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 encrypt android device without screen lock? [duplicate]

I want to encrypt my phone to protect sensitive information. But I do not want to enter a password every time I pick up my phone. That seriously hampers the usability. Particularly because the ...
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Is it possible to have my Android device see hand gestures to turn on the screen and scroll?

While I am cooking with dirty and wet hands, I want to see the recipe on my smartphone without dirtying it. How may I turn on the display and scroll without touching the phone? Is there a setting or ...
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How to quickly lock the screen?

If you leave the android phone idle it will lock the screen, so you need draw lines in the dots to unlock it. But I need quickly lock the phone when I will put in my bag, by example. Basic phones I ...
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How to configure Show Owner Info on Lock Screen on Galaxy S2 / Android 4.0.3?

I just upgrade my S2 to Android 4.0.3, and I'm trying to configure it to show my info on the lock screen. I go to Setup-->Security-->Owner info Then, I type in the info, but I don't find any way to ...
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How to unlock a Samung Galaxy S5 locked with a pattern on a broken screen [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 that has a shattered screen. It doesn't unlock, but the phone works fine. I purchased a new phone, and I want to transfer all my contents from the old phone to the new ...
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Lenovo Tablet A1 disable screen lock

I have a Lenovo Tablet A1 and don't know how to configure the screen settings as I would like them. I want that after a certain timeout the screen dims, and/or goes black, but doesn't actually lock. ...
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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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S3 screen broken, developer mode on, how to transfer data

My screen on my Galaxy S3 broke and I need to transfer an app that's on my phone to my computer. I have developer mode enabled on the phone and I want to be able to transfer the app without opening up ...
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How to keep the MP3 player from starting automatically while the phone is locked

I have a new Galaxy S5, and when I leave it locked it sometimes starts the music player. I don't hear any music, probably because I had no time to put music on it. Is that because buttons get ...
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How can I get rid of text I have put on my lockscreen?

I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 version 1 and i put some text on the lockscreen and have sync updated my device and I can't undo this text. Is there a solution without resetting it?
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Is this behavior normal for lock screen and Phone app for android 4.1.2?

Is this the normal behavior for the LOCK SCREEN? Scenario When on Phone app, after disconnecting the call. Tap on Call button again Mean while Screen times out, and device shows lock screen (for ...
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How to remove a decrypted Androis 4.1 phone?

I tried out encrypting the phone, but now I want to decrypt it, so I can use again pattern to unlock. How can I do this without resetting the phone?
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Disable lock screen wallpaper on S3 Android 4.3

I can change the wallpaper on the lock screen on my S3, but is it possible disable it completely? I can't see that in the menus, I am only able to pick a wallpaper from the gallery.
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Securing power off menu options when phone screen is locked or customizing power-off menu options?

I am using Google Nexus 5 with stock 4.4 KitKat. When the phone is in locked state (locked with a standard PIN code, password or pattern) and we long press power button, we get the power-off menu ...
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Is it possible to have my lockscreen turn on and off automatically at given times?

I want my lockscreen to light up at a specific time say, 10pm and shut down by itself at 10:30pm. Is that something that exists? OS: 4.1.1 Phone: S3
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How do I keep my lockscreen from turning off on my S3?

I want to keep my lockscreen on longer than the few seconds it does now by default. I don't see any settings to change this in the menus. Is there a way to keep it on for 10 minutes or even ...
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Send predefined sms/text message to group with a shortcut

I would like to install a "panic button" on my phone's home screen or lock screen that would send a predefined sms/text message to a selected group of people. I am NOT looking for a group sms app ...
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Kaspersky Mobile: disable lock

I have Kaspersky Mobile installed. Today I had to reinstall it after installing a new rom. Now whenever I turn on the phone, I have to enter the kaspersky unlock code, which is different from the sim ...
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How to bypass lock screen in Cyanogenmod 7.2

I set up my phone to use a gesture based unlock, and told it to hide the unlock button. Now the gesture isn't working and I can't get past the lock screen. For the standard Android lock screen, ...
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What is this blue dot and circle on the lock screen?

