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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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No Longer Receiving Message Notifications on Lock Screen

I have a SG3 recently updated to Jelly Bean 4.3. When the update ran, I received message previews on the lock screen, accessed them without trouble, and enjoyed the feature. In the last 24-36 hours, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Samsung - Change password / log-in method with NFC

I had some NFC tags with my Xperia Sola. It could change settings if I touched the tags with the phone, and it was pretty useful. Can one use this "technology" with modern Samsung phones? Both ...
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How to Disable Double Tapping?

My Galaxy S2 asked me to double-tap and drag to unlock (instead of just dragging) and every time I try to tap anything, one tap only makes a yellow box appear around the app or file or whatever, which ...
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How can I set the lockscreen personal message after updating?

On my Samsung Galaxy S3, I had an option to change the personal message on the lock screen. After the system update, the option is still there, but it is grayed out. Does anyone know how to fix this? ...
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Question Mark on Lock Screen

I've updated my S3 Mini, and now i have a question mark on my lock screen, it's right below the time, and right to the date, and above the message "discharging x%" What is this question mark?
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Message Sender in Lock Screen only Saying 'Message"

Hi i have just changed over to a Galaxy S4 from an iphone5 and it is really frustrating me when i get a text message it shows on the lock screen but all it says is "Message" and not who its from. ...
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VPN install enforces screen lock

I was trying to install a VPN on my phone and somehow I added a screen lock. I cannot turn it off now. When I go to lock screen, select screen lock, enter my pin and next it takes me to the screen ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 Patten, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to change lock screen on a phone like it is on a Kindle Fire? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get a random image on my lockscreen? Everytime the user turns on the Kindle Fire, the lockscreen of the device presents a different background. (Of course it ...
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Customizing lock screen notifications on 2.2

Is there an app that makes it possible to have email, Facebook, etc. notifications displayed on the unlock screen, the way that voicemail and text message notifications are displayed?
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How to unlock the android phone after “too many patterns attempted”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot unlock tablet as have no internet connection? Just now my android phone ( HTC Desire S ) got locked ( apparently my nephew tried the unlock pattern hell lot of ...
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Issues with the TouchWiz music app on my Galaxy Note 2

I've recently received a Galaxy Note II, and am still in the phase of getting to know Android and Touchwiz. I've managed to sync some music onto it with iSyncr, but am having some problems playing it. ...
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HTC Wildfire: “Settings” > “security” > “lock phone after” > and select, “immediately” not working

"Settings" > "Security" > "Lock phone after" > and select, "Immediately". The above has been my security lock setting for the past year. It was working fine but as of a week ago it hasn't ...