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 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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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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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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How can I get files off my broken Galaxy S4?

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. ...
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Invalid username or password on Android lock screen when 2 step verification is enabled

I have a Moto G (1st gen) running Kitkat 4.4.4 (not rooted). The first time I signed into my Google account on my device I had 2 step verification enabled. I still do have it enabled. Now in the ...
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Lollipop: override security policies (specifically lock screen/Exchange/Office 365)

When I used Android 4.4 (KitKat) on my Nexus 5 I could ignore certain security policies such as a requirement to have a PIN code to unlock the lock screen. After upgrading to Lollipop and the move of ...
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How to fix a nexus 5 constantly playing lock sound when usb plugged?

Since the lollipop update my nexus 5 is constantly playing the lock sound when the usb cable is plugged in like every 2 seconds. When I turn the screen back on I can see that it blinks as if the UI ...
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Change screen lock from password to pin

I have a Samsung Note 4 and I set the screen lock to use a password. Now I want to change it from password to another option, but it is not possible. Please advise me on how to remove the screen ...
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Sometimes lock screen don't wake up in mokee release(mk44.4-armani-141108-RELEASE)

I am using red mi 1s and facing lock screen issue.Sometimes lock screen don't show up while pressing the button. What could be the possible reason? Flashed mk44.4-armani-141108-RELEASE a week ago.
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Smiley lock screen password!

my brother have inserted his lock screen password two smiley images from keyboard and now he knows his password but when he types smiley images from keyboard it will not unlock the screen and android ...
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lock screen wallpaper file location

I changed my lock screen wallpaper a long time ago and deleted the original file from the gallery. the lock screen still has the picture.but I don't know where to find it. i want to save it back to my ...
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Issues with Cyanogenmod 11 M11 in Galaxy S3

I installed Cyanogenmod 11 M11 snapshot in a Samsung Galaxy SIII (i9300) and it worked perfectly. But, this night, I don't know what happened. When I turned on the phone, the keyboard has changed the ...
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Slide Unlock before security timeout?

I am currently using CyanogenMod 11 on my OPO and need some help setting up my lock screen. What I want (and had on 4.1 on my Razr I) is: I set up pin security which should come up after 2 minutes. ...
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How do I re-enable swipe to unlock?

I recently encrypted my Android 4.4.2 device (S4 Active) and have now unencrypted it. However the only options I still have to unlock my phone are PIN and Password. When I attempt to change it it now ...
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Change Kindle Fire Lock Screen

Is it possible to change the Kindle Fire's lock screen from displaying ads to a user chosen file or one of the random presets that come pre-installed? If so, how would one go about this?
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Android lock screen won't accept password from Android Device Manager

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo with android 4 TouchWiz (I'm not sure about the exact version). I've locked my phone using Android device manager. It seems successful, the recovery message is displayed ...
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Can I display missed call notifications on my lock screen without showing the number?

I have a Samsung Duos GT-S7582 phone which shows the missed call alert with contact number on the lock screen. For my privacy I don't want to have that. Is there a way to show only the missed call ...
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Auto changing lock screen backgrounds from my facebook photos

So I just purchased a oneplus one and am switching over from a windows phone. One of the features I like on the windows phone is the ability to auto change my facebook photos as my lock screen ...
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Can I have a music-playlist on KitKat's lockscreen?

I have finally gotten around to updating my Galaxy Tab 3 to KitKat. No problems so far, but one annoyance: On JellyBean the MP3-player showed my current music-playlist on the lockscreen. KitKat ...
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How to lock device and turn on display using tap/slide [duplicate]

My phone's power button is messed up. So am looking for something which will help me lock my phone and turn it on using either tapping or sliding. The knock lock app is great for locking but doesn't ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Lock Screen

Somehow, but I'm not sure how, I cannot find the "Lock Screen" settings in "My Device" tab. When I go into "My Device", it basically starts with the "Display" setting. Any idea what happened and how ...
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How to use the S5 fingerprint scanner with full device encyption?

I am using the S5 and have decide to fully encrypt the device and the sd card. My biggest problem is that now the fingerprint is no a possible choice as a lockscreen security. Only password. I ...
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Adding organizational emergency number to lock screen dialer on Moto X?

I recently started working at a large organization which has its own emergency number (Police and Hazmat) and I was wondering if there was a way to add it to the allowed emergency numbers on the ...
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I suddenly can't set any of my Live wallpapers to my lock screen

I suddenly can't set any of my Live wallpapers to my lock screen. After downloading a few new live wallpapers from Zedge, I am now unable to set the wallpapers to both home and lock screen - I select ...
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Unlock screen lock on Philips W337

I tried unlocking the screen pattern on my Philips W337 but I'm locked out. I tried fastboot but it didn't work. Is there any other way to unlock it?
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Can I use a PIN to unlock the screen instead of the device passkey?

I recently purchased a used AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4. It has Android 4.4.2 and so far as I can tell, the latest updates from AT&T and is all 'stock'. My previous (and first) Android phone is a ...