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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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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How can I disable the screen lock password in lollipop?

I have enabled password protection on the lock screen on my Nexus 5 Lollipop device: After enabling password, I can't seem to be able to cancel it. Any idea how to go back to None or Swipe?
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Nokia Glance-like lock screen clock on Android

Is there any way to get Nokia Glance like power-saver clock + notifications on android phones with AMOLED screens? It's very useful feature IMHO and does not consume much battery on phones with AMOLED ...
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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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Can I freeze/remove com.android.keyguard if I don't use the lockscreen?

What is exactly com.android.keyguard? Is it just handling the lockscreen? If I set my device not to lock when screen is turned off, can I safely freeze/remove com.android.keyguard? I'm using a galaxy ...
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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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how to disable unlock screen sound on galaxy S3

Lately my phone makes an annoying sound when unlocking the screen. I don't have "Screen unlock sound" checked in the setting. I googled and found few people complained about this issue but no solution ...
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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. ...
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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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Remove Password on Galaxy S4

I somehow set a password for my Galaxy S4 (Android v4.3). I cannot figure out how to remove the password. Where is the setting to do so? I have to enter the password anytime I want to unlock the phone ...
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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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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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changing the “hi galaxy” phrase. is it even possible?

Every once in a while, my note 3 wakes up on its own thinking somebody said "Hi Galaxy" and gets itself into the listening mode to start capturing what it hears from that moment on, then submits to ...
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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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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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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 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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Droid Bionic screen won't auto shut off when plugged in

My phones screen will remain backlit and on while plugged in after getting a text or something that would pop up. Even if nothing popped up, if I just unlock it while plugged in, it will never ...
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pin request at the startup lock screen

I was trying to set up a VPN connection and it asked me about medium and high level security and a password which I didn't understand well! I failed to use VPN but now each time I try to unlock the ...
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Can I prevent the off button from locking the device?

I've noticed that tapping the off button locks the device under ICS. Are there any tricks for making it only shut down the touchscreen and wait for the timeout to actually lock the device? You must ...
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I don't see the App Notification > Sensitive option

Nexus 5, Android 5. According to this article, http://www.lifehacker.co.uk/2014/11/18/20-hidden-android-lollipop-tips-tricks, I am supposed to see a "Sensitive" option like below but I don't for any ...
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lock screen won't reset to swipe from numeric

My galaxy note 3 won't go back to a swipe to unlock the home screen after I set it to a numeric code. I see a note on the screen that says android device administrator has turned off the.... or ...
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Asus TF700T Does not prompt for forgot password

I've read through the many posts about being locked out of a tablet/phone, but haven't found one where the forgot password / forgot pattern option is missing. I haven't used my Asus TF700T tablet for ...
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How to make a reminder on the lock screen

I would like to create a reminder on the lock screen so I can see it everytime I tried to use my mobile. How can I do that?
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Change Input Method without unlocking the phone?

Recently, I've installed a WiFi Keyboard application to my Android phone. This way, since both the phone and my computer were connected to the same WiFi network, I could access the phone's keyboard ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4: Get files from broken & locked screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. I broke the screen a few days back and it was locked at the time. The phone is working because it can charge and I can hear the alarm and incoming calls and messages but I ...
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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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Remove Album Art from Lock Screen

How can I remove the album art from showing on my lock screen? I want my live wallpaper to show instead. Edit: should have added device and ROM. Sorry first time on here. Using a Sprint GS3 with ...
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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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Skipping “Swipe screen to unlock” screen?

I do not have any kind of password/pattern lock enabled in my rooted Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. When I wake my phone up, by pressing either the power button or the middle button, I see this ...
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replace the HTC unlock system for a keyboard combination in Android 2.3.5?

How can I replace the HTC-sense ringy swipy unlock mechanism for an unlock mechanism that only requires to enter a keyboard combination in Android 2.3.5? I find myself not able to do it easily on one ...
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Stock 2.2 Clock app locks phone

Last week, my LG Optimus V started having a strange problem. Steps: Open Clock Tap "Alarms" icon at the bottom of the screen I must enter my pattern to access alarms Do anything else in Clock … ? ...
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Device not allowing the use of non-English for the screenlock password

I am facing very unclear behaviour on Motorola devices w.r.t. setting its password in non-english language (Hebrew). Let me explain scenario: a. Settings -> Language & input -> Google Keyboard ...
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Lollipop PIN unlock - possible to hide large button feedback on screen?

The PIN unlock screen in Android 5.0/Lollipop displays a very large animated circle under each number that you press (I'm using a Nexus 5). Is there any way to disable that? It seems like it would be ...
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Does battery drain faster if I don't use 'Lock Screen' feature?

Questions explains it all. I don't use any kind of lock screen on my phone. A home screen appears directly if I wake up the screen. So what's better? Using lock screen or not using it. Note - Security ...
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Encrypting Nexus 7 vs. screen lock

I read in this article that a non-encrypted tablet with only screen-lock on can have data read through USB. Is this really true for example for a Nexus 7 tablet? I mean - if I lock the screen you ...
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How to make the phone stop launching preset applications when the phone is locked

On the back of LG G2 mini (Android 4.4.2), there are stupidly placed buttons, which keep being pushed in my pocket. Unfortunately, there are applications mapped (manufacturer setting!) to the up and ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...