Under the slider, there is a blue dot/circle. What is this?
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Lock screen security - reboot after X invalid PINs

I used following methodology to create a strong boot password on the phone, at the same time keeping a weaker PIN for screen unlock. Now I want to make sure that if someone tries to pick up a PIN, ...
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How to turn off crt tv animation when locking screen

I need to turn off the crt tv animation when locking screen in Nexus 5, running 4.4.3. I was able to turn off the tv animation by keeping Animator duration scale to Animation off in developer ...
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changing the lock screen time and date display lg l5

How do i change the design and look of the time and date display on my lock screen? Where is the option that lets you change the design/way the time and date is displayed?
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How To Add 3rd Party Lockscreen App be Default Lockscreen

Can someone help me ? I want to add fingerprint lock free apk to be my default lockscreen. I have decompiled the apk, what I have to do ? Samsung Galaxy Young GT-S5360
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Show command output on lockscreen

This started out with me wanting a calendar on the lockscreen. Not a list of events, mind you, but a calendar. You know, the kind that looks like the periodic table of the elements but with day ...
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Cannot set any screen Security

I installed MIUIV5 on my Gionee P3 phone and I cannot set any screen security: no PIN, no password nor pattern. When it asks to enter a PIN and I tap continue nothing happens. I also checked the ...
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How can i change the lock screen configuration?

My phone has spontaneously changed the configuration of the lock screen. It now has the clock on the left, and a miniaturized pattern lock to the right of that. I would like to get back to the ...
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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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PIN invisibility in android

I am using PIN security for unlocking the phone. When i type the PIN, a blue highlight comes to the pressed digit. How can i hide it? I am in Note 2 rooted with stock rom.
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How do I change the lock-screen wallpaper?

I've lost the ability to change my lock screen wallpaper (in the course of trigger-happy removal of some phone company apps). I used to be able to do 'Menu > Wallpaper' and be prompted for either ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to wipe Samsung S5 finger print scanner data from recovery

I heard Samsung S5 has finger print scanner to unlock screen. How reliable is this? If I perform a data wipe or factory reset via recovery will the finger print lock still works?
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App to lock phone with PIN

Device: Samsung Galaxy SGH-S730G Android: 4.0.4 When my phone is on me, I don't want to use a PIN, password, or pattern on my lock screen. I just want to swipe to unlock quickly. However, if I leave ...
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Is there a way to set the screen to auto-lock after more than 30 minutes?

On my GS3 the options for auto-locking range from "immediately" to "30 minutes". Suppose I wanted the auto-lock to happen only after 1 hour - is there any way to do this?
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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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How do you skip the PIN to go directly to the camera from the lock screen?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1.2 (standard, not rooted). I previously had an iPhone, and the feature I miss the most is the ability to go directly to the camera from the lock screen ...
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Install CA without having to activate screen lock

I have a Nexus 7 (Android 4.1.1) and I want to add a CA (Certificate Authority) to my device to use it for the ssl-connection to my mail server. The CA is self-signed. The Certificate does only ...
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If you unlock you don't have to unlock again in X time

Is there a way to have my phone stay unlocked for some period of time after I have unlocked it once (via PIN, pattern or whatever). In other words, if I unlock my device with my PIN, if I turn the ...
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Certificate Install without mandatory PIN lockscreen

Google Support says: The type of lock that's acceptable may be predetermined by your system administrator. Where I can define what's acceptable? I can regenerate the certificate if needed. So ...
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Why does GMail appear on my phone without unlocking?

If I use GMail and then lock my phone, when I switch it back on, GMail is usable before the PIN has been entered. I can use it entirely as normal but for the absence of the show all apps button at the ...
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Lock screen but keep Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation and GPS active

I've a Sony Xperia Z with Android 4.2.2 and need to lock my screen but keep the (voice/turn-byturn) navigation active. How can I achieve that? As it's currently, as soon as I lock the screen, GPS ...
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How do I make “Emergency Call” harder to hit? I keep pocket calling 911!

I have a Samsung Captivate Glide phone running 4.0.4 on the AT&T network. Unfortunately, I have pocket called 911 at least four times. To call 911 on my phone you have to: Activate the lock ...
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Setting the lock screen timeout

On my Nexus 4, when I press the power button to access the lock screen (say, to check the time), the screen doesn't turn itself off for 30 seconds. This seems like an excessive delay. On my previous ...
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4.3 Lockscreen: How to drag on a lockscreen notification to go to that app?

I have a Samsung Note II. It used to be Android 4.2, and on the lockscreen, if I got a notification of an SMS, I could drag on that notification itself to unlock the phone and go straight to the SMS ...
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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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how do I disable my screen lock pin on my galaxy tab 3?

I added a screen lock pin number on my galaxy tab 3 but my children play the games and I am not always around to enter it. How do I disable it?
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Tablet screen never turns off

I flashed a custom ROM and didn't liked it some reverted to a recovery using TWRP. Now the screen is always on, even after long periods of inactivity. Even if I press the power button it doesn't turn ...