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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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Samsung Galaxy Pocket Duos unlocking screen in horizontal position when calling

I noticed this function on Alcatel with same version of Android (2.3.6). When you talking phone blocked, but when you changing phone to horizontal position(standart position for working with phone) it ...
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I can't use my Google Account password to bypass the lock screen

On my CM9 / ICS 4.0 phone, if I incorrectly enter the drawn pattern five times in a row, it locks itself for 30 seconds. I can't enter any more passwords, but I can click a "forgot my password" button ...
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How to bypass lock screen for Samsung Galaxy S3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot unlock tablet as have no internet connection? A few days ago, my close friend's dad passed away suddenly from a heart attack when he was overseas, he left his ...
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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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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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Disable screen lock pattern

I just downloaded JellyBean on my HTC One X. I wanted to check APNs, but accidently went to VPN. Then, I had to set the screen lock pattern to access it. Now, I have an extra step when I want to use ...
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Activate Voice Actions from Lock Screen

Is there a way to activate Voice Actions from the lock screen? I've abandoned the iPhone world, and only miss this one feature. On my iPhone I could press and hold my home button to activate Siri. ...
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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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Why does selecting the second use on the lock screen crashes OS?

Running 4.2 on a new Nexus 7 with two users setup with individual google profiles. Both have basic setups (a few apps, sign in patterns, no widgets running). Both profiles having been running fine ...
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Disable power-off menu when screen is locked

I own a Samsung Spica GT-i5700, how can I disable the power-off menu when the phone is locked. I am running CM7.
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Lock screen when proximity sensor is covered

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Jelly Bean. I would like, for, my screen to lock if proximity sensor is covered (for instance, when it is in my pocket). How can I do that? I am searching for an ...
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How to set a default keyboard language on the lock screen?

I have multiple languages set up on my keyboard (and using Swype primarily). Since my password consists of English letters, if my keyboard was last used in a different language, I have to first ...
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App that optimizes images to set as lockscreen?

How can I resize any image I have to 720 x 1280 resolution to set it as a lockscreen for my Xperia T? I tried Wallpaper Wizardrii but for some reason I cannot get the app to enlarge small pictures to ...
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Maximize Lockscreen widget?

I am on Android 4.2.1 (Galaxy Nexus), when using Lockscreen widgets, they are always quite small until once drags them down, then they get maximized. Any way to maximize them by default? Thanks :-)
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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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Lock screen shown when notification selected

I am starting to get some strange behaviour with my Nexus 4 running the latest JB os. I get a notification such as an email or sms, so I unlock the screen before dragging the notification bar down and ...
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Simulate Touchscreen Input On Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot unlock tablet as have no internet connection? I have had a very unfortunate accident with my Samsung Galaxy S2 and the screen has suffered a complete shatter (top ...
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Can not unlock my Android device as have no internet connection?

I have an Android device which is running Android 4.0.3 (or something like that). My little brother decided to try and guess my lock screen pattern the other day, and ended up locking me out. I ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S No Unlock Screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (with DMB). It's running Gingerbread and it doesn't have an unlock screen. I have tried to set it up through the settings but it doesn't work. Any idea why?
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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 ...
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Starting an app when the screen is locked?

Is there any easy way to start an app when you press the button to lock your screen? I've seen custom lock screens before so I know it's possible even if I have to make my own app for it. I have an ...
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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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Galaxy S3 flip case: auto-lock when closed?

I have the Samsung flip case for my Samsung Galaxy S3. Is it possible to setup the phone to automatically lock when the case is closed, then to wake the screen when I open the flip case? Is it also ...
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Disable Slide to Lock

I have a Cruz T301 which is rooted. The screen calibration is a bit off and I cannot access the home screen. (It is next to impossible to use the slide to unlock.) Basically, it will slide to the ...
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Phone lock enabling using hardware buttons

I don't normally like to lock my phone as I find it annoying. Is it possible to enable the lock or some kind of encryption on the phone in an emergency, for example by holding down a number of the ...
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How do I unlock my samsung galaxy s2 after many attempts [duplicate]

Someone tried to unlock my Samsung Galaxy S2. The result is "too many pattern attempts". I use Google account to sign in. I can't remember my Google account. What can I do?
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N7/4.2 Can't add lock screen widgets?

