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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lock screen is not changing after updating 4.4.2

I have updated my Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 to 4.4.2 and after that I'm not able to change my lock screen wallpaper. It always shows a wallpaper which is already in the device which has red background. ...
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Disabling the notification tray in Android L's (5.0) lock screen

I think that this is a rather large security issue that has come with the release of Android L. I've always had a password on my lock screen for as long as I can remember, but in Android L it becomes ...
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Remove password lock created by Android Device Manager (Galaxy Note 3)

I created a password lock on My Galaxy Note 3 with the Android Device Manager web site. How can I cancel it or administer it? (I have reduced the hassle a bitb y creating a simple password on the ...
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How to set up an android device to function as a phone only

Is there a way to set up my android device so that when the lock screen unlocked, the phone app always is open by default? In other words: I swipe to unlock the screen and I always automatically see ...
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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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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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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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Used device manager once, now I can't set security to 'none'

Phone is an LG Nexus. I was messing around with security settings and decided to try using a pattern to unlock my phone. No more than 5 minutes later, I completely forget the pattern I set. Did some ...
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Where can I find the Smat Tab 4 Clock and Weather Widget?

The Vodafone Smart Tab 4 has a clock and weather widget that looks like this: I accidentally deleted the widget, and I cannot find it in the widget list. What's the name of this app? Where can I ...
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How to quickly lock the screen?

If you leave the android phone idle it will lock the screen, so you need draw lines in the dots to unlock it. But I need quickly lock the phone when I will put in my bag, by example. Basic phones I ...
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How do I keep my lockscreen from turning off on my S3?

I want to keep my lockscreen on longer than the few seconds it does now by default. I don't see any settings to change this in the menus. Is there a way to keep it on for 10 minutes or even ...
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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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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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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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Why does Samsung GS4 pattern lock sometimes change to side-by-side layout?

I have the SGS4 SGH-M919, Android 4.2.2, WickedV8 ROM. Normally my lock screen looks like this: Once in a while, my lock screen unexpectedly changes to this side-by-side arrangement: I have ...
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Manually lock device in Android 5

I have just upgraded my nexus device to android 5.0.1 from 4.4.2 and I can't find a lock button. Previously you could tap your picture in the setting pull down menu. I'm not asking how to set a lock ...
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How do I cancel password request on my lock screen?

I have tried using the security features using Device Manager on my Hudl 2 to Sony Xperia E1 running 4.4.2 KitKat. When I tried the lock feature, it made my phone ask for the password, but is there ...
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Background image in lock screen on Lollipop

Upgrading to Lollipop, at some point the lock screen got a background image (see file attached). I never selected such image, and I can't find how to change in in the new settings menu :-/
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How to prevent removing notifications from the lock screen in Android L?

I can remove notifications on the lock screen without unlocking. How can I disable this?
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Google Device Manager on CyanogenMod - How to stop asking me to unlock phone all the time?

I was playing around with Google Device Manager and so I decided to lock my phone to see it working. Now every time I have to use my phone I have to unlock it with the password and after a while. It ...
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Initial lock screen before the pattern screen not moving

I have a new MI 3 phone with MIUI, and I tried the theme Angry paper on this, and there seems to be a problem with the initial lock screen of this theme and it won't unlock to display the pattern, and ...
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Quickly turn on / off lock screen?

Is there someway to quickly turn on / off the lock screen without delving into the settings? Most of the time I want the lock screen, but when using the device to play music / the radio I'd like ...
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How to encrypt android device without screen lock? [duplicate]

I want to encrypt my phone to protect sensitive information. But I do not want to enter a password every time I pick up my phone. That seriously hampers the usability. Particularly because the ...
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S3 screen broken, developer mode on, how to transfer data

My screen on my Galaxy S3 broke and I need to transfer an app that's on my phone to my computer. I have developer mode enabled on the phone and I want to be able to transfer the app without opening up ...
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Flashlight on lockscreen on Galaxy S5

I am soon going on a field trip and would like to give my friends the ability to use the flash light from the phone without giving them the pattern to unlock the phone. Is that possible to add the ...
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After using lock screen 3x I decided I don't want it

I cleared all certificates from settings, lock screen. Not sure how to proceed since I can't get certificates back. I changed to a 30 min delay for lock screen but it is still inconvenient to type in ...
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Native email app showing email account password on lock screen of Galaxy S2

Dear Android community, Recently I have set up a personal email account on the native email client that comes with the version of Android I have (4.1.2). After I have set it up and could ...
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PIN enforcement with MDM solution

I have a technical question to the android os. A phone doesn't have to have some PIN or other unlocking options but what exactly happens when you take this phone into a MDM solution such as ...
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Using ADB to change the screen lock

I am looking for a way to change the screen lock type from slide to password, and set the password via adb command line. I have a device with the setup I want, and one that has slide lock. I'm pretty ...
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Kaspersky Mobile: disable lock

I have Kaspersky Mobile installed. Today I had to reinstall it after installing a new rom. Now whenever I turn on the phone, I have to enter the kaspersky unlock code, which is different from the sim ...
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Enable SMS count on galaxy s3 lock screen?

When I first got my galaxy the at the lock screen I could see an icon with a count of unread text messages on the right side of the screen, but now it has disappeared and I did not see any settings ...
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Is it possible to have my Android device see hand gestures to turn on the screen and scroll?

While I am cooking with dirty and wet hands, I want to see the recipe on my smartphone without dirtying it. How may I turn on the display and scroll without touching the phone? Is there a setting or ...
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How do i use a lockscreen from another rom

I want to use only the lock screen from another rom for the same phone. I own Micromax A52. And I am using Xzoom v3 as my rom with Dark Angel theme.(to be precise if anyone knows and if it matters ...
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Screen locks itself after call

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII GT-9100 with Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXLS8. I am using a PIN for my screen lock. If I make a call while my phone is unlocked, when the call is ended the screen goes to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to remove the time and date from the default lock screen wallpaper of Samsung Galaxy S II?

I just want the lock screen wallpaper to be shown, nothing else. How can I do this?
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media player full screen

when the music player is on the s5 has a default "lockscreen! Problem is, when the device is in you pocket it can open the music player locscreen and change the track without you want to. the rest of ...
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How to switch screen unlock from Pattern to Slide

On my Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop I used the Slide setting for the lock screen. To experiment with a VPN, I switched to pattern lock. After deleting the VPN entry I had created, I ...
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Android device manager..password not accepted

I locked my phone from another device using the ADM now my phone wont accept the password to unlock, been trying for 4 days...can anyone help
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PIN being requested twice

I managed to install my wifi certificate to my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo. It appears to necessarily require a pin or password for the lock screen, since all other options (including pattern, which I may ...
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Lock screen shortcuts Android Lollipop

I used to swipe to text and so on, without any external apps. Now, with this new "update" I can only access phone (swipe to the right) or camera (swipe to the left). Can one change these? BTW I'm on ...
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PIN on lock screen

I have managed to install a wifi certificate, and it forced me to set up a PIN for the lock screen. I absoluterly DON'T want that, because it is very annoying to have to type it every time I unlock ...
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Dark lock screen

Is it possible to adjust the lock-screen in kit kat so it will be mainly black with only the clock visible? I would like to minimize the brightness I create when just looking at my watch and if there ...
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How can I get files off my broken Galaxy S4? [duplicate]

The screen broke, so it's black all the time and the touch screen doesn't do anything. I'm pretty sure everything else is fine, the LED turns on when I charge it, and I think I've gotten some texts. ...