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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How to switch to vibrate mode using only hardware keys

I have a Nexus 4, and I would like to be able to switch it to vibrate mode without having to look at the screen or unlock it. My previous phones had this ability (my iPhone had a switch dedicated to ...
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Lockscreen on capacitive touchscreen?

My phone (SE Xperia X8) has a capacitive touchscreen, which, I'm told that only reacts to fingers. So does it have a point to have lockscreen enabled? I use Cyanogenmod so I can easily disable it.
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Can a screen-locked Android phone be rooted?

By locked I mean a phone that has been locked with a standard PIN code, password or pattern. I'm not meaning to break into somebody's phone, merely wondering to what extent applying any of the ...
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screen lock and not displaying lock pattern in android 2.2 (Eclair)

I have HTC Wildfire and one feature I don't like is that it displays the lock composition when I enter incorrect one people knows see the correct one even when displaying password is turned off. Is ...
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Can I put an HTC flip clock on the lock screen?

I have an HTC One X and it has the typical HTC flip-clock/weather widget loud and proud on the home screen. I don't really want it there because it's a bit bulky but it would be nice on the lock ...
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ICS silence on lockscreen

On Gingerbread, there was a nice silence slider on the lockscreen: How do I get something like that in ICS?
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How can I switch the weather layout in Beautiful Widgets from clock/current conditions mode to forecast mode?

I am trying to setup a lock-screen widget set to suit my liking. I have the top of the screen covered exactly how I want it with the current weather, clock, and battery meter provided by SiMi ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 turns on when fully charged and never turns off

I just 'upgraded' from the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the S5. Both use similar 4.4.2 Touchwiz software, but by new one has some odd behavior. I'll explain. Notes: I set smart screen sleep (or timeout, how ...
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Locked Nexus 7 - no forgotten password option

My girlfriend forgot her password on her Nexus 7 and can't remember it. It's written everywhere on the web that you can use the gmail login after 5 wrong passwords but it doesn't seem to work anymore! ...
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Dev/Log's - login attempts and how to read the log?

My first post on here and hopefully a easy fun answer. I'm looking for the location for failed login attempts on the device - I've looked on the device and it seems the logs are located in ...
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Lock screen when proximity sensor is covered

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Jelly Bean. I would like, for, my screen to lock if proximity sensor is covered (for instance, when it is in my pocket). How can I do that? I am searching for an ...
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How to get visual email and message notifications on lockscreen?

I am very new to Android. I tried searching in this forum and google in general without finding an answer. I would like to be able to see notifications on my unlock screen. For example, 3 unread ...
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Android lock screen password not being recognized

I flashed the latest Cyanogenmod ROM for my device (Samsung Captivate) last night and after doing so I set a numeric lock screen password. I then customized my phone and spent a goodly amount of time ...
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How to Disable Double Tapping?

My Galaxy S2 asked me to double-tap and drag to unlock (instead of just dragging) and every time I try to tap anything, one tap only makes a yellow box appear around the app or file or whatever, which ...
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How do you add widgets to the lockscreen in KitKat?

Just got a Nexus 5 running KitKat (what else?), but I cannot figure out how to add widgets to the lockscreen! On JB, swiping right from the left edge while showing lockscreen would display a "+" ...
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Cannot change screen lock setting

I'm using Android 4.3, and a few days ago I added a new root certificate to my phone (Via Settings > Security > Credential Storage / Install from storage). This required me to choose a screen lock ...
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Lock screen shown when notification selected

I am starting to get some strange behaviour with my Nexus 4 running the latest JB os. I get a notification such as an email or sms, so I unlock the screen before dragging the notification bar down and ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace locks automatically when clock application is selected

Got my Samsung Galaxy Ace a few days ago. Been working properly till yesterday when something strange started happening. Whenever I select the Clock application, the application starts, I see my clock ...
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Is there a lock-screen that can unlock without swiping across screen

My father has an HTC Incredible, and a major source of frustration is that the Sense lock-screen uses a swipe gesture to unlock, which for some reason is very difficult for him, especially when trying ...
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change icons on sensation lock screen

I've just got a HTC sensation and I've worked out how to change the icons on the home screens, but is there a way to change the icons on the lock screen?
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How to lock screen besides pressing Nexus S right side power button

I was wondering, besides locking screen by pressing Nexus S right side power hardware button, is there any way to lock screen, using software button press instead of hardware?
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how to change the lock screen clock style?

I know we have "LockBot" and "WidgetLock" to change the style of the lock screen. But they are not free and it seems they do not allow me to change the clock styles either. I do want to change the ...
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Lock Screen Pattern Too Small After Android 4.3 Update on Samsung Galaxy S3

A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S3 finally got the OTA update to Android 4.3 from Verizon. Before the update, when I was running Android 4.1.2, the pattern on my lock screen looked like the 1st ...
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Disabling Pattern Unlock when Power Button Pressed

I've just downloaded and installed DashClock onto my Nexus 5. I really like the functionality - but I found its usefulness is diminished somewhat by the fact that the pattern unlock automatically ...
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Is it possible to prevent the screen turning off when pressing the power button?

