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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Show messages on lock screen on Galaxy S3

Is it possible to show previews of messages (as the iPhone does) on the lock screen on a Galaxy S3 running android 4.1.2?
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How to switch user profile based on password / lockscreen pattern

Currently, I have a family use tablet running on 4.2 Jellybean Model is Ainol Novo7 Flame, a cheap Nexus7 alternative. Nexus7 is quite expensive in my country on its release so I bought this one ...
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Allow login with multiple passwords

Is it possible to setup multiple accepted passwords for the login to Android? Or perhaps an alternative secure login. (Note: facial recognition and fingerprint does not count as secure, but an RSA/NFC ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 turns on when fully charged and never turns off

I just 'upgraded' from the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the S5. Both use similar 4.4.2 Touchwiz software, but by new one has some odd behavior. I'll explain. Notes: I set smart screen sleep (or timeout, how ...
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Use custom lock screen on encrypted Jelly Bean device

I recently enabled encryption on my Nexus S running Android 4.1.1. I'm aware of all the benefits and drawbacks, and device encryption is definitely something I want. It's currently working fine. ...
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How do I remove a custom MIUI lockscreen via adb or other means?

So I downloaded a lockscreen for MIUI from the themes app but apparently it doesn't go well with my phone and it just displays the wallpaper without the actual lockscreen. The problem is, now, I can't ...
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I used Google's Android Device Manager to lock my device and now I can't unlock it

So I was testing the Android Device Manager's function of locking my device remotely, and now I can't unlock it. I have tried entering the password several times, and the device always says that the ...
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How can I set the lockscreen personal message after updating?

On my Samsung Galaxy S3, I had an option to change the personal message on the lock screen. After the system update, the option is still there, but it is grayed out. Does anyone know how to fix this? ...
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Music lockscreen controls

I'm on a Nexus 4, when I play music from the Play music app, the full screen lock screen music controls or music art will not show only the lock screen as if I am not playing music at all. I do have ...
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Android 4 don't require unlock at home

In the Android OS version 4, what would I have to do to require a pass code to unlock the phone when I'm away from home, but when I'm at my home, I don't need pass-code restrictions. Detecting ...
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Encrypting Nexus 7 vs. screen lock

I read in this article that a non-encrypted tablet with only screen-lock on can have data read through USB. Is this really true for example for a Nexus 7 tablet? I mean - if I lock the screen you ...
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How to configure lock screen shortcuts

How can I customize / add shortcuts of the "lock widget" in the lock screen? I mean the camera and phone icons: I checked the settings, but I can't find any relevant option: I am using Android ...
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How to make a reminder on the lock screen

I would like to create a reminder on the lock screen so I can see it everytime I tried to use my mobile. How can I do that?
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Transparent notification bar after Android 4.3 Update on Samsung Galaxy S3

I've just updated my Galaxy S3 to the OTA 4.3 update and whilst its fine, there are a couple of really annoying niggles. The main one is the notification bar at the top - where the little icons are ...
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How can I undo the “Do Not Ask Again” for using my home screen wallpaper as my lock screen wallpaper as well?

I use an app called "Live Video Wallpaper" or LVW which is basically a live wallpaper that allows you to select a video as your live wallpaper. I have no problem with it but I accidentally checked ...
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Does battery drain faster if I don't use 'Lock Screen' feature?

Questions explains it all. I don't use any kind of lock screen on my phone. A home screen appears directly if I wake up the screen. So what's better? Using lock screen or not using it. Note - Security ...
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Password unlock and access to widgets?

So I just realised that having a Swipe unlock allows you to have widgets and access to the camera etc. But whenever I put a password, these features are gone. Is there a way I can allow for a swipe ...
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Clear or reset my lock screen password/PIN

I have a similar problem as the one described in this question, but that question doesn't solve my problem. Summarized here: I recently installed CyanogenMod 10 on my Galaxy Nexus. I enabled ...
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Micromax A88 too many pattern attempts issue?

My CellPhone MicroMax A88 locked and it is showing Too Many Pattern attempts To unlock, sign in with your Google account. My 'WiFi' is Off and my Mobile Data is also not enabled. I am not able to ...
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Is there a way to lock an Android device using a keyboard?

Somewhat imperfect comparison: in Windows, you can simply press Win+L to lock Windows. Is there a similar keyboard shortcut in Android?
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Disable power-off menu when screen is locked

I own a Samsung Spica GT-i5700, how can I disable the power-off menu when the phone is locked. I am running CM7.
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Lock screen shortcuts cannot be changed

When my mobile had 4.1 version of Android, I could go to Security -> Lock screen -> Shortcuts to change the shortcuts. But, after Android 4.3 update, I am unable to find a way to change the shortcuts ...
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Huawei Ascend Y511 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean lock screen Widgets

I cannot get the lock screen widgets to work no matter what I do. I do not have Corporate account added, just Google, Viber and Facebook. I searched the internet quite some times, but I couldn't find ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4: Get files from broken & locked screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. I broke the screen a few days back and it was locked at the time. The phone is working because it can charge and I can hear the alarm and incoming calls and messages but I ...
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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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Enable slide-lock without PIN/password prior to security timeout - PIN/password enforced by enterprise security policy

I'm on a Galaxy S2X on Jelly Bean 4.1.2, and my company's security policy forces me to use PIN or Password to unlock the device. Jellybean now allows you to disable "Lock instantly with power button" ...
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Change Input Method without unlocking the phone?

