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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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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Are there any lollipop lock screen settings?

On Lollipop it seems that the default "swipe" lock screen has changed a bit for my N5. For years I have been trained to swipe horizontally to unlock the device. Now with the lollipop update swiping ...
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I don't see the App Notification > Sensitive option

Nexus 5, Android 5. According to this article, http://www.lifehacker.co.uk/2014/11/18/20-hidden-android-lollipop-tips-tricks, I am supposed to see a "Sensitive" option like below but I don't for any ...
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How can I disable the screen lock password in lollipop?

I have enabled password protection on the lock screen on my Nexus 5 Lollipop device: After enabling password, I can't seem to be able to cancel it. Any idea how to go back to None or Swipe?
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How can I disable the status bar on the lock screen?

I want my lock screen to actually lock the phone. I don't want to be able to unlock the phone and initiate a call by pulling the phone out of my pocket, or randomly select notification items if it ...
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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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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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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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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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How to remove an image saved as wallpaper from lock screen android 4.4.2

Micromax Canvas 2 colors with android 4.4.2 is my first smart phone and im finding my way around slowly. Please can someone urgently help with my issue below? Recently i saw an image on a website of ...
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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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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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Remove Password on Galaxy S4

I somehow set a password for my Galaxy S4 (Android v4.3). I cannot figure out how to remove the password. Where is the setting to do so? I have to enter the password anytime I want to unlock the phone ...
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Where can I locate the picture that is currently being used for my lock screen?

I have a picture that I cherish deeply being used as my lock screen. The problem is that the Micro SD card I was using became corrupted at one point and needed to be formatted so the picture was ...
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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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unlocking problem in hcl me v1

I installed Google play in my HCL ME V1 tablet. It was working fine, when i restarted the tablet, my pattern unlock type changes to swipe screen unlock, and when I swipe it to unlock the screen the ...
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Set pin for lock screen, but swipe still in effect

I set a pin for the lock screen and under screen lock in settings it says "secured with pin", but phone still only requires a swipe to unlock. Camera icon is on lock screen, but is inactive, as if a ...
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Lollipop's Trusted Face can be bypassed by camera

I have enabled Trusted face, also it comes with pattern lock if face is not recognized. But it has a flaw, anyone can unlock the phone with camera/phone call shortcut on lock screen. As shown in ...
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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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Can't make gallery photos lock screen wallpaper (Samsung S2)

I have a Samsung S2 and until recently changing the lock screen was fine, however suddenly (potentially after apps were synced), I am unable to change my lock screen using a gallery photo, using both ...
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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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Is there a way to display current weather on lollipop lockscreen?

It seems lock screen widgets have been removed in lollipop. Google now has a weather notification but it does not show up on the lock screen. Is there a way to get this or any other weather ...
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Using PIN instead of a password for encryption on Galaxy S5

I have a brand new Galaxy S5 with Kitkat (4.4.2) and am required to encrypt it for work. I greatly prefer to use the PIN lock screen instead of the password due to the annoyance of having to type in ...
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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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Lollipop PIN unlock - possible to hide large button feedback on screen?

The PIN unlock screen in Android 5.0/Lollipop displays a very large animated circle under each number that you press (I'm using a Nexus 5). Is there any way to disable that? It seems like it would be ...
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Pin unlock without showing numbers

When you type your pin into the Android lock screen, it does the usual mobile password field thing where it actually shows the last character you've entered. Is there any way to disable this on ...
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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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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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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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Remove Album Art from Lock Screen

How can I remove the album art from showing on my lock screen? I want my live wallpaper to show instead. Edit: should have added device and ROM. Sorry first time on here. Using a Sprint GS3 with ...
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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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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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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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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 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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forgot my google account password

someone used my phone GT-S5300 and had wrongly tried the unlock pattern many times and now it is asking me for google account but i have forgotten my password. pliz suggest me how can i get my ...
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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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Nokia Glance-like lock screen clock on Android

Is there any way to get Nokia Glance like power-saver clock + notifications on android phones with AMOLED screens? It's very useful feature IMHO and does not consume much battery on phones with AMOLED ...
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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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How to disable lock pattern/pin on lock screen with new Android 4.3 update?

I just did an update on my Galaxy S3 and now it is required that I have a lock on my lock screen. Before the update, I had the simple "Swipe to Unlock." Now, when I go into Settings>Lock ...
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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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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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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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Accidentally remote-locked my device, now I get a black screen only

I just purchased an Android mobile device, and was exploring its great features! I mistakenly activated the Google Android Device Manager found on my phone just to feel how it works. Meanwhile, I ...
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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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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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Where to find a PIN lock screen that scrambles the keypad on every use?

Is there some way to get a lock screen whose PIN pad changes number layouts every time it's used? It seems like a very basic way to thwart smudge attacks and yet my (broken?) google-fu can't find any ...
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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 ...