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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Disable camera's lockscreen shortcut

How can I prevent the camera app from opening directly from my Nexus 4's lockscreen? It opens frequently and easily when the lock screen slides from right to left, even if the phone is locked with ...
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How can I change the lock screen on my Galaxy Note 2?

I got myself a new note 2 last night, and I'm trying to configure it. It's my first android device, so I'm not sure how the system works in some respects. I came from Windows Phone 7, and there were ...
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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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How to stop display turn on and consuming battery power, when using Headphones remote control or volume button?

I don't know if this depends on the music player (I'm using mort player music) or standby screen (I have widgetlocker app as lockscreen), I don't see any options in these apps to change this. In ...
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Disable buttons for emergency call and volume control in lock screen

When you see Android's lock screen, there are still some controls available that may be used without unlocking the phone. For me (Android 2.3.3 - LG version) it's the volume control and the button for ...
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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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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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Can't make gallery photos lock screen wallpaper (Samsung S3)

I can only make the preinstalled wallpapers the wallpaper for my lock screen. I can choose an image from my photo gallery, select and crop it and then save it, but the lock screen just stays the same. ...
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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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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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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 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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Double-click to unlock?

Is there a way to get a lock-screen or set up Android so it unlocks the screen by double-clicking on power-button instead of have to click it first and than slide on touchscreen?
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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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CyanogenMod 7 - can I hide the status bar on the lockscreen?

I am using a Google Nexus One and have just flashed CyanogenMod 7 onto it. I noticed that the lockscreen shows the status bar on it, as shown on the image with this post. Is there a way to hide the ...
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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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Transparent notification bar after Android 4.3 Update on Samsung Galaxy S3

I've just updated my Galaxy S3 to the OTA 4.3 update and whilst its fine, there are a couple of really annoying niggles. The main one is the notification bar at the top - where the little icons are ...
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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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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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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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Modify 30 second incorrect PIN delay

How can I modify/disable the 30 second delay after trying the incorrect PIN 5 times? Device is a nexus 7 rooted running SmoothRom 4.4
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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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Lock Screen Problem in HTC ONE X

How can I recover my clock-style lock screen after it failed to return on my HTC One X? I let the phone's battery run out. Then I recharged and turned my phone on, but I can't see my clock-style lock ...
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Why does selecting the second use on the lock screen crashes OS?

Running 4.2 on a new Nexus 7 with two users setup with individual google profiles. Both have basic setups (a few apps, sign in patterns, no widgets running). Both profiles having been running fine ...
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Samsung Galaxy S No Unlock Screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (with DMB). It's running Gingerbread and it doesn't have an unlock screen. I have tried to set it up through the settings but it doesn't work. Any idea why?
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Disable Slide to Lock

I have a Cruz T301 which is rooted. The screen calibration is a bit off and I cannot access the home screen. (It is next to impossible to use the slide to unlock.) Basically, it will slide to the ...
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How to disable “Forgot Password” on the lockscreen

I have entered a wrong password five times – now if I click on Forgot Password I can enter a Google account with password, then it will unlock the screen. How can I disable or hide that Forgot ...
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Samsung S3: avoid automatic screen lock

My Samsung Galaxy S3 automatically locks the screen after a given number of minutes. After this I have to insert a secret code to unlock. I can disable this feature, checking "Never lock screen". In ...
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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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SMS-draft on incoming call

I have a tiny problem with my Android on HTC Wildfire. When I got incoming call and my screen is blocked, I have to move a ring to unblock and answer the phone; but if I move this ring fast enough and ...
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Force widgetlocker theme's default image?

I'm trying to get WidgetLocker to work with an "Xperia ICS" theme. So far the theme looks good but I have a bit of issue about the right slider. As you can see above, the right Camera slider looks ...
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Change the keyboard at the password unlock screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy 4.2 player. I've gotten this to replace my old IPod Touch. I've been happy with it, but I'm having a problem with the unlock screen. I've set my unlock screen to use a ...
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Can I make a web browser accessible without unlocking? [closed]

Is there an Android app like this, or an easy way to make an arbitrary app accessible while the device is locked? ...
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How do I enable the password/pattern lock on HTC 2.3.5 (Sense) mobile?

I have an HTC (Sense UI) mobile running Android 2.3.5 and I am trying to enable the password/pattern lock but it is not working. I tried enabling the lock in my settings but when I turn on the screen ...
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How to put a lock screen with security code on a Arnova 10 G 2?

I have a Arnova 10 G 2 with Android 2.3 which works very well, but it has no unlock screen and no security options. Does anyone know of a way to put some kind of security code on the device, either ...
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Stop bluetooth answered or outgoing call from automatically unlocking screen

When I get in the car I leave the phone in my pocket. Then when the phone rings, I answer the call through the car's controls, but the problem is that this unlocks the screen. This causes buttons on ...
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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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Galaxy S screen glowing in locked state as if some one tried to unlock it, even with out touching it

My mobile is working fine till yesterday, but suddenly I observed that when I lock it and keep it aside, I can see that the screen is glowing as if some one tried to unlock it. This is happening ...
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How to disable screen lock on my HTC desire Z?

I would like to disable screen lock completely, as anyway there is need to press power button every time + unlock the screen which is anyoing
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Adding more widgets in 'Widget' Lock screen style of HTC One X

I have HTC One X with Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5. In 'Settings > Personalize > Lock screen style > Widget' when I click on 'Settings' button I have options of Gmail, Google Now, Google+ posts, My ...
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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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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 do I get a camera icon on my lockscreen?

I've seen screenshots from Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) that have a camera icon besides the unlock icon on the lockscreen (see below). My Nexus 4 (latest Jelly Bean, 4.2.1) has a camera widget on its ...
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How to disable screen lock during Android development?

I am developing Android app with my daily phone, I want to turn off screen lock only during development. I can done this manually, but that is too troublesome and sometimes I forgot to enable it ...
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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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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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Better unlocking schemes?

On my Galaxy S3 I have only a few options for locking/unlocking: Either no locking and swiping, or entering a pin every time. Both options are not very attractive. One is too insecure when leaving it ...
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Something's automatically sending “stuff” from my phone

Today I was on my computer and I had my phone (Samsung Galaxy S2 X) sitting beside me. All of a sudden the screen on the phone came on and instead of it showing the lock screen, it went directly to ...
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How do I pause a song thats playing while my phone is locked (Samsung ace 2)

I am looking for a way to pause a song without unlocking it. Take the iPhone for example; just by pressing the home button twice, it pauses the song. It's annoying having to unlock my phone every time ...
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Lock screen stuck in landscape mode on Galaxy Tab 10.1

I rooted and upgraded my Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Jelly Bean 4.1.2. One mild annoyance is that the pattern lock screen is stuck in landscape mode. I can't find any option to rotate it to portrait mode. ...