Recently, I've installed a WiFi Keyboard application to my Android phone. This way, since both the phone and my computer were connected to the same WiFi network, I could access the phone's keyboard ...
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Prevent activating silent mode when screen is locked

Is there a way to prevent turning the sound (silencing the phone) off from the lock screen? This is a Motorola Droid 4. I notice I've missed calls and check only to find that the sound has been ...
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How can I have a different lock screen photo every time?

is it possible to always have the same lock screen photo and wallpaper, I want a different photo every time I open my phone. I got an app that can change my wallpaper but is it possible to make it ...
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“Account unlock” when not connected to internet?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. I see this screen when I press "Forgot Password" in the pattern lock screen that comes by default with the phone: My Question is: How would my account be ...
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How to make the phone stop launching preset applications when the phone is locked

I use Android 4.4.2, phone LG G2 mini. On the back of the phone, there are stupidly placed buttons, which keep being pushed in my pocket. Unfortunately, there are applications mapped (manufacturer ...
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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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How can I safely lock my screen without password?

I have bought a new android phone (Samsung GT-S7710) with a new android system. It has a lot of useful features and lots of flaws caused by too hasty development. One of these flaws is the lock ...
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How to enable drag status bar from lock screen?

I have an ICS phone, the problem is on the lock screen I can't pull the status bar down in any type of lock screen (slide, pattern, PIN, etc). My question is how do I enable status bar dragging on ...
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Factory reset upon unlocking

For security reasons, I want to be able to specify two lock passwords (or patterns) as follows : One for normal unlocking the device. Another one if entered, the device will factory reset itself ...
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After upgrading the preview of text messages on my lockscreen feature disappeared

I have a HTC One Mini and recently upgraded from Android version 4.2 to 4.3,. Everything went fine, but I noticed when people were sending me messages that I couldn't see a preview of them or who sent ...
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Can't disable pattern screen lock

I recently installed PdaNet+. To use wifi tethering it asked my to accept a certificate and set a screen lock pattern. I have since uninstalled it and removed the FoxFi certificate, but I still can't ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 - Screen Lock Options Disabled

Following the recent upgrade to Jelly Bean on my Samsung Galaxy S2, I have enabled the lock screen with password but when I want to change the other options to like Swipe, Motion, face Unlock Pattern, ...
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No Longer Receiving Message Notifications on Lock Screen

I have a SG3 recently updated to Jelly Bean 4.3. When the update ran, I received message previews on the lock screen, accessed them without trouble, and enjoyed the feature. In the last 24-36 hours, ...
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How to Disable Double Tapping?

My Galaxy S2 asked me to double-tap and drag to unlock (instead of just dragging) and every time I try to tap anything, one tap only makes a yellow box appear around the app or file or whatever, which ...
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Disable the screenlock on Samsung Galaxy Tab with forgotten password?

I was given a Samsung Galaxy Tab last year for my birthday and I put a password on it but now when I try to get back into it I can't as I have forgotten the password. I was just wondering if there is ...
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galaxy s4 jellybean - disable swipe lock screen

Every since my Galaxy S4 phone was upgraded to Android 4.3 (Verizon), I have had a problem disabling the swipe lock screen. I go to Settings -> My Device -> Lock Screen -> Screen Lock: If I set the ...
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How do I stop the home button from waking my Samsung Galaxy S5?

I've only had my Samsung Galaxy S5 for about a week now. I've been mowing the lawn whilst listening to music. Every so often, the music would stutter or skip to the next track. When I took my phone ...
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Facebook Messenger Lock Screen Preview

I had this feature on for like 24 hours but now its gone. Its when facebook messages would pop up onto my lock screen and I could see the message without having to actually turn on and unlock my ...
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Can I freeze/remove com.android.keyguard if I don't use the lockscreen?

What is exactly com.android.keyguard? Is it just handling the lockscreen? If I set my device not to lock when screen is turned off, can I safely freeze/remove com.android.keyguard? I'm using a galaxy ...
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Lock screen launch bar not launching app, shows different icon too

This is an HTC One with Android 4.3 and Nova Launcher Prime (This may be a Nova issue, not sure yet) Since a picture is worth 1000 words, here is the pictures: Dragging an icon "up" from the lock ...
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How can I unlock a pattern lock if my screen is defunct?

I have damaged the screen on my phone, so much so, it will not allow me to get the data to transfer onto my laptop. On opening Samsung Kies, it is saying that the connected device is locked. Please ...
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Issues with the TouchWiz music app on my Galaxy Note 2

I've recently received a Galaxy Note II, and am still in the phase of getting to know Android and Touchwiz. I've managed to sync some music onto it with iSyncr, but am having some problems playing it. ...
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How do I set an image as my custom lock screen image without any widgets on Android 4.4.4?

I have made an image that I'd like to use as my lockscreen "wallpaper". Except, I don't want it to be a wallpaper, I want it to be the only thing I see on the lockscreen with no unlock button or ...