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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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 ...
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How to lock touchscreen without turning it off?

Pressing power button both turns off the screen (even if some application holding wakelock) and stops receiving input from it. How to stop receiving input (and require password to get into normal ...
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How can I increase the lock screen delay?

On my HTC One V (Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich), I can use "Settings / Security / Lock Phone After" to set the time, after which entering the PIN is required to unlock the screen. The maximum setting ...
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CyanogenMod 7 - can I hide the status bar on the lockscreen?

I am using a Google Nexus One and have just flashed CyanogenMod 7 onto it. I noticed that the lockscreen shows the status bar on it, as shown on the image with this post. Is there a way to hide the ...
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Connecting to VPN forces having secure screen lock [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Transformer Prime, VPN and password protection I noticed that creating a VPN connection in ICS forces me to use a secure screen lock. I want to have Slide method for my ...
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How do I enable the password/pattern lock on HTC 2.3.5 (Sense) mobile?

I have an HTC (Sense UI) mobile running Android 2.3.5 and I am trying to enable the password/pattern lock but it is not working. I tried enabling the lock in my settings but when I turn on the screen ...
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World clock on lock screen

Did anyone meet an app to show the time in several timezones on the lock screen? Android 2.3.4, Xperia Pro
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How to stop display turn on and consuming battery power, when using Headphones remote control or volume button?

I don't know if this depends on the music player (I'm using mort player music) or standby screen (I have widgetlocker app as lockscreen), I don't see any options in these apps to change this. In ...
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Atrix will boot up but unlock screen is unresponsive

I'm having my first major issue with my phone, the Atrix (not Atrix 2). The phone is stock Gingerbread, not rooted, and I don't download any dubious or non-Market apps. While using my phone today it ...
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i7500 Unlock Button Broken

My i7500 doesn't unlock anymore (the screen unlock). I have a feeling the actual, physical button is broken, because the phone is on and responds to the power button being held down, but won't unlock. ...
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Disable “vibrate” in lock screen

When in lock-screen, I have to move the middle circle over the "lock" on right hand side. The device vibrates 3x during it - is it possible to disable all the vibrations? (Using ICS)
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Any hack to get rid of the “Too many password attempts” lock?

My kids often play with my phone which has a pattern lock screen, and it gets locked due to many attempts, then the phone is locked out and requires a password. I use 2-step verification, so in ...
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Galaxy Nexus: Disable screen lock during call

My GN Device locks the screen when I start a call. Most of my calls are made using BT headset, and I don't need the lock in that scenario. Is there a way to disable the automatic screen lock when a ...
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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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How to unlock device when I forgot my password?

I've read Recovering from forgotten lock pattern which states that there is an option to disable the lock using my Google account information. However I did not noticed such an option when I entered ...
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Screen lock settings won't change on Ice Cream Sandwich with MS Exchange Email

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0.2. I have a corporate email set up to Microsoft Exchange. My sys admin said we use the default mobile policies for Exchange, but he doesn't know the ...
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Disable buttons for emergency call and volume control in lock screen

When you see Android's lock screen, there are still some controls available that may be used without unlocking the phone. For me (Android 2.3.3 - LG version) it's the volume control and the button for ...
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Disable device lock when pressing Gnex power button

When I press the power button on my Galaxy Nexus to turn off the screen, it immediately locks the phone, and I have to enter my code the next time I turn the screen back on. However, if I let the ...
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Outer-shell music buttons like in iOS

I just dumped my iOS device for the sake of Android (iTunes, flash lack and other reasons). I'm trying to retain the features I got used to on the iOS. One of them was the ability to start, pause, ...
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How can I delay the screen's password lock on my Stratosphere?

I need my to have my screen be password locked, but I want it to kick in after only 5-10 minutes (i.e., if I lock my phone and unlock it a moment later, I don't want to have to put in my password ...
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Is a PIN lock screen inherently more or less secure than an app lock program?

The two ways I see to secure an Android phone is through a PIN lock screen or through an app lock program (Password is too inconvenient and pattern is insecure for various reasons). The lock screen ...
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Use different lock-screens on htc sensation

Is there a way to use other lock-screens on the htc sensation then the one that is provided by htc sense without installing a custom rom? (rooting is fine) I would love to use the standard android ...
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Can I use a pin/password/pattern lock and safely have basic phone functionality while in car?

I would like to lock my phone with a pin for additional security. Also, I try to minimize my phone usage in the car, but in the event that I do need to call someone, I would like to be able to do so ...
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modify the HTC unlock system on an HTC Android 2.3.5 phone?

My HTC Unlock system comes with "Phone", "Mail", "Camera" and "Messages" options on top of the bubble-thingy that one has to move around to unlock. How can I modify the options in this menu to add new ...
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Can't unlock LG Optimus P500 [duplicate]

I have an LG Optimus P500 phone with Gingerbread. Suddenly I am not able to unlock it by drawing the pattern. I remember the exact pattern, but its not showing what I draw there. It's not even ...
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How to put a lock screen with security code on a Arnova 10 G 2?

