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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Looking for Location-Specific Screen Locking Behaviour

I'd like to have a feature that allows my Android phone to change its lock mechanism automatically dependent on location. For example, most of the time I use pattern unlock when out and about but ...
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How to add a shortcut to the list of installed apps (or to a widget)?

I have an app (Pleco) which has created a shortcut (study flashcards). I want to execute that shortcut from the screenlocker (Go Locker), but it only allows to add either installed apps or widgets. ...
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Is there any way to lock the screen without turning off the display?

I just purchase a Nexus S. Currently, to lock the screen, I need to Press the power button. Screen locked. Display turned off. To unlock screen, I need to Press the power button to make screen ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I open a text notification from lock screen on S4?

I have given up on my iPhone 5 and now I have the Samsung Galaxy S 4. So far I love it with one exception: I get the notifications in the lock screen and the preview in the lock screen, but I can't ...
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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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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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Google two-step authentication and Android lock screen

After many failed screen unlock attempts, the user is required to enter the Google account password. That's a good idea. But what if I enabled Google's two-factor authentication, and then entered the ...
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Skipping “Swipe screen to unlock” screen?

I do not have any kind of password/pattern lock enabled in my rooted Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. When I wake my phone up, by pressing either the power button or the middle button, I see this ...
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changing the “hi galaxy” phrase. is it even possible?

Every once in a while, my note 3 wakes up on its own thinking somebody said "Hi Galaxy" and gets itself into the listening mode to start capturing what it hears from that moment on, then submits to ...
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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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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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Too many attempts displayed [duplicate]

My phone displays "too many attempts" and I'm not able to enter the user name and password. How can I unlock and use my phone without losing any data?
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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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wave hand & lock phone automatically

Is there any way to lock my Samsung Quattro (running Android 4.2) just by waving my hand upon 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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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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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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Native email app showing email account password on lock screen of Galaxy S2

Dear Android community, Recently I have set up a personal email account on the native email client that comes with the version of Android I have (4.1.2). After I have set it up and could ...
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PIN enforcement with MDM solution

I have a technical question to the android os. A phone doesn't have to have some PIN or other unlocking options but what exactly happens when you take this phone into a MDM solution such as ...
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How to use camera without unlocking phone? (Jelly Bean on S3)

I put Jelly Bean on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy SIII using http://www.cyanogenmod.com/blog/cyanogenmod-10-m2. I know that it should be possible for me to use my camera to take pictures quickly (without ...
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How to enable a PIN but allow quick access to camera?

In Android 4.1, when you set the lock screen security to "slide", you can quickly access the camera by sliding left. Is there a way to get a similar sliding mechanism, but at the same time require a ...
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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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Avoiding “my cheek hung up on you” on an Optimus T?

I upgraded my wife to an LG Optimus T from a G1, and she keeps accidentally hanging up on people with her cheek. She never had this problem with the G1. I've asked her if she's locking the screen (by ...
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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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Can a thief unlock my stolen phone that is secured with a pattern?

I've lost my phone recently and it's got a pattern lock on it. I've also reported the phone as stolen, so it's been barred. Would it be possible for a thief to unlock it?
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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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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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Unwanted unlock code screen on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

This screen has been appearing lately. It appears in a few seconds after I have inserted a SIM card, rebooted the device, and draw the right pattern or inputted the right unlock code. The screenshot ...
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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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Unlock when sliding out physical keyboard

I got a Xperia Mini Pro with a physical keyboard. When I slide out the keyboard, it still have to slide on the screen to unlock it. Can I get to the password prompt with the keyboard movement alone?
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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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Lock screen notifications not useful - how do I change it?

The first screenshot is when my locked Samsung Galaxy Note 3 AT&T wakes up when receiving a notification. I'm not too pleased with the lack of information displayed. How can I have it display the ...
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Question Mark on Lock Screen

I've updated my S3 Mini, and now i have a question mark on my lock screen, it's right below the time, and right to the date, and above the message "discharging x%" What is this question mark?
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Android equivalent to LockInfo

I am looking for an alternative to my jailbroken iPhone lockscreen, I currently use LockInfo http://www.lockinfo.net/ I have googled and the only alternative I have seen is WidgetLocker ...
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What is an “Emergency Call,” and can I set number for it?

On the default lock screen, whether using pattern or pin, there is a button at the bottom which says "Emergency Call". But if I try to call my home number or anything it tells me "That is not an ...
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Phone unlocking ideas

My wife's nexus 4 has a dead area across the middle of the screen. There's a 1 cm strip running horizontally across the screen that doesn't register clicks. A few weeks ago, her screen broke. We had ...
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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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Message Sender in Lock Screen only Saying 'Message"

Hi i have just changed over to a Galaxy S4 from an iphone5 and it is really frustrating me when i get a text message it shows on the lock screen but all it says is "Message" and not who its from. ...
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Can you disable need to okay the unlock passcode? [duplicate]

I want to know if there is a way to set up your android (4.3) to automatically sense your passcode has been entered - essentially save the need to hit the OK arrow button. Sort of like how iOS ...
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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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Locked screen on asus tf 300 t [duplicate]

I am willing to post a receipt and serial # if any one can help me unlock what what my girl friend did without losing all my customers info ( yes, I never thought of backing it up ). Boating season is ...
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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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How can I re-enable my keyguard?

When I first got my Droid Bionic, if I pressed the power button on the top it would lock the screen; pressing it again would display the keyguard, requiring me to slide to unlock. I had it configured ...
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Connecting to VPN forces having secure screen lock [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Transformer Prime, VPN and password protection I noticed that creating a VPN connection in ICS forces me to use a secure screen lock. I want to have Slide method for my ...