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 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 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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can I bypass screen lock request to log in to google (Samsung Galaxy S)?

My two year old kept getting into my phone, so I put a pattern lock on it. She played with this too many times and the screen is now locked, which shouldn't be a problem as it has just asked me to ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Keep the screen from activating when the phone is in my pocket

I usually use my phone without a lock screen, so I can start using it by just pressing a button. Problem is, the camera and volume buttons on my Motorola Milestone are really light, and are easy to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stop droid x from security locking during a call

I have noticed that when I am on a lengthy call on my Droid X, the phone locks itself. This seems to happen within the expected timeout period, so I don't believe that the phone is malfunctioning. ...
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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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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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Is it possible to change the swipe unlock screen on the Galaxy S series?

Is there any way to change the default swipe unlock screen on a galaxy S phone? I find that unlocking the screen usually requires a few attempts and is difficult for me to do with just one hand (heh, ...
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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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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 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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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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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 to change the lock screen clock style?

I know we have "LockBot" and "WidgetLock" to change the style of the lock screen. But they are not free and it seems they do not allow me to change the clock styles either. I do want to change the ...