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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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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How to get back pattern lock with Exchange/ActiveSync account?

I have added an Exchange/ActiveSync email account to my Android phone. This required me to set the email application as a device administrator so that ActiveSync can control certain features of my ...
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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 ...
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droid 2 lock screen problems

I just broke my Droid DBA so im switching back to an old phone (Droid 2). But my lock screen is not responding properly: it shows, I grab the lock, but it doesn't unlock (or it just doesn't register). ...
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forgot my google account password

someone used my phone GT-S5300 and had wrongly tried the unlock pattern many times and now it is asking me for google account but i have forgotten my password. pliz suggest me how can i get my ...
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How can I access lock screen Apps on Android like iOS 7 — Galaxy S4 on Sprint

I am a recent covert from iPhone. the one thing i miss, which is even more prevalent with iOS7, is the ability to access basic apps (e.g. phone, flashlight, wifi toggle) from the locked home screen ...
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VPN install enforces screen lock

I was trying to install a VPN on my phone and somehow I added a screen lock. I cannot turn it off now. When I go to lock screen, select screen lock, enter my pin and next it takes me to the screen ...
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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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Any hack to get rid of the “Too many password attempts” lock?

My kids often play with my phone which has a pattern lock screen, and it gets locked due to many attempts, then the phone is locked out and requires a password. I use 2-step verification, so in ...
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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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Increase the space between the dots on the pattern lock

My phone is a Motorola RAZR MAXX, the moto skin that comes with it has one feature I really like: the dots on the pattern unlock screen are very far apart. I recently installed Cyanogenmod, and found ...
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Automatic Lock Screen prevention if the line is engaged

I am an Atrix owner. One thing makes me annoyed. I try to place a call and if the line is somehow engaged, the phone automatically locks the screen. Is there any way that I bypass this automatic ...
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I have entered too many pattern attempts and the mobile was locked out due to that what should i do? [duplicate]

I have entered too many pattern attempts and the mobile was locked out due to that,,, "what should i do?"
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Disable screen lock pattern

I just downloaded JellyBean on my HTC One X. I wanted to check APNs, but accidently went to VPN. Then, I had to set the screen lock pattern to access it. Now, I have an extra step when I want to use ...
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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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Unlock LG e405 android without internet connection [duplicate]

The unlock pattern drawn more than 20 times, so the device locked and Unfortunately wifi was turned off and also the data network also disabled. I cannot make any action on the device, just emergency ...
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Odd but great Lock Screen Behaviour - can't get it back

I have just experienced an odd but really cool feature regarding my lock screen and I can't work out how to get it back (Phone Model: Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3). I went to unlock my phone ...
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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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Is it possible to minimize the unlock section of the lock screen?

Sometimes your widgets take up a lot of space. The unlock section also takes up a lot of space if you use a PIN or password. Is there any way to minimize it?
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How do I remove text from my lock screen on my nextbook?

I downloaded the Lookout security app. The first time I installed it it asked for something to write when I report my device was stolen. After deleting the app numerous times it still will not remove ...
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Innos A35 screen lock [duplicate]

My phone lock pattern is locked, I had disabled GPRS, WiFi and Bluetooth. USB Debug mode had been disabled too, what should I do?
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Unlock phone with a different button

I have a Nexus 4, and everything is OK, but I have realised that the power button is not working as well as I want. Sometimes I have to press it twice or push harder, so my question is: could I set up ...
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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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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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Pin deleted but pin lock screen still comes up

I was fooling around with VPN on my non-rooted Galaxy Note II and created a PIN as required. When I was done I disabled VPN and disabled the PIN by entering my PIN again. Later on my screen locked and ...
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Using ADB to change the screen lock

I am looking for a way to change the screen lock type from slide to password, and set the password via adb command line. I have a device with the setup I want, and one that has slide lock. I'm pretty ...
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Sprint Galaxy S2 SPH-D710 BLACK SCREEN, blue light still on. Bricked? Or fried motherboard?

Two days ago, my Galaxy SII screen went black out of nowhere. I restarted and it was stuck on Galaxy SII introduction screen. I took out battery and placed new fully charged one in, but this time only ...
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Can't change galaxy s4 lock screen wallpaper if security is in place

If I use no security for galaxy s4 lock screen I can use a custom wallpaper for the lock screen. But if I use a Pin security then the lock screen uses the default wallpaper of a kid running with a ...
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How to show a message on the lock screen in case I lose the phone?

I want to show a message on the lock screen in case I lose the handset. How do I do this? If relevant, my device is a Samsung Galaxy S II.
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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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how to set up lockscreen and quick acces to apps

Back in the day, I had a phone which I rooted and got a custom rom. (An Xperia X8, with the GingerDX custom rom using android 2.3.7) When I turned on the phone, I got the sliders for calling, ...
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Prevent entering PIN code before lockscreen

I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini. I'd like to know if it is possible to prevent the user from entering the PIN code before unlocking the normal pattern, since it recently happened to me that someone got ...
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Disable the lock screen when specific apps are active?

I'm looking for a way to disable the lock screen when specified apps are active. It's annoying when the screen times out and I have to swipe the lock screen to start a new pomodoro or use the ...
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Enable SMS count on galaxy s3 lock screen?

When I first got my galaxy the at the lock screen I could see an icon with a count of unread text messages on the right side of the screen, but now it has disappeared and I did not see any settings ...
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lock screen always toggles between two variants

Galaxy nexus, CM10.1, standard lock screen/ cLock. If I repeatedly turn the screen off and on it goes back and forth between the two screens below. Super annoying... Edit to include a question ...
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How to turn off screen without affecting anything else?

When I press power button, it not just turns off the screen, but also locks the screen. I use WidgetLocker Lockscreen which is somewhat heavy. So, many apps stop working. For example, an in-app ...
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Why doesn't my screen lock work (HTC Wildfire)?

I have a HTC Wildfire with android 2.2 (I can't remember if this problem started right before or right after upgrading to 2.2, but the upgrade was done recently and so was the first time I got this ...
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How can I disable the status bar on the lock screen?

I want my lock screen to actually lock the phone. I don't want to be able to unlock the phone and initiate a call by pulling the phone out of my pocket, or randomly select notification items if it ...
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Slide unlock till pattern lock gets activated after interval

Using Jelly Bean, 4.1.1, on a Galaxy Nexus, I want this: You lock the phone. For the first 5 minutes, if you try to unlock, you can just slide and unlock it; after that, you have to enter a pattern. ...
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How to remove “calendar events” from the lock screen?

I think I used to have the clock and the alarm time being shown on the upper part of my lock screen. All of a sudden, since a couple of days ago, I'm now being shown the calendar on the lock screen. ...
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How to disable SMS preview displayed over a locked screen?

On an Android device (HTC Desire S if that matters) with a locked screen whenever an SMS is received it's preview is displayed over the locked screen. This is super inconvenient - anyone who is nearby ...