I was pretty excited to hear Android 4.2 brings lock screen widgets. But after updating my Nexus 7 tablet, I'm not able to do that: I just have a clock widget that I can remove (it reappears after ...
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“Account unlock” when not connected to internet?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. I see this screen when I press "Forgot Password" in the pattern lock screen that comes by default with the phone: My Question is: How would my account be ...
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How can I set my Galaxy S3 to vibrate when locking the screen?

My partner and I have identical Galaxy S3's. However when my phone locks it briefly vibrates, when partner's locks it does not. What setting have I changed that makes this happen on mine and not on ...
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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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How to use camera without unlocking phone? (Jelly Bean on S3)

I put Jelly Bean on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy SIII using http://www.cyanogenmod.com/blog/cyanogenmod-10-m2. I know that it should be possible for me to use my camera to take pictures quickly (without ...
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Slide to unlock appears even when pattern lock is activated. How can I get straight to pattern lock mode after screen is turned on?

I thought the whole idea of pattern lock is to replace the 'slide to unlock' thing with something safe. Well I don't know if this is a bug or not but I have to 'slide to unlock' first before I can use ...
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How to disable “Forgot Password” on the lockscreen

I have entered a wrong password five times – now if I click on Forgot Password I can enter a Google account with password, then it will unlock the screen. How can I disable or hide that Forgot ...
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Looking for Location-Specific Screen Locking Behaviour

I'd like to have a feature that allows my Android phone to change its lock mechanism automatically dependent on location. For example, most of the time I use pattern unlock when out and about but ...
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Samsung S3: avoid automatic screen lock

My Samsung Galaxy S3 automatically locks the screen after a given number of minutes. After this I have to insert a secret code to unlock. I can disable this feature, checking "Never lock screen". In ...
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Is there a way to lock an Android device using a keyboard?

Somewhat imperfect comparison: in Windows, you can simply press Win+L to lock Windows. Is there a similar keyboard shortcut in Android?
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How to disable lock screen in ICS when VPN is set? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting to VPN forces having secure screen lock I have Sony Xperia S with ICS 4.0.4 stock rom (rooted), I need to have a VPN account set in my phone, but when I add a ...
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Slide unlock till pattern lock gets activated after interval

Using Jelly Bean, 4.1.1, on a Galaxy Nexus, I want this: You lock the phone. For the first 5 minutes, if you try to unlock, you can just slide and unlock it; after that, you have to enter a pattern. ...
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Prevent activating silent mode when screen is locked

Is there a way to prevent turning the sound (silencing the phone) off from the lock screen? This is a Motorola Droid 4. I notice I've missed calls and check only to find that the sound has been ...
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Make screen lock after call if it was locked before?

I think that I had this feature in my Galaxy S way back in the 2.1-2.2 era, but now I can't figure it out on my Galaxy Nexus (takju, 4.1.1). What I'm looking for is this: if I have the phone locked ...
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How to enable a PIN but allow quick access to camera?

In Android 4.1, when you set the lock screen security to "slide", you can quickly access the camera by sliding left. Is there a way to get a similar sliding mechanism, but at the same time require a ...
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Pin lock screen - avoid pressing ok

Is there any way to avoid pressing ok on the stock Android pin screen? There was an option to do this in cyanogenmod (9?) for my Nexus S 4G but it's not in stock (which I'm using now, unrooted). Is ...
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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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View email previews on lock screen?

I am desperately looking for a way to view a preview of a new email message on the lock screen. I would like the screen to light and preview the email for few seconds. If it is relevant - I have ICS ...
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SMS-draft on incoming call

I have a tiny problem with my Android on HTC Wildfire. When I got incoming call and my screen is blocked, I have to move a ring to unblock and answer the phone; but if I move this ring fast enough and ...
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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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Loss of Image quality when set as lock screen or home screen wallpaper

This is my original wallpaper: After setting it as Lock Screen wallpaper, its quality got reduced and this is how it looks: Even when set as homescreen, the image quality is reduced. How to ...
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Where to find a PIN lock screen that scrambles the keypad on every use?

Is there some way to get a lock screen whose PIN pad changes number layouts every time it's used? It seems like a very basic way to thwart smudge attacks and yet my (broken?) google-fu can't find any ...