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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 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 ...
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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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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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Screen locks itself after call

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII GT-9100 with Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXLS8. I am using a PIN for my screen lock. If I make a call while my phone is unlocked, when the call is ended the screen goes to the ...
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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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Unlock Screen with ADB Android 4.2

Previously with Android 4.1, doing something like: adb shell input keyevent 82 #(KEYCODE_MENU) would unlock the screen at first boot and would then allow further commands to launch applications ...
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How to disable pin security from Samsing Tab 2

I have a Samsung tab2, and have added screen pin lock on my Tab few days back as I was going out. Now I don't want to use pin lock as security, but I am not able to disable it. I am going to setting ...
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How to switch user profile based on password / lockscreen pattern

Currently, I have a family use tablet running on 4.2 Jellybean Model is Ainol Novo7 Flame, a cheap Nexus7 alternative. Nexus7 is quite expensive in my country on its release so I bought this one ...
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How can I undo the “Do Not Ask Again” for using my home screen wallpaper as my lock screen wallpaper as well?

I use an app called "Live Video Wallpaper" or LVW which is basically a live wallpaper that allows you to select a video as your live wallpaper. I have no problem with it but I accidentally checked ...
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Set wallpaper and lock screen's background as two different photos?

Current when I choose a photo to be set as wallpaper, my lock screen's background is automatically changed to be this new one. I want the lockscreen to keep its old background, how can I do that? ...
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Calculator on 4.2.2 lockscreen?

I'm wondering if it's possible to put the calculator app on the 4.2 lockscreen (similar to how the camera is there). Not a widget, but the app. I'm running the latest CM10.1 nightly, on a Sprint GS3. ...
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Password method changed on nexus 4

I just got a nexus 4 and have been trying out a couple of 'lost phone' apps. I was using the face/pattern authention for the lockscreen, but now it prompts for a password. I tried my google account ...
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Can't unlock the screen on Nexus 4

I got a new Nexus 4 yesterday. It works fine on WiFi. When I turn it on this morning, I can't get past the screen lock. It won't allow me to get into the device. It just shows the time and phone ...
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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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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 switch to vibrate mode using only hardware keys

I have a Nexus 4, and I would like to be able to switch it to vibrate mode without having to look at the screen or unlock it. My previous phones had this ability (my iPhone had a switch dedicated to ...
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Fast lock and unclock screen by lock button doesn't lock screen at all

I couldn't find any topic related to this. If there is one, please flag to delete. There is problem with lock button that it doesn't lock your screen even when you setted in settings to lock the ...