I have a Arnova 10 G 2 with Android 2.3 which works very well, but it has no unlock screen and no security options. Does anyone know of a way to put some kind of security code on the device, either ...
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Galaxy S screen glowing in locked state as if some one tried to unlock it, even with out touching it

My mobile is working fine till yesterday, but suddenly I observed that when I lock it and keep it aside, I can see that the screen is glowing as if some one tried to unlock it. This is happening ...
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How to get back pattern lock with Exchange/ActiveSync account?

I have added an Exchange/ActiveSync email account to my Android phone. This required me to set the email application as a device administrator so that ActiveSync can control certain features of my ...
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Why do App Locker apps need so many permissions? Am i safe?

I've been trying to password protect an app, and it seems that the permissions vary from app to app for App Lockers. Why do so many of them require full phone access? Is there any danger if i use a ...
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I forgot my lock pattern, how do I reset it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recovering from forgotten lock pattern I have a Toshiba Thrive Android Table and I forgot what I used as my pattern lock. How do I reset it? Someone please help!
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Too many password attempts

While I was out, someone attempted to guess my phone password. They couldn't guess it and now it displays the 'too many password attempts' screen, which needs to be unlocked with a google account. ...
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How can I switch the weather layout in Beautiful Widgets from clock/current conditions mode to forecast mode?

I am trying to setup a lock-screen widget set to suit my liking. I have the top of the screen covered exactly how I want it with the current weather, clock, and battery meter provided by SiMi ...
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How to disable SMS preview displayed over a locked screen?

On an Android device (HTC Desire S if that matters) with a locked screen whenever an SMS is received it's preview is displayed over the locked screen. This is super inconvenient - anyone who is nearby ...
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Recovering from forgotten lock pattern

My son has an impression tablet 10 and has forgot the lock pattern. How can we reset it without knowing the code?
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Can I hide the time on the Cyanogenmod 7 Lockscreen?

I've flashed CM7 onto my phone, and am wondering if there is a way to hide the clock. The only way I see is the Widget Layout setting to Default/Hidden/Centered. But this hides ALL text on the lock ...
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Nexus S 'flashes' screen when locking

When I lock my Nexus S, the screen flashes once: It turns black, then the home screen appears again very shortly, then it's black again. Do you have this aswell with a Nexus S on ICS 4.0.3? Is there ...
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Are PIN lock and lock screen widgets incompatible in ICS?

My wife has a Bionic and I've got a Galaxy Nexus. So she has the older Android version and I've got ICS. We both use PIN locks. On her phone, she first has to swipe-unlock to get to the PIN screen, ...
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Reboot device without ask for the PIN again

I want to Reboot my phone but not enter the PIN on it again. This will make my developing testing easier. I found out that on some devices like Motorola Defy it is possible with the "adb reboot" ...
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How do I lock my HTC whenever I want?

I have a HTC Wildfire S and set up the screen lock pattern for it. This triggers after some time but sometimes I want to lock it myself, for example if I leave the office and let my phone on the desk. ...
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My HTC Desire HD has been stolen. What data can still be accessed by the thief?

I have contacted the network and had the phone barred, I had applied a screen lock. I am concerned however if the thief can still access all my numbers, texts, saved passwords and most importantly ...
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Samsung Galaxy S plus is becoming unresponsive when locked

My samsung was working away perfectly yesterday and then was on my bedside locker when I tried to check the time the lock screen came up very faded almost its hard to describe but it was unresponsive ...
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How can I restore the display of the battery status on the lockscreen?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit - GT S5670 model. When I charge the battery, there used be a percentage on the pattern screen. Somehow it is not showing now. All it is showing the word "Charging" but no ...
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How to lock Samsung Galaxy S2?

My Samsung Galaxy S2 locks after some time I don't touch the screen. How could I lock it immediately, without waiting for this time to pass?
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Unlock problem with HTC Desire

I have a HTC Desire with original OS. I arrive to start the device by pushing Power button. The screen lights on with HTC start screen (HTC quietly brillant) then the home screen of the telephone is ...
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Stop bluetooth answered or outgoing call from automatically unlocking screen

When I get in the car I leave the phone in my pocket. Then when the phone rings, I answer the call through the car's controls, but the problem is that this unlocks the screen. This causes buttons on ...
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Is it possible to use the camera without unlocking first?

Is it possible with Android phones (like with iOS 5) to take photos directly from the lock screen without unlocking first?
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“keep screen on if USB debugging” application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable Display Standby when in Developer Mode missing in Android 2.3 CyanogenMod has this "keep screen on if USB debugging" as a feature in Settings > Applications ...
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Change auto-lock timeout by GPS?

I have a PIN to lock the phone so in case someone else gets my phone, they will be deterred from accessing any personal info that might be on it. But I don't really need this everywhere. When I am at ...