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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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 ...
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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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How do I lock my HTC whenever I want?

I have a HTC Wildfire S and set up the screen lock pattern for it. This triggers after some time but sometimes I want to lock it myself, for example if I leave the office and let my phone on the desk. ...
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4.4 Kitkat Lockscreen music player

I hate the new kitkat update with the new album art lockscreen display when you are playing music. I would like to know is there any way possible to get the track list w/music controls back like on ...
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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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Galaxy S4 bluetooth voice commands

Can anyone help me out. I recently changed my Razr for Galaxy S4 (SCH-I545) on Verizon. I would like to access S-Voice from my bluetooth headpiece, but if I have a pin number set for the phone's lock ...
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How to prevent widget resize on unlock swipe on jellybean 4.3?

This is very annoying since I never want to resize the widgets after they are set, but obviously, I swipe the phone a lot. Is there a way to disable this box and return the swipe area to the visible ...
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root android device without USB debugging

Is it possible to root a galaxy note 2 locked with a pattern screen lock? I am locked out of my phone . I thought if I can root the device then i would be able to remove screen lock through admin mode ...
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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 do I make the music player display on the lock screen?

When I'm listening to music on my Android using Music Player, I want to see what song I'm listening to on my lock screen, and maybe even play/pause and go forward/backward on the playlist, but not ...
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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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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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Lock screen force close.when slide the phone reboots it continually persists.:-\

I installed a widget locker lock screen app for my android 4.1.I didn't liked it so I directly uninstalled. Now every time I try to slide on the lock the phone reboots. Again after boot when I touch ...
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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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Lockscreen rolling notifications like iPhone

I like everything about my new Samsung Note 3. It is a superior device in almost every respect to my previous phone the iPhone 5. But, I have one issue that I have not yet resolved. I cannot get the ...
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Disabling the lock screen on a Kindle HD

I have an app installed on the Amazon Kindle HD that auto starts. Unlike regular Android, there is only an option to password protect the screen. I would like an option to turn off completely, can it ...
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Why is my lock screen scrambled sometimes?

Occasionally my phone (specs below) will awake to the dots on the lock screen being all the way up in the corner. I can't unlock it because the other 6 dots are cut off and turning the phone or ...
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Disable screen lock on samsung galaxy pocket gt s5300 [duplicate]

i have forgotten the screen lock on my galaxy pocket. Right now my phone its unlock, but i want to disable or change screen lock pin and i cant remember the pin a.set before. Please help how to remove ...
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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 ...
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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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Sometimes the screen is on when in lock mode

I have a Samsung Pocket GT-S5310L and sometimes, when the lock mode is on the screen never turns off (until I turn it off manually). This started to happen after I made a factory reset When charging ...
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lock screen clock shows my work alarm after update 4.3

I have a Galaxy S3. I don't want to look at what time I have to wake up in the morning every time I look at my phone. I don't think there is a way to make it not show on the lock screen, but any input ...
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Android / S3 (i9300/i9305) - Disable default keyboard pop-up at lock screen

After the 4.3 update, there is a default keyboard popping up at lock screen. Let me describe what I mean. When you opened up your phone pre-4.3, it displayed the lock screen. With no keyboard ...
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Keyboard stuck on screen

I'm having keyboard issues on my nexus 4. If my phone locks with the keyboard on screen, then when I unlock, the qwerty keyboard shows over the pad to enter my code. I can work around by clicking the ...
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How do I delete a calendar/swipe lock-screen that appeared after Android 4.3 update?

Recently, an Android 4.3 update appears to have created a strange and unwanted calendar/swipe lock-screen on my Galaxy S III which is pictured here. The calendar provides an inaccurate date with a ...
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Use ADB To Lock Phone

I have a security app that needs to be able to activate the default lockscreen but with a passcode. Is it possible to do this with android shell commands?
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Lockscreen widget default to expanded on Android 4.3 or upcoming 4.4

Does anyone know if there is a configuration to allow the lockscreen widget to default to expanded view on Android 4.3 or higher? I have a Note 3 and have not yet received the 4.4 update. I prefer ...
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How can I make Lock Screen widgets work on my Galaxy S3 on Android 4.3?

When my Galaxy S3 upgraded to 4.3 last night the lock screen lost all its widgets and now immediately turns on to the password entry screen rather then the widget screen where I can slide to unlock or ...
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Adding apps in the unlock screen

I have a Samsung tablet (not sure of model), running Android 4.0.4. When I unlock my screen, I have four default options that I can choose from, or I can use the empty area to unlock the main screen. ...
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Recovering from forgotten lock pattern

My son has an impression tablet 10 and has forgot the lock pattern. How can we reset it without knowing the code?
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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 ...