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 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 ...
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Stock 2.2 Clock app locks phone

Last week, my LG Optimus V started having a strange problem. Steps: Open Clock Tap "Alarms" icon at the bottom of the screen I must enter my pattern to access alarms Do anything else in Clock … ? ...
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Is there a lock-screen that can unlock without swiping across screen

My father has an HTC Incredible, and a major source of frustration is that the Sense lock-screen uses a swipe gesture to unlock, which for some reason is very difficult for him, especially when trying ...
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How do I disable the lock-screen when my Samsung Galaxy S II is charging/connected via USB?

When I develop for my Samsung Galaxy S II, the screen locks as usual after the configured time. However, for development it would be practical if the phone would just stay awake while it is connected ...
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change icons on sensation lock screen

I've just got a HTC sensation and I've worked out how to change the icons on the home screens, but is there a way to change the icons on the lock screen?
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How to get visual email and message notifications on lockscreen?

I am very new to Android. I tried searching in this forum and google in general without finding an answer. I would like to be able to see notifications on my unlock screen. For example, 3 unread ...
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How do I customize the look/feel of my lock screen?

I have a Samsung Droid Charge (running 2.2) and it comes with two lock screen slider styles: Glass and Puzzle. Is there any way to get additional styles? I've done quite a bit of searching but haven't ...
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Only use pattern lock instead of swipe screen and pattern lock

On my first Android phone, the Droid (running stock Android OS), when the pattern lock was enabled, that would be the only lock screen I was presented with when turning on the screen. Now I'm using a ...
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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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iPhone-to-Android convert: how do I change the lock screen, set up 2-click speed dialing, etc.

I just left my iPhone 3G for a Samsung Galaxy S II Android phone. I am trying to recreate certain iPhone behaviors and am wondering if it's possible, and how. Android 2.3's default lock screen is ...
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Android lock screen password not being recognized

I flashed the latest Cyanogenmod ROM for my device (Samsung Captivate) last night and after doing so I set a numeric lock screen password. I then customized my phone and spent a goodly amount of time ...
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Disable lock-screen enter/return button?

Is there any way to have the lock-screen unlock as soon as I enter the correct code? For instance, on my iPod touch if I type the 4 digit passcode, it'll unlock as soon as I hit that fourth digit. Is ...
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Pattern lock screen on Froyo, what should I do if I forget the pass?

What should I do if I forget the standard pattern lock screen order/pass (the one that you need to join 4 or more points between the 3x3 matrix screen) on my android phone?
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Is there any way to lock the screen without turning off the display?

I just purchase a Nexus S. Currently, to lock the screen, I need to Press the power button. Screen locked. Display turned off. To unlock screen, I need to Press the power button to make screen ...
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How to lock screen besides pressing Nexus S right side power button

I was wondering, besides locking screen by pressing Nexus S right side power hardware button, is there any way to lock screen, using software button press instead of hardware?
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Lock screen clock cut off?

I have a new Samsung Epic 4G which has a clock on the top of the unlock screen. For some reason, however, most of the date gets cut off. So what I see is "Fri May." and the time. It seems like a font ...
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Unlocking Nexus One without pressing the power button

The power button on my Nexus One doesnt work smoothly any more, sometimes taking nearly half a dozen attempts before the unlock screen appears on the phone. I was wondering is there is any other way ...
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How to disable limit of pattern attempts to unlock Android 2.1 device?

My unlock pattern is long and secure. I don't want to wait for 30 seconds when I try to enter it inaccurately (it is tricky), also I don't want it to be blocked after 20 tries. How to make it to ...
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Need a car-friendly way to listen to music?

Here is specifically what I'm looking for. 1) I would like the ability to use gesture/swipe controls to skip tracks. This is much easier than finding a button on a touchscreen to change tracks. ...
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Avoiding “my cheek hung up on you” on an Optimus T?

I upgraded my wife to an LG Optimus T from a G1, and she keeps accidentally hanging up on people with her cheek. She never had this problem with the G1. I've asked her if she's locking the screen (by ...
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Biometric-security lock-screen?

Is there a way to apply a biometric lock (as in, a look screen) to an Android device? e.g. the unlocker has to pass a fingerprint / retina / voice scan. I've read about startup companies and general ...
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How to display my calendar on the lock screen?

What is the best way to show (non-interactive) widgets on the lock screen? I have bought WidgetLocker, but it forces me to unlock the screen twice (using both WidgetLocker and native slider). ...