I run an app on my handset which really needs the screen to remain on for it to function properly. The app already seems to attempt to keep the screen on as the screen timeout seems to be disabled ...
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Set wallpaper and lock screen's background as two different photos?

Current when I choose a photo to be set as wallpaper, my lock screen's background is automatically changed to be this new one. I want the lockscreen to keep its old background, how can I do that? ...
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I can't use my Google Account password to bypass the lock screen

On my CM9 / ICS 4.0 phone, if I incorrectly enter the drawn pattern five times in a row, it locks itself for 30 seconds. I can't enter any more passwords, but I can click a "forgot my password" button ...
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Activate Voice Actions from Lock Screen

Is there a way to activate Voice Actions from the lock screen? I've abandoned the iPhone world, and only miss this one feature. On my iPhone I could press and hold my home button to activate Siri. ...
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Make screen lock after call if it was locked before?

I think that I had this feature in my Galaxy S way back in the 2.1-2.2 era, but now I can't figure it out on my Galaxy Nexus (takju, 4.1.1). What I'm looking for is this: if I have the phone locked ...
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Slide to answer is not working on HTC Wildfire S

When trying to answer an incoming call, the slide up to answer never works! It moves, but doesn't actually pick up the call. Is there any way to change this??
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Why phone sometimes (often) goes crazy and constantly lightens up its locked screen?

In general, from time to time, my phone (Galaxy SII) lightens up its locked screen for 4-5 seconds. I thought: the reason behind can be to show if some messages or calls are awaiting to be noticed ...
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How can I delay the screen's password lock on my Stratosphere?

I need my to have my screen be password locked, but I want it to kick in after only 5-10 minutes (i.e., if I lock my phone and unlock it a moment later, I don't want to have to put in my password ...
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Nexus S 'flashes' screen when locking

When I lock my Nexus S, the screen flashes once: It turns black, then the home screen appears again very shortly, then it's black again. Do you have this aswell with a Nexus S on ICS 4.0.3? Is there ...
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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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How can I have a different lock screen photo every time?

is it possible to always have the same lock screen photo and wallpaper, I want a different photo every time I open my phone. I got an app that can change my wallpaper but is it possible to make it ...
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How to set a better encryption password

How would I go about setting a stronger password for disk encryption on my android device? I had set a PIN already before enabling full disk encryption, and it proceeded to use that PIN as the ...
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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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How to change the order of the users on the lock screen?

I have setup a tablet for my 2yo son. I am the primary user, with root access, etc. Because of this, I am the first user on the lock screen. I would prefer if the tablet defaulted to his user account, ...
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Is there a way to have pattern lock that doesn't prompt for X minutes yet still requires some action other than pushing a button (e.g. like iOS)?

I want the lock screen for my Android (currently running a CyanogenMod 10.2 nightly) to behave more like that of iOS, where I can have a delay on when I need to re-enter the pattern/pass-code, but ...
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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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Disable power-off menu when screen is locked

I own a Samsung Spica GT-i5700, how can I disable the power-off menu when the phone is locked. I am running CM7.
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How to set a default keyboard language on the lock screen?

I have multiple languages set up on my keyboard (and using Swype primarily). Since my password consists of English letters, if my keyboard was last used in a different language, I have to first ...
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Prevent activating silent mode when screen is locked

Is there a way to prevent turning the sound (silencing the phone) off from the lock screen? This is a Motorola Droid 4. I notice I've missed calls and check only to find that the sound has been ...
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How to prevent buttons from activating screen

When I take my Android phone from my trousers pocket the screen is often activated since any press to the search, home, back or menu button activates the screen. Of course, this is a major battery ...
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Unlock samsung galaxy s2 too many pattern attempts and failed to login in gmail account then reset [closed]

My samsung galaxy s2 is locked, after restart, I see following welcome screen only Here was my fault :( Exceed to many pattern attempts Then system asked for associated google account and ...
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Can't unlock LG Optimus P500 [duplicate]

I have an LG Optimus P500 phone with Gingerbread. Suddenly I am not able to unlock it by drawing the pattern. I remember the exact pattern, but its not showing what I draw there. It's not even ...
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Using PIN instead of a password for encryption on Galaxy S5

I have a brand new Galaxy S5 with Kitkat (4.4.2) and am required to encrypt it for work. I greatly prefer to use the PIN lock screen instead of the password due to the annoyance of having to type in ...
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How to disable limit of pattern attempts to unlock Android 2.1 device?

My unlock pattern is long and secure. I don't want to wait for 30 seconds when I try to enter it inaccurately (it is tricky), also I don't want it to be blocked after 20 tries. How to make it to ...
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How to lock Samsung Galaxy S2?

My Samsung Galaxy S2 locks after some time I don't touch the screen. How could I lock it immediately, without waiting for this time to pass?
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Partially dead digitizer - any way to change slide to unlock?

The middle third (long-narrow thirds way) of my digitizer seems to have crapped out. Diagnosed from having vary hard time unlocking and weird selection issues, to suspecting digitizer, to getting a ...