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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 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 ...
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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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Displaying the lock-screen clock on the home screen

I'm having a problem opposite to How to display my calendar on the lock screen?. I absolutely love the clock I see on the lock-screen (Xperia Arc S (LT18i), Android 2.3.4): Very nice appearance, ...
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How can I get a random image on my lockscreen?

Could you recommend me a simple solution to set a random image for my lockscreen? I have the stock Samsung launcher, stock ICS rom and I don't want to install any custom launcher. I'm just looking ...
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Multiple Pattern Locks at the same point of time

Is it possible to have multiple pattern lock implemented in an android device to increase it's security. I know that it must be possible to design an app to do that, but my question is whether any app ...
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Android 2.3.5 unlock screen activated unexpectedly

My Android HTC Sense 3.5 running Android 2.3.5 suddenly and out of the blue activates the unlock screen without pressing the power button. That's a problem because it gets unlocked by itself sometimes ...
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Forgot my Android Login Pattern [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recovering from forgotten lock pattern I am using Samsung Galaxy Y Duos S6102 i forgot my login pattern and there is no reset Option on the screen. Is there any option ...
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How to enable NFC on Galaxy Note I717 for lockscreen/screen off use?

The Note I717 running Paranoid ICS and makes everything except the S-Pen great -- except I can't quite figure out how to enable NFC for use on the lock screen/screen off modes. I see plenty of people ...
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ICS silence on lockscreen

On Gingerbread, there was a nice silence slider on the lockscreen: How do I get something like that in ICS?
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Slide to answer is not working on HTC Wildfire S

When trying to answer an incoming call, the slide up to answer never works! It moves, but doesn't actually pick up the call. Is there any way to change this??
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Force widgetlocker theme's default image?

I'm trying to get WidgetLocker to work with an "Xperia ICS" theme. So far the theme looks good but I have a bit of issue about the right slider. As you can see above, the right Camera slider looks ...
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Certificate Install without mandatory PIN lockscreen

Google Support says: The type of lock that's acceptable may be predetermined by your system administrator. Where I can define what's acceptable? I can regenerate the certificate if needed. So ...
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How to configure Show Owner Info on Lock Screen on Galaxy S2 / Android 4.0.3?

I just upgrade my S2 to Android 4.0.3, and I'm trying to configure it to show my info on the lock screen. I go to Setup-->Security-->Owner info Then, I type in the info, but I don't find any way to ...
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Can I change (or add more apps to) the unlock screen in Ice Cream Sandwich?

On the previous version I could swipe left or right to start with my camera, or just unlock the phone. I just got the Ice Cream Sandwich update and now I can swipe up or down to access the dialer or ...
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How to prevent buttons from activating screen

When I take my Android phone from my trousers pocket the screen is often activated since any press to the search, home, back or menu button activates the screen. Of course, this is a major battery ...
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Why phone sometimes (often) goes crazy and constantly lightens up its locked screen?

In general, from time to time, my phone (Galaxy SII) lightens up its locked screen for 4-5 seconds. I thought: the reason behind can be to show if some messages or calls are awaiting to be noticed ...
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How can I type using my Bluetooth Keyboard when the screen is locked?

I have recently purchaced a bluetooth keyboard and have been using it with. My Galaxy Player 5.0 (running 2.3). I was wondering if there was a way that I can still type using my bluetooth keyboard ...
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Change the keyboard at the password unlock screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy 4.2 player. I've gotten this to replace my old IPod Touch. I've been happy with it, but I'm having a problem with the unlock screen. I've set my unlock screen to use a ...
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Unlock samsung galaxy s2 too many pattern attempts and failed to login in gmail account then reset [closed]

My samsung galaxy s2 is locked, after restart, I see following welcome screen only Here was my fault :( Exceed to many pattern attempts Then system asked for associated google account and ...
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Can I put an HTC flip clock on the lock screen?

I have an HTC One X and it has the typical HTC flip-clock/weather widget loud and proud on the home screen. I don't really want it there because it's a bit bulky but it would be nice on the lock ...
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How to bypass lock screen in Cyanogenmod 7.2

I set up my phone to use a gesture based unlock, and told it to hide the unlock button. Now the gesture isn't working and I can't get past the lock screen. For the standard Android lock screen, ...
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Lockscreen on capacitive touchscreen?

My phone (SE Xperia X8) has a capacitive touchscreen, which, I'm told that only reacts to fingers. So does it have a point to have lockscreen enabled? I use Cyanogenmod so I can easily disable it.
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Lenovo Tablet A1 disable screen lock

I have a Lenovo Tablet A1 and don't know how to configure the screen settings as I would like them. I want that after a certain timeout the screen dims, and/or goes black, but doesn't actually lock. ...
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How can I disable screen lock feature temporarily?

I want to lend a tablet to a friend of mine and I'm sure he will try to prank me with a locked screen. What can I do to remove the screen lock, if he returns it with the locked screen feature ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace locks automatically when clock application is selected

Got my Samsung Galaxy Ace a few days ago. Been working properly till yesterday when something strange started happening. Whenever I select the Clock application, the application starts, I see my clock ...
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Automatic Lock Screen prevention if the line is engaged

I am an Atrix owner. One thing makes me annoyed. I try to place a call and if the line is somehow engaged, the phone automatically locks the screen. Is there any way that I bypass this automatic ...
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Google two-step authentication and Android lock screen

After many failed screen unlock attempts, the user is required to enter the Google account password. That's a good idea. But what if I enabled Google's two-factor authentication, and then entered the ...
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Calendar in ICS lockscreen

I'm searching for a way to display a couple of calendar events on the lockscreen of Android 4.x ICS. I found Lockscreen Calendar but it doesn't support ICS.
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Can I make a web browser accessible without unlocking? [closed]

Is there an Android app like this, or an easy way to make an arbitrary app accessible while the device is locked? ...
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Display Text Message on Lock Screen [duplicate]

Is there a way to display unread text messages on the lockscreen? The device I'm using is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus.
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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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How can I re-enable my keyguard?

When I first got my Droid Bionic, if I pressed the power button on the top it would lock the screen; pressing it again would display the keyguard, requiring me to slide to unlock. I had it configured ...
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How to turn off screen without affecting anything else?

When I press power button, it not just turns off the screen, but also locks the screen. I use WidgetLocker Lockscreen which is somewhat heavy. So, many apps stop working. For example, an in-app ...