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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 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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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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Android 4 don't require unlock at home

In the Android OS version 4, what would I have to do to require a pass code to unlock the phone when I'm away from home, but when I'm at my home, I don't need pass-code restrictions. Detecting ...
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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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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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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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Can't disable pattern screen lock

I recently installed PdaNet+. To use wifi tethering it asked my to accept a certificate and set a screen lock pattern. I have since uninstalled it and removed the FoxFi certificate, but I still 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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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 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 get more screen lock options?

In my Nexus 4, I have the following screen lock options. None Slide Face Unlock Pattern PIN Password How can I get options other than these for my lock screen? I prefer non-rooted ways to get this ...
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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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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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Lock-screen information lost calls etc

At my company we use Sophos MDM solution, witch forces all user to set a PIN on their lock screen. I use a Samsung S3 (android 4.1.2) and the lock screen is only a huge numeric key pad. The oterones ...
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How safe is the android Lock Screen with password?

If your tablet got stolen, how probable is it, that the thief will retrieve data from your device if you have only the lock-screen with a 4-character password as protection? Is it easy for a hacker ...
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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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How do I move past the ICS lock screen using a bluetooth keyboard?

How do I move past the ICS lock screen using a bluetooth keyboard? Or, alternately, what happens to the keystrokes I type while the lock screen is active? They're different versions of the same ...
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Change the size of unlock pattern grid

On some of the screenshots I've seen the pattern unlock use a much larger grid instead of the default 3x3. I can't find any way to change the size of the grid in the settings. Can I somehow change ...
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Lock screen unactive for 8 seconds - Exchange security setup on Android 4.1.2

Can someone reproduce this issue. I have setup exchange account on my SGS2 with Android 4.1.2. When you setup exchange on android it is required by security policy of exchange server to have screen ...
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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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LockScreen Image

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 and I cut 480x800px lockscreen image, but when I try to set her, appear blue frames that can not afford to set her in full screen.How can I set 480 * 800 px image?
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 - Screen Lock Options Disabled

Following the recent upgrade to Jelly Bean on my Samsung Galaxy S2, I have enabled the lock screen with password but when I want to change the other options to like Swipe, Motion, face Unlock Pattern, ...
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Use Tasker to swipe lock the screen for 10 mins then require password thereafter

i'm looking for a way where i can use the power button to turn off the screen and activate the swipe lock. If the phone is left untouched/unswiped for 10 mins the password lock should come on. There ...
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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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How to set a security question?

Reading this answer, I found that we can set a security question to unlock the device after 5 unsuccessful unlock attempts (clicking Next). So to set a security question, I we to Settings -> Security ...
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Show messages on lock screen

I'm looking for some sort of way that will show part/all of my text messages, emails, tweets on the screen when the phone is locked. I just gave up my iPhone and this is something I'm really missing. ...
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After update my Samsung S2 cannot lock the screen

I can't lock my screen. When I click the lock button, the screen just blacks out. When I click the home button it directly show me the home screen even though I have set the lock pattern.
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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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Dev/Log's - login attempts and how to read the log?

My first post on here and hopefully a easy fun answer. I'm looking for the location for failed login attempts on the device - I've looked on the device and it seems the logs are located in ...
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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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Password unlock and access to widgets?

So I just realised that having a Swipe unlock allows you to have widgets and access to the camera etc. But whenever I put a password, these features are gone. Is there a way I can allow for a swipe ...
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How to unlock pattern on Nexus 4 [Developer Option: ON] [duplicate]

Even I have seen duplicated thread as in: Cannot unlock tablet as have no internet connection? But Here's my situation: I have wifi/data turned off. I have the developer option turned on and my ...
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Enable slide-lock without PIN/password prior to security timeout - PIN/password enforced by enterprise security policy

I'm on a Galaxy S2X on Jelly Bean 4.1.2, and my company's security policy forces me to use PIN or Password to unlock the device. Jellybean now allows you to disable "Lock instantly with power button" ...
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Hcl me connect V1 lockscreen error

I installed Google play in my HCL ME V1 tablet. It was working fine, when i restarted the tablet, my pattern unlock type changes to swipe screen unlock, and when I swipe it to unlock the screen the ...
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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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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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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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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 can I unlock a pattern lock if my screen is defunct?

I have damaged the screen on my phone, so much so, it will not allow me to get the data to transfer onto my laptop. On opening Samsung Kies, it is saying that the connected device is locked. Please ...
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How to set up an android device to function as a phone only

Is there a way to set up my android device so that when the lock screen unlocked, the phone app always is open by default? In other words: I swipe to unlock the screen and I always automatically see ...
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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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unlocking problem in hcl me v1

I installed Google play in my HCL ME V1 tablet. It was working fine, when i restarted the tablet, my pattern unlock type changes to swipe screen unlock, and when I swipe it to unlock the screen the ...
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How do i use a lockscreen from another rom

I want to use only the lock screen from another rom for the same phone. I own Micromax A52. And I am using Xzoom v3 as my rom with Dark Angel theme.(to be precise if anyone knows and if it matters ...
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Does the lock screen on a encrypted device provide different security than an unencrypted device?

I am wanting to encrypt my phone and sd card. I have been reading around about it all week and still don't understand a few things. I though that the encryption was like blackberry encryption, where ...
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Enable music controls while phone is locked

I use a Sony Xperia Neo. I recently formatted my phone. Before, I was able to control my music while the screen was locked. Now, those controls have disappeared. Does anyone have any idea how to ...
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How to unlock android phone which is locked by entering wrong pin [duplicate]

I have a Pantech Burst Android phone runs on ICS 4.0.4. Which got locked by entering wrong pin several times. Now it is asking to login to Gmail to unlock the phone but neither phone data nor wifi is ...
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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 ...