I have the note 3 and the s-view case. Its great but only lets you have a few widgets accessible from the lock scree. Is there any way to change or customize these widgets?
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Clock time does not update in locks screen until I unlock phone. Time is also incorrect in the top-right corner

Device: HTC Desire S. The clock's time does not update both on the unlock screen and on the notification bar in top-right corner. The widget time is correct.
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Screen Unlock Issue - Phone Restarts

I am facing problem in unlocking my Micormax A35 BOlt. When i switches it ON it behaves normal and as soon as drag the lock symbol on screen to unlock the phone it restarts immediately. What could be ...
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Message sender's name only on the Samsung Galaxy S4 lock screen

On the lock screen, is there a way I can see a text message and just have the sender's name? I want to keep the actual message private.
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“/data/system/locksettings.db” can't query once downloaded locally

The issue is, I intend to extract a value from /data/system/locksettings.db. If I download the file, it is not recognisable as a database with any tables in it. I tried using python and sqlitebrowser ...
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Block Lock Screen Widget Suddenly Appearing — Does Nothing

My Galaxy S III has been a wonderful device. However, recently something highly unusual is happening. Randomly when the device is in standby-off mode and I turn it on, my lock screen (which is a ...
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How do i factory reset my wickedleak wammy passionz+?

I have a jellybean 4.2 device. i created a password lock, disabled the default ASOP keyboard(as it was crashing quite often) and locked my homescreen. so now i am stuck at the lock screen asking me to ...
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How can I configure a Galaxy S4 to allow me to touch Dashclock to open items?

How can I configure a Galaxy S4 to allow me to touch Dashclock to open items? I want to be able to tap on the email icon to open email, etc. Dashclock appears to support this (I may be incorrect ...
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Accessing phone data when locked out

I am using a BLU Quattro HD 5.7 phone, running ICS, and I have locked myself out due to my own stupidity. It doesn't have a wifi connection or a data connection at the moment because I do not have a ...
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Unlock ASUS Transformer Tablet

My ASUS Transformer TF700 worked fine and I did not put in any unlock code to open it. One day the initial screen showed a keypad and invited me to put in the unlock code. I read you can ...
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I am locked out of my S3 after forgetting the password

I forget my password and now I m locked out of my phone is there anyway I can get back it or if needs a flash or factory reset is there anyway I can get my data back.
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LockScreen Image

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 and I cut 480x800px lockscreen image, but when I try to set her, appear blue frames that can not afford to set her in full screen.How can I set 480 * 800 px image?
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After update my Samsung S2 cannot lock the screen

I can't lock my screen. When I click the lock button, the screen just blacks out. When I click the home button it directly show me the home screen even though I have set the lock pattern.
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Enable music controls while phone is locked

I use a Sony Xperia Neo. I recently formatted my phone. Before, I was able to control my music while the screen was locked. Now, those controls have disappeared. Does anyone have any idea how to ...
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Can't unlock the screen on Nexus 4

I got a new Nexus 4 yesterday. It works fine on WiFi. When I turn it on this morning, I can't get past the screen lock. It won't allow me to get into the device. It just shows the time and phone ...
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Fast lock and unclock screen by lock button doesn't lock screen at all

I couldn't find any topic related to this. If there is one, please flag to delete. There is problem with lock button that it doesn't lock your screen even when you setted in settings to lock the ...
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How can I type using my Bluetooth Keyboard when the screen is locked?

I have recently purchaced a bluetooth keyboard and have been using it with. My Galaxy Player 5.0 (running 2.3). I was wondering if there was a way that I can still type using my bluetooth keyboard ...
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Galaxy y issues : lockscreen/homebutton/notifications…

About a year ago , i bought a galaxy y (GT-S5360) and everything was okay, until today. i don't know what exactly happened , but i noticed that my lock screen disappeared(i didn't have a password , ...