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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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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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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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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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 ...
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how to add a custom lock for the recovery and/or bootloader?

Unlocking the bootloader and/or the recovery is very popular discussion across many devices. But doing so exposes a very obvious and inevitable issue with security! An unlocked recovery means that no ...
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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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Phone unlocking ideas

My wife's nexus 4 has a dead area across the middle of the screen. There's a 1 cm strip running horizontally across the screen that doesn't register clicks. A few weeks ago, her screen broke. We had ...
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Unlock phone with a different button

I have a Nexus 4, and everything is OK, but I have realised that the power button is not working as well as I want. Sometimes I have to press it twice or push harder, so my question is: could I set up ...
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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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How to retrieve previous lock screen image?

I installed dodol launcher to spice up my phone's theme (Asus Zenfone 6). The problem is it changed my lock screen image and I can't seem to find it now. I tried looking in the Gallery but it's not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Accessing android device via ADB shell with broken touchscreen (can't authenticate)

So, the touchscreen on my Nexus 4 broke this weekend. I have a new device coming in, but in the meantime I need to be able to access the device to use a few different apps and send/receive some SMS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to make the phone stop launching preset applications when the phone is locked

On the back of LG G2 mini (Android 4.4.2), there are stupidly placed buttons, which keep being pushed in my pocket. Unfortunately, there are applications mapped (manufacturer setting!) to the up and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Asus TF700T Does not prompt for forgot password

I've read through the many posts about being locked out of a tablet/phone, but haven't found one where the forgot password / forgot pattern option is missing. I haven't used my Asus TF700T tablet for ...
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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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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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Voice Dialling opening on lock screen

I've got a Moto G running KitKat and am having an issue where the Voice Dialler (I think that's what it's called) opens up when the phone is in my pocket, locked. I have no idea how it is happening.. ...
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Is the analog clock widget somehow tied into the unlock screen?

I've encountered something bizarre on my phone which I think is just an innocent side effect, but I wanted to make sure that it wasn't indicative of something malicious. From time to time, right ...
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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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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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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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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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Samsung GT-S5360 screen unlock [duplicate]

My mother has forgotten her screen lock password. is a four digit number. how can I reset phone so she can use it again? Please assist!
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Android 4.1.2 how to add buttons/widgets to the lock screen?

I feel like I've done this before but I can't find any way to do it now. I have the dialer, camera, text and unlock button on the lock screen now. Can I add more? Motorola Razr M
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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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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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Remove password lock created by Android Device Manager (Galaxy Note 3)

I created a password lock on My Galaxy Note 3 with the Android Device Manager web site. How can I cancel it or administer it? (I have reduced the hassle a bitb y creating a simple password on the ...
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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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Screen frozen after pattern lock

After random unlock attempts, my screen for Sony Xperia Tipo Dual is locked: I don't have USB debugging enabled data is very important, so hard reset is not an option tried all basic things like ...
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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. ...